Posts Tagged ‘December’
December is full of special online events for crocheters. Here are two that I thought might interest you.
First, there is a blog-hopping book release – and it’ looks like a really good book. I’ve seen pictures of all the crochet projects in this book and have selected several to add to my WIM list. Isn’t the cover scarf yummy? Visit the blogs on the tour and see what’s there for you. Always fun stuff!
Blog Tour Schedule for Jenny King’s Fashions to Flaunt Crocheted With Noro Yarns
· 12/12 Carrie Carpenter, designer and managing editor of Crochet 1-2-3 magazine– http://csuecrafty.wordpress.com/
Then, another of my favorite crafting sites is having a different kind of December event for you. There’s a design contest that runs through the end of December, 2012 but the prizes will be announced on on Christmas morning. Kinda like getting a special bit of holiday fun for free, right? You can get all the details here. While Christmas morning is a very busy time for a lot of us, won’t it be fun to sneak away, fire up your computer, and check out what the prizes are? That’s my plan!
Music: Kevin MacLeod
The Art of Crochet by Teresa
Art of Crochet by Teresa – Free Instructions and Patterns
Every year (for the last few years at least…) December means that I better have a plan for Kris’s anniversary sweater – and this year is no different.
Last year’s effort was the most ambitious yet (the Dale of Norway Liberec pullover on size 1 and 3 needles…) so this year, I decided to take some pressure off. Plain ol’ stockinette crew neck. Most importantly, it’s a Kris-pleaser, and that is what really matters!
The pattern is the Oxford pullover (Rav link), a Rowan RYC pattern. I am using it as a template, and subbing the yarn with Cascade Lana d’Oro. This yarn is working up into a wonderful fabric. It’s a wool/alpaca blend in this slate blue.
Knitting is a bit sporadic, but I am hopeful to finish this by our 9th anniversary on January 5th. It seems doable at this point – one sleeve and half of the front done… and several holidays where I can curl up with it in front of the fireplace.
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I had a few friends over last weekend for yarny swap. What you see here is my kitchen table FULL of yarn (and that wasn’t even all of it…). It was a fun excuse to get together. And while I got rid of several things, I think my stash actually got bigger!
Knitting (Sarah), spinning (Amy), chatting up
and wearing lovely knits! (Jessie and Pia show their Damsons)
Lolly Knitting Around