As a result of A COMPUTER PICNIC (Problem In Chair Not In Computer) I'VE LOST ALL MY PHOTOS FROM THIS BLOG. I'M ATTEMPTING TO REBUILD WITH NEW PHOTOS AND NEW PROJECTS.
APRIL 13, 2017 UPDATE - I have a new blog on WordPress coming soon.
Hi everyone, I finally figured out what was wrong with this giveaway when I first posted it. Raffelcopter has screwed their users and stopped current giveaways WITHOUT any announcement or notification. Plus, the free use just went premium again without notification. You can read about this online if you wish. The important thing is this; I want to giveaway Robyn Chachula's beautiful book. So here is the way I'm going to handle it-personally! >If you follow me on Pinterest - you will get two entries. >If you follow my blog with Google friends - you get 5 entries. >If you tweet about the giveaway - you get 3 entries You can do this one every day to stack up entry points! (Pinterest and Google are in my sidebar) So just leave me a comment telling me what you have done to enter, I will check it out and give you the entries you have earned. Crochet Every Single Day, Boo
Sorry, this must ship to United States addresses only.
This is a big news day for me. I have not posted much lately because I'm in the process of moving my blog to Wordpress. Everything will stay here that's been posted so far but all that and posts from now on will be at new spot. You can't get there yet; I'm working out the last minute stuff now. I should have it up and running in the next day or so. Why? Because I want to do some new things like a news letter and I wanted my own domain.
The next news item is this:
INTERNATIONAL CROCHET DAY EVE (INTERNATIONAL CROCHET DAY IS TOMORROW, SEPT. 12) Jimbo at Jimbo's Front Porch - 8 hours ago *HELP ME CELEBRATE! TEACH SOMEONE TO CROCHET, CROCHET IN PUBLIC, GIVE A CROCHET GIFT... speaking of which... I'm giving THIS* I'll have a drawing tomorrow to see who wins this hook, made from a Pecan tree that was a victim of the tragic Oklahoma Tornado. The wood for this hook was kindly donated by the very talented crochet designer and Oklahoma resident April Garwood.. This hook is only one of two made and is a true collector's item. Please enter the contest by... Read more at his blog JIMBO'S FRONT PORCH.
This is my latest addition to MHB (must have books). Robyn Chachula is a crochet goddess and my hero worship is growing with this, her latest release. Below is my review on Amazon.
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Joy, June 10, 2013 By Boocoos aka Gale Cooney "Boo" (Fort Worth TX) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase This review is from: Blueprint Crochet Sweaters: Techniques for Custom Construction (Paperback) This is my second favorite book by Robyn Chachula (first being TEACH YOURSELF VISUALLY). The photos are gorgeous! Again you get the symbols, photos, written instructions, and diagrams. But this book is about construction. ALL about construction. Top-down, one piece, bottom up, rounds, rows, granny motifs and a section on "unique construction". Some of her combinations are truly inspired, like a lace top with a heavy cowl collar worked as granny motifs, then joined. My favorite has to be the "Burnt Plaid Dress" worked from the bottom up to the shoulders. Yes, I said plaid! See for yourself.
Tips throughout, symbols, abbreviations and illustrations, written stitch directions all handily placed in the book. It is so well put together, but then what would you expect from a structural engineer? Check out Robyn's blog to see what's tickling her hooks now. Crochet every single day, Boo If you would like to recommend someone for the Crochet Goddess Award, just leave a comment or email me. See all my reviews for amazon Here UPDATE Just checked and its on sale $24.95 now $17.46 In Stock UPDATE 9/11/13 At Crochetme (interweave press) it's only $9.99!!!