Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Picot Square Cowl Revealed!

Thanks to Red Heart, it's a free pattern!

The Picot Square Cowl is made with Red Heart "With Love" yarn.  Click here to go to Red Heart for more details.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Gratuitous Cat Photo

You haven't seen the cats in a while, and this is the best photo I have gotten so far of the two of them together. Charlie (in the bed) and Minnie the kitten are still not good buddies. Matter of fact I think this photo interrupted Minnie thinking about pouncing on Charlie.  Oh well, There is less hissing going on than there had been. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

FREE Slipper Pattern!

The publisher of Crocheting Clothes Kids Love is offering one of Shelby's patterns for FREE. 
The Crocheted Buckle Bow Slipper Pattern is offered on the Craftside Blog!  Enjoy!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Just in Time

How in the world did it get to be February 20th already?  I've been busy editing Book FIVE... want a sneak peek photo of Book Five?

I know, I know, you're like .... "WHAT?!"

And, I'm excited, it's just in time, that I received all the projects back from Book FOUR.... so I can use them...

Do you want a sneak peek from Book Four too? 

So gorgeous.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Knit and Crochet Now season 5 Debut!

Check it out! Season 5 of Knit and Crochet Now is airing this month and the DVD is ready! Get all the details here.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Pentagon Capelet Revealed! (It's Bruges Lace!)

The Pentagon Capelet is in the new booklet: Crochet Red: Crocheting for Women's Heart Health. Here is the Ravelry page link for the pattern with all the how-to-find-it details.

I stitched it in Premier Serenity Sock yarn. Can you see that it is Bruges motifs with a lovely little edging?  I love Bruges Lace!  See previous posts on Bruges lace here,
and here
and here

Shy about trying Bruges Lace crochet? Try this!

MORE Bruges Lace to come!  :)   Can you find a Bruges style project on the cover of my next book?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Crochet Concupiscence does a review!

Kathryn at Crochet Concupiscence does a great review with an interesting perspective on our new book, Crocheting Clothes Kids Love.

Go see what she has to say. :)

If you are enjoying our new book, please let others know in the Amazon Reviews for the book. Thanks!

Here are the Prim wristers. Made from Spud & Chloe Fine, the yarn is a dream.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

My new theme song

Do you remember the tv show Ally McBeal?  It was kind of a wacky law office comedy/soap opera. Anyway Ally always had a theme song. I like the idea of having a theme song.  Just like I have my key words for the year "half" and "Thrive" (see this older post for the explanation...)

Anyway, I think I found my new theme song... just the song/empowerment part, not the anger-you-done-me-wrong part. I love the lines, "I get stronger with every step" and "I got a lot more than a little bit left". 

Do you have a theme song? What is it?

Monday, February 3, 2014

Congratulations! (and more peeks!)

And the winner of the Crocheting Clothes Kids Love Book Giveaway is Hiba Yuki!

I have sent her an email and will be sending out her book shortly.  For the rest of you, thank you very much for entering to win. I'm in the process of adding the patterns from the book to the book page on Ravelry.

Would you like to see a few more photos?

Crocheting Clothes Kids Love

Saturday, February 1, 2014

GIVEAWAY! Crocheting Clothes Kids Love pattern book!

Here are just a few of my patterns in Crocheting Clothes Kids Love. There are clothes and accessories for boys and girls, little kids and big kids.  Hats and scarves, and tops and skirts and belts and bags and all with love and care and color we knew kids would love. There will be some bloggers reviewing the book for us, but here at GoCrochet and Shelby's blog are the "hubs" of activity.

Above is the "Hip to be Me Vest".  I must have sketched at least 5 ways to construct the vest before I decided to do a foundation row at the shoulder and work down the front, then work down the back from the shoulder as well.  So the only sewing is at the side seams. In sizes 4 (6, 8, 10, 12).

Below, you'll find the "Mohawk Earflap Hat"  It was so much fun to find a solution to the mohawk.  How to make it "stand up" without being just boring cut yarn.  I'm sure Chief will be wearing this at the next Michigan football game. (Go Blue!)  (Yes, I know, we live in Ohio, but Tom went to Michigan for grad school, so since they got our money, they also get our loyalty.)

I have a signed (by just me) copy of Crocheting Clothes Kids Love, for one random winner.

The mittens, I'm so proud to say are worked two different ways.  Either set, with a change of color, could be made for girls or boys. The blue mittens are worked from the cuff/wrist up to the fingertips. The pink textured mittens are worked from the fingertips down to the wrist.  a Rafflecopter giveaway