Friday, October 31, 2008

World Champion Philadelphia Phillies!

Well, the baseball season is over and it was a wild playoff. But the Phillies pulled it off. My Phillies won the WORLD SERIES and are the Champions!! After 28 years since the LAST World Series win, they finally brought it home. The games were exciting.....the parade today was memorable. I just want to thank the team for a great year and an even BETTER one (if thats possible) next year!

Because of the World Series, I am extending the contest for another get your entries in. I will have the entry page up in the next couple days.

Crochet, Away!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Mike Nesmith Would be Proud

You know who Mike Nesmith is...right? Well, if you don't, he was the lead guitarist of The Monkees. And if you ever saw the tv show, he used to wear a green ski cap....even in the summer. This cap reminds me SO much of his cap.....and it's a classic design. I found out that in Canada, it's called a "toque" but its all the same hat. Find the pattern HERE..... it's super easy and also easy to adjust to any size. This cap was made from the Caron One Pound worsted, but you can use any yarn with a comparable hook. I have made 3 so in rose color Simply Soft with a pom-pom on top. It's a very thick, very warm hat....perfect for winter. I am making these for charity and I think they will do the job. This cap I am crocheting a matching scarf for using the same BLO stitch. It just might become your favorite winter hat pattern. And the mitten patterns on the same page are terrific, too. Enjoy!

I am waiting for more entries in the contest. The month is half gone so come on and join in!

Crochet Away!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Contest

Here we are at the first of October...and, as promised, here is what you need to do to enter my contest and win the Esprit sock yarn pictured in my previous post.

Make a swatch of your favorite crochet stitch....about a 5" X 5" square will do. Take a photo of it and send it to me at Make sure you include your name and an e-mail address that you can be contacted by. I will create a web page with all the photos of the swatches I receive and I will put a link to it from my blog. At the end of the month, I will randomly choose a swatch and the creator of that swatch will be the winner. You have till the last day in October to make your swatch and send me a photo of it. Contest will end on midnight EST, Oct. 31st. I am looking forward to seeing all the entries and the different stitches.

Good luck and...

Crochet, Away!

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