Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Crochet and the New Year...

I am writing today to thank each and every one of you for your participation and support, for making 'For the Love of Crochet Along' a success. I am so glad we started this blog again. It's only been 6ish months and we've already got over 100 followers, over 40 participants nearly 30,000 hits and not to forget the swap!. Not too bad for a little crochet community blog.

But what about next year? What are your crochet goals for the new year? What projects are you planning for 2010?

Personally I would like to finish at least 3 large afghans, make a range of doilies for my newly renovated home and if I'm lucky enough to get pregnant later in the year make lots of clothes for the little one. I've still got 3 current projects to finish so those need to be completed first because if I have more than 3 going on at a time one is bound to never get done! I also hope to be involved in some charity crocheting, I've done swaps, given things away as gifts but haven't yet given anything to charity.

So thank you once again to everyone involved in this blog and crochet community. I hope you have had a great 2009 and move towards a wonderful and safe 2010.

Kathy Ann

Saturday, December 26, 2009

plaid diamonds

Trying my hand with a new technique -- entrelac. And how addicting this is!

The most wonderful directions come from this book.

And it actually uses the tunisian simple stitch --or afghan stitch as it is called in the book-- and once I found this how-to video, I was well on my way to making some seriously intoxicating plaid diamonds.

This is what the backside looks like.

Hmmmm. I am very charmed with this whole technique and can't wait to make some scarves. Maybe a red & white one.....

Thursday, December 24, 2009

My first Christmas gift and my first Post!!!

Yesterday I received my first Christmas present from my dearest friend Stella... she's amazing... During this year we have had lots of chick chats...

I can´t wait to see if Santa will bring what we ask for!!! JO_JO_JO

Talking serious... To me.. the most amazing present is my family... my Wolf and my little lamb (Daniela)... we have a great family!! That´s something I thank for every single day.

To you ... my blog friends... Thanks for giving me the chance to belong to this group. I don't have much to give, but your comments and posts encourage me to go on Crocheting Along.

Merry Christmas.. Happy New Year and lots of love.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Awesome Xmas Hot Pad Parcel...

I've had a hard time getting online recently, so I am a bit late in getting this posted, but I'm finally taking the time to get his out here for all to see.  My swap partner, Jennifer, sent me some beautiful items.  WOW is all I can say, and a HUGE thank you!  Jennifer does beautiful crochet...just look at the hot pads she made for me, including a gorgeous doily!  Not only that, but she sent me some really nice yarn, note pads, stitch markers, necklace & matching earrings, candles and dishcloths pattern booklet.  I definitely got spoiled with some VERY NICE things!  Thanks again Jennifer!  This swap has been a lot of fun!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Swap package all the way from the USA

I got my swap package the other day and I must say WOW what a wonderful package! Here are some photos of what was inside the HUGE parcel.

As you can see I got spoilt by Pammy Sue! The beautiful pineapple shawl in the background is just perfect to snuggle up with.

Here are some cute cowboy inspired Christmas ornaments, already hanging on our tree I must say!

And last but not least two wonderfully festive pot holders. I just love the sparklly yarn.

Thank you sooooo much Pammy Sue. It's been wonderful having you as a swap partner.

If I don't post again before Christmas I would just like to wish everyone the very best for the festive season and a safe and happy new year.

Happy Holidays

Just a quick post to say

Happy Holidays

to all the people who visit here from all over the world. May your holidays be filled with fun, happiness, peace and a little crochet :-)

To all who follow me, in no particular order.

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