Monday, August 1, 2011

Giveaway #1:

Today's first giveaway is for one of our more popular items:  The cluster stitch ear flap hat and diaper cover.
To enter this giveaway, simply add a comment to this blog post.  Share with us something you love about crocheting.  To start with, I'll share one of the things I most love:  an old crochet hook.  Mine's an old crochet hook that my mother bought me when she first taught me to crochet.  It's so smooth and it fits just perfectly in my hand.  Sometimes I think I create just to use it.  The funny thing is that I HATED that hook until I was an adult.  How time experience change things, huh?

58 comments:

xxjennifer81xx said...

I remember my grandmother teaching me how to crochet, and starting with a chain. I would crochet a long chain then she said you have to go back and crochet it again now for the first row, and I'd rip half the chain out because it was about 8 feet long!

Sam said...

i love how quickly a crochet pattern comes together, so much faster then knitting :)

lucyinthesky08 said...

What I love about crocheting is how relaxing and quiet it is. I love watching something come together. Beautiful!

Grantham Crochets said...

I love the look and feel of yarn.. but i really love crocheting 2 grannys together.. its beautiful

Michele said...

I absolutely love that I was the one to teach my Mom to crochet.

Brenda said...

I love crocheting because it is my "respite" time from taking care of my developmentally disabled daughter.. It's my stress-reliever!! Thanks for your wonderful talents..

lil-kara-chan said...

This is so unique and cute!

BBBCrochet said...

I love doing a new pattern. Watching something take shape out of a pile of yarn is so inspiring. I could crochet all day!

Lauren.Sims said...

I love how much faster it is than knitting...even if it was harder for me to learn.

BrandiJ said...

My first introduction into the world of crocheting was one weekend when I was about 9...we were spending the weekend at my grand-parents and baba taught both me and my older sister. I couldn't get the hang of it if my life depended on it!! Years later right before I had my first ds...I picked it up again just to make him a baby blanket...loved it every since!!

crystal said...

I remember my grandma teaching me when I was younger but never getting past that first chain. I wish I would have taken advantage of her knowledge then, she's to far for me to get it now!

Tammi said...

very pretty

Ceridwyn Rose said...

I love to make people happy with presents I make them when I crochet. :)

Rachel Jaques said...

I love that I'm doing something for myself, for once.

Joanie said...

Enjoy your patterns and ideas!

susantpond said...

I love my grandkids!!

Tammi said...

I like to crochet becauss it gives me something to do and I love making cute things!

Serenity said...

Creating something from a piece of string. Just a long piece of string.

firemedicgal said...

I love that I can pick up my crocheting anytime and just keep going, and watch something come of it!!

Chasity said...

i think i was meant to crochet....my grandmother did it and i did the plastic canvas stuff when i was little....now i have a little one that's watching me crochet and it means the world to me to know that she loves the things i make her. i get such joy out of making people smile when i hand them something i've made them

Cristen said...

I love how I can bring it anywhere.

~Amanda~ said...

Mine is getting to use hooks and markers and things that once belonged to my grandmother. I miss her terribly and sometimes when I use things that used to be hers (like her super nice scissors and hooks and things) I just feel closer to her. I think it is why I am driven to create.

A Lil' Loopy said...

I have a full set of hooks and knitting needles that were my grandmothers. They make what I do special all on their own.

Stephanie said...

I love how relaxing and stress relieving crocheting is. I am also amazed at how a hook and some yarn makes so many adorable things.

Deborah Bone said...

I love seeing the end result and people's faces when I give them a gift. It's so gratifying.

Amy said...

I crochet to relieve stress and to relax. Love it!

Lindsay said...

I love creating something that makes me smile, and often makes someone else smile too!

Sharlene said...

I love that crochet is so timeless ... both the art and the patterns. One of my favorite relaxations is to crochet the same one-piece baby sacque pattern that I have used for over 35 years, and remember the many blessed babies and Mommies I have given them to.

14de6c98-bc50-11e0-8138-000bcdca4d7a said...

I started crocheting years ago after being diagnosed with a severe chronic illness. I used to be a professional dancer and choreographer, but when I got sick I could no longer dance or be so active, and was going stir crazy without my normal creative outlet and stress reliever. I asked my Mom to teach me how to crochet (she's great at it!) just for something to do one day (I was stuck in bed). To my surprise, and delight, I actually really LOVED it! It became a huge stress reliever and my new creative outlet. And all these years later, I'm still here, still crocheting, and still lovin' it!

Bonnie said...

#14, Rachel Jaques, you're our winner for giveaway #1. Send me your email address, and I'll send along your pattern.

Debbie said...

I love crochet because it makes waiting (at soccer practices, doctors offices, etc) a joy!! Time flies when I get to crochet!

Mindy said...

I just love love love it!!

Cassie said...

I love to crochet because its very relaxing and I love to see something become of just a ball of yarn.

Amanda said...

I love how when I crochet it reminds me of my grandmother.

Jami said...

I love being able to create things for people. The smiles.

Rae said...

Crocheting makes me think of my grandma and I love all my old hooks that I have!

joyfullhomemaker said...

I love that I can turn a piece of string into something beautiful

We are the Padron's said...

I love your old crochet hook story!!! I love crocheting in general because my great grandmother taught me. I would love to win a pattern today!!

Stephie said...

I love that crocheting takes me to another place. That I can simply sit in silence well into the middle of the night and know that when I'm done, I will have a beautiful piece of wearable art!

Katie Gillespie said...

I love creating handmade gifts for family and friends!

Tricia said...

The thing I love about crochet is that I can make something with my hands that I know will make someone happy.

Birdnest Creations said...

Taking a skein of yarn and watching it turn into something is fun.

Christine said...

Am I too late for this one??? I just love taking a sting of yarn and seeing it as it becomes something so cute for those precious newborns!

Kristine said...

I just wanted to say that this is the cutest little set! Why haven't I seen it sooner?!

Susan said...

I love how relaxing it is for me now. And how a piece of yarn can be made into something special for a loved one or friend. It makes me feel accomplished.

sarah said...

I love how you take a ball of yarn and a hook and it turns into something beautifull. I'm a begginer and I'm still amazed at all the gorgeous things you can create with crochet.

Jackie said...

Mine is how it lets me unplug after a day of teaching. I love my job, but I have found crochet relaxing which I never thought I would

Christine said...

Love the fact that we can do alot of mordern thing.
Its not as old fashin as some people would think.

Debbie said...

have to crochet every day it helps relax me plus i make really cool stuff!!!

Cristen said...

Trying for giveaway number 6 I'm busy working on a hat now

Jenny said...

I love being able to make my little girls something from my own two hands.

Francie said...

I used to cross stitch and it takes forever to finish anything. With crochet, I can get stuff done in a few hours...more chance it'll happen. :)
francieg at juno dot com

sweetnightmare said...

The thing that I like about crocheting is that I crochet faster than I can knit so it takes me less time to create something.. Instant satisfaction.

KatieO said...

I like that I can create something from start to finish and hold it in my hands once it is finished.

KatieO said...

I like that I can create something from start to finish and hold it in my hands once it is finished.

shallonv said...

I love crocheting because it is my relaxing creative outlet. I'm a graphic designer by day and this keeps my creativity going at night after my daughter goes to bed.

KarrieSue said...

Crocheting is relaxing and fun for me. And it is such an accomplishment to see what you create.

Sarah said...

It is a bit of my mom. she is an amazing crocheter (if that is a word)and i think of her when i finish a project! I hope to teach my two girls someday!