Monday, September 08, 2008

FM 9/8/08

Here I am, a little later than I like to be, but that's the problem at work - they don't let you surf the internet;) or crochet, *sheesh* what a rotten place;) I definitely miss being home and crocheting whenever I want. But while patterns may come free, yarn doesn't. (Neither does cat food.) So here we go:

Dee of "Crocheting with Dee" is doing her "60 scarves in 60 days" campaign again (she has extended the time). So check this out:


Yes, it's not quite fall, but almost. Here are some pumpkin patterns for you.
http://crochet.about.com/od/pumpkins/Pumpkin_Free_Crochet_Patterns.htm?nl=1

I thought this was pretty cool - a "flower power" slide show of beautiful crochet.
http://www.myspace.com/gonerustic

Remember the 10 year old girl crocheting doilies? Her mom posted more of her doilies to her blog site. (By the way, Lynn's blogsite is interesting in it's own right, but it doesn't have anything to do with crochet. It does, however, have a brownie mix recipe posted.)
lynnskitchenadventures.blogspot.com
and the daughter's blogsite:
http://briannascreativecrochet.blogspot.com/

Wondering about amigurumi? Here's a cool tutorial on it:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Crochet_tutorial_Amigurumi_Part_1/

And once you check out the tutorial, you can make this alien amigurumi alien- wouldn't the eye be cool in glow-in-the-dark yarn or if not for a child, a flow-in-the dark device/button?
http://pepperberry.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/09/amigurumi-alien-pattern.html

And if you're looking to buy yarn, Herrschner's is doing their free shipping for orders $35 or more until September 30, 2008. The code is CC2. Could save money just by not driving around to find exactly what you want. I know sometimes I _need_ to pet the yarn, but it's great to be able to see all the colors in a particular line of yarn if I'm looking for specifics for a project.
http://herrschners.com/

September 12, 2008 is International Crochet Day. Crochet in public, wear or use something crocheted or something crochet related. Spread the good word. You can find out more about it here: http://yarnkrazy.wordpress.com/2008/09/06/september-12-2008-international-crochet-day/#comment-11

You may recognize this jacket - I did. Here's a pattern for a crochet and denim jacket.
http://www.pattern-making.com/crochet/crochet-denim-jacket/

And last but certainly not least, bat curtains. I'm hoping my younger son does not see these because he'd probably want them for his room. Than he would be unhappy because they didn't block out the sun. Oh, well, can't please everyone.
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/8710/filet-crochet-goes-to-the-bats

As usual, I get no payments from anyone for listing these sites. These are just things that are interesting to me and I hope are interesting to whoever is reading this blog. If not, poke around, there's bound to be something in these blogs you might want to crochet.

_enjoy_






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