Monday, June 14, 2010

and why not a contest?

well, because it's more a drawing than a contest. I recently reviewed "Crobots" on Amazon and thought it was a cute book - but unless you adapt it, the toys are suitable for kids - too many small potentially hazardous parts.

But I thought, "What the heck. the economy's in the toilet, who knows when it's going to recover? And it's hot, so I'd rather make smaller items. So this book is perfect for a giveaway - and you could make gifts with it"...
So here's the basic rules - enter your name in the comments for this blog - a simple "Hey, I'm Petunia and I'd like to win the book" will do. Also something that connects you to your name like "I got 100 dalmatians" or something like that. Because I know a whole lot of Jennifers and Tiffanys. Do it before midnight, June 28, 2010.  I will randomly choose a number on June 29, 2010 and if it's your number, you win. You just have to provide me (in private) with your mailing info. Please, only 1 entry per reader. 
Good luck!

Friday, June 11, 2010

good grief!

It's been a very long time since I posted. Chalk it up to too much work and not enough crochet time. I need some of the littlest "kitten" Heidi's energy (I say "kitten" but she's really 2 years old). She doesn't have to give it all to me, just a little bit - I don't think I could handle all of it;)
I was working on the filet lion curtain and hit a problem. Somehow or another, I jumped 2 rows in the pattern. I am not a happy camper about that. The worst thing is I just put it aside, thinking I'd get back to it quickly. Well, it's been well over 2 weeks, so I need to begin again. It's not really difficult, but I can't do filet and watch tv at the same time, I guess. My brain can't handle it all.
And really, I don't think I've crocheted anything in the last 2 weeks. I'd love to give you some sort of great excuse - saving lives or even cooking supper. But nope, not true. I think I am suffering from brain fog....
Anyway, here's a few free patterns for you....

I love lilies, don't you?
http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/blumen/blumen.html

How about a "crinkle" scarf?
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/crochet-crinkle-scarfs

Smooth Fox always has great patterns - this is her whole lot of holes square
http://smoothfoxlover.blogspot.com/2010/04/smothfoxs-whole-lotta-holes-12x12-free.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SmoothfoxOriginalCrochetPatterns+%28SmoothFox+Original+Crochet+Patterns%29

And now for something summery, here's a flower pin:
http://mycrochetstuff.blogspot.com/2010/04/tropical-flower-pin-free-crochet.html

And to go with the flower pin, a flower bracelet
http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-crochet-smiley-flower-power-bracelet-343533/
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not only do I have brain fog, my fingers seem to have forgotten how to type - which is crazy because that's what I do at work.
Well, I think I will go have a little cheese with my whine;)
_enjoy_