JUST BACK FROM PORTLAND OREGON AND THE CGOA (CROCHET GUILD OF AMERICA) CONFERENCE THERE... IT WAS AMAZING! BUT TOO LATE TO DO THE DRAWING TONIGHT. I PROMISE TO DO THE DRAWING TOMORROW. PLEASE VISIT THEN TO SEE WHO WINS THE HOOK. AND PLEASE READ THE COMMENTS! SOME FANTASTIC THINGS ARE BEING DONE TO PROMOTE CROCHET!!
Only a few days left till International Crochet Day! If you've not heard of the date and haven't marked your calendar, please do so and use that date as one dedicated to the art of crochet. International Crochet Day is young. This is the second year for the celebration but it's already off to a great start, primarily due to help from bloggers who have spread the word around the WORLD!! As a great example, please click on the "Falando de Crochet" button in the left margin and see what is happening in preparation in Brazil! And we've word from Portugal of preparations! Its a WORLD wide event, folks.....all to promote the art of crochet.
If you crochet, consider setting time aside on Sept. 12 to teach someone to crochet. Or simply take your crochet out in public to raise awareness that crochet is an artform that can be done nearly anywhere, that it is a very relaxing and constructive thing to do.
And for my part, I'm going to give the hook pictured above away. All that needs be done is to enter a comment here in my blog with a very short statement about what you are going to do on International Crochet Day to promote the art. Entries from outside the US are encouraged, in keeping with the International spirit of the day. I'll do a drawing from the entries to see who wins the hook.
If you have trouble posting a comment here in the blog, I'll also consider your entry by email to me at
Please enter on or before International Crochet Day (Sept 12)
I'll hopefully be attending the CGOA conference in Portland Oregon on International Crochet Day, so I won't be able to announce a winner untill I get back home on the 15th, so please come visit then and see if you've won.
The hook? Oh this one is a real beauty! Its made from "Marble Wood" and, well just click on the image and take a look at the striking grain. Hard wood, amazingly beautiful grain, and sooooooo smooth. Size? 7.5mm... a rare size for a rare hook..
So please spread the word, if you would and lets keep International Crochet Day an annual event!
And thanks for visiting!
OH and if you're curious about Diplohookticus Jimbosei (Dippy) ((see posts below)), he's been freed from surrounding detrius and has taken shape. I've been working hard to brake him gently to the yarn.. but he's been purty dang stubborn so far... seems like every time i visit him in his room (stable?) a fresh crack has appeared. I'm not giving up, though. Sometimes I feel a bit like a "hook whisperer". Intent is still to take Dippy to Portland to be unveiled on International Crochet Day. I'm keeping my fingers crossed (kind of hard to work a drawknife with your fingers crossed). more to come