AND THE WINNER OF THE 2009 International Crochet Day Hook, is from Australia. She, once upon a time was a nomadic artist and has dabbled in many different art forms. People often recognize her for her colorful hats. Our winner is none other than... MEG of ARTNOMADIX
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Here is Meg's entry.
International Crochet Day eh! Well think I'd better go into my local town Murwillumbah,NSW,Australia, and crochet in public in a Cafe Crochet Crawl, to inspire others to learn to crochet. I've been meaning to try and start some classes going around here and have been getting a few inquiries about my hats,whenever I wear them in town. So some informal free crochet cafe class/info will get the ball unrolling, as people sign up for some future class or workshops,or just record their interest for learning the wonderful, meditative and relaxing art of crochet.
Winner of the INTERNATIONAL CROCHET DAY KIDDO HOOK IS>>>>>
Konna from Ecuador!!! Konna teaches at an international school in Quito, Ecuador and among her duties, she teaches crochet to grade 6-8 students as part of an exploratory class.
I hope the Kido hook will help her in that effort!
THANK YOU ALL for entering the contest, and PLEASE remember International Crochet Day next year!!
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Its HERE!! The 2009 International Crochet Day Hook!! And it could be yours!
Look at the post below this one, there's a story there about the humble origins of this hook, which was made from the wood of the old apple tree you see in the pictures below. This old tree has donated its apples to deer, bear, turkeys and all sorts of animals including us humans. It has also donated wood from branches that have fallen to unknowing animal arborists. The 2009 International Crochet Day (ICD) Hook is made from one of those branches.
The old apple tree has given us wood for hooks that have traveled to gentle hands all over the world... so it is only fitting that this particular hook be destined to be the 2009 International Crochet Day Hook.
Technically, the 2009 ICD Hook is 5mm (an H on the Susan Bates gauge)and is 7 1/4 inches or 18.4cm long.
How can you win this hook? Simple. Just write a comment here in my blog about what YOU are going to do to promote International Crochet Day, or if you can't post a comment, you can email me your entry at:
I'll draw a winner from those who enter on Sept. 12!
Last year the winning hook went to a VERY accomplished Crochetier, Sandra Coatti from BRAZIL! You can visit Sandra's blog at http://sandragcoatti.blogspot.com/
Since this is "International" Crochet day, I REALLY encourage entries from all over the world.
Let the contest begin!!
And thanks again to all for their efforts to promote the gentle art of Crochet!
And to sweeten the pot... Here is a small hook, intended for kids learning to crochet. Its made from one of the Hazelnut bushes up on the Ranch, so it carries all the Deadman Crick history in its grain, and is hopefully destined to be a family heirloom for the winner. Its a K (6.5mm) and is 6 inches 15.24cm long.
Lets make this a contest within a contest. Enter as instructed above, but please identify the Kido hook and promise me you'll use this hook to teach a child how to crochet.
I'm seeing other folks now blogging about International Crochet Day, doing other give aways to celebrate the day! A very worthy thing to do to promote a VERY worthy but underrated artform!
Oh and you can indeed enter both parts of the contest, but I'll do the drawing to assure that both hooks aren't won by one entrant.
Oh and one more favor... would you please identify your nationality in your entries? Its fun to see where entries are coming from.