Block #8! We’re now a third of the way through the 2014 Moogly Afghan Crochet-a-Long, and it’s been going swimmingly so far! Hundreds of squares have been made, and I’ve loved peeking at each one you’ve shared. If this is the first you’ve heard of the CAL, don’t worry – it lasts til November, so there’s still time to catch up! Start HERE to read how it works, and then get to crocheting! For those who’ve been following along so far, read on!
The change of seasons has inspired lots of fibery goodness over the last 2 weeks, and I’m so excited to get to share it all with you in Hookin On Hump Day! This link party runs on both My Merry Messy Life and Moogly – remember that an entry on one site shows up on both – and we both promote the featured projects on Facebook, G+, Pinterest, and more. You guys are the stars! It’s one party with double the exposure for everyone who wants to share their best crochet, knitting, felting, and sewing projects! Here are the featured projects from the latest round of HOHD!
Flowers, bees, ladybugs, and now butterflies! The outdoors is calling me lately, and crochet is ready! Check out these 10 free butterfly crochet patterns – a reader request roundup!
Congratulations to Carrie B, winner of the Knitted Mitts & Mittens giveaway! Thank you so much to everyone who entered and spread the word! To purchase your own copy, see the links below the interview!
Knitted Mitts & Mittens: 25 Fun and Fashionable Designs for Fingerless Gloves, Mittens, and Wrist Warmers is a new knitting pattern book just out, by Amy Gunderson. And while you might think it’s an odd season to be thinking about mitts and mittens (unless you’re in the Southern Hemisphere) – let me tell you, they’re the perfect project for the warmer months! Small and light, they keep the yarn up off your lap, and you’ll be so far ahead of the game come the holidays. Plus, if you knit as slow as I do, you can use the extra time. So today, I get to give away a copy of this fab book to one lucky winner in the US! But first, let’s learn about the book and the author.
I’ve always wanted to give Lion Brand’s Bonbons yarn packs a try. They’re just so cute, with all the tiny colorful skeins of yarn! And I finally merged that idea, with my idea for a colorful little pouch with one of a “kiss clasp” metal frame. And the Bonbon Kisses Crochet Pouch was born!