Monday, February 23, 2015

rainbow lollipops - crochet hooks.

Some time ago we talked about some beautiful polymer clay buttons created by our very own local artists, 2GoodClaymates. You can find our original post here. Well, much to our delight, we recently discovered that Dave and Carolyn of 2GoodClaymates have come up with their very own line of polymer clay crochet hooks, and they now have them listed in their etsy shop. There is something for every taste, but these are the ones that I chose.


And of course they make crochet stitch markers to match...  


The stitch markers come in a set of five different colors, and we love that they come with a lobster claw clasp so you can easily attach them to your favorite project bag.


Check out this detail....each crochet hook is stamped on the bottom with the size.


I didn't know a lot about working with polymer clay. Actually, I didn't really know anything, so I was surprised to see how much work goes into each hook.  If you are like me and think that you simply buy a sheet of clay and wrap it around the hook, then you need to check out this post by Dave and Carolyn.


Dave and Carolyn are a delightful and generous couple, and we have teamed up with them to offer you some wonderful giveaways. In fact, we have a fantastic giveaway planned for the end of this week. If you are on our mailing list, you will be receiving an email with all of the details. If you are not on our mailing list then we encourage you to either sign up here, or be sure to check back this Friday, February 27th 2015. This is a giveaway that you don't want to miss!!!



kim.




Tuesday, February 17, 2015

new pattern - ombre infinity scarf - tunisian crochet pattern by tara schreyer.


http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ombre-infinity-scarf


http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ombre-infinity-scarf


I love how the colours flow one into another in this infinity scarf. Three coordinating colours create 4 repeated colour blocks. Wrap it once to have the colours opposite each other or wrap it twice to have the colour blocks all pool together.

You can be as soft and subtle or as loud and bright as you wish. Coming up with different colour combinations is half the fun! You can really make your personality shine with this scarf.

This scarf is created using tunisian crochet so a basic knowledge of tunisian crochet is recommended. The scarf is created using 2 strands of fingering weight yarn held together so it works up fairly fast. The photos show it done in Knit Picks Palette (100% wool) but any comparable yarn can be easily substituted.

Finished measurement: 9" (23 cm) wide x 78" (198 cm) long



(Purchase this pattern using the link above and receive 20% off your purchase.  No coupon code is necessary.  The discount is taken off automatically at checkout. Offer valid until February 28, 2015. **For our EU friends - please head over to our Etsy shop and you will find it under our Scarf/Shawl section.  The price there has been adjusted to reflect the discount.**)

tara.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

new crochet pattern - boyfriend hood by kim miller.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/boyfriend-hood
Boyfriend Hood by Kim Miller

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/boyfriend-hood
Boyfriend Hood by Kim Miller


Skill Level: Easy

Here's a cold-weather essential for the men! Whether you are just learning, or if you have been crocheting for years you will love this quick and easy pattern for a mens hooded neck warmer.

This crochet pattern calls for 2 balls of Lion Brand® Heartland® [142 g (5.0 oz)/230 meters (251 yds) per ball] which is a worsted weight (4), a 4.00 mm (G) crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge), and 2 – 18 mm buttons. Also, this well written pattern is complete with illustrations to help you to successfully complete your project.

The crochet instructions are written for one size only, and will fit most adults. The finished hood measures approximately 28 cm (11”) wide and 48.3 cm (19”) in length. Please note that the size is approximate and will be affected by the gauge and the brand of wool.


 
 
Purchase this pattern using the above link and receive 20% off by entering the coupon code "BOYFRIEND20" at the checkout!
Offer valid until Tuesday - February 17th, 2015
 
 
 
 
kim.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

sneak peek.

I love how the colours blend from one to the other in this infinity scarf! Only 3 colours are used but you get four different colour blocks. The combinations are endless!



Don't recognize the stitch?  It is the backside of a tunisian crochet stitch and it lent itself wonderfully to this pattern. I'm working on the pattern now and I hope to have it available to you in the very near future!

tara.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

sneak peek.


Introducing a new model, and a new crochet pattern....
 
 
My son-in-law kindly agreed to model for this hooded neck warmer. He's such a good sport, and thanks to his help this crochet pattern should be ready soon!!
 
 
kim.

Monday, January 19, 2015

new crochet pattern - 51 degrees north by kim miller.


http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/51-degrees-north
51 Degrees North - Hooded Cowl by Kim Miller

51 Degrees North - Hooded Cowl by Kim Miller
 
Skill Level: Intermediate

Perfect for layering...this trendy, crochet hood pattern was designed with comfort and warmth in mind!

This crochet pattern calls for 5½ balls of Knit Picks® Brava Bulky [3.5 oz (100 g)/136 yds (124 meters) per ball] which is a bulky weight yarn, a 6.50 mm (K) crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge), and 1 – 44 mm (1¾”) button (or size needed). Also, this well written pattern is complete with illustrations to help you to successfully complete your project.

The crochet instructions are written for one size only, and will fit most adults. The finished hood measures approximately 20” long, 12.5” wide at its narrowest point (or 25” when laying flat), and 17” wide at its widest point.
 
 
 
 
Purchase this pattern using the above link and receive 20% off by entering the coupon code "HOOD20" at the checkout!
Offer valid until Monday - February 2nd, 2015
 

 
 
kim.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

sneak peek.

I am normally quite camera shy, but with my children growing up and moving away models are getting harder and harder to come by...so here it is...my modeling debut and a sneak peek.


 
 
The crochet pattern for this warm and snuggly hood should be up sometime next week.
 
 
 
kim.