Knook Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to everyone who visited my blog last month during the Tour Through Crochet Country.  I enjoyed following along with Crochetville and visiting crochet blogs that I had never seen before.  It was really interesting to see that there is variety in what people are doing with crochet — lots of different techniques and career choices.

I especially want to thank everyone who left comments about what you did for NatCroMo on my blog the day it was featured during the tour.  I used the Random Number Generator to choose the recipient of the Knook Beginner Set – Medium Weight Yarn, and the number selected is:

Number 7Congrats to Janet, the seventh person to leave a comment!  Janet, please send me an email with your contact information so I can get this to you.

Also, for Janet and the other ten people who left comments, I am giving you a free pattern that is not available online and 15% off patterns in my Ravelry store.  Two new patterns are being added soon!  Contact me to get the discount code (code expires 5/5/13).

I am already thinking about what types of fun things I can add for NatCroMo 2014.  I already know I definitely want to do more giveaways.

Crocheted Afghans Book Giveaway Recipient!

Announcing Crocheted Afghans Book Giveaway Recipient

Craft Tree: Crocheted AfghansI got back from a mini-vacation just in time to catch this cold weather and a big storm.  The power went out for a while, but thankfully I had firewood and candles.  In spite of all that, I’m feeling refreshed and ready to celebrate NatCroMo.

First, I want to thank everyone who left comments about your favorite yarns to use for crocheting (and knitting) afghans.  I’m excited to have lots of new yarns to test.  And finally I want to announce who is going to receive a copy of Craft Tree: Crocheted Afghans:  A collection of 10 of popular crocheted afghans patterns.

randomThe random number generator selected 14.  Congratulations to GAM:

gam“GAM,” I will be contacting you to get your information to mail you the book.  If you read this before then, please send me your info.  Again, CONGRATS! and ENJOY!

Thanks to FW Media for supplying the copy of Crocheted Afghans.

What Is Your Favorite Yarn, Plus Book Giveaway!

Craft Tree: Crocheted Afghans:  A collection of 10 of popular crocheted afghans patterns – GIVEAWAY!

Craft Tree: Crochet Afghans

When I crochet blankets, afghans, and throws, I always seem to run back to my old faithful acrylic yarns.  I like them because they are inexpensive and can go in the washer and dryer.

I want to try some new yarns for some upcoming projects, and I want to know what you all are using for your projects.  So tell me what yarns do you all like to use when you make your crochet blankets, afghans, and throws?  I need some new ideas!

I have two designs featured in Interweave’s Craft Tree: Crocheted Afghans – Seaside Throw and Mulled Spices Afghan, and I am giving away a copy of this paperback book.  Please leave me a comment and tell me what is your favorite yarn to use to crochet your blankets, afghans, and throws by February 28, 2013.  On March 1, I will use a random number generator to select which commenter will receive the book.

I am excited to see what yarns you all are using so I can get some new choices.

R E M I N D E R:  Leave your comments by February 28, 2013.