Crochet Thoughts…

It’s midweek, life has calmed down from the hectic and frenetic summer rush of activities in my local area. It’s all beginning to wind down, can we just sit here together for a moment, exhale slowly…now reach for that cup of tea and sit back and say, “ahhhhh, another summer of good work done!”

Fall quickly approaches, though you wouldn’t know it here in the Pacific Northwest, and it will probably take a while for the cool, cozy smokey days of Fall to approach us in all it’s glory. Yet, that’s exactly where my mind is turning, I find myself resenting this hot weather, thinking to myself, “Self, where is that cozy fall weather? I want to start all of my fall projects!”

I’m on a Tunisian Crochet kick as of late, and I bought two really cute F and G hooks from an online vendor, they are Boye hooks, which I like anyway. I wish they were slightly longer, but I don’t see why I can’t create my own “cabled” end for them.  I’ve started on a pair of socks I want to do in Tunisian, more details on that later, and I will once again do a fun post for the holidays on gift ideas by mid-September. Do we all cross our hearts and solemnly swear (just like we did last year) to get started on the Holidays early?

One thought I had for gift ideas, was if you have younger relatives, or heck older relatives who have shown interest in learning to crochet, why not gift them with some yarn, and some time with you to learn how? For the younger crowd who may be more likely to want to watch video tutorials on YouTube, why not send them to our Crochet Liberation Front Website to check out our nifty video link page?

And at long last I heard some really exciting news out of the CGOA. I am so sad I missed Chainlink, and I did make do with the event in Portland, but still I miss having had the fabulous opportunity to meet up with all the fabulous folks I know in person, and those I have yet to give a big fluffy fibery hug to that I have known online for years!  Vashti Braha of http://www.designingvashti.blogspot.com is a CGOA board member and she announced that the CGOA now has a blog and a flickr page! YAY!

I really loved looking through the blog, seeing the winners of the CGOA design contest, and seeing the member photos (that are also up on Flickr) from the conference. It’s always fun to put faces to names! Don’t forget to check it out and let the CGOA know what you want as a member, they will listen, really!

Keep up the good work CGOA board members!

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4 responses to “Crochet Thoughts…

  1. Thank you Laurie! I’m very happy about the blog, and about having a central place for people to view members’ photos.
    Sure did miss you in Buffalo!
    Vashti

  2. Sniffle…Missed U too 😦

  3. I, too, am longing for fall especially after the triple digits we had last month and the 90s earlier this week. (I’m also in the Pacific NW.) I had to laugh at your remark about starting holiday gifts early this year. If I were actually going to finish them on time, I’d have had to have started way before now. And speaking of gifts and Tunisian, I was thinking of making some Tunisian placemats for gifts. I just bought Sharon Silverman’s book on Tunisian and can’t wait to delve into it. I eagerly await your Tunisian socks!

    • Glad it is cooler today! YAY…almost felt like Fall coming on 🙂

      The socks will happen 😉 I’m doing the cuff flat (like I do all my socks, I seam them up after) in a Tunisian knit stitch. I like the look and it works up fast. The only draw back is that whole losing a row if you aren’t careful when you drop a stitch.

      Place mats would be a great gift. I love the simple stitch, it looks so nicely polished and woven. I have a Jenkins R hook I bought from Stitch Diva (Jennifer Hansen) and I use it for lots of “quick & dirty” projects 🙂

      Have fun and stay cool!

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