HALF A HUNDRED – PICK A WINNER, PLEASE (GIVEAWAY)

Uncommon Crochet by Julie Armstrong Holetz

By the time you read this published, I’ll have published my 500th blog post!!  I’ve spent a few minutes looking back over some articles I’d written months or more ago and was amazed to realize that I didn’t even remember some of them.  As a crocheter and a writer (I have another blog too – on walking), I keep busy checking out what’s new, useful, and exciting in the crochet world – whether that’s an older (classic) idea or a newer one.

So, with my 500th blog post, I’d like to hear from my readers.  What’s been your favorite blog article on CROCHETGOSSIP?  Please write a few words about the article you favor, include a link to it, and post it in the comments here.  For your efforts, I’ll draw TWO names from all the entries, so TWO people will receive crochet prizes.  Those two winners will be announced here and emailed privately and must respond within 24 hours of being emailed or I will draw another name.

CONTEST RUNS FROM JUNE 1, 2010 TO JUNE 30, 2010.

Here are the two prizes being offered:

Crochet For Bears To Wear by Amy O’neill Houck

Both books are brand-spankin’ new and ready to find new homes.

Comments

  1. says

    not just one, i enjoy so many of the posts! On what is happening, what is new, etc. I always learn something or see something new and interesting! Congrats on 500 posts, wow!

  2. says

    Now yous ee when im asked thinsg like thsi, my mind goes into meltdopwn and then blanks out lol
    I agree with Turtle though, I invariably find something of interest, learn something, finally understand something or realise what Ive read elsewhere, Ive managed to misunderstand! I pop in from time to time and always enjoy the site and here, you see,theres a fab book to buy! Uncommon Crochet….with a fab title too! Me to a T!

  3. Billie K says

    I’m getting an email on craft gossip but not just crochet gossip which does include crochet. I love seeing the pictures of what’s new like to two books you are offering. I live in a small town so most of my shopping and dreaming is done online.

    Keep it coming! Hope I’m a lucky one.

    Bille

  4. Debbie B says

    My favorite postings would have to be in a category, when you introduce new books coming in the future or recently published. I like that it will have a link with an outline of what will be in the book and sometimes even a free pattern. I believe I get a good feel of what the book entails after reading your post, then the publishers post; sometimes if it’s a designer that I am unfamiliar with I like the free pattern to see the style and format that they put the pattern in.

  5. says

    The day I found your blog is the day I turned on the email feature on my cellphone….so I can get your email post RIGHT AWAY to see your finds of the day. ALL your articles/posts are amaizing. Really! Best post so far for me was a recent article on Apple Pie boat as this gave me the idea I was searching for my son’s b-day party as he cant eat coloured icing!
    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

  6. says

    I enjoy having you find projects at interesting websites like the flower pincushion at Creative Jewish Mom. I’m not Jewish, so unless I’m making something of a religious manner for a Jewish friend I wouldn’t ordinarily think to search patterns out there. I worked with a Muslim employee and have many Hindu friends, and I learn so much about them and their customs by crocheting and sewing patterns they suggest.

    And oh, the flower pincushion is going to be a catnip filled toy for my kitties.

  7. JAKI says

    I HAVE TO ADMIT I AM LIKE THE LADY THAT POSTED BEFORE ME THAT WHEN I READ THE E-MAILS AND SUCH THAT ARE ON THIS SITE I SEEM TO GET SO CARRIED AWAY THAT I REALLY DON’T HAVE ANY 1 FAVORITE POST TO WRITE ABOUT.SOMETIMES I WILL SEE AN ARTICLE THAT CATCHES MY ATTENTION AND BEFORE I KNOW IT I HAVE BEEN BROWSING FOR 2 HRS. OR MORE,BECAUSE I SEEM TO FIND MORE AND MORE GOODIES AND PATTERNS AND I JUST CAN’T SEEM TO PRY MYSELF AWAY(LOL)WHICH IS A GOOD THING!!!!!

  8. lee ann beausejour says

    My favorite posts are when you explain how a certain technique worked or didn’t work for you-and why. And you show pictures of people who made it work for them. You bring the best of crochet ideas to the forefront, and for those of us who can’t spend hours on the computer every day looking at crochet (cause then when would we crochet?) you are a life saver! Thanks JD. Just 1 particular post-naw, can’t do that!

  9. says

    I’m brand new here, so the post I’m reading is my favorite! I hope you do this again some time so I can really have some input!

  10. says

    I can’t possibly pick just one of your blog posts because I have learned so much from many of your posts. Your critiques of techniques really help me when deciding if I want to pursue it full throttle or just make one item to learn the technique and move on to something else.

    Thank you for all of the wonderful ideas here on CraftGossip.com.

  11. ronnieT says

    I enjoy them all…I like the reviews of books and websites. Keep up the great work.

  12. Meredith Chapman says

    It is WAY TOO HARD to pick A single favorite blog! But If I had to choose a favorite it would definitely be when you show some of the stitches and techniques. Sometimes I find a technique or stitch I have been using is way off the mark and I have been doing it by the seat of my pants! It’s great to learn new techniques, or tweak old ones and add new stitches to my repertoire! Thank you for all the help and insight you have given me over ALL your blogs

  13. says

    http://itsybitsyspidercrochet.blogspot.com/2009/12/mail-bag-healing-powers-of-fuzzy.html from http://crochet.craftgossip.com/stitches-that-heal/2010/04/07/

    I really liked this one due to the fact that it’s true. It’s one of those moments in time where you know that something you make can help the hurting of someone who is sad or sick…or even your own self. When I am sad or lonely, nothing makes me feel better than creating something new and beautiful. Especially when I am missing someone who has passed away, that also crafted with me. When I make a shell afghan, I always think of my Aunt Sis. Or a pair of slippers, I think of my Big Gram. I’ve taught a few people how to crochet…and it’s helped them get out of trouble and concentrate on construction and not destruction…
    It’s amazing what a once ball of yarn can become…outside of an item…it becomes part of ones soul.

  14. Barbara James says

    Can’t really pick just one, but my favorites are the ones in which you talk about, and show, freeform and/or extreme crochet. It is amazing to me the things folks can do with a simple hook and a piece of ‘string.’

  15. Anne W. says

    I really love the Amigurumi Pattern Helpers! I have collected so many Japanese crochet patterns, and have actually decided I should learn Japanese for the sole purpose of reading them all. This has really been a huge help!

  16. Susan Spiers says

    OOPS! I’m new at this! Can I try this again? Can u delete or disregard 2 previous posts please?

    I luv this tank top – Fluidity. It looks so cool & the pattern is so lacy. Something that can be worn early spring unto winter with a cover-up.
    http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEss10/PATTfluidity.php

    These books are great! Thank you

  17. Sydney says

    I’ve just discovered this blog and love, love, love it!!!! I have so much more to read….can’t wait!!!!

  18. says

    There are so many wonderful ideas in your posts, wish I had time to go back and look at all 500! I just love this onehttp://crochet.craftgossip.com/cute-crochet-storage-for-small-things/2010/03/24/
    and also the crocheted button covers.
    I’d sure love to win one of those books!
    all the best!

  19. jackie says

    i love the posts about jewellery, its to interesting to see what crochet used in jewellry making.

  20. Karen D says

    I like to see new ideas for crochet projects & also like features about new books.

    Karen

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