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Friday, 31 May 2013

A very sunny Day 151

Do you remember the jumper that I started?

Well it got all the way to the shoulders, so the first side was finished, but I decided to "frog" it as it didn't quite work in my minds eye!!

I kid you not

So in the sunshine, I started it all over again

As I have had a few "lightbulb" moments since starting the 1st one

And a quick look at Square 151 as I have to dash....

....Once again this is thanks - a final thanks to Alina @smooogle on Twitter

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Day 150 - Inside Crochet Magazine Issue 42

I am thrilled to announce that I have 2 more patterns in Issue 42 of Inside Crochet Magazine!

It will be available in the shops tomorrow
You can subscribe to get it delivered straight to your door!

There is an iPad cover

With Buttons (I love buttons)

And an iPhone cosy too - again with buttons!!!

I get my buttons from here, there & everywhere but more recently from Hawthorn Crafts, in Blandford Forum a little gem of a place run by the lovely Stephanie - do take a look at her website.  She personally specialises in fibre sculptures which are divine!

And finally - Day 150 - again thanks to Alina AKA @smooogle 

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Day 149 - Make and Craft Magazine

Have you seen this magazine??

Make and Craft Magazine - Current Issue

It's a great addition to your Craft Addiction and includes Crochet Projects!!
I will be designing something special for their Christmas Issue so if you don't want to miss one of my patterns & 
If you want to take advantage of a great offer then click here!

Make and Craft Subscription 

I have also set up a new TWITTER account today, especially for my eLearning Crochet Course

So if you would like to connect on Twitter please click on the photo below

or find me on Twitter by searching  @ELearnCrochet


....you know how frugal I am & if you don't I am telling you I do like to "make do" & my Square A Day project has been no exception!

Not only have the lovely twitters been sending me their "ends",  I have also been joining the leftover ends together.....

....so nothing goes to waste!

Once again my thanks goes to Alina @smooogle

If you have any odds and ends please let me know as I can put them to very good use - thank you!

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Day 148, Inside Crochet Magazine & more!

I would like to thank Inside Crochet Magazine for Tweeting this today:
pretty and practical, some colourful gadget cosies by from issue 42, out this week!

Yes, they are MY colourful Gadget Cosies!!
So if you want to make them then go out and buy the Magazine - Issue 42!!

I have finished ONE of my socks today - Ta Dah!

I just love the way the colour scheme in this Sock Wool is working for my socks

And finally - with thanks yet again to Alina from Twitter
is Square 148

And one final bit of news is that my FOOT OPERATION is on 1st JULY


Monday, 27 May 2013

Bank Holiday Weekend - Days 145, 146 & 147 + more

Well it's been a lovely weekend here in North Dorset

The Sun has been shining

The Crochet Hook has been out


As you can see I have kept up to date with A Square A Day! YAY
All thanks to @smooogle AKA Alina from Twitter whose wool supply is still going!

As it was so nice outside, I took my sock WIP that I am making with one of my pupils out to the sun

I love this Regia Sock Wool

And it's crocheting up beautifully

I have also been working on my eLearning Course 3 - soon to be published, so watch this space!!

Friday, 24 May 2013

Day 144 - More Crochet Class News!!

I have had a lovely day today & shall I tell you why?

It's because I taught Crochet for 4 hours!!!

The first 2 where spent with "PD" who drives up all the way from Swanage!!

Today we covered Colour Changes in a Granny Square & didn't she do a FAB job of it.

We also went on to do Colour Changes in the Round, along with lots of interesting chat and tea!!

I had a 2 hour break, so more than enough time to do my square for Day 144 - again thanks to @smooogle AKA Alina who is STILL supplying me with wool

And then Kelly arrived aka @kelspk from Twitter - do you remember her?  She's into socks and if you remember, we started with "chunky" socks or "slipper" socks, but today.....

....we progressed to a more normal sock - made with proper sock wool & a 2mm hook.

We did in fact start these last week, however today we went on to create the heel opening & working  up from the ankle

& this is the photo she sent me a few moments ago. - she's steaming ahead - well ahead of me and I can't wait to see her next week as we are going to have some FANTASTIC socks.

So there you have it.  It's Friday, so you probably won't hear from me on Blogger World again until Sunday, no actually Monday as it's a Bank Holiday weekend, so until then, be good & keep Crocheting!!

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Day 143 - Crochet Workshop & a Class too!

Day 143 started off with a group workshop at an alternative location as the main road of our village is being dug up & resurfaced, so it was easier to go to them in the next village & this is what I was greeted with!

"A" is going to line this and make it into a pot holder - not bad for someone who has only had 6 lessons!

"M" is making a "sampler" before she starts to edge her 8ft table cloth in a more traditional crochet style

 Here is "L" and "M2" at one end of the table

With "A" and "M" at the other

And this is "A" learning to Join as you Go

Here is "M2's" JAYgo - Haven't they both done well?

And here is my JAYGo for Day 143 - once again this new colour is thanks to @smooogle aka Alina

And here is the Twitter Blanket so far!

And now for my One2One class this afternoon with "V"

Who was genuinely THRILLED to be making her first Granny Square

And loved it when it started to grow!

Another well and truly happy pupil who told me that she "loved coming to Crochet Class as it was her bit of ME time with good chat and a lovely cup of tea"

Isn't that just lovely?

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Day 142! Special Delivery

Day 142 has been a busy one!

I got a Special Postal Delivery of these lovely colours from Alina @smooogle on Twitter

So I used one of them to make today's square & I will use the others in the coming days, so thank you so much Alina!

I have spent most of today creating more of Course 3 on my Crochet eLearning Course & here's a sneaky peak of one of the photo's

What is this you may well ask?!? Well you'll have to enroll in Course 3 to find out, but don't go rushing off yet, it's not ready to publish at the moment  - there's lots more to be added including patterns to download, finishing touches & more tips & tricks!

So watch this space - I will announce the launch as soon as I can.

If you don't already have the links to my eLearning courses they are as follows:

Course 1 - The Basics 

Course 1 - The Basics for Left Handers

Course 2 - The Next Step

Coming Soon
Course 2 - The Next Step for Left Handers
Course 3 - Finishing Touches +

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Day 141 - Excitement - Lemonade & More eLearning!

Day 141 starts of this blog, although it was one of the last things I have just finished doing today!

My main job today was working on eLearning Course 3 which is going to include Colour Changing in the Round, In Rows, Invisible finishing, Increasing, Decreasing, Back & Front Loop, Back Post, Front Post, Join as You Go & Bavarian Crochet! 

So another FUN packed course is nearly ready for you 

Last but not least - please do pop over to Emma's Blog 

Which has this footnote added!

Oh - I almost forgot: the first 3 people to purchase Crochet Course No.1 will receive an extra little gift from me!


Monday, 20 May 2013

Day 140 - Yarn & Craft - Book Update

I have teamed up with

To give you this great combination!

My Crochet eLearning Course with all you need to get started INCLUDING 10% discount in the Yarn & Craft Shop & Free yes FREE P&P!

Now that's a good deal....

Fancy learning to crochet but don't know where to begin and don't have the time to attend a class?
If that sounds like you then you've come to the right place!
Crochet teacher extraordinaire Ali Campbell has put together a series of e-courses which will guide you through everything you need to know  so you can become a crochet extraordinaire too!  And all from the comfort of your own sofa.
Ali herself will be on hand via the Comments Section to help you should you need it, and you can even post photos of your progress to be critiqued by Ali so you know you're on the right track.

E-Course No.1 covers these topics:
Lesson 1 - How to hold your hook and the wool correctly, and how to crochet a foundation chain.
Lesson 2 - Learn how to double-crochet (UK terminology)
Lesson 3 - Learn how to treble-crochet (UK terminology)

These lessons will be in video format, as well as a series of photographs with pointers from Ali to help you along.

For just £25 you get:
+ The three lessons above, which you can work on at your own pace, and come back to as often as you need to - in your starter pack you will be given a code which you will need to use to enroll on the course on the website (we'll give you the website address too, don't worry!)
+ A 100g ball of Stylecraft Special Chunky yarn (100% acrylic) in Meadow green, Lavender purple, or Aster blue
+ A 6.5mm aluminium crochet hook
+ 10 brightly coloured plastic stitch-makers - the crocheter's most useful tool!
+ FREE postage
+ A special coupon code to give you a 10% discount on everything in The Yarn and Craft Shop, every time you make a purchase!

And in other news.....
I have worked a few pages of my book today.  Although I haven't had any response (early days) from any of the publishing houses yet, I am cracking on, as I can always self publish if I don't get an offer from one of the big boys.

I have also had time to make my Square for day 140

Which has the colour of a deep full bodied red wine!

I will have some time to work on my Jumper tonight, so you'll probably get an update on that tomorrow.