So hey guys, I updated the giveaway listing, but just wanted to add (since everyone’s subscribed and should hence see this) that you should also include your Twitter ID’s and blog addresses if you have them, so we can find you and follow back too! Now, I can only promise that I will follow if you do this, but I’m requesting also because it would be nice for other crocheters to find you when they come to this post too. I didn’t think to include that at the first publishing, but hey – I’m telling you now. It’s not a requirement to win the Obey Crochet Giveaway, but certainly, if you’d like me to follow back and I don’t already, I’d love to! And I don’t think I’m the only crocheter who would.
Besides, I have this whole project on Klout for Tweeps and Peeps in the crochet world. As in, I’m looking up people who interact with me and am making sure they are down for crochet and Stumbling blogs (that would be Stumble Upon). I guess I should write a post about that and explain a bit more about what I’m up to, and what this whole Klout thing is about anyway, but the brief of it is I’m using my Klout to better represent crochet. I mean seriously, when top crochet designers are down as experts in hotels, instead of the fiber fests they went to and there’s nothing about crochet on their Klout profile, yeah, it needs some help. Do I think it’s a big deal? Hmmm, well, yes and no. Do I think there’s potential for the artistic/handmade world? Yes, I do.
But more on that later. In the mean time – post your blogs and twitter ids in your comments, gain some friends!
Next, I have some custom work I’m doing for Lori, a local gal with Lakeway Women In Network – a networking group for women in business. Lori wanted a red/black hat like the last one I made, but a little shorter and tapered for her face. She also wanted a gold accent for the flower motif and so now we’re at the point of deciding which variation is best. So I’m putting together a collection of photos to make the job easier since we live about an hour from each other. If you’ve never done custom work before, this can give you an idea of what it’s like, at least for me. I like to give people choices and get them involved with the process as much as feasible. Anything Lori doesn’t choose will go into my stash of stuff to use with another project. When I do shows, it’s always nice to have a selection of flowers and motifs ready to go so I can customize a hat for someone on the spot. So every effort to customize serves future customizations as well. A well stocked pantry keeps you fed. So does a well stocked stash of supplies and finished parts.
Two of the four buttons you see pictured are vintage buttons from my Grandmother’s stash. The other two are new buttons. Can you tell which are which? Also there’s a selection of 4 petal flowers and 5 petal flowers. Two of the flowers are in a heavier weight yarn than the rest.
Which is your favorite?