Friday, September 12, 2008

Happy International Crochet Day!

Sept. 12 is International Crochet Day. To celebrate, I'm doing a couple of things. First, I'm showing off my latest Finished Object. This is a scarf from a CAL (Crochetalong) on Ravelry. The pattern is called the Sweet Loopy Scarf, and the yarn is the astonishingly gorgeous Rayon Metallic from Blue Heron. This photo does not do the yarn justice. It has subtle sparkle from gold to complement the Raspberry colorway, and the scarf actually has a little more magenta in the mix than shown here. I got the yarn from Coveted Yarn, an online store owned by friends Rob and Laurel Porter of Gloucester. Rob is adding new yarns every week and really growing the business. It's exciting to see it happen and because I live nearby, I get to see some of the new yarns "in person."

I'm also meeting my friend Helane at the Barnes and Noble in Burlington, MA today for coffee. I told Helane that I'm bringing crocheting with me. So, to celebrate the day - I'll be hooking in public.
- Maureen


Chris said...

Gorgeous scarf! Have a great cuppa coffee and even better conversation today!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful scarf!! I completely missed Crochet Day this year...we were having 'hurricane day'.

I thank you, Maureen, for your thoughtful comments on my blog. It's been hard getting back in the groove, but you inspired me to get my shop back up & running. Thanks for the motivation :)