This is just a quick post. I've been busy crocheting this evening. One of those nights when I just had to finish something. I'm not posting tonight the photo of my finished project, but I just want to tell my UK friends about the magazine that's hit our shelves.
On TV over the last few days they have been advertising a new magazine called 'The Art of Crochet'. Well I managed to get a copy today.
It's a fortnightly magazine and starts with the most basic of stitches then leads on to others. There's going to be patterns for scarves, tops, cushions, throws and lots more.
In Part one, for only 99p there is a DVD, 4mm crochet hook, Redcurrant yarn and Biscuit practise yarn.
I've been longing for a Crocheting Fortnightly for years. Something which can be collected over the weeks and then kept and referred to. There's also going to be a binder next time.
I hope if you are in the UK, you're try and get yourself a copy.
By the way, something I want to get started this year is my Charity Crocheting. My Grandmother lived to the fine age of 103. She was very very dear to me. She lived on her own and looked after herself right up until the day she passed away. Cooked and bathed herself, knew everything about History, Sports and Politics. She was so loved by everyone. Even the local school children thought very kindly of her. I always think she was very fortunate to be in good health yet I know there are many others who aren't and who are in Nursing homes. Often they don't have any visitors.
As my Grandmother was so dearly loved by me, I just thought that I would like to help a Charity for the Elderly by making blankets and donating them to give them some comfort. I'm wondering..........whether anyone would like to help me. I'm thinking of making blankets comprising of 6" squares Crocheted or Knitted. If you have a spare bit of wool and would like to make a 6" square, one at least, maybe more if you wish. Would you like to email me for my address? When I've got enough for several blankets I will sew or crochet them together and then send them along to a local Charity for the Elderly.
6" x 6" square - 15cms x 15cms Crocheted or Knitted Squares
Any pattern (stitch)
Any colour (whatever you have spare)
I'm doing mine on a 4mm hook.
Acrylic I think maybe best if you have it spare as I think it will wash better. (Or whatever you have)
No panic, no rush, no deadline.
Just whenever you can would be fine.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
I do hope you'll be able to help me. Thank you so much.
I'm off to bed, one of those nights when I have projects whizzing around in my head. I do hope I can sleep! Nitey nite. x
I've just subscribed to this magazine, because knowing me I'll go and miss some copies. Customer Service told me there are 120 issues! 4 a month.
Issue 1 - £0.99
2 - £1.99
3 - £2.99 per issue and every issue thereafter.
Binders £4.99 each.
If you subscribe there are 5 free gifts
Yarn bag, Travel bag, Hook wrap, Crochet tidy, Scarf kit.
You can receive an invoice or pay by Direct Debit.
I've already tried the first square.
Easy instructions, great fun.
6th JANUARY 2009.
Hi I'm just adding a note here. BACK ISSUES ARE AVAILABLE !!
There are some who are having trouble getting this magazine.
It's published by Hachette Partworks Ltd.,
47 Brunswick Place,
London. N1 6EB.
It says its available in the UK. Malaysia. Australia. New Zealand.South Africa. Malta. Singapore.
Customer Service in the UK. 44 0871 472 4241
Can subscribe online at http://www.theartofcrochet.com/
Bye for a bit x