Thursday, January 15, 2009

Freeform Scrumble Monday!

Are you ready to SCRUMBLE!!!!

This next Monday evening we gather at
"The Clear Creek Community Club"

January 19, 2009
5:00 - 9:00 PM Pot Luck
$5.00 per person
We will be working on a Fire, Water, Earth, Air, theme.

This month we will be working in colors that make you think earth.
If you decide to join us and this is your first time just come and see what we do, no need to bring yarn ( unless you want to!), as we always have more than we can crochet! And we like to share! We would love to have you join us!

Here are my personal scrumbles so far for this project, these are Fire and Water I can't wait to get my hook into the earth!

And speaking of freeform I thought this would be a good time to unveil the photo of an afghan that our group made for the Kitsap County Fair last year. This project has become something akin to the travelling pants. We hauled this afghan with us to share with others at the CGOA Convention in Portland Oregon last September.

We asked our community to participate in this project. Initiall we suggested that people just crochet something in colors that remind them of spring. At first the pieces came very slowly and by the time we were ready to begin assembling the pieces were coming to us by the bag full! We used every piece that was given to us making this more like a Spring Wildgarden! So much fun!

It was well received by a number of freeformers and crochet enthusiasts and soon will be on display again in our community at, "The Kitsap Regional Library" on Sylvan Way in Bremerton for the month of March.

Ans since I'm on a roll, I received this photo of a freeform project of mine that I have been showing off for the last year or so. This photo was also taken at the convention in Portland, I just love these colors!

That is it for this post. I am off to type up our group newsletter for January. In this newsletter I will be outlining the projects that the KFCG will be participating in this next year. Would you like to receive our group newsletter? E-mail me directly at with News in the subject line and I will add you to our mailing list!

Have a great day and as always crochet away today!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hello cro-people!

Hello cro-people!
LOOK what I did!!!!

( you can't prove a thing... nobody saw me do it ... he he )

In all seriousness, I think it is high time that the,

" Kitsap Fancy Crocheters Guild " (KFCG),

has a place to post our goings on. I will try to upload photos of current projects and chatter about upcoming ones.

2009 is going to be a wonderful year! I have decided this and therefore it must be so!

1st things first... Did someone say snow?

This is my house and the "Yarn" car. My car and I pretty much hibernated for 15 days. We were going nowhere fast! I'm happy to report most of it has melted already and the yarn car can once again travel to the ends of the earth in search of yarn!

The bright side of the 15 days trapped in the house is that my dh got me this nifty new laptop and I have spent quality time figuring it out. Hence the Blog, something must have sunk in, ya think?

I am going to post a few pictures taken recently of our groups projects:

The first one is an afghan of which our group has made and donated to local families over the last 4 years. We are in the neighborhood of 50 afghans so far. Each one is a beautiful treasure that we made of donated, cast away, once loved, yarn. Yes they are acryllic which is not my personal favorite medium, however, these will wash and look wonderful for years to come. We have developed quite a process of gathering, packaging and distributing yarn in co-ordinating colors, so each afghan has some sence of order and colorway.

Our group has been active for 4 years now. We have grown into a comfy group of crocheters that are busily sharing our love of this silly craft with our local community. Isn't it beautiful! And it warms my heart to warm a heart. In this particular case a heart very dear to our group.

Just a month or so ago, one of our members had some labels made for us, she handed me 500 of them!!!!! They were very small and got lost on the back of a nice sized afghan so I attached the lable and added a hand sewn 2008, on a piece of felt. Each afghan from now on will have a label similar to this. I think this will make each one even more special than before. ( Thanks member who donated these!)

Nice huh?

On to a couple of other projects and I'm done for today. Our group collected hats all last year and made a special afghan for our local veterans. We delivered them at Christmas time to a local Veterans home that helps veterans who were previously homeless.

And just yesterday I snapped this photo of Scarves that our group made for the "Special Olympics". Here is a link to the project, ours are all boxed up and will be on the way tomorrow!

Click here for more info on scarves for Special Olympics 2009

And finally a silly story. Last year a lady gave us a bag full of traditional granny squares. All the same color, each one exactly the same. I am sure she thought she was doing us a favor, all we had to do was assemble them! Well, we have a teensie problem with assembly. We have found that some people like to make traditional granny squares, but they don't like to assemble them. The members that do participate in the assembly process usually find the traditional granny very basic and assembly to be quite boring. We take on the job of assembly as our participation in our guild.

Taking this on as a challenge we turned those traditional grannies into a work of art! I've named it....

"Spongebob-Fancypants" !

We in turn took this to the lady's house wrapped in a beautiful ribbon. We left it tucked on a chair on her front porch with a card telling her that she can either keep this for herself, or pass it on to someone in our community. We have not heard a word from her so far, I sure hope she loves it as much as she does crochet!

So there ya go the very first ever KFCG related blog post in the universe!

Oh and BTW I am also cro-person on Ravelry, this is all very new to me, not much there yet but I vow to work on it in 2009!

Until next time... Crochet Away Today!

OH and another quick addition to this blog entry:

Our Group meets at a small coffee shop, "Cafe Rivista", in a little town called Silverdale, Washington. You can find us there every Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00 PM

If you are in the neighborhood we would love to see your smiling face, ( BYOH "Bring your own hook!" )