Encouraging and Exciting News!


This week has brought with it some encouraging and exciting news first, the encouragement: I entered my baby afghan “Striped Rainbow” into the Carroll County fair. When my husband and I attended the fair on Tuesday I was pleased to see that the baby afghan had placed second. It was my first time entering a fair so it was nice surprise.

Now for the exciting news: When the lady who had placed first in the fair and I were discussing crocheting techniques one of the fair workers sat down and joined us. After talking for a while I was told they were looking for judges for next years fair and she asked me if I would be interested.

I was so excited, I would love to take part in something that would help preserve the craft I love by working with and encouraging young people to challenge themselves to do their best.

I was even more encouraged and elated to hear the fair worker tell me that crocheting and knitting is making a huge come back! She related that there has been a notable increase interest in this division (textiles) – especially among young people in our area. It is wonderful to know that something that I love doing so much will not die with my generation.

What an unexpected blessing this week has turned into.

Until next week, keep those hooks flying.


About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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11 Responses to Encouraging and Exciting News!

  1. CONGRATS! ya know, I just wish I had1/5 the knowledge in my head, the way you know in the tip of your little finger. ; )

  2. KerryCan says:

    Your afghan is beautiful–congratulations on the award!

  3. Linda Hicks says:

    What wonderful news and Congratulations on your ribbon. Who knew that this next generation was even interested in anything domestic. If you hadn’t entered your blanket you would probablynever have known this. I’m so excited for you. You will be very knowledgable judge. Miss hugging you on your accomplishment. Love to you and Don.

  4. Irene Soh says:

    I love your rainbow afgan blanket!!! simply adorable!

  5. Congrats! And how fun! It looks beautiful.

  6. Congrats! And what an honour being asked to judge! Well done!

  7. Congratulations! How exciting – and well-deserved!

  8. Thank you so much for all the wonderful words of encouragement!

  9. Amanda – there was a time I was at the level you are. The beauty of crocheting is that it is can be master with some practice and time.

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