Thursday, January 13, 2011

CONTEST TIME - Something great for Hookers!


For all you crochet fans, bead fans or for those of you who knows someone who loves these skills - I hope I have something exciting to offer for you - GIVE-A-WAY!!!
I have been organizing the shelves here at Larkspur Funny Farm Shop now that the New Year is here and thought to myself that I wanted to get folks excited about getting our hands busy with some new projects.

Here is how it goes: Just leave a comment on this posting about the first crocheting project you ever made and you will be entered into the give-a-way. Easy Peasy... If you are trying to win this for a friend, family member or such then please ask them about their first project and post that information. I will contact only the winner of the contest so do not worry your name and such is being collect to pass out elsewhere - I do not ever do that....

What will the lucky winner get: The great book titled "Crocheting with Beads" by Kate Coburn. I am also including a nice amount of my Cashmere/Silk Lace Weight Yarn along with a packet of beads to get you started on any of the projects listed in the book...

O.K. there are the rules, now let's get moving because this contest will end one week from today - that is Thursday, January 20th at midnight!!

Good Luck and let's hear from all us hookers...

13 comments:

Jane said...

My Grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was young, so of course the first thing I made was really just a square. But my grandmother was quick to point out its usefulness as a pot holder, or as a doily under her lamp. Only Grandmothers can see the beauty when it is sometimes hard to see.

pencraftco said...

My grandma also taught me how to crochet. I don't know exactly what the absolute first item I made was. But, the first surviving item was a crochet vest (a square) for my toy hippo. The hippo was only about 1.5 inches long and the square had two holes, that I don't even remember how I made, for his front legs. I still have it. LOL It was made in some ecru doily thread that she must have had leftover from something else.

Angela Muller said...

I was " taught" to crochet by my mom, but really learned from my very patient gran. I was about 5 maybe six and my first project was a blanket for the bed I had made from a shoe box for one of my dolls:) The bed didn't survive but I still have the the blanket! Thank you so much for this wonderful give-a-way!

Kris said...

Drace, what a great give away! I lived next door to this older lady named Mrs. Cubine. She was always crocheting something. So one day I asked her if she'd teach me. I have been crocheting ever since. The first thing I made was a big huge afghan of many colors. I still have that one. Then I made another one just for my husband. Still have that one. Then started making them for my kids, neices, nephew, then all the grands and greats. And parents. I love to crochet. Something so peaceful about it. I am now teaching my granddaughters. One of them, Coryn, has got the chain down great but can't seem to get the single stitch yet. We'll keep working at it.

Thanks, Grace!

Kris said...

Good grief, where is spell check! Sorry, meant Grace not Drace. I hate typing.

bg said...

I have been crocheting for over 40 years... my Bigmama taught me how to crochet at 8 years old. The first project I ever made was a little round coin purse I designed and made with a button latch style hook for closing. It was yellow and purple...LOL. Bigmama and I were so very proud... i had forgotten about this.. thanks.

Bren

Sheri said...

My Grandma taught me to crochet and started with coat hanger covers. She forgot to tell me to chain one and turn the whole thing over so I kept making a circle and she got pretty frustrated with me and gave up. When we got home, My dad showed me how to crochet a doily and a coat hanger cover. He used to crochet to pass the long winter hours when he was a caretaker of summer homes in Tahoe back in the late '30's. When he showed me the chain one and turn to make the next row I couldn't figure out why my grandma didn't tell me that. After that it was easy!

beekeepersgirl said...

My first crocheting project was when I was in high school. My aunt helped me make a crocheted vest made of big "granny" squares in my high school colors. I also crocheted a draw string purse to match.

Thanks for including me in your drawing!

Luanne

Redd said...

My first crocheted project was a bee.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/redd-hynes/2117175741/in/set-72157604111921521/
I had no pattern, I just winged it, and boy was it awful lol. My son love it so much though, so I guess that's what matters, right?

Karen said...

Of course, learning to chain.
I made bridles and reins for my Breyer horses!
After that, Gram helped me crochet a saddle blanket for my best friend's birthday. It was round and not thick enough by itself to be useful, but I was so proud, it draped well over her regular blanket and looked nice under the saddle.
Gram had a real challenge teaching me to crochet, as I'm left handed and she was right.
We ended up having me sit directly across from her and mimic her movements, it finally took!
Karen in Wisconsin

Nicole said...

Ahh i remember very well the first time i crocheted. my grandmother taught me one summer in ontario...and if you have been to ontario in the summer you know how unbelievably hot and humid it gets, and also that everyone keeps there houses at seemingly sub-zero temperatures. i have finally gotten the basics of crocheting, and was trying to make something, when i became frustrated, because my work was too tight to slide off the hook. i just kept pulling and pulling, and with a sudden snap, the metal crochet hook broke in two. sobbing, i went to my grandmother and her oldest friend and they both laughed and laughed. i thought i was going to be in trouble, but i was just embarrassed. they had never seen a broken hook...and they learned to knit during WWII. it was not the triumphant start i had pictured. haaa

monica said...

Grace, My mom taught me how to crochet when I was 8 years old! I honestly can't at all remember what the first project was. I think it was a scarf.The funny thing is that it wasn't until 23 years later when I was teaching a friend how to crochet that I realized I crochet right handed even though I am left handed because at that age I just did exactly as my mom did and she was right handed!

Mary Fox of Fox On The Run said...

My Mom first taught me how to crochet when I was about 13. She had been making some granny squares and they were very colorful. I asked her if she would teach me and she did. I made a pillow out of mine with four stitched together.

God bless your day! Mary