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We need sponsors!!!!

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m the new CAL Administrator in the Crochet on Ravelry group.  However, I’m also helping out with COR’s Crocheted Finished Object of the Year (CFOY) contest.

For the month of December, we’re opening it up to all members to post pictures of crocheted items they’ve made this year – anything, as long as it was FINISHED in 2008.  After some discussion, the mods have decided to even allow items that were started before 2008, as long as they were finished in this calendar year.  It can be anything, from anybody – even professionals are included, though they have their own category (no fair pitting professionals against newbies, is it?). As I said, it can be any item, but each item can only be entered once, in a single category.  (In other words, if you have something that would fit into two or more categories, you have to choose which one to enter it under, because it can only be entered once.)

The categories are:

The one thing we’re short on?  Sponsors.  We are in need of approximately 20 prizes for the winners, and only have 3 volunteers so far.  Some people have been contacted but not replied, but our biggest problem is simply a shortage of people to contact to ASK for sponsorship!

(And here’s where I finally get to the point; yes, I can be wordy.)

SO!  Are you an LYS owner?  A pattern designer?  An Etsy shop owner?  A spinner?  A stitch-marker-maker?  Would you like to donate a prize for one of our winners?

Anything that is in any way crochet-related is welcome.  Yarns, patterns, hooks, stitch markers, hook cases… you get the idea.  If you’re interested, please, contact me!  Either leave a response here, or, if you’re not comfortable doing that, you can email me.  yarnkrazykreationz [AT] who [DOT] net.

Thanks!!!! 😀

(Please note, all Ravelry links require you to already be a member in order to view the page.  Otherwise you’ll just get the Ravelry home page.)


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Ah, the “fun” of being a moderator!

So… I got invited to be a mod on one of the Rav boards – Crochet on Ravelry.  I’m going to be one of the CAL (Crochet-a-Long) mods, which means I’ll be responsible for setting up a CAL – from planning to actual crocheting stage.  It doesn’t mean that I have to be participating in the CAL (I don’t have to actually make the item picked), I just have to be kind of “in charge” of the whole thing.  Only one per month, which the main mod estimated to be about 2 hours a week or something.

Well, considering I’m on Rav ALL THE TIME anyway, I jumped at the chance.  I highly doubt it’s going to even ADD to my time on there.  It’s just going to give some of my visits purpose, instead of just “hmm… I wonder if anybody’s posted in the last hour?”

And we’re due for another CAL thread.  Considering it’s getting close to *cough* Christmas *cough*, I thought a Christmas-themed project might be a good idea.  So I started searching the database for Christmas crochet.

And I came across this:

Christmas Tree Hat

Christmas Tree Hat


Isn’t it ridiculous?  But I love it!  (Sis, couldn’t you just see a few choice members of our family actually WEARING something like that on Christmas Day?  HAHAHA!)

I don’t think I’m going to pick that one, mostly because it’s a pay-per-download pattern.  I wanted to find something free, so that everybody would have a chance at taking a crack at it.  I still don’t know what I’m going to come up with, but I’m going to keep looking.

But ah… the gems I’m going to uncover in my search!  😆

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Crazy But Fun

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I just noticed a request from a Raveler for squares to make a scarf for her town’s namesake’s statue.

(Copying and pasting because I don’t think you could see it unless you’re a member of Ravelry.)

I want to do a project that will be great fun and publicity for knitting and knitters everywhere.

Here in Pocahontas, Iowa, we have about 2000 people, one stoplight, and a rather homely, but well-known statue of the Native American princess for which our little berg was named. You can see her and about the town at the Pocahontas website.

Well, we’re going to “Scarf the Princess” this winter. I and some of the ladies who frequent my shop are starting a winter scarf for the somewhat kitschy Princess, and would love to have your help.

All you have to do is knit a swatch and send it in. We’ll stitch all of them together and make a scarf of Princessly proportion. Then, we’ll put it on her around the holidays and keep the poor concrete girl warm this winter!

You can do any color, any yarn. Just make sure your swatch is either 6”x6” or 6”x12”.

Tell your friends too! I’d love to have a national news spot about the crazy knitters who put a scarf on a statue!

Send it (sooner the better, but by 11/15/08), to:

Ewe-Phoria Yarns, LLC
101 NW 7th Street
Pocahontas, IA 50574

Any questions, e-mail:


She only mentions knitting in the original post, but farther down the thread she says they will accept crocheted squares, and also that they’re welcoming squares from anywhere in the world.

It sounds a little crazy to me… but fun!  😀  I think I’ll do a square or two and send it in.  All it’ll cost me is a couple hours of my time and less than £2 in postage.  Why the hell not?

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