Everything comes to an end. Even super fun granny crochet alongs. Did you join in? Did you have fun?! I blimmin’ well did! I have loved every minute of it. I’ve loved getting stuck in, making grannies just for the pure pleasure of making grannies! I’ve played and experimented, I’ve failed at some projects. I’ve seen your makes and been envious, I’ve seen your makes and decided that I want to make them too. It has been awesome!! Thank you so so much, what an inspiration! The success of this CAL has been thrilling and I’m truly amazed. I would suggest a group hug but we’re getting into soppy territory here and I might chunder.
Click on the image above to watch the YouTube video. It’s basically like a usual episode only it’s granny specific.
The original post about the CAL is HERE. More info about CALs in general is HERE (be sure to read the comments too as they add even more insightful stuff that I forgot!)
Firstly, let me show you some of the things I made. Or didn’t make. I didn’t finish my granny jumper but that’s OK. It’s still eligible for two other CAL’s at the minute so it’s getting entered into Crochet Luna’s Fortune Cookie CAL and The Crochet Circle Podcast’s Different Designer CAL. Just because I didn’t make my own deadline doesn’t mean I can’t still enjoy what I’m making.
Another UFO, never mind, I’ll get there in the end. I’m going to experiment with joins for this one. I’ll report back. One fail is some kind of other achievement. Or something.
And, phew! I did actually get one thing finished.
Anyway, I expect you want me to move on at this point and start telling you about the prizes! And then winners, you’ll want to know about who won!! At this point, I haven’t exactly allocated which prizes are going to which winner but I hope you think it’s OK that I will be trying to match up where the prize is travelling from to where it’s going. Mostly, this is going to work out quite nicely. UK to UK, Australia to Australia and where there are US winners, there will be digital prizes.
In no particular order, here are the prizes… First up is a beautifully made project bag by Pearl & Plum. I met Vivian and Alyson in Edinburgh this weekend and they handed it over to me in person. Whoever gets this is one lucky person. The mother & daughter team have a terrific podcast Keep Calm and Carry Yarn (or KCACY, which is what it’s called in my head).
Qualyn Stark is an up and coming crochet designer from the US (check out Ravelry here), he has offered two designs to one winner, both patterns celebrate the granny stitch. He also has The Quoe Podcast, which you should check out.
Here’s a digital copy of Take Two by Fay and Lynne of the Crochet Circle Podcast. There are some really thoughtful designs in this book. This will be emailed to a winner very soon!
I love the look of this matching set made by Laura of Homefire Ridge. Aren’t they pretty?! I don’t know what it is about a handmade project bags. I can’t get enough of them!! These are waiting for someone in Australia!
Kirstyn of Miss Moffat Yarns dyes such lovely colour ways. One winner gets to choose one of these coast inspired skeins as their prize. I feel really bad as I’ve just recorded the granny special and I get Kirstyn’s name wrong. We’ve met and chatted in real life, this should not happen. I’m so sorry!
A lovely parcel arrived in the post for me this morning from Busy Bee Blocking Boards or @crochetblocking This is one of their small blocking boards especially designed for granny squares; they come in other sizes too. I love it so much. It’s delicately decoupaged and there’s one still prettily wrapped, waiting to be sent off to someone. The prize board won’t be green, it’s lilac.
I have one of these enamel pins and I think it’s the best idea ever! It’s quite clearly a perfect prize for a granny CAL too, just look at that granny motif!! Claudia of Crochet Luna sent this to me along with the stitch markers. Check out Claudia’s Etsy shop for her other pin design too.
And then there’s patterns by me. One winner can choose five of my paid for patterns over on my Ravelry store. I’ll pop one over to all the other winners and collaborators too.
Two winners have been randomly picked for each category, apart from my favourites, which were chosen cos they’re my faves (obviously).
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The Chatter Thread = Timum2 aka Jenny & 2BLoop2 aka Judy
The Finished Object Thread = Feather & Threads (or Jo) & Crochet of Go Crazy (Kara)
The Instagram Winners = Nicole of @Tangleandstitch and @Matilda_Rose_Crochets
My Favourite Two (see pics below) = Bev Baw1812. Love those baby cardi’s! And Emma’s (@EmmaCraftsDesign) Campfire Cardigan, I want one!
And that’s it!! Wowsers!! Thank you to everyone, it’s been a total blast. Loved every minute. X