Sew Grateful Week 2013

I’ve enjoyed following Debi’s fabulous Sew Grateful week again this year – while being constantly thwarted in finding time to blog about it. So at last, on the tail-end of Sunday evening: a giveaway and a project!  (And I know it should be something Sew Grateful, but I hope you’ll forgive a rather woolly contribution?)

As usual here at Diana & Me, I’m giving away a book:

You’d think the title is pretty self-explanatory, but there are also quite a few slipper patterns and a big section on baby booties: 30 different projects altogether plus a techniques section.  This was a thoughtful gift from my mother-in-law last year, with one problem – I don’t knit.  My grandmothers taught me as a joint effort (competition?) and I can still basically stocking-stitch, but… nah.  (On the other hand, if this book was about crocheting socks, I’d have been all over it by now.)  Any knitters out there interested?  Leave a comment and I’ll announce the winner on Monday 18th February.

As for the project, well I’m still firmly in crochet mode:

Crochet hat 1 Crochet hat 2

I followed two free tutorials, one from Family Bugs Blogging for the basic hat and one for the bow-like detail at Vallieskids.  Doesn’t the sparkly hairclip just finish it off? I’m thinking of trying a chunky black version with a dramatic brooch for a more grown-up look…

Happy Sew Grateful week!  And thanks Debi!

13 thoughts on “Sew Grateful Week 2013

  1. That’s a very nice hat and hairclip! I feel unqualified to enter your giveaway because I haven’t had time to participate in Sew Grateful, but I’d adore a book on knitting socks and such!

  2. Thank you so much for linking back to me! Your hat turned out so cute and yes, the brooch definitely makes the hat. Good job mixing tutorials too. A lot of people couldn’t do that.

  3. Please, I’d love this book! I’m getting better at knitting – I’ve graduated from scarves to beanies – and I think I’m ready to take on socks! kibbleking (at) yahoo (dot) com (dot) au

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