Happy February! How has the crafty year started off for you? January was a bit of a doozy for me in my personal life with tons of things happening that were both good and bad. I had lots of houseguests, stayed very busy, got way too stressed, let my personal boundaries get a little too trampled, got sick and then took the time to crochet, heal and re-establish my center of personal wellbeing. And during all of that, I kept on blogging!
Vandaag heb ik je roundup van alles wat was op deze gehaakte blog in januari voor het geval je de eerste keer gemist of haar berichten.
The Big News
The most exciting thing that happened this month was that I launched the fundraising campaign for my next book and multi-media project, die heet Haak om te genezen.
Natuurlijk, I shared several berichten related to this on the blog:
- Example of a Crochet-for-Creativity Exercise
- Hoe u uw Ad Get in Front van Duizenden Haak Lovers Vandaag
- How to Get an Advance Copy of Hook to Heal
- Get Crochet-Based Creativity Coaching Through Email
Some more big news of the month was that I ran a special free-on-Kindle promotion of Crochet Saved My Life for one long weekend and then dropped the price permanently from the former price of $9.99 de new Kindle price of just $2.99.
En tot slot, I issued a challenge to try to get crochet represented more on Pinterest. Anyone who pinned my book’s cover image and left me a comment with their Pinterest handle was someone I’d go follow and pin items for. You can still do this!
One of the themes of this month was crochet shawls. The posts related to that, which I hope you found inspiring, waren:
100 Unique Crochet Shawls
10 Verschrikkelijk Crochet Shawl Designers and their Top Patterns
Hoe maak je Haak een sjaal: The Ultimate Resource Guide
This month I launched my new series called 50 Jaren van Haak Geschiedenis. I am taking one year at a time, starting in 1930, and seeing what I can learn about the crochet patterns, haak boeken, gehaakte stijlen, crochet news and even crochet patents from that year. The posts so far:
Haak in 1930
Haak in 1931
Haak in 1932
Haak Kunst en Kunstenaars
10 Beautiful Examples of Math in Crochet Kunst
Haak Artist update: Asimina Chremos
Netherlands Crochet Artist Lauriane Lasselin
Wire Crochet Jewelry Artist Miriam Chor Freitas
Haak Artist Karin Kempf
Help Fund a Largescale Crochet Art Project
20 Things You Can Do with a Oma Plein
I shared the work of reader Pamela who also offered us a free crochet hat pattern. There were some quirks with the pattern and that gave me a great opportunity to write a post explaining how an experienced crocheter can make assumptions to work out a pattern that’s not quite making sense.
Interview with Innovative Crochet Hat Designer Strawberry Couture
Interview met een Crocheter: Mompelt Mummy
New Limited Edition Bracelet from Same Sky (Fair Trade Haak)
SIBLING’s Over-the-top Knitwear
Ontwerper Crochet Project: Pierre Balmain
Ontwerper Crochet Project: Paul Poiret
Haak en Gezondheid
Healing Benefits of Visualizing and Completing a Project
Hoe te Crochet for Mindfulness and Be Mindful in Crochet
Crochet for Teen Boys in Substance Abuse Recovery
Crochet as a Go-To Therapy Technique
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wool Yarn
Crochet is Trendier Than Knitting in Online Search
Mijn Leven in Haak
I turned my small crochet scarf into a large crochet cowl
I launched a new series on the blog called Haken: 2011, 2012, 2013
I signed up to be part of the Crafty Book Challenge hosted by Anastacia Knits
I crocheted lots of new small items
And I shared a photo of Hudson on my gehaakte deken
En Off The Blog
I have been doing guest posts for Crochet Today:
- Crocheting the perfect Valentine’s Day
- How to adapt a crochet pattern
- How to Release Post-Holiday Stress with Crochet
Crochet Concupiscence recently celebrated it’s 2nd birthday. Thanks to all of you who are reading along!