On the Rocks

If you've been paying attention to my Instagram or FB feeds, you may already know that I've been working on something sneaky. With a group of my local crochet girls, BlondieChell and Good Lookin' Hookin', I planned a small yarn bomb for the start of a local event called FIBArk - First In Boating on the Arkansas. It's the oldest (and coolest) white water festival in the States and we wanted to do out part to get involved.

The Idea

It was early this week when I went to my yarnies and suggested we do a yarn bomb for all the people coming to our little mountain town for the fest. The water can get cold down by the river (am I the only one who hears Chris Farley's voice when I say that?) so we decided to keep the rocks warm by giving them bright cozies. I gathered up some rocks from my backyard and got to work. We only had a few days before the start of FIBArk, so we made 13 in all.

Sneaking Around


Last night, we enlisted the help of our 4 year olds to pick the perfect spots for our rocks. We tried our best to be sneaky, but there were still a few people hanging out in the park. So as nonchalantly as we could (with two flashlight-toting preschoolers), we found new homes for our rocks, Easter-egg style.

The Theif

BlondieChell was up with the sun to go check on our crafty stones in the light of day. And to all of our dismay, she caught this guy stealing the rocks! We all knew it would happen at some point, but not at dawn only a few short hours after we set them up. And this guy was taking them all! Seriously, what does one man need with a dozen crocheted rocks? So if you're in town for the fest and you see this blurry guy (he may or may not be related to Bigfoot), tell him you know he stole the stones... and that we'll be watching him... ;)

We got Lucky

Bigfoot must've sensed something because he abandoned his pretty-rock-gathering before he got them all. I walked to the river this morning with my kids around 9am and found four of them right where we put them. I don't expect they'll be there much longer, but that's the nature of the beast. If you see them, feel free to snap a pic, pet them, or even relocate them, but don't take them home. Let's show all these tourists how weird and fun us locals are, and that our town has more to offer than first meets the eye. Ok, so they probably won't get that deep of a meaning out of our rocks, but at least it'll make 'em smile.

FIBArk 2013 is just getting started!



Playin' Hooky Tees are back

In my shop for one week only! 

Now that summer is here, I've been getting more and more requests and 'gentle' nudges to offer my shirts again. It's getting hot outside and I start sweating when I think about wearing a Hooky hat, but this is a great way to show your Hooker pride. Design Wars is over and I have a little more time to devote to them they are back in my Etsy shop this week only!

As a fun addition to this round of tshirt orders, I've added a giveaway where you could win a FREE SHIRT! One lucky winner will get to pick their favorite color & style for an all expenses paid tee! The winner will be announced on Thursday, 6/13, so if you don't want to risk missing the sale, go ahead and order your shirt. If you win, you can choose to either add a shirt to your order OR get a full refund! Use the Rafflecopter widget to the right to enter. Come back everyday for more entries!

The Giveaway is now over. Thank you for your support and congratulations to Jen A.!

The tees & hoodies will be available for order until Saturday, 6/15. I will take our order to the screen printer on Monday, 6/17 and printing time can vary up to 2 weeks. Your order will ship in 2-3 business days after I receive them from the printer and you will get a tracking number so you can stalk it to your doorstep!



Eddyline Sunhat, Headband, & Belt Pattern is here!

Thank you for all your support during this round of Design Wars. Your votes, comments, and shares have made this a great experience and I've learned a lot. I appreciate you sticking with me to the end!

The final results (I don't even know who won yet and it's killing me!) will be posted on the DW blog tomorrow, but you can also see who won in the newsletter, set to go out any minute! Be the first one to know - sign up NOW!

To celebrate the end of a great competition, my Eddyline Pattern is now available! And do you want even better news? The first 20 copies sold on Ravelry are 30% off with the code EDDYLINE. Hurry because I have a feeling they won't last long!
** Update - all 20 sale copies are already gone!! THANK YOU! **

Here's where to get your copy:

And now for some eye candy. Here are some of the amazing shots taken by my photographer, Jess at Jlight Photography (and a few I took)...


And the winner is...

Voting for Design Wars 3 is now closed! Thank you so much for all your support, votes, shares, and comments! No matter what the final outcome, you made this a really fun experience for me.

While we wait for the winning design & Red Heart prize pack winner to be announced, I wanted to announce the winners of my little giveaway! If you don't see your name, it's ok, I saved something special for you on the big pattern release day, tomorrow!


Free copy of the Eddyline Sunhat, Headband, and Belt Pattern:
  • Amy H.
  • Brooke C.
  • Elizabeth A.
  • Martha A.
  • Tiffany V.
Eddyline Crochet Kit:
  • Holly N.
Custom Word Disc:
  • Sarah K.
Playin' Hooky T-shirt:
  • Heidi J.

Congratulations!! All the winners have been emailed so be sure to check your inbox if you think it could be you! Stay tuned for the pattern release tomorrow and for a fun surprise to help me celebrate the long-awaited release of the pattern!