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Angelarae Knits: CGOA National Crochet Month

Angelarae Knits

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Location: Raleigh, NC, United States

Hello! Welcome to my Blog! I live and enjoy the fibery crafts here, in Raleigh, NC with my husband and 5 children! I love to share patterns, tips, and recipes along with my spinning from time to time. I hope you'll enjoy your time here and stick around a bit!

Saturday, March 09, 2013

CGOA National Crochet Month

A very warm welcome to Angelarae Knits! I'm Angela and have been crocheting for 16 years now and knitting for about 12.  I love to design and teach the needle arts! I am currently a crochet instructor at the uber-fabulous Downtown Knits in Apex, NC.  If you live in the Raleigh area, you must come by! You won't be sorry:0)

As a member of CGOA, I am thrilled to participate in this years NatCroMo Blog Tour, hosted by Crochetville. You can find all the blog links for this year's tour, here.  In honor of National Crochet Month, please consider donating to our sponsored charity, Project Night Night. This wonderful organization exists to provide bedtime care packages to homeless children across the country. They accept crocheted and knitted blankets as donations, so get stitching!

I would also like to offer a free pattern which I have designed especially for this event.  If you have read my blog before, you know I love to spin on a drop spindle.  Usually, I spin fine to super fine singles with wool or mohair and ply using the Andean method. In honor of CGOA and National Crochet Month, I spun up some soft wool top in a beautiful ocean green for my offering today, Handspun Baby Socks.

Fiber: Merino Top from Unplanned Peacock
Spindle: Top Whorl
Spun: Z
Plied: Andean method - S
WPI: 20 (sport)
Hook: D-3 3.25mm
Gauge: 6 sc and 6 rows = 1 inch
Size: 0-3 Months

*Commercial sport weight or baby yarn should be fine for this pattern.

Please use this link to download your free pdf as my 'Thank You' for stopping by.  I hope you enjoy these!  As with any of my patterns, feel free to contact me with questions or issues (or, just to say 'Hi')  I am available to you in the following ways.
Twitter: @yarnmaniac
Facebook: Angela Whisnant
Ravelry: Angelarae63
Email: arwhisnant@gmail.com

By the way, if you haven't stopped by Andrea'sLeAnna's, or Donna's, head on over. Next up, Andrea and Renee!

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Blogger Pam Daley Designs said...

Cute little socks - I'm totally jealous of your handspun yarn skills! Learning to dye and spin is on my must-learn-someday list! :-)


3:38 PM  
Blogger RC said...

Thank you for the pattern... I enjoyed my visit today!!!

6:58 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Thank you, Pam! It is so totally worth taking a class or watching Abby Franquemont videos and then practicing and practicing! SO much fun:0) Hope you will give it a try!

10:49 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Thank you, RC:0) Glad you stopped by!

10:49 PM  
Blogger Donna Hulka said...

Angela, thank you for participating in A Tour through Crochet Country. Also, thank you for sharing this adorable free sock pattern with us! We are practically neighbors; I am in New Bern, NC. Years ago, I lived in Raleigh.

6:24 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Donna! Fellow North Carolinian! So nice to meet you:0) Was just reading Marty Miller's blog and Tammy Hildebrand. They are both from NC, as well. I think we should start a club;-) Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will do so again!

6:21 AM  

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