My new friend Jimbo from Jimbo's Front Porch Handmade Crochet Hooks is beginning an International Kinder Crochet Week (that's kinder as in child). It is the week of June 20-26. The idea is to encourage the teaching of crochet to children. So, to join in the effort, I am going to do a giveaway of my own (details on his giveaway below). Monday through Saturday of that week, that's June 21st through the 26th, the first child to email me (via a parent's email if necessary) at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me for whom they would like to make a pair of baby mittens, will receive a free .pdf copy of my pattern "Sweet Little Mittens" by email.
This picture is one taken by Jimbo of the beautiful wooden crochet hooks he has made to giveaway through his blog http://www.jimbosfrontporch.blogspot.com/. All you need to do is take a picture of your child's crochet creation, it can be as simple as a chain, and email it to him with some info. about your child during that week. He is going to do a drawing, not a competition, to determine who gets these beautiful hooks. Visit his blog for more details. FYI, his hooks have won the Crochet Liberation Front's award for "Best Crochet Hooks by an Individual" for the last 2 years! I just barely purchased one myself. I haven't had the chance to use it yet but it is beautiful, very smooth and nice feeling, and extra long, so the end of it doesn't rub in my palm (since I am a knife-gripper). I plan to post a pic of my own hook soon. A few of hese hooks are extra nice for little kids because they have chunky handles which are easier for little hands to hold. I hope that one of my girls wins one! Good luck everyone!