the crocheted snowballs are back!

November 14th, 2008

Mystery WIP

Does anyone remember waaaay back in January, when I made a bunch of crocheted snowballs?

snowball fight!snowballs in Southern Californiammmmmm yummy!
Photos by Brenda Ponnay

I originally made them for an idea Brenda had up her sleeve. But you know how those ideas can fizzle out sometimes. Personally I think Brenda got the box of snowballs in the mail and decided she loved them too much to part with them. Bug might also have had something to do with that decision. I don’t know, I’m just guessing.

The other day Brenda IMed me to say that she was going to use these snowball photos in a post of hers where she and Bug were modeling some items crafted by her sister-in-law Jaynette, of bluejaye crafts on Etsy. (She is helping Jaynette out by holding a virtual craft fair. You can read all the details on Brenda’s post.)

Stripey wallet from bluejaye!

I will just add that I own one of Jaynette’s wallets and I love it! I get compliments on my stripey wallet all the time. It’s big enough to hold cash, cards, ID, and more—but small enough to fit into my back pocket if I don’t want to carry a purse. I’ve been using it constantly for over a year and it’s still in perfect shape, so you know it’s well-constructed!

Anyway. Brenda told me she was going to use the photos with my snowballs in them, and asked if I had thought any more about putting a listing in my Etsy shop for crocheted snowballs, or the pattern. I hemmed and hawed at first, but she’s a fast-talker and she convinced me. She said I could use her photos, since I’m not at home and don’t have any crocheted snowballs handy. She even agreed to create the PDF for me and prettied it up with an illo just because she’s nice like that. Maybe this was her way of paying me back for making the snowballs in the first place. Maybe I owe her another latte now?

I know, I’ll just pay it forward: I’ll give away three free copies of my crocheted snowball pattern. Just leave a comment telling me you want in! I’ll do a drawing on Saturday morning and then email the pattern to the lucky winners. (Incidentally, that’s the same day that Brenda is doing her drawing for a free Miminko onesie, so if you’re interested go over and leave a comment on that post. You can also snag free downloads of her monthly calendar print-outs while you’re there.)

Crocheted Snowball and Crocheted Snowball PDF Pattern

13 Responses to “the crocheted snowballs are back!”

  1. Mim says:

    Oh these are precious!

    I can crochet and knit but I can’t read a pattern yet. Perhaps if I win, I will use that as my learning to read a pattern project :)

    I can imagine they would be very popular with those who don’t have snow. Very cool.

  2. K says:

    I’m with Mim… can crochet and knit but can’t read patterns. I am really hoping to learn soon though. :) Maybe this will be a good place to start. Love the snow balls. :)

  3. SAJ says:

    You’ll have to make a snowball how-to video!!! Imagine the possibilities! hahahahhahah!

  4. ooooo, count me in for this one. :)
    my boys would go crazy if I made them some of these!!!

  5. Annika says:

    Ooh, count me in!

  6. bluejaye says:

    Thanks for the link to my etsy store. I think I have 3 stripy wallets let…and a lot more.

    I bought your pattern yesterday and then ran to the Dollar Tree for the fuzzy yarn.

    Do you use a marker for the beginning of the row? I keep losing count. I like that it is in a spiral…much easier. I can’t wait to finish one. These may be my ornament present I send to my family.

  7. I don’t crochet (not for lack of trying though!), so don’t consider this an entry for the pattern, but I just wanted to say how adorable they are!!

  8. Mysh says:

    Hi Bethany! I just love your creative ideas and the snowballs are too good to be true. I would love to receive your pattern and (attempt) to create them myself! :O) Thank you for this opportunity.

  9. Angella says:

    If only I knew how to crochet…

    LOVE the wallet, though!

  10. Meaghan says:

    I saw your snowballs on Etsy and LOVED them! What a great idea!!!

  11. Sondra says:

    Must say that these are uber cute! I don’t crochet… sadly enough! But had to chime in on the cuteness!

  12. mamalang says:

    Someday I will learn how to crochet. Someday.

  13. Comments closed. I’ll announce the winners soon! Thanks, everyone!