Oh Good Morning, What a Beautiful Day

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers! And a Happy Thursday to everyone else.

This year I feel particularly thankful that my life has taken the course that it has. Not only am I STILL lucky enough to work at WEBS but I’ve published my first book and released a Craftsy Class. My girls are growing into happy and really interesting young women and Patrick continues to be my everything. So I thought I’d celebrate the official start of the holiday season here in the States with a give-away.

I’ve been steadily adding new patterns to ChickenBetty’s Pattern Coop on Ravelry, to my Etsy Shop and to my Pattern Page on Craftsy but I’ve also been revamping a lot of my older patterns to clean up the pattern language, provide better images and make sure they match the format of my newer patterns. This means I’ve been making lots of new samples and I’m never going to use or wear all of them but that doesn’t mean YOU can’t! Want to win a pattern and a sample?!

Comment to win a copy of the pattern and a finished sample! - visit ChickenBetty.wordpress.com for more details

Comment on this post before 11:59 EST on Sunday Nov. 30th and tell me why you’re thankful this year. On Monday Dec. 1st I’ll draw two winners who will not only receive a copy of my Slap Chop! bracelet pattern BUT you’ll also receive one of the bracelets pictured above! International readers are TOTALLY eligible! Make sure you leave me some way to contact you in the comment. (psst – if you post as anonymous I won’t be able to contact you!)

I’ve had a bit of a soft spot for vintage James Taylor recently and his Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon album has been on constant repeat for me this week.

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Do you Obey Crochet?

I certainly do. A couple years ago I found this quirky lady doing these fantastical drawings on Flickr under the name Obey Crochet. Every couple of days I’d check in and laugh at her sarcastic, and totally on point illustrations and I loved all of them. I loved the style, the simplicity and just how crochet-centric they were. Admit it, the yarn industry leans heavily towards the knitters and and it’s really nice when we feel the crochet love.

ChickenBetty logo designed by Stephanie Toppin of Obey Crochet

After talking myself out of it for a whole week I finally just popped her an e-mail and asked if she’d be interested in designing a logo for me. Shockingly she said YES and now I have my beloved little ChickenBetty in her nest of yarn.

Simply Crochet issue #25 - with free Obey Crochet 2015 Calendar

Well now you can own a small piece of Obey Crochet, if you can get your hands on a copy of issue #25 of Simply Crochet magazine. It’s published in the UK but it is available in the states, I’ve seen it at Barnes & Noble. In issue #25 you’ll find an Obey Crochet 2015 Calendar and STICKERS! Freakin stickers!

Obey Crochet 2015 calendar available in Simply Crochet magazine issue #25Go show my friend Stephanie some love at Obey Crochet. She’s straight hookin’, yo!

Crochet Your First Cardigan with me on Craftsy!

I’m so excited to finally share my Craftsy class with you!

My First Crochet Cardigan with Sara Delaney on Craftsy

In seven easy lessons you can follow along and craft your first (of many) crochet cardigan. I had such an amazing time in Denver filming the class with the Craftsy crew. It’s a blur of bright lights and laughter and LOTS of crocheting.

Filming First Crochet Cardigan class for CraftsyI’d love for you to take the class and share your experience and finished sweaters with me! You can sign up for the class here and you can even buy the full class kit and have all the yarn you’ll need to make your first sweater shipped right to your door.

My First Crochet Cardigan with Sara Delaney class and full materials kit available from Craftsy

See you in class!

❤ Sara