So, I received an email from WordPress today stating that in 2010 my blog was viewed 880,000 times!


That’s a kick off ONE MILLION views in my eyes, give or take 100,000.

I was also told that The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year and if my blog was an exhibit at The Louvre it would take 38 days for 880,000 people to pass through and view.

Also in 2010, I uploaded nearly 1000 pictures on my blog, actually 939 to be precise.

When I checked in tonight, 1,302 people subscribe to my posts via email . . . hello!!!

One of the things on my 11 in 11 list is . . . to make 11 new friends!

Now I’m the first to admit, I raise my hand, yes, I am guilty of not pausing long enough to leave a comment, I click ‘next unread’ and skip from blog to blog. Goodness, I must find my manners. I am going to p.a.u.s.e in 2011, yes I am, and radiate good blog etiquette!

‘To connect’ is high on my 11 in 11 list, if you happen to be passing through here, then perhaps pause (if you’re juggling oranges or cooking an omelette at the time, I will understand if pausing isn’t an option), leave a comment with a link to your blog (if you have one, I’d love to come and visit) say hello, introduce your-self, tell me what’s on your dance card for the day if you like or if you’ve had an ordinary day and feel like talking, email me (, I might be able to inject a few rays of sunshine to energize, that’s what friends do!

As we enter a new shiny year, is there anything you’d like to see more on the blog or less, would you like more frequent posts, what direction would you like to see Hip to Hook take this year?

Hip to Hook was delivered each month to over 21 countries in 2010.

A huge, huge thank you to everyone, from the very bottom of my heart!

Here’s to continually connecting + commenting in twenty eleven!

Hello, my name is Sarah, how are you?



91 Comments on “connect

  1. Hi Sarah,

    First of all a happy new year to you!
    I always read your blog. It’s so inspiring to see all those nice chrochetpictures.
    Keep on doing this!!
    When is your book coming out? I cant wait to read it!!

    Take care,


  2. Hi Sarah, my name is Lita and I’m on the other side of the world in the UK. I’m one of the 1,302, lol. I love your blog and your use of colour, I have three wool eater blankets as wip’s right now. So I guess we’ve connected then eh?
    Hugs and kisses, Lita xx

  3. I’m going to do 11 in 11…I think I’ll talk to my knitting group and see if the members would like to as well. Hip to Hook is the best! Keep up the good work.

  4. Hello, Sarah! I’m Raquel. I’d just like to crongratulate you on your success. Your your is really original. 🙂

  5. Dear Sarah,

    i wish you and your Family a Happy New Year 2011 and i want to saythat your Blog is sooo beautiful!
    I love all the Colourful Work of you…all Times so bautiful Pictures and Postings here. Thank you so much for sharing!
    I send you a lot of Greetings and wish you all the Best,


  6. I need to do the same. Stop and comment at more blogs. I read so many I can feel myself just trying to “get through” the reader. But I know it makes me happy to get comments, so I need to share the love 🙂

  7. Hola, soy seguidora de tu blog hace casi un año, me gusta todo lo que haces , no compro los diseños porque no tengo tarjeta internacional, igual te sigo porque tomo ideas de tus bellas cosas.
    No solo es hermoso todo lo que haces, es una fuente de inspiracion para las tejedoras de ganchilo, aprender a convinar coloros , trabajar en cuadros haciendo todo tipo de prendas !!!!!!!!!! E aprendido en tu blog a unir los cuadros sin usar la aguja de coser, algo que hace mi trabajo mas prolijo y rapido, mas seguro!!!!!!!!! Estare aqui siguiendote , desde ARGENTINA, un pequeño lugar del interior de mi hermoso pais, junto a las sierras, gracias a internet, estes donde estes estaremos conectadas. Un feliz y prospero 2011 !!!!!!!!!!! Mi cariño.

  8. Hi! I’m Ellyn, I come here often & love your bright color combos…. I find much inspiration on your blog. Keep it coming! Happy New Year

  9. Sarah,
    good morning from the U.S.A, (Michigan the state that looks like a mitten) I look forward to your posts on your blog… Happy New Years!!

  10. Hello Sarah! My name is Shanti, I’m from Mexico, living in USA with my Hubby… I love crochet, and your pictures are always full of inspiration…
    I love the clean look on your blog…
    Hope you can make your 11 friends this year and that at the end of the year review, you had surpased a million!!!
    All the best,
    Shanti xx

  11. Hi Sarah,

    My name is Tamara Gonzales and I live in Wichita, Kansas, USA. I love reading your blog and I love all the colors and patterns that you use in your designs. Thanks for sharing with all of us. You can read more about me on my blog at

    Your Friend,

  12. Wow, that is incredible, but no surprise- your work is stunning. A BIG pat on the back to you. Wishing you an abundant 2011.

  13. Ya must have read my mine, dreaming stars even learning too make them into mini quilts from prairie flowerfarm pattern but now am going too embroidery the star quote “good friends are like stars” oh many hugs thank you Sarah for idea too. Yeah Renee

  14. OHHH cara Sarah, sono contentissima per te, che tu abbia SUPERATO IL LOUVRE!!!!!! GREAT!!!!! Ti seguo da tanto e sono affascinata dai colori che scegli per le tue creazioni: forti, luminosi… energici!!!! In pratica, meravigliosi, sono un piacere per gli occhi… e le tue creazioni? Spettacolari! Qui, in Italia,devi saper che i produttori di filati scelgono spesso colori senza tono, smorti… una tristezza! Magari ci fosse un tuo negozio anche dove abito io: Abano Terme, in provincia di Padova, 60 km a ovest di Venezia…
    Anche io passo spesso da un blog all’altro… ehhhhh amen!
    Se può farti piacere, sarei contenta che venissi nel mio piccolo blog: è stato pensato tanti anni fa, ma solo ora ho avuto il coraggio di accenderlo! E’ nato, timidamente, solo il 29 novembre 2010 ma mi è scoppiato il cuore quando il 30 dicembre ho letto che avevo già superato 1000 visite! A me! WOW! Sarà sempre più completo… e cercherò di arricchirlo… Ti mando un bacio dall’Italia, cara Sarah e… passa da me… BUON 2011!!

  15. Hi Sarah, Just dropping by from London UK. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog in 2010 and sorry, I’m one of those visitors who didn’t quite get around to leaving a message. I really enjoy your passion for colour and I’m amazed at your creativity.
    I’m working on the Farmer’s Wife Sampler quilt just now – a relaxing bit of hand sewing that doesn’t need too much effort.
    Happy New Year and have a blessed 2011.

  16. Sarah,

    I love getting your emails and checking out the creative things you do and find done with crochet, color, etc. I too am also guilty of being a lurker and never leaving comments. I am going to take your advice and try to be a little more “vocal” on the web and tell all the other creative people out there how much I enjoy and appreciate their work. A warm hello from cold but sunny Green Bay, Wisconsin USA.

  17. Well done Sarah – no wonder your site is visited so often – you have such bright pictures of all the lovely things you do! Please do tell how you get such clear and effective pictures? I am one of your biggest fans – also an Aussie – and I love your wool eater blanket. I had a pattern for this given to me years ago by a dear old lady who was making one in my doctor’s surgery – but never got around to making one till I saw your clear and concise tutorial in pictures, years later. Once I saw them, I re-looked (sp?) at this lady’s pattern and her hand written notes and it all became clear!

    I plan to make some of your colourful granny squares and learn from you how to join them as I go. I never do squares because I hate joining by hand…….

    Keep up the good work – I love your blog!!! I am No1grandma on Ravelry, btw.

  18. Blogland is a great way to meet so many wonderful people. I love your site and was actually recommended your blog by a friend on Flickr. Being new to Crochet (just taught myself end of last year) I love seeing all your crochet works – they are beautifully yummy. Here is to 2011 and new friendship 🙂

  19. Hi Sarah, my names Vivienne and I always love to visit you here! Just keep the crochet coming it’s always a delight to see!! 🙂

  20. Hi I’m Kristen…but I go by KM in the blogworld and when I sign my emails. I’m a knitter…but I want to learn to crochet. I could make a granny square, but it might not come out square. I’m working on a baby sweater right now (knit) that has a cute crochet shell trim. I’ve got ten days to finish it for my SIL. 2010 was a rough year for me…and I’m looking forward to a fresh start in 2011. Glad to meet you.

  21. Hello, my name is Karen. I live in Cary, North Carolina, US. Your crochet art has inspired me ever since I discovered your blog several months ago. My blog is still new with not much traffic. Hopefully I can drum up some interest this year. My goal for this year, in addition to my charity project, is to crochet pillows, pot holders, hot pads, and dish cloths for family Christmas gifts in 2011. I’d love to see your ideas on those in your blog. You have a wonderful sense of color combinations. Looking forward to crocheting like mad in 2011!

  22. Hi Sarah,

    I was inspired by your post about pausing and connecting.

    I am a busy mom of 2 teenagers, a wife and have a full time job.

    I live in a heritage home in the Okanagan Valley in B.C., Canada.

    I get my dose of inspiration early in the morning with my fresh ground coffee and a review of my blog roll. Yours has been inspiring me this year.

    So nice to officially meet you and wishing you a wonderfull 2011.

    Thanks for encouraging me to “pause”:


  23. Hi, I’m Dee and I’m normally a lurker. I love your tutorials and recently made an adorable garland using your simple snowflake pattern. Not much on the agenda today except (finally) seeing the latest Harry Potter film.

  24. I love your work,I love your color..and can’t wait to see your book.I’m Portuguese but I’m living in USA,where I see that you are very popular.I miss your’s HIP TO HOOK monthly….lol,but I know that your book take a lot from your time.Thanks for bring so lovely color to my day….

  25. Hi, Sarah!
    I’m from central Kansas, right about in the middle of the United States. I’m a mother of 4 and grandmother of 3. I taught myself to crochet about 30 years ago and haven’t stopped since! I eyeballed your granny sweater and made one for myself when you first posted it and made your Loopy Rose also. I love to make anything, from thread to bulky yarn. I also knit and was taught how when I was 12. I prefer to crochet but go back and forth, depending on my mood. I love your blog, it’s color and seeing what you’re going to come up with next! Keep it up!

  26. Hi Sarah
    I am a blog lurker. In the last couple months I have added a lot of blogs to m email list. Thought I would stop and say hello.

  27. Looks like we are all guilty of the same thing!!

    So….. Hi Sarah, I’, Rie of, it’s 6am here in Melbourne Australia & I’m currently reading (& enjoying!) your blog whilst I type this one handed as I express milk for my 2week old son!

  28. Hello Sarah:

    I’m Michele, a South Carolina (USA) blogger who loves to crochet as well as work with many other forms of needlework. I don’t know how long I’ve been reading your blog but know that I am especially drawn to the very happy colors you use and your fun photography. Please do stop by my place on the web and visit. I have a sewing and embroidery studio keeping me busy as well as children who are basically grown and soon to leave us empty nested. Well, we probably have a few more years before that happens, but I’m trying to be prepared with new things to focus on.

    Happy New Year!


  29. I love your blog and your crochet has inspired me!! Do wish the icrochet would update more regularly 🙂

    Have a wonderful new year and looking forward to following along your journey!!

  30. Happy New Year Ms London!

    880,000 – WOW that is a lot of visitors.

    I look forward to seeing more hooky goodness from you this year.


  31. Hi Sarah!

    I’m Kate and I have been quietly reading your blog for several months now. I too am guilty of not taking the time to pause and comment. Thank you for this post to inspire me to be better. I’ve already promised this year that I will develop a better online presense. This will include both getting back into the rhythmn of posting on my own blog again, but to stop and make sure I leave feedback and encouragement to other blog owners who I enjoy (such as yourself!)

    Congratulations on your upcomming milestones, they certainly are impressive and worthy of celebration!
    I’m looking forward to the many hundreds and thousands of posts to come 🙂


  32. Hello Sarah – nice to meet you! I’ve been one of your followers for a while now, since reading about your work in Inside Crochet magazine. I love the vibrancy of colours that you use and the way you’ve made granny squares so fresh and fun. I’m also a UK blogger and I too love to crochet. Feel free to pop by my little blog any time – it would be lovely to see you there!

  33. Hi Sarah – my name’s Debi and I’d love for you to visit my blog. I love visiting your blog to see all the beautiful, colorful crochet. Have a great day. 🙂

  34. Well, may I be the first to congratulate you on all those eyeballs last year! It takes time to connect on the web, which is a precious commodity for all of us. Here’s to a little more of the free kind in 2011. 🙂

    I’m a process and substance gal, so I’d love to see more of your process. You have an appealing aesthetic eye, so learning more about how you arrive at the final process would be very interesting to me.

  35. Congratulations on your much deserved success! I am a faithful reader, but a rare commentor myself. I am primarily a knitter, but have started crocheting again in the last year much to your credit (and one other site that I frequent) because your projects are so inspiring and I LOVE to play with color and I have observed that in your work as well.
    The one thing that I would like to see more of in 2011 is a free pattern, perhaps once a month??? Also, a toll free number to call to place orders for patterns or yarn purchases, you see I never put my credit card information on the Internet. A big no-no with the husband. If I could call and place an order over the tele, then I would probably buy lots of patterns.
    That’s my two-cents!

    Happy Hooking in 2011!


  36. Congratulations on all those eyeballs in 2010! It takes time to connect on the web, so here’s to wishing you more of the free kind in 2011. 🙂

    I’m a process and substance gal, so seeing more of your process here on the blog would be super. You have an appealing aesthetic eye, so learning the why and how that supports a finished project would be very interesting to me.

  37. Hello,
    My name is Andrea and i really do wish I could crochet better than I can. I have managed to teach myslef so far but following patterns is my next hurdle. Maybe 2011 the penny will drop and it will all fall in place!
    Today my daughter took part in her first pantomine and was buzzing with excitment when we got her home. She is playing one of the seven dwarfs. Her next performance is on Tuesday and then each evening until Saturday. She is going to be one tired little lady by Sunday.
    Have a very Happy New Year.

  38. Good morning Sara. I’m Tas and, short of needing my morning coffee, it is a beautiful sunny Australian morning at my end. I am aiming to make your granny square sweater this year. I am slightly obsessed with knitting atm but want to get back to crocheting. Sometimes I think that it is amazing how big the world is; other times, how darn small. Your blog stats certainly show how much the internet brings us all together. Happy New Year to you.

  39. Would luv to be put on your friends list, Sarah.If it’s not already overcrowded. My name is Karen. I’m 58. Have MS real bad, so I’m trying to make things & finish things before I can’t anymore, also learn new things. Would luv to have some free crocheted jewelkry patterns this year. They seem to be getting popular. Yours is one of the few crochet blogs I follow. Email me back & say hi, if & when you have time. Karen

  40. Hi Sarah! Your comments today resonated with me and so now I am responding. Here’s wishing you a happy and prosperous 2011. I love your blog, your choice of colors and the inspiration that you provided during 2010. Keep up the great work!

  41. Hey Sarah!
    I’m terrible at commenting too – always feel I need to have something clever or witty to say so I often hover without really engaging.
    Love the site, congrats on the blog stats. See more of you in 2011. 🙂
    If you feel like a cuppa tea and an iced vovo I might see you at, otherwise check you back here soon!

  42. How amazing is that!!! You are a bloggy superstar 🙂 More quick little items for instant gratification, I need projects that are FO between my longstanding UFO’s 🙂

    Happy New Year and may 2011 be everything you ask for, Jen

  43. Hi! I’m Cami and I write the blog “Art, Like Bread”. I recently launched my website, which right now is nothing more than a central location for my many craft-related endeavors. I’ve been following you for quite a while, and I’m excited to learn about your upcoming book! Congratulations & Happy 2011!

  44. I don’t exactly remember where I first saw a link to your blog, but I have been a happy follower for almost a year! I really enjoy seeing your color combinations – it’s sometimes hard for me to push through to a color pairing that is unexpected but works really well. It helps to keep an eye open for inspiration!
    I enjoy your photos, too. Eye candy!

  45. 880,000!!! Wow! And I was so proud of the 238 visits to my blog in 2010! 😉 Congratulations! Here’s wishing you a fabulous 2011!

  46. Happy New year to you!
    Thank you for all your wonderful work and inspiration you share.
    And Congrats on the blog! Your work rocks what can I say I guess
    about 800,000 or so other people think so to!

  47. Congratulations on your visiting traffic. I love the idea of 11 new friends, I would love to connect and talk with you. I just recently discovered your blog a couple of months ago and am truly inspired. I have a multitude of interests from photography, knitting, crochet, rubber stamping cards, quilting, flowers and baking. I have just recently picked crochet back up and am loving it. I work full time and part-time on the side, single with two children so life is very busy. Having an open house today trying to sell my house for new stage of life and new dreams. My blog is:
    Happy New Year, wishes for peace, health and continued success and blessings in the coming year.

  48. Hello Sarah and happy 2011 to you.
    I follow your blog via email and light up when I see a post from you.
    I have also vowed to be a better friend in 2011 and make some time for me.
    As a mother and wife I make time for everyones needs and I get what little time is left.
    I would love to make an online friend and maybe meet up with them one day.
    I have lots of great friends but none share my interest in the craft world.
    I can’t wait to see that book.
    Keep up the great work.

    Robyn Melbourne

  49. Happy New Year to you! I love anything crafty…and your crochet just jumped out at me. I love, love,love reading your blog. Sometimes it’s your pictures that inspire me. Can’t wait to see what 2011 will bring! Your friend, Karen

  50. Hi Sarah,
    I’m a loyal follower of everything Sarah London. I’ve gotten so much joy from visiting your blog and whipping up one of your patterns. I Crochet has been a great resource to see what everyone out there is making. I would love to see if you can somehow figure out how to send yarn across the pond to the good ole USA without it costing more than the yarn itself. Highway robbery, shipping is! Happy 2011.

  51. Hi Sarah,

    Congratulations on all your readers etc., have been a reader of your blog for a while now, bought some hip to hook patterns and really enjoy them and are easy to follow. Would love it if you could reprint your :Loopy Loops” pattern sometime soon. Good luck with your book.


  52. Hi Sarah,
    I’ve just discovered your blog……where have I been? One of the things I’d like to do for 2011 is learn how to crotchet (or ‘re-learn’ – I did do a blanket when I was about 14!) so I’m really pleased to be here. Here’s to a year of being connected! happy 2011.

  53. Hi Sarah!

    I’m Himiko and I’m doing well…. and by the looks of that blog post so are you! My goodness… what an audience you have!

    Well if you ever feel like hopping over to a little craft blog, feel free to drop by we’d be happy to welcome you!

    Enjoy your day!

  54. Thanks for the friendly reminder about taking a moment to pause and comment; I really should do this more, especially because you have been such an inspiration to me. I just started (obsessively) crocheting and knitting about 2 years ago. It was after I saw your website and was amazed by your fresh and exciting take on crochet. I hadn’t seen anything like it. I love how you embrace color. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. I also can’t wait for your book to come out!

  55. Hi Sarah. I am so pleased to have “met” you last year and look forward to more crafty goodness. xx

  56. Hi Sarah,

    Happy New Year !!
    I am following your blog for past 2 years and frankly you are my inspiration to get on my hobby. Thanks for sharing your life’s peaks with us and I hope
    very best wishes on your future endeavours.

    Cheers for London,

  57. Hi Sarah,

    Happy New Year !!
    I am following your blog for past 2 years and frankly you are my inspiration to get on my hobby. Thanks for sharing your life’s peaks with us and I hope
    very best wishes on your future endeavours.

    Cheers from London,

  58. Always have loved your blog and its pictures. You are so talented! Look forward to another year of reading here!

  59. Hi Sarah:

    I think connecting is a great resolution for 2011. I am going to try to pause and say a few words more often.

    I just added your blog last week. So it is nice to already be connecting with you.

    1,000,000 give or take 100,000?? Keep up the great work.


  60. Hi Sarah and Happy New Year! I hope you know how many people you touch by having your blog (me included). I absolutely love and read everything you post! I want to be just like you when I grow up (I just turned 36, should be happening any day now). You inspire me and everyone else that reads your blog. Keep up the amazing work!! I am looking forward to purchasing your new book. Chao :0)

  61. Happy New Year Sarah. Looking forward to seeing lots more posts of all your colorful work.

  62. Hi Sarah and happy new year 😀

    I’m Laura, and I’ve been hugely cheered up by your blog this year – the colours are so vibrant, especially in a glum Oxford winter. Like you, I’m going to try to leave more comments for people this year – I read so much about bloggers meeting each other online, and have always thought “how do they do that”. Apparently I’m a bit slow on the uptake, since it only occured to me in December that they TALK to each other!

    Here’s to connecting in 2011 – a very timely reminder, thank you!

  63. Hey! My name is Liana, I am writting you from Greece!
    I realy love your work and your blog.
    Keep up blogging so 2011 is colorful for everybody 🙂

    Kisses and Hugs

  64. Hi Sarah,
    yes, I’m one of them…lurker 😉 I track you through google reader and enjoy seeing your creations. I don’t do resolutions but I must make a point of saying ‘hi’ every now and then to you and all the other creative bloggers I follow out there. Have a great 2011from an inspired Melbourne follower!

  65. Hi sarah!!
    After that so welcoming post I couldn’t contain myself and popped in and leave a lil note for you.
    Thanks for such charming pieces of art (work) your style is divine and your personality is fresh and colorful!! lovely!
    I would llove if you could come to my blog and have a looma round (it is in spanish mostly….I am chilean living in Australia)…please don’t panic pics tell more than words sometimes 😀
    Enjoy your day ahead , and see you later!!
    cheers from Victoria.

  66. Hi Sarah!
    I´m Marlene from Portugal and I visit your blog some months ago and I-crochet too.
    I found so many inspiration during these months!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing those great ideas!
    Have a Happy 2011!


  67. Hi Sarah! I am Lorena, from Argentina. I was born in the south of the country, in Neuquen, and live now in Buenos Aires.
    My mother always crochetted, and I started to love it in the past christmas, as I have seen lovely things she maid. She is not used to internet and emailing so I am enjoying reading knitting blogs and sharing them with her, although we are living 12.000 kms far from each other!

    This is the first time I see your blog, I have met it through Attic 24. I love the wonderful things you do, congratulations!

    I do not have a blog yet, but I will tell you as soon as I get one!

    Hope you have an excellent 2011 and hope to go on admiring the lovely things you post (and sorry for my english ;-( )



  68. I love stopping by for a look at all your fabulous color work. It always brightens my mood when I get too far into myself. Thanks for always sharing your awesome talent.


  69. Hi Sarah

    I just want to take this time to tell you, you are one talented young Lady!! I am just starting out learning to crochet but, I have knitted for over 50 years now. I suppose I just get there with 2 needles ha ha. Anyway, I have tried doing “Granny Squares” and feel I am best trying a pattern so, I have just looked at your “Wool-eater” blanket cos it’s lovely and I am going to have a go at it, after I have finished whats on my needles first though. I can’t have more than one item at time on the go so, when I get fed up with something, I just have to finished it. I have left my email address and can’t wait to see your future work. Happy New Year to you and yours.
    Pam (UK)

  70. Hi Sarah!

    I’m Sandra from a snowy Sweden!

    I’ve been following your blog for over a year now and I love it!

    Now I’m waiting for some gorgeous pictures of your newest crocheting!

    Hugs from Sandra

  71. Hi Sarah, I’m Mrs C.
    Have been reding your divine blog for so long, I really love your use of colour and all the creativity you breath….
    Thanks for all your inspiration! I’d like to be your friend!

  72. Hi Sarah! congratulations on your success, and long may it continue! I found you via Attic 24! I am a love of making anything and am just venturing into crochet and have been knitting a bit recently too!!

  73. Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for giving all of us readers out here in blog land something to look forward to on a regular basis. I am from Brisbane and am stuck in Bundaberg not able to get home from the floods so I am spending a lot of time in blog land and with my crochet.

    I also felt for you as I have a 20 year old daughter in her final year of uni, and one aged 18. Life is a little challenging. But I had a giggle at the pic of your boy with his leggo. I also have a 4 year old daughter so we are still surrounded by ponies and strawberry shortcake. Aaah, the complete difference in age groups but both challenging and loving none the less.

    All the best for your new year,

  74. Hi Sarah, Happy New Year! I always read your blog – I love the colour and the crochet – such inspiration!

  75. Hi Sarah, Pleased to meet you. I’m Angie, from Canada. I love to see your colourful crochet photos. Such a bright spot out there in blogland. 🙂
    Angie (who wishes she lived overseas somewhere and hopes to make it happen some day)

  76. Hi Sarah,
    I love your blog…I crocheted some colorful, sparkling snowflakes after you posted the pattern….I made a scarf with some “falling” flakes…thanks for the inspiration!
    I’d send you a photo but I’m not sure how ….maybe I’ll figure it out soon!
    Thanks again for all the wonderful inspiration! Happy New Year! karol ann

  77. Hi there, happy New Year from Belgium!! I accidentally stumbled upon your blog trying to find colorful crochet blankets. What a thoroughly pleasant surprise your work was!! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and looking at your work on picasa. Have a fabulous year filled with color and more and more inspiration!

  78. Hi, Sarah! What an optimistic blog to start off the new year. Pausing and slowing down is a goal of mine too. My favorite part of your blog is the color. I still remember your red shoes blog, though I doubt I paused to comment. My blog is Handy Hooker and is about my knitting, crochet and tunisian crochet projects with random life happenings in there. This year is a big year, in that I’m going to do my first sweater, one knit and one crochet. You inspire me with your use of color. Can’t wait to see what you do this year.

  79. Wow, I am so blown away by your work, the colours and textures are so fabulous, and seem to have given crochet a totally new lease of life!
    Excellent work and the designs are just a-m-a-z-i-n-g!

  80. Your book is now the first item on my Christmas list for this year, Sarah! I love your blog, so I can’t wait for the book to come out.

    In the meantime, I’ve been hearing about the terrible floods in Australia, and I just want to extend my sympathy to everyone there — and I hope you’re staying safe! Take care of yourself!

  81. Hello Sarah! You have inspired me to comment. 🙂 I love your blog and all of the eye candy. I have an amateur video podcast if you would like to swing by and take a look. Cheers to connecting in 2011!!! 🙂 Suzanne

  82. Hi Sarah! I’m véronique from France and I really love your work. Happy new year whith lot of new friends (sorry for my english spoken, oups)

  83. Hi there! I just found your blog through your selvedge start tutorial. And, woa, I had to stop and look around because I am totally in love with modern crochet. I’ll have to see what you have in the way of crochet. Nice to meet you!

  84. Hey Sarah! I don’t know if you’ll get to read this as it’s at the bottom of a long list! But hello! and what fabulous intentions you have for 2011. I love the saying you have about sisters – mine is in the UK and I miss her so much (I’m in Perth), but that little saying made my heart all smiley! Thank you.

  85. Hi Sarah! I’m Elizabeth from NJ in the US, and as an avid crocheter who only this past summer learned how to make a granny square, I just love reading your posts and seeing your colorful wonderfulness. 🙂

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