Monday, October 13, 2008

Yarning One's Keep

Crochet might not be as “comfort food” as biscuits and gravy, but it’s darned close. The reasons are obvious. First, it’s a classic gift choice warmly suggestive of an investment of time, or at the very least thoughtfulness on the part of the owner; and second, let’s face it, it’s a lost art that our grandmothers practiced expertly and often—and who doesn’t love a grandma? The assumption that knit socks can’t be rocked by a younger crowd, however has finally met its match. Meet Caiti of Caitijo Crochet, an 18-year-old Georgia-based independent crafter whose marriage to the art of crochet is one of the most refreshing collaborations since Georgia’s most famous college band, R.E.M., tapped 70-year-old preacher-folk artist Howard Finster to paint its album covers.

Caiti’s work is original, made-to-order, and quietly stylish without a whiff of pretense. And as for cozy, if this designer could be persuaded to crochet a sleeping bag, you’d probably winter in it, emerging only for cocoa breaks, reruns of The Sound of Music, and the eventual return of spring. In addition to her bestselling Sunshiney Slipper Socks, which are every bit as effervescent and charming as the name implies, Caiti’s craftsmanship forays into footwear for children such as the Girly Girl Slippers, hand-pampering apparel such as her Bashful in Black Gloves, and to grace the neck, a variety of long and lovely Scarflings. And for the participant fortunate enough to win today’s giveaway, Caiti will also be hand-crafting one Kelly Green Beanie Hat (like the one in Caiti's profile picture) for your pleasure. To enter, just visit CaitiJo Crochet, then come back here to tell us about your favorite product. Wishing Willow subscribers earn an extra entry; be sure to let us know in a second post if you’re a subscriber. To post without a Google account, just click “anonymous.” The winner will be chosen randomly. Contest ends 10/20/08. Best of Luck!

**We have a winner! cathyhall who said...I am in love with those slippers, girly girl, sunshine or pixie. Too cute. Thanks wishing Willow!***

128 comments:

Rozz said...

Love the pink Girly Girl slippers.

windycindy said...

What a talented lady. Her crochet work is gorgeous! I adore the "Little
White Scarfling" and the "Slipper Socks!" The socks look like adorable little shoes. Please enter me in your delightful drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am a subscriber to your site.
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

I like the Charcoal Slipper Socks the best. They look very comfortable. Thanks for the contest. charlottewinters@cox.net

samsakara said...

I love the Gray Gloves!

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mverno said...

the slipper socks

Imanoptimisticbeauty said...

I love the beehive beret! Its absolutely gorgeous and would go perfectly with my hair.

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Imanoptimisticbeauty said...

Also a subscriber :O)

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Kirby McCauley said...

I adore the Ivory Gloves!

Super Blogger Girl! said...

I love all the gloves, you are very talented!

Viv said...

I like the berets, especially the buttercream beret.

Jenn S. said...

I love the made to order gloves, especially the ivory ones. Very nice.

kygirl said...

Buttercream Beret is my pick

amantikos said...

I LOVE the little white scarfling this will be something I am coming back for.

kagey10 said...

I adore the beehive beret!

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kagey10 said...

subscribed!



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Shannon said...

I like the beehive beret.

jenny said...

wow i realy do like them pink girly girl slippers there cute thanks

Hil'Lesha said...

I love the Ivory Gloves.

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Maja said...

Ivory gloves are great.

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Maja said...

angelina115@hotmail.com

subscriber

kalea_kane said...

I love the charcoal beret. Very cute. The crochet khaki cap in the picture on her Esty page is cute too! I am a sucker for crochet berets and caps.

kalea_kane said...

I'm also a subscriber. I don't know if you need my email or I need to come and check.

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

Thanks so much

Kendra said...

pink Girly Girl slippers are so cute! thanks for the opp!
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Princess Caitlin said...

CaitiJo loves gravy and biscuits. lol
<3
Nate is fabulous with words.

Tonya said...

I love the Girly Girl Slippers.

sophiecat said...

I really liked the Bluesy Beret.

Leigh said...

Girly girl slippers are a must have!

Paige said...

I love the Behive Beret! The shape is so original!

The Jackson Family said...

I absolutely love the Girly Girl Slippers!!

The Jackson Family said...

I am also a subscriber:)

zukzuk said...

Well, I love me the pixie slippers but a well made hat (I am learning to knit and the immediate future holds I'm sure, only poorly made hats) sounds very nice indeed!

Count me in!

rlr260 said...

I like the little white scarfling. It looks so dainty.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the Bluesy Beret.
-Terra
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reb said...

I love the little white scarfeling.

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ann marie said...

Everything is so beautiful! My favorite is the pink girly girl slippers=)

mogrill said...

The Beehive Beret is fantastic!

mrs.mommyy said...

BEEHIVE BERET mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

M said...

The girlie girl slipper are so cute.

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Gill - That British Woman said...

They're all nice, but if I had to chose it would be the Pixie slippers, very cute and warm I bet?

Gill

Karen said...

Love the charcoal slipper socks !! They look so comfy :)

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Sharon said...

I love the beehive beret it is so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

vboackle said...

i like the beehive beret.

MariaJoy said...

the Girly Girl Slippers are too cute!

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Becky said...

Love the Sunny Scarfling! darling stuff.
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Wehaf said...

I love the pleated pumpkin beret, and also the fingerless gloves!

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Dee said...

oh the hats are super cute! I LOVE the little white scarf! Adorable!

Dee said...

i just subscribed!

Carly said...

Im simply crazy for the girly girl slippers. Too cute and oh so chic! Thanks for a great giveaway:)

carlyharrell(at)yahoo(dot)com

Bebemiqui said...

I really like the Ivory gloves.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Berry said...

I love the girly girl slippers as well as the slipper socks.

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Berry said...

I`m a subscriber!

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Jamie said...

I've had this shop bookmarked for awhile. I LOVE the slipper socks.

I think I'd want some in purple or a raspberry color though!

jamieATohhowlovelyDOTnet

The Saunders Family said...

the ivory gloves are great!
mom2maria at hotmail dot com

PS said...

I love the Sunny Scarfling! So many possibilities!!

Jenna said...

Ivory gloves - so pretty and delicate

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LisaW said...

Lovely work! I like the Bluesy Beret.

Booklogged said...

I like the fingerless gloves. Darling.

Abby said...

Those girly girl slippers are sooo sweet!

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miss bliss said...

The sunshiney slipper socks look so cute, I'd be tempted to wear them out somewhere!!

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Millie said...

I love the girly pink slippers! I wish I had a half her talent!! Thank you for the chance to win such a great talent!

Millie said...

I am a subscriber :)

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Ann said...

I love the Charming Charcoal Beret. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Ann said...

I'm a subscriber.

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Buki Family said...

i really like the girly girl slippers.

margelina said...

I love the bashful in black gloves! margelina@comcast.net

margelina said...

I'm a subscriber!
margelina@comcast.net

elaine said...

I love the Pixie Slippers-look so warm and comfy!
Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Kari said...

LOVE the slipper socks! They are awesome!!

ecky said...

love the gray gloves
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socialwork4kids said...

I love the Sunny Scarfling! What a cute idea to wear it in your hair. m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

jeske_posse said...

Love the Pixie slippers!

Jenny said...

I love the pleated pumpkin beret. It's cute!

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NateAndJakesMom said...

I think that the Little White Scarfling is beautiful.

angela said...

I love the pixie slippers!

cam said...

The Pixie Slippers are so freakin cute.

mannequin said...

I like the Inky Scarfling. How talented she is!

mannequin said...

I'm a subscriber!

Smooshy said...

i love the little white scarfling

meg said...

Love the beehive beret...wish I was as talented as this young lady!

SeptemberLovely said...

I adoooooore the "Sunshiney Slipper Socks - Made to Order" (Size 7.5-ish). They look super-comfy, cozy, and are wicked cute!

SeptemberLovely said...

<----Subscriber!!!

justicecw said...

I like the blusey blue hat. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

RE said...

The beehive beret would be great!

jennem said...

My favorite is the Inky Scarfling.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

cathyhall said...

I am in love with those slippers, girly girl, sunshine or pixie. Too cute. Thanks wishing Willow!

cathyhall said...

I am a subscriber, thanks for the great give away.

fae said...

i like the Buttercream Beret. very cute hats!

Allyson Hill said...

the "scalloped slipper socks"...but really I love all of her stuff. Great find!

joannaonthelake said...

I really think the Beehive Beret is very cool! I love hats especially with the winters we get here in the winter! Thank you for a great giveaway!
joannaonthelake@gmail.com

Aisling said...

The Little White Scarfling is absolutely lovely and it's my favorite, but Caiti is very talented and all her pieces are very nice.

Aisling said...

And I'm a Wishing Willow subscriber.

kellyache[at]hotmail[dot]com said...

Charming Charcoal Beret is very classy. And a kelly green beanie would be whimsical. Thanks for the opportunity.

Chick_w_Wit said...

The girly girl slippers are perfect!!!

Jessica said...

The Beehive Beret is super cute!

sundaygirl at gmail dot com

getpalmd said...

I love one of her sold items, the Stripey Beanie!

blueviolet said...

I like the little white scarfling very much! I would like to wear it as a scarf and in my hair!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

blueviolet said...

I'm subscribed too.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

stokesmichellebrandy said...

I like the little white scarfling, but slipper socks sound so warm and cozy!!!

fancyfeet48 said...

LOVE the slipper socks

Storm said...

I love the Bashful in black fingerless gloves!

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hazel said...

The Gray Gloves are my favorite
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yellowlabs said...

I like the Charming Charcoal Beret

Gianna said...

I love the Sunny Scarfling :)

Kristan said...

i love the beehive beret. my husband loves me in hats and i rarely wear them - maybe just because i don't have the right hat! :)
andrewandkristan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Wren said...

Oh the scarflings AND the berets are fabulous. They're darling.

Leah said...

I love love love the Girlie Girl Slippers. WOW!!! Beautiful!!! and "PURR"fect for my goddaughter!

Thanks so much for the give~away! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Leah said...

And, I'm a subscriber. : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Brooke said...

Inky Scarfling!

Xenia S said...

I would love the Girly Girl Slippers for my daughter!

Thanks!
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Jeni said...

Sunny Scarfling

Chantelle said...

I really love the Charcoal Slipper Socks!

Becca Ann said...

The Girly Girl Slippers are very cute!
xxbeccaannxx@gmail.com

demmi said...

I like the Charcoal Slipper Socks

Lori said...

The Gray gloves are super cool! My hands are always cold and gray goes with most of my wardrobe!

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Brenda said...

I love the pink Girly Girl Slippers, they are darling!

Sahm Lee said...

I love the Charming Charcoal Beret! thanks for the contest!
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Bakersdozen said...

My hands down favorite is the "Bashful in Black fingerless gloves". vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

klp1965 said...

the bee hive beret is cute :)

Samantha P said...

i love the Bashful in Black fingerless gloves, so cute!

Samantha P said...

also a subscriber!

Helen said...

I love the Charming Charcoal Beret.

Sara G said...

I'd love to have the pixie slippers, so dang cute! Man, I wish I could crochet! germandarius{at}gmail{dot}com

Rockin' Mama said...

The Little White Scarfling is adorable

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donna444444 said...

I like the Buttercream Beret.
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donna444444 said...

I am a subscriber
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lilyk said...

I love the Pleated Pumpkin Beret!

lilyk said...

I subscribed to your feed.