Sunday, January 27, 2013

Meet Debi from "Dly's Hooks and Yarns"

Welcome to the second guest post in my new "meet in k-town"-series, and thank you all for the positive feedback to Jenn's guest post last week, I think that was a fantastic start! With this series I try to find a balance between brandnew blogs and blogs that are already very popular. My guest today is Debi, and I assume that most of us already know and love her blog, but let's hear how she summarizes six (!) years of blogging:

"Hi everyone - please allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Debi Y. and my blog is 'Dly's Hooks and Yarns'.  

My sister Teri taught me to crochet a granny square when I was in high school.  I really didn't do much with that until quite a few years later.  I was pregnant with my daughter Erica (who is now 30 yrs. old), when a friend of my husband kindly gave me a refresher course on crocheting.  I crocheted lots of blankies for Erica and gradually over the years branched out into all kinds of crocheted items.  

On my blog 'Dly's Hooks and Yarns' - you will find over 100 of my free patterns.  There are baby blankies, baby hats, purses, scarves, squares, coffee cup and bottle cozies, kitchen items, Holiday items, and so on. 

For a little over a year now, I have been posting a regular segment called 'Two on Tuesday'.  Each week I post 2 things that has made me smile.  I invite you all to join me in posting on your blog 2 things that make you smile - you are more than welcome to use my picture.  We all need to reflect on the happy things and be thankful.   

Another one of my on-going projects is my 'Dly's baby hats & blankies'.  In February 2011, I started crocheting baby blankies to donate to the local pregnancy center.  A few months ago, I decided to add the baby hats.  This is just a small project that I do to maybe lift the spirits of a new mom who has found herself in a situation that she really wasn't planning on.

I'd love it if you would drop by my blog for a visit. The coffee is always fresh, but you'd probably want to bring your own cookies or cakes - I'm not that good of a baker. ;)


I also host a bi-weekly link blog called 'Did You Make That?'.  This link blog is for anything crafty -  whether it's crochet, knit, plastic canvas, scrapbooking, baking, cooking, jewelry making, sewing, quilting, mosaic work, woodwork, pretty garden designs, anything really - if you made it, show it off.


Back to the baby hats.  In my opinion, hats are the cutest baby item to crochet.  They are so quick and easy to make and the pattern possibilities are endless.  You can crochet cute hats, funny hats, fancy hats and even animal hats. 

Here's the link to Crochet Pattern Central where you can find a ton of baby hat patterns:

For just a few dollars worth of yarn and a little bit of your time - you can make a baby look even more adorable.  :)  


Debi Y. :)"

Thank you Debi for this nice overview of your diversified blog! If I were to compare blogland to College (the way I know it from US movies and TV *gg*), Debi would be the friendly girl that comes to you on your first day on Campus and introduces you to her friends. And even after a while, when you've already found your way around and made friends of your own, she always remembers to stop by and asks how you're doing. Thank you for that, too!! :)
Oh, and just in case you've missed it: yesterday Debi posted another super-cute wiggles baby hat with free pattern, you have to see that!

Wishing you all a happy Sunday and good start into the last week of January,



  1. Thank you Barbara - it was a pleasure to be a guest blogger for you. :)

  2. of my favorite people to visit while in blogland

  3. What a nice post of Debi! She is an experienced crocheter and a generous person. I like to visit her website!

  4. Thank you for this Barbara, I love Debi's blog and never miss a post, I have used several of her patterns and find them easy to do and they all turn out well :)

  5. You have described Debi so aptly! The college part esp :) Made me smile. Love her blog and her kind words always...

  6. it's always a pleasure to visit Debi's blog (just did it few minutes ago!)! She is so sweet and gentle.
    xxx Ale

  7. Yes, I agree with Rajeswari. Debi always makes happy and bring joy with her kind and comfortable words. And she is a very experienced super-fast crocheter:)

  8. Beautiful blog
    Love maria

  9. Debi does have a great blog. It's one of the ones I make a point to check every day. :) Same with this blog!

  10. What a fun guest post. Debi definitely shares her positive attitude on the internet!


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