Friday, March 25, 2016
Still Celebrating National Crochet Month with the Underground Crafter
I am honored to be the featured designer today over at the Underground Crafter podcast. Marie Segares has generously organized a stellar list of designers and free patterns in our joint effort to highlight and celebrate National Crochet Month sponsored by the Crochet Guild of America.
Marie discusses and reads my pattern, Himalya Tank Top, on her Podcast. She has a novel idea that introduces those interested in crochet not only to great patterns but also to the designers who make them. My design is made with the wonderful recycled silk made from saris imported from Tibet by Himalya Yarns. Anni Kristensen, the owner of Himalaya Yarn Company, is a kind, peace-loving woman and former social worker who has dedicated her work with these yarns to employing the people of Nepal.. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her yarn and designing almost 20 project patterns for her.
National Crochet Month has been quite a time of celebration for me. I worked weeks on a freeform crochet cowl swap which was challenging and fun and I taught pre-kindergardeners all about crochet, hooks and yarn the week they were sytudying the letter Y. Participating in today's podcast culminates in my belief that we should celebrate crochet every day, not just during the month of March!
Thank you, Marie!