A-Glamping We Will Go: 5th Annual National Crochet Month Blog Tour
Want to Chat about the Tour?
Part of the fun of glamping is the daily round-up around the campfire, chatting and stitching with friends. We hope you’ll join us in our NatCroMo Facebook group, where we’ll be sharing daily camping recipes, campfire songs about crochet, and so much more! We’d also love to hear about your favorite things you’ve discovered on the tour and see photos of your current crochet projects. You’re invited to join us daily for virtual cocktails/appetizers and dinner. (We’ll be sharing links to some fabulous recipes!)
Karen McKenna, I Hook Design
Crochetville is very proud to have designer Karen McKenna of I Hook Design with us today, March 17, as one of the featured designers on our 2017 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo). If you’d like to know even more about Karen, check out our post from last year’s blog tour.
I grew up in NJ, lived in WA for years, and now live in FL. I learned to crochet from my grandmother at 9. I just finished my fifth book, which is due out late spring from Leisure Arts. I am on the Board of Directors of CGOA and a member of TNNA.
Do you crochet in public? If so, when and where?
Yes, usually at the coffee shop or doctor’s office.
Do you have a special place at home where you crochet? Tell us about it.
Yes. My big oversized chair in my craft room.
Share the story of your favorite thing you’ve ever crocheted or designed.
I just finished it and can’t show it. I’m also very proud of my “In A Weekend Baby Afghans” booklet from Annie’s and the Navajo Stole in the Annie’s Signature Designs Fall ’16
How do you decide what to name your patterns?
Usually the yarn or design give me inspiration for name.
Tell us about your most popular pattern.
Based on Ravelrym it would be Arched Cuff Mitts, which is free on the Cascade Yarns website.
Tell us about your favorite camping location.
5 star hotel, like The Empress in Victoria BC
What is your favorite camping tip?
Don’t break a nail.
What is your favorite camping snack/meal/recipe?
Tell us about any crochet items you take to “glam up” your camping experience.
I will be reviewing Karen Whooley’s newest, self-published book. Garden Shawls. I will also have a giveaway of a copy of book. The Fresh Greens Hat/Cowl and Mittens patterns will both be half-price from 3/17/17-3/22/17. Please click the link above the photo for all the details.
If you’re not familiar with my work already, I’d like to share three of my designs with you.
1. Fresh Greens Hat/Cowl, $5.00
This versatile hat can be untied and dropped around your neck as a cowl. Worked with a solid and multi #4 Worsted yarn from Oink Pigments.
2. Fresh Greens Mitts, $6.00
These mittens are the match to Fresh Greens Hat/Cowl. Soft and warm.
3. On the Fringe, $5.50
This is a fun simple poncho. A hint of sparkle from the Downton Abbey yarn works well dressed up or down.
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