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The Crochet Express National Crochet Month Blog Tour
Want to Chat about the Tour?
Part of the fun of taking a passenger steam train trip is talking with your fellow passengers. This year, we’re providing two locations where our passengers can get to know each other. We’d 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!)
George Shaheen, 10 Hours or Less
Crochetville is very proud to have designer George Shaheen with us today, March 10, as one of the featured designers on our 2016 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo).
I’ve been crocheting for over 30 years and often dreamed about making a living from it. Although originally trained in pattern drafting, fabric draping, and sewing construction, I eventually obtained a BA in Business Psychology and an MBA in Finance and entered the corporate world. However, after two decades in administration, I started to feel like just another cog in the machine. So I left my job, moved to Florida and began publishing the “10 Hours or Less” collection of classic and contemporary knitting & crochet patterns that can be completed in – you guessed it – 10 hours or less! And I couldn’t be more thrilled to finally be doing what I love . . . and making a living from it.
1. Tell us about your favorite travel destination:
My current love affair is with Ocala National Forest in central Florida, USA. With nearly 100 miles of hiking trails and an amazing array of wildlife, it’s my go-to destination for peace and rejuvenation.
2. Tell us about a “dream” travel location that you’d like to visit one day:
I don’t travel much these days, but would love to see the Northern Lights from Alaska, USA.
Visit George’s Site: NatCroMo Specials
I’ll be offering a free “10 Hours or Less” downloadable crochet shawl pattern as well as a special discount code for use on any crochet pattern(s) purchased from www.10HoursorLess.com. Come on over to my site 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. Flurry of Foliage Scarf, $4.95
Set your stash free with a quick and colorful crocheted scarf! Worked with one color at-a-time, this striking piece features beautiful bands of beech leaves cleverly stitched together as you work. So there’s no sewing! And with our step-by-step instructions for making any size in any weight of yarn, you can choose the perfect color/fiber combo for your favorite fashion season. This 10 Hours or Less premium pattern includes: Extra-large type with extended line spacing for easy reading; Enlarged stitching diagrams; and Supplemental Instructions for making this pattern in any size with any weight of yarn.
2. Varicolor Vortex Baby Blanket, $4.95
Swath your tot in a sea of swirls with this stash-busting circular blanket! Worked in simple double crochet with one color at-a-time, the ingenious design sports a cyclone of stripes rhythmically radiating from the center. Whether your colors are bold and bright or muted and monochrome, this mesmerizing pattern will cleverly turn them into one-of-a-kind fabric. And with our step-by-step instructions for making any size in any weight of yarn, you can make a variety of hue-filled homegoods…..from dishcloths to afghans! This 10 Hours or Less premium pattern includes: Extra-large type with extended line spacing for easy reading; Enlarged stitching diagrams; and Supplemental Instructions and Chart for making this pattern in any size with any weight of yarn.
3. Feathers of Pharaohs Scarf, $4.95
Fly above the fashion fray with this sophisticated circular scarf! Worked in one piece, the dramatic pattern sports crocheted “wings” of linear lace trimmed with contrasting “feather” clusters. Elegant in any fiber, this chic piece can smoothly sail from day into night. And with our step-by-step instructions for making any width with any weight of yarn, you can make an assortment of stylish accessories…..from a collar to a shawl! This 10 Hours or Less premium pattern includes: Extra-large type with extended line spacing for easy reading; Enlarged stitching diagrams; and Supplemental Instructions and Chart for making this pattern in any width with any weight of yarn.
Find George Online:
Ravelry Designer Page: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/10-hours-or-less
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