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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!)
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Natasha Robarge, A Perfect Loop
I live in Houston with my husband and two dogs. My daughter and her family lives nearby and I enjoy my two grandsons tremendously. I work full time but cannot imagine my life without yarn for more than a few days. I learned to crochet and knit as a child, and then like many others dropped it for about 20 years. Then one day I picked up a crochet magazine and it all came back. I was blown away by the modern take on Irish crochet lace and took some lessons. I love the concept that any shape, any image can be represented in crochet. I started to design and have many patterns published by Interweave Crochet and now Love of Crochet. I enjoy experimenting with different techniques and strive to create functional pieces with a touch of beauty and fun. I also teach crochet and knitting on Saturdays at my local Hobby Lobby in Clear Lake.
Do you crochet in public? If so, when and where?
Absolutely. I often crochet on the plane. I crochet at the hair salon. I take crochet to social gatherings in case they turn our boring…
Do you have a special place at home where you crochet? Tell us about it.
I have a hobby room but tend to crochet more in the living room.
Share the story of your favorite thing you’ve ever crocheted or designed.
I don’t know if I have a favorite thing but I have one that I photographed the most. I like to make doilies once in a while. They are not super functional nowadays, but they are just so pretty. When I designed and made my Renaissance Doily in purple crochet cotton, I just couldn’t stop taking pictures of it and love this one the best: on my floor tile with the sun coming though the window. A very happy-looking doily.
Tell us about any other fiber-related hobbies you enjoy.
I enjoy knitting and combing it with crochet in the same piece. It not very popular in publications but I wear a lot a couple of summer combination sweaters I made.
Tell us about your most popular pattern.
Petal Top seems to be quite popular now. A nice piece for spring. It is worked top down and as a result the length and skirt width are easily adjustable. You can make it in fingering weight cotton yarn for summer too.
Tell us about your favorite camping location.
My back yard is typically the farthest I go camping…
Tell us about any crochet items you take to “glam up” your camping experience.
Wraps and shawls usually glam up my camping as well as work experience. 🙂
I’m designing a surprise Spring Cowl. It will be free starting from my day on the Blog Tour until the end of March. You will find it on Ravelry in Natasha Robarge designs. My Ravelry name is Aperfectloop.
1. Spring Cowl, $4.00 (Free through March 31, 2017)
Light and bright spring cowl with striking color work on lace.
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