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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!)
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Crochetville is very proud to have designer Marty Miller with us today as one of the featured designers on our 2016 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo). If you’d like to know even more about Marty, check out our post from last year’s blog tour.
From the time she was 5 years old and her grandmother taught her how to crochet, Marty Miller has been crocheting, designing, and teaching crochet non-stop. She shares her enthusiasm with crochet by teaching others in her classes, both locally, at her local yarn shop, and nationally, at various conferences. Her patterns have been published in magazines, books, yarn companies’ pattern lines, and her own pattern line, and she’s now an award winning tech editor. In addition to teaching, designing, and tech editing, she is a teacher on Craftsy, and she is also a past president (2010) of CGOA (the Crochet Guild Of America). You can find out more at her blogs:
Tell us about your favorite travel destination.
Any location near a body of water.
Do you visit yarn stores when traveling? If so, tell us about one of your favorite finds.
If I can, I do. I have a favorite one near the coast that I visit often (Salty Sheep, in Swansboro, NC). And if possible, I go to others, big box stores, local yarn stores, where-ever I may find some yarn.
Packing: Tell us about any crochet clothing or accessories you pack when traveling. Do you have any really cool packing tips to share?
I try to pack some of my crocheted sweaters whenever I travel. How many I take depends upon how I’m traveling – car: I can take as may as I may need, with one or two extras, just in case – plane: I only take the ones that I know I will wear. (Maybe one more – just in case!)
Tell us about any crochet projects you take with you when traveling: How many projects do you take? How do you decide which ones to take?
Again, depends on how I’m traveling and where I’m going – car to the beach or any where else: bags and bags of projects to work on, both in the car and at my destination – plane: a project or two for the plane, and whatever else I can take and stuff in my suitcase.
Visit Marty’s Site: NatCroMo Specials
I’ll be talking about Foundation Stitches, why I like them, how I use them, how suddenly other designers are using them, too. And, of course, my class at Craftsy on Foundation Stitches. Also, I’ll be offering a 50% off link to my Craftsy class, Mastering Foundation Crochet Stitches.
Find Marty Online:
- Crochet Doctor Blog: thecrochetdoctor.blogspot.com
- Not Your Granny’s Crochet Blog: notyourgrannyscrochet-marty.blogspot.com
- Ravelry: ravelry.com/designers/marty-miller
- Bluprint (formerly Craftsy): Marty Miller, Instructor Profile