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The Crochet Express National Crochet Month Blog Tour
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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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Natasha Robarge, A Perfect Loop
Crochetville is very proud to have designer Natasha Robarge with us today as one of the featured designers on our 2016 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo).
I learned to crochet as a child, but my renewed interest spiked when I took Irish lace lessons from a crochet designer and she inspired me not only to make those pieces but also to create my own designs.
I live with my husband and two dogs in Houston, TX and love to visit with my daughter’s family and my two grandsons.
I work as Vice President at a medium size company and design, crochet, and knit any time I get a spare moment.
Tell us about your favorite travel destination.
I travel quite a bit in US internationally for my job and on vacation and fall in love with every place I visit.
Tell us about a “dream” travel location that you’d like to visit one day.
My husband loves trains and we have been dreaming for a while about a train ride through the Rocky Mountains. Sounds like there will be opportunities to crochet on that trip!
Do you visit yarn stores when traveling? If so, tell us about one of your favorite finds.
I map yarn stores in every location and make it a point to go there and buy something if I have a chance.
Packing: Tell us about any crochet clothing or accessories you pack when traveling. Do you have any really cool packing tips to share?
I usually have at least one crochet shawl with me. My wardrobe palette is pretty boring and bright shawls always add a splash of color. I also like crochet tops for summer vacation. I roll them in my suitcase.
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?
I typically take a couple of projects: one crochet and one knit for a change. I prefer lace or lightweight projects to avoid carrying heavy yarn. I also choose patterns with simple repetitive stitches so that I don’t have to check the pattern often.
Do you have any stories or anything else travel-related that you’d like to share with our blog tour readers?
I have a travel lesson learned. Several times I could not make progress on my project on travel because I forgot a critical tool. Now I keep a small box of tools and just take it with me along with the yarn. The box contains: small scissors, tape measure, yarn needle, stitch markers, a set of hooks, a tiny bottle of mild detergent, and an extra hook in the size I need for the project.
Visit Natasha’s Site: NatCroMo Specials
I’m working on a Wedding wrap/shawl collection. They, of course, can be used for other occasions too. They will be ready for release on March 15.
Find Natasha Online:
- Website: aperfectloop.com
- Ravelry: ravelry.com/designers/natasha-robarge
- Craftsy: craftsy.com/user/492404
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