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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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Yuliya Tkacheva, Ms. Weaver’s Designs
Crochetville is very proud to have designer Yuliya Tkacheva with us today, March 16, as one of the featured designers on our 2016 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo).
Hi! My name is Yuliya, and you may have seen my work under my business name, Ms Weaver. I grew up in Kazakhstan but currently live in London (UK). I consider myself a fearless crochet explorer and have my heart set on showing more of this craft to the world.
1. Tell us about your favorite travel destination:
London is my home and also my most favourite “travel” destination. Vibrant, trendy and chic, this city offers so much to explore even after many years of living here. Walking around London is like attending a fashion show; there is always something or someone to get inspired by.
2. Tell us about a “dream” travel location that you’d like to visit one day:
For the past several years I have worked in a close partnership with another crochet designer, Lena Fedotova, whom, oddly enough, I have never met in person. Lena lives on a boat in Montenegro and has been sharing so many beautiful photos of this country. I would love to be able to see it one day.
3. Packing: Tell us about any crochet clothing or accessories you pack when traveling. Do you have any cool packing tips to share?
I often travel during colder seasons and out of all my crocheted pieces, hats and cowls are the ones I tend to wear the most. They don’t add too much weight to my luggage, and help me create a different look every day.
4. 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?
If I go on short trips, I like taking breaks from actual crocheting. So when I am back, my hands are itchy to start a new project and I am ready to dive into work again!
Visit Yuliya’s Site: NatCroMo Specials
My March 15 on my Cup of Stitches blog will promote the National Crochet Month celebration at Crochetville, mentioning this post here on Crochetville. I will invite blog tour passengers to add comments to the post on my blog, and on 23 March will have a random draw for a gift pattern.
If you’re not familiar with my work already, I’d like to share three of my designs with you.
1. Liza Pullover, £5.00
Liza is a seamless top-down raglan sweater crocheted in one piece in a textured basket-weave stitch pattern. It features a wide ribbed neckline (feel free to wear it off-the-shoulder, if you wish), a straight boxy body and short-sleeves. The faux seams at the raglans add definition to this little pullover and allow increases to be made without interrupting the stitch pattern.
2. Olga Top, £5.00
Olga is a light sleeveless top worked bottom up in two pieces and then seamed. It features a modified boat-neck, a loose fit around the waist, two horizontal mesh panels below the bust, and a vertical mesh panel running down the back. The neck, the armholes, and the bottom are edged with a simple scalloped border.
3. City Break Hat, £4.50
City Break is a simple and easy to crochet beanie. Worked in fingering-weight yarn in a post-stitch rib pattern, it is stretchy and comfortable, while being warm and stylish. A narrow basket-weave insert near the brim breaks up the vertical rib pattern and will provide some entertainment to those who tend to get tired of simple repetitive stitch patterns. The slightly slouchy shape gives a modern touch to this otherwise classical rib hat.
Find Yuliya Online:
Ravelry Designer Page: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/yuliya-tkacheva
Ravelry Group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/cup-of-stitches
Love of Crochet Designer Page: http://www.lovecrochet.com/independent-designers/?designer_name=18295
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