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The Crochet Express National Crochet Month Blog Tour
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Crochetville is very proud to have designer Shari White with us today, March 24, as one of the featured designers on our 2016 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo).
I have been designing professionally since 2007. I am fortunate to have had over 50 designs published in magazines, books, online, and for a few yarn companies. A few months ago, I was elected to the CGOA board of directors and will be serving as treasurer. In addition, I work full-time in NYC in advertising and am also the mother to 6 sons ranging in age from 16-28.
Tell us about your favorite travel destination.
I loved traveling all over Europe and would love to eventually go back.
Tell us about a “dream” travel location that you’d like to visit one day.
I would love to visit Israel one day.
Do you visit yarn stores when traveling? If so, tell us about one of your favorite finds.
I always seek out the local yarn stores when I’m away. One of my favorite finds was when I spent a week in Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. The owner had an open session to all crafters twice a week. While at one of the sessions, I was telling the other crafters that I have a son who knits and all of a sudden I heard “Mom?”. He had no idea that I was there because we were each in a different part of the store in a large room.
Packing: Tell us about any crochet clothing or accessories you pack when traveling. Do you have any really cool packing tips to share?
I love lightweight project bags so I can throw in all the necessities. My favorite bag is one that I picked up at WEBS a few years ago. It’s waterproof and has magnets to hold all the pockets closed. It also has many compartments inside to hold all my tools of the trade.
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 always have to have at least 2-3 projects with me at any one time. Since I commute by bus, I need to have a project for the bus and a smaller one that I can fit into my bag if I need to take the subway to visit a client. I always carry a small skein and a hook in case I get inspired. In addition to the projects, I also carry a sketch pad and 3 of my favorite stitch dictionary books.
Do you have any stories or anything else travel-related that you’d like to share with our blog tour readers?
I always create a binder for any conference and/or event that I travel to. I want to make sure that I’m prepared for what I’ll be attending and not miss out on any of the activities as well.
If you’re not familiar with my work already, I’d like to share three of my designs with you.
1. Catherine’s Wheel Throw, FREE
This interesting one-piece throw is as fun to crochet as it is beautiful! Start at the center and crochet clustered squares of stripes.
2. Fleur de Lis Shawl, FREE
Bordered with a delicate petite floral edging, this crocheted shawl just flows! Enjoy the soft comfort and drape of silky bamboo. It folds up compactly to go wherever you go!
3. Circular Motif Shawl, FREE
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Find Shari Online:
Ravelry Designer Page: ravelry.com/designers/shari-white
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