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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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Lindsey Stephens, Poetry in Yarn
Crochetville is very proud to have designer Lindsey Stephens with us today, March 28, as one of the featured designers on our 2016 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo).
Lindsey Stephens brings her love for teaching and mathematics into everything she does. She has her own design line, Poetry in Yarn, and can be found teaching crochet, knitting, and crafting both locally and online. Lindsey uses her mad math and technical skills for good as a crochet tech editor and website designer.
Tell us about your favorite travel destination.
Anywhere with good friends. Good food is a plus too.
Tell us about a “dream” travel location that you’d like to visit one day.
I’d like to visit England and tour the Harry Potter locations mentioned in the book. My husband can’t believe that if I visit England that King’s Cross Station (the train station mentioned in the book) is as high on my list as the castles and museums.
Do you visit yarn stores when traveling? If so, tell us about one of your favorite finds.
Always. When we went to Paris for our anniversary, we had to switch hotels. Imagine my joy when I discovered a yarn store down the block from the new hotel! Of course I stopped at multiple yarn stores that trip. Vacation yarn doesn’t count. 🙂
Packing: Tell us about any crochet clothing or accessories you pack when traveling. Do you have any really cool packing tips to share?
Because I keep kosher I often take food with me when I travel. It works out great because by the end of the trip the bag of food is nearly empty and I can use it to pack all the souvenirs.
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?
No matter what, I always seem to pack 3 projects, even though I never finish more than 1. Got to be prepared though!
Visit Lindsey’s Site: NatCroMo Specials
I’ll be giving away a crochet package: crochet project bag, stitch markers, and a lotion bar. Come visit my website for details on how to enter.
If you’re not familiar with my work already, I’d like to share three of my designs with you.
1. Panacea Wrap, $5.00
The cure for the common winter! The Panacea Wrap packs a
punch as a piece that can be worn as a shawl, wrap, cowl, or
anything else your imagination dreams up. A row of buttons
keeps your look in place without a pin. Worked in one piece
and easily modified for size, Panacea is a relaxing project
that’s as stylish as it is practical.
Pattern includes stitch symbol diagram.
2. Dulcibella Tunic, $6.50
This top-down, lace tunic looks far more difficult than it actually is. Made from basic shapes, Dulcibella is an effortless layering piece that you’ll be reaching for throughout the year. The hip-length garment has a comfortable boat neck along with elbow-length sleeves. Generously sized from sizes small through 4X, select a body skimming silhouette, or opt for a more relaxed look by choosing a size with more positive ease. The pattern includes crochet stitch diagrams for both the main stitch pattern as well as the decorative chain seam on the side vents.
3. Drift Ice Shawl, $5.95
Embark on the voyage of your dreams while wrapped in the beauty of the Drift Ice Shawl. The second pattern in the Drift Ice Line, the Drift Ice Shawl showcases the same delicate openwork as its sister, the Drift Ice Cowl. Worked from the center top outwards, the shawl is easily customizable for size – simply work as many repeats as you like, and finish with the pint-sized picots! The neckline shaping helps it stay secure, while the squared semi-circle shape offers lots of options for styling. The Drift Ice Shawl pattern is a great match for both solid and variegated yarns.
US crochet pattern terminology used. Pattern includes written part and stitch diagrams.
Find Lindsey Online:
Ravelry Designer Page: ravelry.com/patterns/sources/poetry-in-yarn
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