September 30, 2011

Crochet Stitches VE tour contest

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be taking part in the blog tour for Robyn Chachula’s new book, Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia. (Amazon sales link, Wiley link).
Here are the tour dates:
10 Oct: Getting Loopy
11 Oct: Yarn Thing
12 Oct: Go Crochet
13 Oct: Hook and I
17 Oct: Vickie Howell
18 Oct: Modeknit
19 Oct: Knitgrrl (here!)
20 Oct: NexStitch
24 Oct: Styled by Kristin
25 Oct: Yarn Craft
26 Oct: Crochet Doctor
27 Oct: Lindamade
31 Oct: Manhattan Craft Room
We’re going to run this one a bit differently…I’m going to let YOU ask the questions! Everyone who posts a question for Robyn in the comments below will be entered to win a copy of the book! So start thinking and posting now, and we’ll post the answers here on the 19th. You need to have your question in before the 11th, ok, so Robyn has time to answer (and I have time to post!) before leaving for Rhinebeck.

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  • Jenna

    How did you have time to crochet while your toddler is wild? I am mother of two and I am knitter. I am knitting during my daughter is napping, and knitting during the kids are in their beds. I want to knit during the day everyday. 🙂

    Reply to Jenna
  • Natalie

    What inspired you to include some of the lesser known forms of Crochet (ie: Brussels Lace, different forms of Tunisian, and other laces)?

    Reply to Natalie
  • Emy

    How did you decide what stitch patterns to include, or for that matter, exclude?

  • Ruth

    What types of yarns work best for which types of crochet?

    Reply to Ruth
  • Cathy

    What was the most difficult part of writing the book? How did you get through it?

    Reply to Cathy
  • Margo

    What was the greatest challenge and your favorite part in writing this book?

    Reply to Margo
  • Pam

    Is this a good book to learn from? I can do some basic crochet but would like to learn some of the fancier stitches.

  • Cami

    What made you decide to do a stitch dictionary after so many successful garment books?

    Reply to Cami
  • karen

    Wow, the book is so well organized and laid out. How did you resource so many stitch variations? Amazing.

    Reply to karen
  • Kate

    What is your biggest inspiration when you are designing things. Although there are things that are similar in some of your designs a lot of them are so different, what keeps your creative juices flowing?

    Reply to Kate
  • Kate

    In your book is there a section that will explain the best ways to take your stitch ideas and turn them into our own projects? From the preview on your blog the stitch samples are great, but I am not sure which would be best for baby clothing, adult clothing, or should just be used for accessories.

    Reply to Kate
  • Carmen

    What is your favorite weight of yarn or thread – and why?

    Reply to Carmen
  • Annette

    Do you still have a “day job” as a structural engineer? In addition to having a rambunctious toddler, how do you find time to crochet?

    Reply to Annette
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