Countdown Contest: Month & 1/2 until Crochet goes POP!
Ok, I clearly suck at math…apparently, even when it only involves counting. THIS week, not last, marks 6 weeks until the first week of May when Pop Goes Crochet comes out. I’m blaming the oversight on my pregnancy brain, but who really knows? The good news though is, that it gives me an additional week to give away signed copies. Hooray!
Ok, now for another little sneak peak. The book is broken down into 5 chapters–Rebels, Icons, Fashionistas, Starlets and Rockers–all of which are filled with projects that are an ode to both the individual they’re named after and the versatility of crochet.
Those of you who’ve seen me at conventions and fairs probably recognize these tops, because I’ve worn them to death (the black version’s also what I’m wearing on the cover). They’re comfy and versatile with a drop-waist that’s flattering to those of us who don’t necessarily want to draw attention to our midsections. It’s made with SWTC/Vickie Howell Collection “Love” yarn (Silk & Bamboo) for drape and in 2, “T” shaped pieces for quick assembly. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you…
The mad musings of Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen King and Tim Burton, have seeped into pop-culture with the crimson impression of some of their famous fictional victim’s blood. If art imitates life however, it’s Helena Bonham Carter who’s the embodiment of the dark, often quirky beauty of cinematic thrillers and cult classics. These crocheted mesh tops invite you to become entangled in the web where fright meets fashion.
…And now, for a little insiders scoop: The other woman in this picture was never in the same room as I was. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we each had to be shot on different days. Thanks to the PhotoShop wizardry of art director Kristi Pfeffer though, my vision of the twin scene from “The Shining” was still able to come into fruition. Happy.
This is the 27th project in the book, so I’m going to give a signed copy of Pop Goes Crochet to the 27th person who E-MAILS their entry to: email@example.com, by 11pmCT on Sunday March 22nd.
It's almost July and that means it's time to debut YarnYAY!’s Fall/Winter Designer in Residence - the amazing, vibrant, and talented, Toni Lipsey aka @tlyarncrafts ! We're big fans of her work in both the crochet and Tunisian crochet realms and couldn't be more thrilled to have her on the design team for the season.
✨This means that, as of our July box (on sale now) YarnYAY! subscribers will receive one of her patterns, designed especially for us! 🧶
Welcome Toni, we’re thrilled to have you as part of the team! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
The majority share of the knitting, crochet, and crafts industries, and the community that supports them, are women and non-binary folk with uteruses. After yesterday's devastating supreme court decision, essentially removing women's constitutional rights over our own bodies, need to support one another. We need to love each other enough to not give up. I see you. My heart is with you.
Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to be on a Zoom action-meeting run by a major women's healthcare organization. We feel powerless, but one of the suggestions they gave for things we can do is to donate to grass-root organizations that focus on women's healthcare clinics.
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(Go to the link I’m my @vickiehowell bio to shop).
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