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.
The March YarnYAY! Box crochet project is 𝘍𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘵, a crochet, boomerang shawlette. The shape is more commonly seen in knitted pieces, but I love it because if you want the piece to be larger, you just keep working it in the established pattern.
𝘍𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘵 is worked with a sweet, as-to-go edging and optional, appliquéd, chain-florets. I designed it to be worn as shown here, scarf-style, but with the option to go full-shawl. You do you!
𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝘆 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗼𝘆𝗮 𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗼 𝗟𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 — 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗝𝗮𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗿 — 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬! 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗕𝗼𝘅 (𝘁𝗮𝗽, 𝗴𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗶𝗻 𝗯𝗶𝗼, 𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬.𝗰𝗼𝗺)
MODEL FUN FACT:
The gorgeous human modeling this shawlette, Kat Roberts, was the main featured young woman (swipe to see) in the infamous 1992, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog video “Nothing But a G Thang”. That video didn’t age well, but man, she sure did! 🤩
𝗜𝘁'𝘀 𝗮 𝗦𝘁. 𝗣𝗮𝗱𝗱𝘆'𝘀 𝗗𝗮𝘆, 𝗙𝗹𝗮𝘀𝗵 𝗚𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆!🍀
The YarnYAY! 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘉𝘰𝘹'𝘴 featured shade of 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘺𝘢 𝘔𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘰 𝘓𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 (Desert Jasper), feels right at home with this holiday, so 𝘄𝗲'𝗿𝗲 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗮 𝗯𝗼𝘅 𝘁𝗼 𝗧𝗪𝗢 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀! See below for details.
Side note (that likely no one by me will care about): Giving away hanks on St Patrick's Day, of my Montoya Merino yarn feels appropriate as my dad used to always say that my brother and I were Spirish (Spanish + Irish). Thank you for listening.
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*𝘜𝘚 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺. 𝘞𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘢 𝘣𝘰𝘹 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘥 (𝘴𝘵𝘺𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘥) 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘷𝘪𝘢 𝘋𝘔. 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝟹/𝟸𝟶/𝟶𝟹 𝘢𝘵 𝟷𝟷:𝟻𝟿𝘱𝘮𝘊𝘛....
I know you want to donate a copy to Naughty Secretary Club to give away and review on the blog. I know the book looks awesome since I have seen a copy plus after our crochet lessons I might be ready to move on to wearable projects!
Hooray! Bravo! Congrats Vickie – this looks amazingly awesome and I can’t wait.
Marg – doing a happy dance and getting the hooks out.
I love that top!
I tried to enter the contest and it told me it was closed and directed me to your blog, which is where I started. Please enter me into your drawing!!
I’ve pre-ordered your book, Vickie, and this blog post makes me all the more eager to get it in my hands. You are awesome.
I hope your family (including the unborn lass) are all well and taking good care of you.
I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK!!!