Crochetville Blog Tour: Welcome NatCroMo Campers!

Welcome, Crochetville Campers!

I’m glad you could join me around my campfire on the Crochetville Blog Tour. Grab a s’more  (B.Y.O.s’more), and let’s visit.

There’s been a lot of action happening around here, and I’m giving away lots of great stuff in celebration of National Crochet Month so we won’t dawdle, let’s get right to it.

♥ ♥ ♥ giveaways ♥ ♥ ♥ 

10 lovely crocheters can win a signed copy of my book, Poetic Crochet! Poetic Crochet is a beautiful collection of 20 crochet shawl patterns. I hope you love it.

To enter the random drawing for your chance to win a signed copy of Poetic Crochet, just leave a comment on this post, like this post, or share this post on social media using the share buttons at the bottom of the post and be sure to tag me! 

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Next up: YARNTOONS by Sara Kay

My needle crafting life has turned in a new direction with my burgeoning interest in creating art doodles, painting, and  working on whimsical illustrations. This new passion is spining out into a fun side project called  YARNTOONS by Sara Kay.

After my baby girl was born in 2015, I developed De Quervain’s syndrome in both wrists and couldn’t crochet or knit for awhile which left me heartbroken and afraid I wouldn’t be able to stitch ever again.

Thankfully, I learned about it and started to rest my wrists and learned to hold my sweet daughter with my hands in a different position, and the problem cleared up. It still flares up if I do extended stitching sessions, but thankfully it’s become very manageable. Phew!

While resting my wrists, my design energy was going crazy so I had to channel it into a new direction and discovered creative joy in learning about drawing and painting. One thing led to another, and I started doodling and lettering lots of goofy puns and yarn-related jokes and fell in love.

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I opened a Society6 shop where you can actually purchase my YARNTOONS artwork pieces on mugs, t-shirts, pouches, and more! It’s so much fun to make these products with so much personality and yarn pride, and the products are excellent quality. I know because my darling husband bought me a pillow and tote bag as a surprise. He’s a good one.

To learn more about YARNTOONS, click here!

To celebrate YARNTOONS, I’m offering a little freebie for anyone who loves yarn and coloring. A printable coloring page! Just print from the PDF link below, color, cut out along the black lines and frame for a kooky and fun 8 x 10″ piece of yarn-tastic artwork!

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Here is the PDF coloring page download: yarn-yarn-yarn-8-10-pdf

I hope you enjoy this fun little project when your hands need a break from crocheting!

Next up: New Pattern Launch

Meet Louisa: A Lace Shawl to Crochet

I’ve got a beautiful new lace shawl pattern to share with you just in time for the spring winds to start gusting!

Louisa is an enchanting top-down triangle with lovely shaping shells and a fancy shell and picot border available in my Ravelry Shop for just $6.50.

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And finally, my  Ravelry  Shop is doing a BOGO pattern sale for the entire month of March, so when you buy one or more patterns, you’ll get one pattern totally free! This promotion includes all patterns in my Rav shop including ebooks, crochet, and knitting patterns. Don’t miss out!

Thank you for hunkering down around my campfire to hear about what’s going on and come back soon, pardner.

Ever In Stitches,

Sara

 

 

52 thoughts on “Crochetville Blog Tour: Welcome NatCroMo Campers!

  1. Crystal Thompson says:

    Oh, goodness, your shawls are so gorgeous I can’t even stand it!! I’ll cross my fingers and toes to win, but I just want to thank you for so generously offering us the chance to nab your book!

  2. Amanda says:

    I found this page on Pinterest and I’m so glad I did! Thank you for sharing all the links! I’m going to take advantage of your generous Ravelry deal and I can’t wait to color the yarn page! Thank you!

  3. Shauna H. Clark says:

    I love your shawl patterns. They are so lovely and lacy. Thank you for the giveaway!

    Cheers,
    Shauna

  4. Patty B says:

    Beautiful shawls! I’m off to explore the other links. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of your book!

  5. Jessica Ochsenbein says:

    I loved reading your post on the blog and that you included having De Quervain’s syndrome since I’ve been dealing with it off and on for the last year. Your lacy shawl patterns are lovely and I am putting one on my to try list as the weather gets warmer.

  6. Christiann Comer says:

    I love your beautiful stitching – and your Yarn graphics are great!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Christi

  7. Maria Martel says:

    Your work is just lovely! I have been eyeing your book for a time now and would love to have one to try some of the shawl patterns. Keep up the good work!

  8. Darlene P. says:

    Stunning shawls, so lovely and beautifully designed and the wonderful chance to win the book filled with them!!!! Thank you for this generous giveaway!!!

  9. Ginny says:

    Your shawls are so beautiful! I don’t know if I’m advanced enough to crochet one, but I would certainly love to try. Thank you for a chance to win the book!

  10. Michelle Gabalis says:

    Your designs are so beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win your book. 🙂 I’ll definitely be favoriting your Ravelry store.

  11. Maemi says:

    Poetic crochet is one of the best compilations of crocheted shawls <3 I'd love to win!!
    Your Yarntoons are lovely! I love how bright and fun your doodles are 😀

  12. Ann G says:

    I’ve also had De Quervain’s in both wrists, and it’s no fun! The worst was when I had to get a cortisone shot and spend 3 weeks in braces with no crochet allowed. I’ve had to learn to take it easy and rest my hands more often, leaving me more time to browse Ravelry. I’d love to be one of the lucky winners of Poetic Crochet!

  13. Karleen Page says:

    Lovely book! As a poet, I would love to win a copy! I posted to Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook, but I counted figure out how to tag back.

      • Karleen Page says:

        YAY I’m so excited about winning the book. I’ve wanted it ever so long! Please mail it to my work address:
        Karleen Page, c/o CPE, 702 University City Blvd, Blacksburg VA 24060

      • Karleen Page Cole says:

        YAY I’m so excited about winning the book. I’ve wanted it ever so long! Please mail it to my work address:Karleen Page, c/o CPE, 702 University City Blvd, Blacksburg VA 24060

      • Karleen Page Cole says:

        Again, I’m so excited to be getting this! What an encouragement! Can I hope you’ll sign my copy? That would be excellent! thanks again!(sorry for all the exclamation points)Karleen Page/VibrantJewels PS I’m also a poet, so this is doubly meaningful for me.

      • Karleen Page Cole says:

        Hi Sara Kay, I haven’t yet received the book. I was wondering when you mailed it? Just getting anxious to get it! Thanks,Karleen Page

      • Karleen Page Cole says:

        Hi Sara Kay,Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I go to work tomorrow and I’m going to check with the mail dept and make sure they aren’t holding it for some reason. What city, state did it ship from? That might help identify it. I was expecting another package and didn’t get that either!Thanks, Karleen

      • Karleen Page says:

        Unfortunately I got there too late to check on this, today my body wasn’t up to doing much. I should have asked already – but did you ship UPS, Fedex or USPO? Do you have any kind of tracking number? thanks again, Karleen

  14. Sylvie Damey says:

    Loving this blogtour, great occasion to discover amazing patterns… including your beautiful shawls !! Of course I’d LOVE to win a copy of this book 😛 😀

  15. Janine says:

    I have “Odette” and was thrilled to find a pattern with the name of one of my favorite ballet heroines. Would love to have the book.

  16. yolanda says:

    Love your shawls! Louisa is a beauty…
    Also will be shopping…. Thisbe Jacket….
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  17. Kristi Holzwart says:

    Oh my heavens! These designs look incredible and so beautifully feminine.

    I would love to win this book and now I see that you have many patterns on ravelry that I will need to explore…

  18. Kristi Holzwart says:

    Oh my heavens! These designs look incredible and so beautifully feminine.

    I would love to win this book and now I see that you have many patterns on ravelry that I will need to explore…

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