Welcome, crochet fans, to one of today's stops on Crochetville's "A Tour Through Crochet Country"! Why a blog tour, you ask? (If you don't already know why...well...why don't you know why? Are you crocheting under a rock, or something?) Okay, the reason why is that it is NATCROMO, otherwise known as National Crochet Month. During the tour, Professional and Associate Professional crochet design members of the CGOA (Crochet Guild of America) are blogging out crochet love. ALL. MONTH. LONG!!!! What's not to love about that? So, I have been asked to be your co-host on day 10 of the tour, along with my esteemed colleague, Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten. If you haven't hopped on board the tour yet, you really should, because there is swag involved. There will be giveaways, discounts and all other sorts of goodies, including a giveaway on the Crochetville blog, where they are giving away two autographed pattern postcards to winners each day of the tour. These pattern postcards are usually only available in Crochetville's Red Heart booth during the trade shows they attend.
A couple of other important items for NATCROMO: Crochetville is hoping that many of you generous stitchers out there will think about contributing to Project Night Night, whether in the form of monetary donations or hand hooked crochet love. Project Night Night provides blankets for homeless children. Click the link to learn more, won't you? I remember how much my son loved his blankie I crocheted for him as a newborn, well into his toddler years. I can't begin to imagine what a comfort a soft warm blankie would be for a cold child with no home.
Also, if you are a crocheter, and you aren't a member of the CGOA, well why not? Wanna know why you should be a member? Those are all great reasons to join, but for me, the greatest reason has been that being a member of CGOA has connected me with friends all over the WORLD (that's right; not just the USA) who are like-minded; that for the last 5 years or so, I have chosen to spend my vacation with. I call them the "friends who GET me", because they understand (and share!) my passion for yarn and the fiberarts, especially the art that we call crochet.
Ravelry store, you will get the pattern for Summer Storm....FOR FREE!!!! That's right, a two-fer. Buy one pattern for $1.99 and you will receive Summer Storm gratis, for nada, no strings attached. Just enter the code NATCROMO at checkout. But you love the entire collection of shawls, you say? Well, dearie, I am also discounting the entire collection for 10%! Enter the code CrochetRenee at checkout for the e-book. The original price of the book is $19.99, so it's already like buying 10 patterns and getting 2 for free...with the discount it's like buying 9 patterns and getting 3 for free. You're welcome!
I hope you have enjoyed today's stop along Crochetville's "Tour Through Crochet Country". I hope you will continue to follow along for the rest of the month, and please, visit Andrea today as well. Until next time, keep those hands busy and keep stitching!