Day 2 of “Texting Mitts” Tour

Kathryn Vercillo of the wonderful Crochet Consupiscence blog is our host today.

I read her blog regularly because she always has sometime inspiring or thought-provoking on there.  Just be warned, her site is a bit addictive and you can easily find yourself spending a few hours reading and exploring links.

She also recently published a wonderful book, “Crochet Saved My Life”.  If you have felt like crochet was a big part of how you maintained your sanity you aren’t alone. You can find out more about this book on Kathryn’s website.

I was really excited when she agreed to review my booklet and do a give-away drawing for a copy of the booklet as well.

One of my goals this week for the blog tour is to show you the mitts from my booklet worked in different yarns from those pictured.

Xst mitts small

In the photo above I am wearing my Stagger Cross Stitch Mitts worked in Aslan Trends Natural Luxury Yarns “Santa Fe”.  This is a lovely 85% merino wool and 15% polyamide sock yarn that had been waiting in my stash for just the right project.  I made the Large size mitts for this pair, as I wanted to wear them over my glove liners. I also worked a couple extra rounds to cover more of my fingers.

These are the perfect extra layer over my liners for those nippy mornings when I drive the boys to school.

Day 1 of “Texting Mitts” Tour

Today’s host for my blog tour is the talented Susan Lowman.  Susan and I met in Buffalo, NY at my first official Chain Link show (also known as the Knit and Crochet Show) in August 2009.

Shari White, Susan Lowman, Me, Joyce BraggWaiting for Editors at Meet & Greet
Shari White, Susan Lowman, Me, Joyce Bragg
Waiting for Editors at Meet & Greet

We immediately got along because we both have a quirky sense of humor. We are also both crochet crazy.

Last year on my flight to Manchester for the summer Chain Link show I had a great surprise when I boarded. Susan was already on the plane. Since it was a Southwest flight it was open seating and we got to sit together the whole way. I’m sure the folks around us were wondering what sort of party they had stumbled upon.

Susan and I were both crocheting and talking about crochet pretty much the entire flight. Best flight I’ve ever had.

Susan is a talented designer, technical editor and inspiring crochet teacher.  So hop on over and take a look at what Susan has to say today on her blog, The Crochet Architect.