Sunday, September 1, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway


     To celebrate my first book I've set up a blog tour and will be giving away a signed copy of my Elegant, Fashionable and Chic Accessories to Crochet along with 1 skein of Casablanca yarn from Cascade Yarns to make one of the projects.
     What is a blog tour?? 
    A virtual tour of several designers and yarn sites to read what they  have to say about my new book Elegant, Fashionable and Chic, you will also be educated and inspired by these amazing women and their passions. 
    To enter my giveaway you just come back here to make a comment based on something you read about the book on one of the guest blogs, you must be registered to comment as this cuts down on spam, and subscribe to ihookdesign blog via email.   One winner will be chosen at random on Saturday October 11th, National I Love Yarn Day  http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/I-Love-Yarn.   Winner will be notified by email to then give me their mailing address.  Prize will only be mailed to an address in the USA.
     Please visit these wonderful blogs that are so full of information, there may be other giveaways on these sites too. The participants offer various types of information on crochet, yarn and local yarn stores around the country.

Mark your calendars

Stop 1: Friday September 6th-I’m honored to have the first stop be Hot Lava Crochet, www.hotlavacrochet.blogspot.com  the fabulous 
Tammy Hildebrand (couldn't resist using red for Tammy) who recently had a design on the COVER of Interweave Crochet magazine.  She is a ball of energy and is active with the Crochet Guild of America. 

Stop 2: Tuesday, September 10th - Amy Shelton of www.crochetville.com if you’re a crocheter and have never been to Crochetville you have no idea of the crochet friendships that await you.  This site is dedicated to crocheters, the business of crochet and supporting the craft we love.

Stop 3:   Thursday September 12th- The very talented Susan Lowman, also known as The Crochet Architect www.thecrochetarchitect.com Susan has worked in the crochet industry for many years as a tech editor and designer.  Her Wiggly Crochet book was a great hit, her current book is Jewelry to Crochet available from Annie’s.  She also worked with the legendary Rita Weiss on the new book Complete Guide to Symbol Crochet.

Stop 4:  Sunday September 15th - Kristin Omdahl at 
www.styledbykristen.com Kristen has the most amazing sense of style.  She has written many books including Crochet So Fine, Seamless Crochet and The Finer Edge.    Her designs can be found in several crochet magazines including Crochet!, Interweave Crochet, Crochet Today.

Stop 5: Wednesday September 25th Cascade Yarns- www.cascadeyarns.blogspot.com  I would encourage everyone to check out this blog, they have a beautiful selection of yarns that are high quality and a great value.  All of the projects in Elegant, Fashionable and Chic were made with Cascade Yarns.  Cascade is a major sponsor of the Stitches Events held around the country four times a year.

Stop 6:  Wednesday October 2nd - Mary Neill at www.americasknitting.com  this is a site you will go back to again and again. Mary has her pulse on the local yarn stores of the country and her enthusiasm and support is contagious. She keeps an updated map of the stores in the country so that wherever you are you can go to this site to find a store to get your fix.


Stop 7-The Final Stop: Wednesday October 9th – Gwen Blakley Kinsler at  http://crochetqueen-royalramblings.blogspot.com/ Gwen is the founder of The Crochet Guild oAmerica, she truly celebrates crochet and the art that it is. Her newest book is The Fine Art of Crochet. Gwen is a sought after teacher, designer and fiber artist add to that list she has written children's crochet book too.