Get comfy with your beverage of choice and prepare to meet another creative mind, my friends. This week we get to know Kristine from Ambassador Crochet better!
We are going to kick back, and chat all about crochet with this talented lady. I will ask the questions we're all dying to know the answers to, and Kristine will give us her take crochet. I can't think of a better way to spend my morning!
What is the first project you ever made? A baby blanket for my soon-to-be daughter.
What is your favorite crochet hook? I love Tulip hooks. When I was pregnant with my 4th child I started having hand cramping issues while I crocheted. I switched to cushioned hooks and it alleviated most of the pain for me.
What is your favorite yarn? Hmmm, this is a really hard choice for me. If I had to choose just one I would probably say I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby. It's super soft so you can use it for a baby, or on your skin, as well as economical for any budget. And they have a boat load of color options.
Why did you start crocheting? My mom use to sit and crochet afghans and knit booties and sweaters and I wanted to learn so she taught me how to do both.
Where is your favorite place to crochet and why? Anywhere really, but sometimes I think it's in the car while my husband is driving. There are less distractions and I can't get up to do anything else.
What is your most favorite project you ever made and why? One of my daughters loves frogs. So I designed my Frog Pond afghan for her, complete with rippling water, lily pads, water lilies, and a frog.
What is your favorite crochet stitch? Clusters and post stitches – I love texture.
What would be your crochet, dream come true? Seeing the course I'm designing come to life.
When did you know crochet was a passion of yours? I've always loved to crochet, but my passion ignited when I designed my first pattern.
What crochet designer do you admire most? Tammy Hildebrand – Not only is she an amazing designer, but she goes out of her way to make you feel like a part of the crochet community.
Do you have any advice for crocheters? Never be afraid to try new things. It may look difficult on the picture, but once you start trying, you may realize it's not as bad as you thought. Always be pushing yourself to learn new things.
Where can fans find more information about you, your blog and on social networks?
Thanks Kristine, it was a pleasure to get to know you better! We're all looking forward to what's next for you and Ambassador Crochet!