In honor of I Love Yarn Day, the editors of AllFreeCrochet were lucky enough to chat with Rita Weiss. Known for her love of crochet and her dedication towards the craft, Weiss and her long-time business partner Jean Leinhauser are considered an industry leaders for their efforts of raising awareness of crochet. Read the full interview with Rita Weiss here.
And now for the big announcement! We asked readers how old they were when they learned how to knit or crochet for a chance to be entered to win copies of two Rita Weiss books: All About Crochet and Everything the Internet Didn’t Teach You About Crochet. The lucky winner is Lisa Landry, who said:
48 years old !! I paid my friends mother (who crochets beautifully) to make a baby blanket for me to give as a gift…and by the way, that blanket was made in Mamou, LA and belongs to a little boy that lives in Shanghai, China. Upon close inspection of that blanket, I fell in love with crochet and decided to teach myself. With the help of tutorials on you tube I have taught myself to crochet… and I’m pretty good at it if I do say so myself !!!
Congrats, Lisa! Read the rest of everyone’s answers here!
If you didn’t win, don’t worry! We’re celebrating I Love Yarn Day all week and there are still chances to win! Show us your stash here for a chance to this amazing prize that includes 2 more books by Rita Weiss, a Red Heart Yarn tote bag, and tons of free yarn! The contest ends October 12. Enter here to win!