If you haven't come across Marianne's new crochet book Colorful Crochet on social media yet, you must have been living under a rock or have nothing with crochet! For all of us crochet lovers, this is the book of the year. Why? Because it is chock full of color with lots of variations on every pattern.
I am extremely happy to have been asked to take part in the international blog tour to promote the book. As you can see here, I am in very good company! Crochet experts around the world have received a copy of the book and are all making their own signature version of Marianne's exquisite patterns.
But above all, I am still over the moon having taken part in testing some of the patterns when they were still being designed in utmost secrecy. I feel very privileged being part of Marianne's "Terrific Testers". It has been most fun to team up with fellow crochet aficionados and share our love for yarn and crochet. You can find out more about us here.
The book launch of Colorful Crochet (Eindeloos Haken) took place at an amazing yarn store in Alphen aan de Rijn: Echtstudio. Marianne created this beautiful display of all her work. Today (Saturday June 17) she is signing her book at Wolplein in Zaltbommel. Everyone is welcome from 10:30 till 13:00 o'clock.
This is me on the left, next to the always lovely and super talented Marianne, and my co-testers Heleen, Ingrid and Lotte. Marianne named each blanket we tested after us. She kept this a surprise until we saw the book for the first time! I have to admit, I teared up a little.
Luckily Marianne and her publisher Tuva have provided me with one extra copy of the English version of Colorful Crochet to give away. So if you'd like to win this copy, leave a comment here, or on Instagram or Facebook with your nationality (I'd love to know where you're from!).
On the first day of Summer (Wednesday June 21st) I will pick a winner and then this gorgeous book will be on its way!
Looking forward to hearing from you!