Today we’re chatting with Stacey Sveinbjornson, the maker behind the Warm Yeti. Crocheting is no longer just for grandmas. Hookers (as they’re known in the crochet world) make really cool toques, slippers, blankets, scarves and more that you’d be proud to wear or use in your home. I recently asked Stacey to make an adorable rooster potholder for me and she was able to make it in no time. Her business the Warm Yeti, does mainly custom orders, but you can also find her at craft shows in and around the Lanigan, SK area.
I read an article on how to knit a scarf in a Martha Stewart magazine way back in 2002. I was pregnant with my first child at the time, on maternity leave, and bored to tears. Carefully, I read and reread the instructions and 10 months later I had a scarf and a new baby! Little did I know this article was introducing me to a world I never knew existed. The world of all things fiber!!! I sold a few knitted mittens and knew I had found a passion. But I wanted more. I wanted to go faster. I then got pregnant with my second child and while on maternity leave with my baby girl I bought a crochet magazine. At this time youtube was beginning to be a big thing as well and I started watching youtube video’s on how to crochet. This was what I had been looking for! The answer to my continuous search on all things fiber and fiber related! I fell instantly in love with the world of Hooking! And I haven’t looked back since!
I started crocheting because I was missing something in my life. I need to be busy by nature and although reading is a great past time it’s nothing like crocheting! The feel of the yarn being pulled across my fingers on my left hand and my right hand hooking that yarn into something beautiful is very exciting to me! It’s how I relax and how I reward myself.
The best part about crocheting is seeing the people who I’ve either gifted my creations too or who have purchased my creations using that piece of fiber art. I gifted a baby blanket to a friends dart a few years ago. I searched all over for just the right fiber and hooked it lovingly into a warm cuddly blanket. My only hope at the time was that my friend would get some use out of that blanket. My heart sang when I found out her daughter loved that blanket as much as I did! That’s the best part. Seeing my art go to loving homes! And buying yarn …
I can’t pick just one creation that I’ve made to be my favourite. Each item I’ve made is an extension of who I am, almost like one of my own children. I am passionate about hooking. Hooking makes me a better person!
Over the years I’ve had a few good selling items. A few years ago it was hats that look like cartoon characters. Two Christmases ago it was slippers that look like convers shoes. Last fall it was the messy bun hat. I’m always surprised by what the new selling trend is. It sure keeps me guessing
I hope to one day have some fun and exciting stories to tell about hooking. At this point I’m pretty boring. Maybe I’ll get arrested in the future for yarn bombing, lol.
Want to win your own rooster potholder? Check out our contest on Instagram today! Good luck!
Want to order something custom? Contact Stacey through her Facebook page, The Warm Yeti.
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