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.
How long have you crocheted?
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!