LC Personals: Stacey Trock of Fresh Stitches – the most meaningful thing she ever crocheted
We love learning personal crafting and crochet stories! This week we spoke to Stacey Trock of Fresh Stitches about her motivations and inspiration, and the most important thing she ever crocheted.
Stacey lives in Minnesota with her family, and she runs the immensely popular Fresh Stitches page on Facebook, which delivers helpful advice, crochet inspiration, and yarny eye-candy to its followers. Stacey says,
“I absolutely love bright colors. When I found out I was expecting a baby, I wanted to crochet her an afghan that was warm, soft and of course… colorful! And did I mention REALLY warm? We live in Minnesota, and my baby was due in January! I crocheted her a rainbow ripple afghan from a super-soft 100% wool yarn. It’s something you definitely want to snuggle with!
Little Maddie was born January 4th, and when we we brought her home from the hospital, it was the coldest day of the year. The Weather Channel was doing live broadcasting from downtown Minneapolis (less than a mile away!) showing that an egg would instantly freeze on the sidewalk. It was -11 f (-24 c), and that’s not counting the windchill. But Maddie had her blanket. Any time we went out that winter, I put Maddie in a hand knit hat, a warm sweater and carried her wrapped in her super-warm blankie. In the car seat, in the stroller, it went everywhere with us!
Winter is rolling around again, and I know our ‘big girl’ will start walking and might not want to be bundled quite so much. But I know this afghan will be around for her when she does!”
Thanks for sharing with us, Stacey! Your blanket is adorable and stunning, and we know it will be keeping Maddie warm during those frigid Minnesota winters for a long time.
How about you, readers? What’s the most important thing you’ve ever crocheted?
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