Enjoying Foreign Language Crochet Blogs

by Kathryn on October 23, 2012 · 2 comments

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I was recently interviewed about my crochet blog and crochet book over on the Crochet Cabana blog. I was asked several interesting and challenging questions that were really fun to answer. I thought I’d share an excerpt of the interview here about how I answered a question related to my love of foreign language crochet blogs.

Q: I noticed you have a section for blogs written in foreign languages. What will crocheters get from these sites if they don’t speak the language? Do you find that the translation sites do a good job of interpreting crochet terminology or are symbols or photos needed to get the most out of these sites?

“Yes, I love supporting crochet blogs from other countries for a variety of reasons. First of all, this is right in line with my goal to make Crochet Concupiscence a place that connects crocheters from all different walks of life while simultaneously educating people about work they might not already know of in the crochet community. And also, I really enjoy the fact that crochet itself is our shared language and transcends the actual word language that we each may use.

I do think that there’s something of a learning curve when tackling projects and patterns shown on a blog in a different language. I use Google Translate on my blogs so I get a basic translation into English but of course those translation tools aren’t always accurate. Luckily, most crochet bloggers share a lot of pictures, especially if they’re creating a tutorial, so it’s usually possible to figure out what they’re trying to share.

I think that even if you don’t work on the projects it’s fun to look at foreign language crochet blogs just to get inspiration from the things that you see there!”

Read the entire interview here.

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This was a great interview! Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. Sandie at Crochet Cabana

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