Sunday, January 6, 2019

Olga Poltava YouTube Channel

I am so excited to share that I finally made my first ever crochet video! 

For many years, I had been getting questions and requests regarding crochet video tutorials, but I was reluctant to give it a try. 

If you think about it, it's quite intimidating putting yourself out there. It's not an easy step. 

It was especially not easy for me. English is not my native language. I speak with an accent and make grammar mistakes. I am extremely self-conscious! You can hear in the video (especially in the beginning) that my voice is trembling. I do hope it will get easier with time, and my future videos will be of better quality. 

The first video that I made is for the Caron Simply Soft Lace Scarf that I shared the pattern for a couple of years ago. 

As I was uploading this video on YouTube, my seven-year old son walked into the room. "What mommy? You are a youtuber now?" he was so surprised. If you ask him what he wants to be when he grows up, he'll answer without hesitation: "A youtuber!" 

"Mommy, you set the comments on? Bad choice, mommy! Don't you know who trolls are? Trolls are people who will post nasty things in the comments. They will say really hurtful things, mommy!" 

Isn't it sweet how how my son is concerned about someone hurting my feelings? 

But life of full of trolls, in one way or another. But it's also full of wonderful, kind-hearted people, who will support you and cheer up for you. I am putting myself out there with these kind people in mind. And trolls, well, I'll have to learn to ignore them. 


  1. Fantastic news, Olga! I would love to see your videos. Your patterns are always lovely. I too have been wanting to put up crochet tutorials on Youtube, as teaching one to one in my crochet classes can be exhausting, but I have not yet gathered courage. Maybe in 2019 I will "do it scared" :)
    Looking forward to some great videos from you. Have a great time as a Youtuber!
    Wishing you all the very best. Love.

  2. That's wonderful Olga! Wishing you all the very best!

  3. Hi Olga,

    I watched your video and you did a terrific job! Your instructions are so clear and easy to understand. I am sure this will be a great resource to many!

    Many blessings to you in 2019!


  4. Congratulations Olga, it sounds fantastic and your instructions are perfect you have no need to worry you are a natural. :) xx

  5. I can imagine how frightening that would be. I'm subscribed and I gave you the thumbs up. You have a lovely voice. Encouragement, Olga, you will do great!
    xx Beca

  6. Congratulations Olga, you do beautiful work.