March 30, 2011

How it all started

If your a veteran crochet artist, you'll be familiar with a lot of the stuff you'll see me posting.  I'm not entirely new to the blogging world, I've been keeping a blog for the last 3 years showcasing and featuring my own crafts and some tutorials.  Feel free to check out my other blog at

I believe I'll keep it because there are some tutorials , and it was initially created to focus on my jewelery designs, as well as everything else hand crafted.  I thought this blog would be good to take you along some of my crochet adventures.   Eventually, I'll have all of my crochet posts transferred to this new blog as well.

I began crocheting (dare I say), about 30 years ago.  I wanted so badly to make my baby sister a blanket for her 3rd birthday.   Grandma was always sitting with a crochet hook in hand, and yarn by her side creating something, so I asked for her help.    She had me start by using yarn and no hook to create a chain, she made me keep re-doing the chain.

If you will , imagine a karate kid style of learning this art....  wax on... wax off... wax on... wax off.  For those of you aren't old enough to remember this during the 1980's, you  might not have a clue as to what I'm talking about, so imaging this scene in the NEW Karate kid movie where Jaden Smith is told to "pick up the jacket, hang up the jacket, put the jacket on, throw the jacket on the floor, pick up the jacket, hang the jacket up", you get the picture.

Eventually I graduated to the crochet hook and was able to make the blanket.  Guess what? 30 years later, my mom still has the blanket I made.  I went to her house today and asked her to bring it out of the closet so I could take a picture of it.  Low and  behold, here's the blanket..... 30 years later.

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