I’ve been knitting for most of my life. I can remember sitting at recess in 6th grade, knitting away at some little project (trust me, it wasn’t geeky – I was cool…no, really). My mom taught me way back when and it was something that just stuck with me. Like riding a bike, my hands have just remembered how to move those needles no matter how long it had been since the last time I had picked them up.
I’ve expanded my knitting repertoire a bit since 6th grade and can do a couple of different types of stitches. I knit Peanut a blanket when I was pregnant (and quickly made a duplicate once I realized it was becoming a favorite), whipped up countless scarves and even bought my first set of circle needles a few years back to try my hand at felting bags.
But lately, I’ve strayed from my first love. I have a new obsession. At times I feel a bit guilty for abandoning the double needles…but, I just can’t help it. I am OBSESSED with crocheting!!
I basically taught myself using various YouTube videos. I would look at a pattern and Google each stitch or direction until I knew enough to get started. It didn’t take long before I was pinning crochet projects like crazy and taking twice-weekly trips to Michael’s to buy another size crochet hook. I can’t stop. It’s just so easy and quick.
Here are a few of the projects that I’ve whipped up lately.
A stuffed owl for Peanut, a large basket to hold my works in progress and some cute little chair leg booties.
I’ve even added a couple of crochet hats to the Etsy shop.
I love, love, LOVE it!! It’s just too bad I have to work, or sleep, or interact with other people and take care of my child (kidding!!), because I could sit and crochet all day!! Stop by the shop and see what new items are being added daily.