Hi! I am so excited to begin blogging on CrochetMe and sharing my adventures in crochet with you. I have been crocheting for about 15 years, first teaching myself to crochet while sitting in my parent's living room. My mother is a very competent knitter, but she has never quite been able to wrap her brain around the freeform nature of crochet. Maybe one day I will be able to teach her. I keep trying. The infinite possibilities and infinite number of new things to try and learn that crochet provides has quickly become apparent to me, and I love searching for a new stitch or technique to try. I look for every opportunity to crochet and have found myself crocheting in a variety of interesting, and some might say unusual, locations. I have crocheted many times in moving vehicles, waiting rooms, bus stops, while walking from one room to another, and at a coalmine. Now I find that a fair bit of my crochet time is found at work. Yes, that is correct, at work. Interweave is a very special place to work. Like most companies we have our fair share of meetings, but our meeting may not look like the average conference. We have the requisite long table, projector, pads and paper, handouts, etc. But one look down that long table will reveal the difference. Bins of tiny, glittering seed beads, beautiful skeins of luscious fibers, knitting needles, and crochet hooks flash as many of those in attendance work on their latest project. I completed the Schoolmarm Vest from the Winter 2007 issue of Interweave Crochet while in company meetings.
My brain works better if I have something to keep my hands busy. Maybe that's why I taught myself to crochet. One thing is certain, whether sitting in a waiting room, at a bus stop, or in a meeting my hands will always have plenty to keep themselves busy. So, where do you crochet? I am looking forward to getting to know you, so please feel free to comment on my blogs or send me a message.
Assistant Editor, Interweave Crochet