Welcome to my crochet corner of the universe…
I learned to knit and crochet when I was small. At various points of my life I would pick it up and put it down because being a left-handed person surrounded by right-handed people trying to teach me things was frustrating. Things changed when I moved to Winnipeg in 2005 and my knitting coworkers taught me continental knitting. Suddenly yarn was a lot less threatening and really, really enjoyable. I passed the long winters knitting like crazy and during this time, I retaught myself crochet. At the same time, I taught myself Tunisian crochet and fell in love.
In the years since I started this blog (2015), I relocated to Ottawa for four years and most recently, to Upstate New York. I make and sell crocheted blankets. I also work as a wildlife artist.
I’m also a coffee shop philosophizer, and all around socially awkward nice lady. I tend to write the way that I speak. I am fairly direct and I make use of some colourful language. You have been warned!!
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I am very much going to enjoy using your site. I am new to learning Tunisian crochet and the way you explain everything makes it very easy for me to understand, thank you for all the time you have put into this page.
By the way I am also a LEFTIE and we are very special and talent people aren’t we.
Imnsho, colourful language is a vital necessity.
Which opinion makes you and me part of an expressive minority.
Crocheting au tunisien makes us part of a separate minority.
Shove ’em together and we comprise mebbe .. a third ?
I too taught myself to crochet: it was back in my early 20s, and there wasn’t a soul around to advise; so how I do it is pretty weird.
Nevertheless, I love it – as you obviously do, too.
Let us raise a glass to crochet, you and I .. 😉
Tip for lefties — My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was too young to know what left-handed meant. She sat directly across from me and we leaned in, so her hands were in the “right” places. I didn’t realize it made a difference until I learned to knit and my knits looked like her purls and vice versa. Watching videos now, though — that is trippy! I just don’t see how they do anything when they hold it all wrong!!