I learned to crochet (and knit and sew) from my mother, starting before school age. I remember sitting at my mother’s sewing machine practicing stitching over patterns she drew on paper to teach me a steady hand and consistency. At one point I made almost all my clothing, either sewing garments or knitting and crocheting sweaters, hats, mittens and scarves for myself and friends. I still crochet and knit with my mother’s knitting needles and crochet hooks, loving passed down to me. I taught my three daughters these skills. We all relish in creating one of a kind gifts for holidays and just because.
For me, the tactile feedback of handling the yarn, pulling it through my fingers as I stitch, feeds my soul. I relish in designing each hat, juxtaposing color and pattern to create a beautiful piece that will bring joy, warmth, and fashion to the wearer.