I learned to crochet long, long ago, in a galaxy in the local area. I think a neighbor’s grandmother introduced me. I can remember making chains and spirals when I was a little. I took it up again in my late teens, bought a book of inspiring crochet and spent time practicing and working out how to do the stitches from the directions in the back. When my children were young, I was really interested in lace and filet crochet and really admired the large, beautiful tablecloths. I stuck mostly to smaller items myself, with an occasional blanket.
I gave up mostly because of carpal tunnel. Pain and numbness really limited how much I could crochet, and I put away my hooks and didn’t crochet for many years. Then one day, I felt a need for some cotton dishcloths and made some. Hooked again! But the pain and numbness returned very quickly.
Then I discovered ergonomic crochet hooks. They are perfect! No pain, no numbness. I can crochet again (happy dance), without a problem (my favorites are Furls).
And my, how things have changed since I gave it up. The internet is full of wonderful crochet and helpful tutorials. Creative and innovative people have come up with new techniques and ways to do things. There is so much new to learn, so many things to crochet, although I have a love of granny squares of all kinds. I started this blog to share what I am working on and any ideas that I come up with that might be helpful or if not helpful, perhaps entertaining in some way.
Other random bits…
I live in New England. Love vintage décor, my favorites are from the 30’s to 50’s. I love to train my dogs, and I participate in AKC and CDSP Obedience and Rally Obedience competitions. Long time sci-fi geek. Ordinary home décor that are chickens make me smile.