Monday, May 16, 2011

Crocheting and Me

Crochet has been a part of my life as long as I can remember. My Mum learnt to crochet when I was about 7yrs old, and I kind of learnt right along with her. I remember spending many hours in the back seat of our car, while my big brother was playing football and cricket, crocheting and knitting things for my dolls.

Crocheting is particularly special to me, as I was able to  crocheted a Baby Blanket for each of my children (Georgia and Alexander), except for my baby boy (Zachary) that I lost when he was 7 days old. I was so sick in hospital when he was born, that I wasn’t able to make him a blanket. Luckily my Mum was there to do this for me, and we wrapped him in this very special blanket before he was buried.

I am a craft-a-holic, and always have had some little project to work on….Crocheting, knitting, cross stitch, wool embroidery, scrapbooking or sewing. I have spent most of the last 10 years doing kid-craft with my 2 children, but now that they are both at school it is time to do my own thing again…and that means CROCHETING!!!!

I am in love with yarn and all the wonderful things that you can do with it, and Crocheting works the best for me. Mostly I make beanies, scarves and blankets, but through the internet I have discovered a whole new world of fantastic things I could make that I am never sure what to hook next!!!

I have found it hard in Australia to find others that Crochet or even a good variety of pattern books, so when I come across all of the lovely hookers on Let’s Crochet it blew my mind!!

Sadly, for my husband, my 11yr old daughter has also been stung by the Crocheting bug too… here’s to years of happy hooking with my beautiful girl!!!

-Vanessa from Australia


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