Let me just first say, I really like websites. I like organized information. I like to make things. I like to teach. I also like to be held somewhat accountable to things that I say I'm going to do.
I have an idea. I'm going to make an epic blanket for my daughter, Violet, made form puff stitch flowers, or as they are called, Daisies.
So therefore, blog. I can track my progress on this and other projects. Plus show you guys how to make what I make. And where to find the stuff that I find.
I have been crocheting since I was 6 or 7. My grandmother taught me how to crochet, and in my 20s, how to embroider. I love both. I learned Singe Crochet, and Double Crochet. I tried to turn but never got the hang out it.
At 27 I quit smoking. So I picked up the crochet again for something to do with my hands. I still had never finished a project at this point. I learned how to turn and continue my simple stitches. Soon dropping it again, but always having yarn in the house.
At 29 I became pregnant with my daughter. My grandmother had passed away 5 years earlier and I wished I had something from her to give to Violet. Then it hit me, if I could make something for her, then in some way, it would be like my gramma making it.
The problem was I couldn't read a pattern.
So, I used youtube and followed the videos. One of those videos by Crochet Geek had accompanying directions and the pattern. From that I taught myself to read patterns.
FF about 6 months later and I've completed many projects. A queen size granny square blanket. A couple scarves, a pig, teddy bear, elephant, chick, countless hats, baby crowns, baby dresses and even a damn lampshade.
Now I embark on my greatest challenge. I'm going to make a blanket made out of flowers. Only flowers. Little 2 inch flowers.
I'm very excited. I bought yarn today. I just kept thinking....watercolors.