Sunday, May 23, 2010

How Did My Hooker Days Start?

Got you with the title, huh? My hooker days, as in crochet hook... anyway, I started crocheting some time in my teen years, I don't remember exactly as that was a very long time ago. My mom taught me the basics and I pretty much just picked up the rest on my own. I remember during Hurricane Alicia in 1983, we had lost power for a few days and there was nothing else to do but crochet. Couldn't drive because there were power lines down everywhere, so it was just safer to stay in. I also liked to cross stitch then, but since my eye sight isn't so well anymore, it is harder to do the cross stitch now.

My grandmother and aunt knit and crochet, very well I might add. Mom only caught on to the crochet though. My grandmother tried to teach me to knit, but I could only get the basic and wasn't very good at it, so I went back to crocheting. My aunt can make just about anything, knit or crochet. You can see some of her items at her ETSY shop, Knits by Jeanie.

I mostly love to crochet for babies. I have a passion for the little bundles of joy and love to make things for them from hats to booties to afghans. I have had an itching to try the knit thing again, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I'm sure I will some day.

You can check out some of my baby creations at my ETSY shop, Crochet TLC. Here is a sample...

Monday, August 24, 2009

CreateCrochet Team Promo Madness Sale!!!

The CreateCrochet team will be sponsoring a Promo Madness sale beginning on Tuesday, August 25 at 2pm EST (Etsy time). All of the shops listed below will have a promotional discount in their shop for the next two days. Just enter the code "CCT" into your notes to sellers to receive that shop's special discount. The sale runs Tuesday at 2pm through Thursday August 27 at midnight.

For a list of all shop discount details, please visit the CreateCrochet Team Blog here.

Now is the time to do a little holiday shopping for that perfect scarf, a set of discloths, afghan, or an adorable amigurumi toy!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Hunter's Special Project

Working on a new afgan for hunter's. It is made of camo yarn and will be a generous size for a man. Will post pics soon.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Gingham Baby Afghan

I'm currently working on a really nice baby afghan that would be great a baby boy. It is in shades of blue with white in a gingham pattern. Can't wait to get it finished.

Summer is almost over. School starts here on Aug 10th. How time flies the older you get :(


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Operation Gratitutde

My CreateCrochet team is participating in OPERATION GRATITUDE! We have a team goal of crocheting 50 scarves by the end of August for our troops who have been deployed overseas! Please join us! Look here for more information.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

My latest baby afghan... completed

Here is the latest baby afghan I made as a custom order. I made one like it 17 years ago for my daughter, who still uses hers.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Baby Sampler Afghan... Finished Product

I am so happy with the final product from my baby sampler afghan. It is made from 24 different pattern stitch squares.

I wished I had a granddaughter to give it to, but guess I'll have to wait on that one! :)