Joyce Bocek's Profile
It was a warm summer day at my aunt’s vacation home in a place called Michiana. My aunt gathered her daughter, Alice and me together, gave us some yarn and a hook, and taught us how to crochet. I was 11 years old then. I don’t imagine Aunt Anne realized the legacy she gave me that day. I’m 67 now, and the stitches I learned when I made the lacy collar are still part of everything I make (except I traded in the slip knot for a magic adjustable ring). Thank you, Aunt Anne!
I didn’t continue crocheting until many years later when I was in my 20s. I became enchanted with the colorful granny squares and made an afghan.
A friend asked me to make a sweater for her – long-sleeved, Victorian.
I made that sweater in 1995…then made her another one in black. She paid me $125 for the first sweater, and $250 for the second. She was my first…
- Born on August 16
- Joined June 18, 2012