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My mom taught me to crochet when I was about 8 years old. While everyone else on the school bus was reading books or talking about boys, I was making pot holders to give my friends for Christmas. And my first pair of crocheted leg warmers? Oh, yeah - they were sweet!!

It didn't take long before I was knitting, but it took decades before the knitting passion (obsession, some may argue) took hold. I always thought my mom taught me to knit, until a few years ago when I asked her to demonstrate something for me - yeah, we do it totally differently. I'm a "Continental Knitter." According to Wikipedia:

"Knitting with the yarn in one's left hand is commonly referred to as Continental knitting, German knitting, European knitting, or left-hand knitting. Continental knitting is preferred by professional hand-knitters, as it is the more efficient…

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  • Born on February 24
  • Joined September 10, 2011

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My mom taught me to crochet when I was about 8 years old. While everyone else on the school bus was reading books or talking about boys, I was making pot holders to give my friends for Christmas. And my first pair of crocheted leg warmers? Oh, yeah - they were sweet!!

It didn't take long before I was knitting, but it took decades before the knitting passion (obsession, some may argue) took hold. I always thought my mom taught me to knit, until a few years ago when I asked her to demonstrate something for me - yeah, we do it totally differently. I'm a "Continental Knitter." According to Wikipedia:

"Knitting with the yarn in one's left hand is commonly referred to as Continental knitting, German knitting, European knitting, or left-hand knitting. Continental knitting is preferred by professional hand-knitters, as it is the more efficient method, requiring the shortest number of specific hand-motions per stitch." That explains it - I love efficiencies!!

I spent many weekends during my youth attending craft shows with my mom, where she would sell her potholders, afghans, scrubbies, crocheted snowflakes - you name it, she can knit or crochet it! So, should it surprise anyone that the older I become, the more I become like my mother? It started innocently enough - scarves for family and friends and the local youth home. Then some baby blankets for friends and family. And now... well, if you've checked out my shop, you've seen the trouble I'm getting myself into these days!

I hope you enjoy my store and my work, but I really hope you enjoy my little friends.

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