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I'm a former elementary-school teacher who's now home with her two young daughters. Big sister (our "little duckling") and little sister ("Lucy Goose") have inspired not only my shop name, but also the designs I create and offer. But my obsession with crocheting started before they were even a twinkle in my eye....

Shortly after my husband and I started dating, he went away for a summer college course in Germany. As the assistant director of a girl scout camp, I found myself with a lot of 1970's era arts and crafts supplies and books at easy access. So I started creating my welcome home gift for Jonathan: the world's ugliest, itchiest, most earnestly self-taught crocheted scarf. I brought it with me to the airport when I picked him up. He said he loved it. (I knew he loved me.)

Over the past dozen years since then, my time spent crocheting has waxed and waned,…

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  • Joined January 31, 2012

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alpaca, merino, buttons, cotton blends, bamboo, homespun yarn

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About

I'm a former elementary-school teacher who's now home with her two young daughters. Big sister (our "little duckling") and little sister ("Lucy Goose") have inspired not only my shop name, but also the designs I create and offer. But my obsession with crocheting started before they were even a twinkle in my eye....

Shortly after my husband and I started dating, he went away for a summer college course in Germany. As the assistant director of a girl scout camp, I found myself with a lot of 1970's era arts and crafts supplies and books at easy access. So I started creating my welcome home gift for Jonathan: the world's ugliest, itchiest, most earnestly self-taught crocheted scarf. I brought it with me to the airport when I picked him up. He said he loved it. (I knew he loved me.)

Over the past dozen years since then, my time spent crocheting has waxed and waned, only to peak a few years ago when our younger daughter was a newborn. After she was found to have a rare genetic metabolic health condition, I found myself in need of a calming, relaxing, focused way to spend my time between her rigorous and strict feeding schedule. And after being a full-time working mother who hardly had time to shower (let alone pick up a crochet hook), I had nearly forgotten the joy and peace I found in creating crocheted pieces. I'm so grateful to my husband and friends who suggested I start it up again.

I created items for my girls and Christmas gifts en masse. And after hearing enough, "That's so cute! You ought to sell them"-s, I decided to take the plunge: please enjoy my shop, Duck Duck Goose Crochet.

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