My mum is a fantastic knitter and crocheter so I was very lucky to have her as my teacher. They say you are either a crocheter or knitter, and crochet definitely became my craft. My first project was a giant granny square blanket which upon completion was promptly pinched by my brother to adorn his bed. After that many more blankets followed through my teens and then I kinda put my hooks away for several years, only making the odd appearance when there was a new baby in the family to make a blanket for.
|A small selection of my blankets!|
Then a few years ago I stumbled upon some patterns for amigurumi and was hooked once more, along with blankets I would make toys, scarves and items for the house. I also developed an obsession with crochet magazines and books, dreaming of my next projects everytime I flick through one. I started to go everywhere with a project in my bag and it was soon the norm for me to fish out some crocheting whilst catching up with a cuppa with friends and relatives. I remember one time forgetting my basket of wool for a trip to my parents for dinner and my husband refusing to turn the car around to go get it, that was a long few hours!
A few months ago I was blessed with the birth of my beautiful son, then crochet took a whole new turn. I love making things for him, blankets, toys and decorations for his bedroom. I cannot wait to teach him also when he is older, who says boys can't crochet!
Well there we go, my name is Kelly and I am a crochet addict!!!