Where have ya'll been hiding all this time? I've been a byc'r for 4yrs and haven't found this fun corner of the forums? Holy moley, I've got some reading to catch up on!
I'd like to introduce myself: I'm a lifelong crochet addict - my grandmother could knit amazingly beautiful things - but sadly, when I knit, I'm too tight/tense/something - and the items do not come out as planned. Nor do my elbows appreciate all that tenseness (I actually gave myself tennis elbow from knitting a sweater!). So I crochet. And I embroider (hardanger is a passion). And I weave, although not so much this winter - I'm not inspired to at the moment. And I enjoy being creative and making life beautiful by making beautiful things.
Current project? A sweater vest from here:
www.redheart.com (called painted wool vest)
I enjoy using great fibers - and this is a fun variegated yarn which worked up beautifully for a crocheted hat from Crocheted One Skein Wonders book, although it took a skein and a half because it was an adult size not a toddler size....but hey, that's ok - I needed another fix at the yarn shop!
Great book, by the way, if you've not seen it lately. I found it at JoAnn Fabrics:
At any rate - nice to 'be' here and I look forward to being inspired and helping others too. Makes life more fun, doesn't it?