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Cathy

Location:

Austin, TX

Member since:

September 10, 2010

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Who taught you how to knit/crochet and how long have you been doing it?

My great grandmother taught me to crochet (doilies!) when I was 7. That was 44 years ago. I taught myself how to knit in high school but my technique is not pretty.

What's your favorite fiber?

For the most part, I LOVE Alpaca...it is so soft. Unfortunately, it is also expensive and we don't have a huge need for warm wooly items in central Texas.

If you were stranded on a deserted island with loads of cashmere and rosewood needles (or hooks), what would you make?

Depends on whether the island is in a cold climate or not...in either case, an afghan or two to sleep on and cover with. Then sweaters if a cold locale....a tank top if warmer...Of course, I would want a rosewood crochet hook.

For you, does knitting/crocheting seem like it's going to be a passing fancy or a lifelong passion? (Hint: If you've been doing it for more than 3 years, I think we already have your answer.) :)

I've been at it off and on for most of my life but it really has rekindled as a passion lately....for the past 2 years at least.

Introduction

I have a newfound love of my old skills...especially crochet. My goal is to make at least one item for everyone on my gift list for Christmas. Having jumped into this late...the gifts are probably going to be slippers...but it is a start!


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