Sunday, January 25, 2009

My First Blog!

I absolutely LOVE to crochet. I learned to crochet from my grandmother when I was a child. She made doilies and beautiful things with thread. I could do the chains, but my doilies looked just awful! So at that point, I didn't really pursue it. Then when I was 12, we moved and my new best friend Diane Kemp, crocheted afghans - with YARN! I'd never heard of this, but she showed me how to make the huge granny square afghan that she was working on. So I made a giant square afghan out of different colors of blue and was very happy. Then when I was 20 and pregnant, I started making some booties, a baby afghan, sweater, etc. And then I crocheted sometimes a lot, sometimes a little through the years. For the past 4 years or so, my crocheting had been curtailed. My hands and wrists just hurt too badly to crochet (RA, OA, carpal tunnel and some other things!). Since I've been getting some of these a little more under control, I'm able to crochet some again! So I thought this would be fun to blog about my progress, to show my competed projects and that this would help keep me motivated!! So, that's all for now, I have to get back to my crocheting!


  1. I just love your work here. Keep it up and this blog is such a great idea.

  2. Karen, such a wonderful site you have here. Even thought about "felting" and making felted purses? I love your work.
    ps. I laughed at your dog's name..I'm a Penny too. I have a miniature American Eskimo mixed with Chinese crested/powderpuff.

  3. HI Karen,
    What a wonderful way to share your projects!! You do beautiful work. You give me the "willys" to pick up my crochet needle and get back to work on the blanket I'm making to donate to my church. I love to make the fun fur long scarves too. I have a CD called Crochet made easy that I'm going to look at now. Thanks for the incentive. Anita A