When Nancy Vandivert teaches knitting and crochet classes, she likes to share this mantra with her students, “take a deep breath and remember that you are the goddess of your project.” And she speaks from experience. Nancy has been knitting and designing for years, and she became a TGKA-certified master knitter in 2010. Read more
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My Flaherty has flair…at least that’s my official position. In reality, I royally flubbed this project. And I didn’t notice my mistakes until I was 14 inches and several months in.
Wendy Easton first learned to crochet in the 1960s, during a family trip to London. She visited a LYS, where some ladies taught her the basics and sent her off with cotton yarn and instructions for a dress. She still has the dress, which has also been worn by her youngest daughter! Read more
Candy Key says that her life changed when a “real yarn shop” finally opened in her area. Yarnies, located in Abilene, TX, allowed Candy to build a stash with fabulous yarns, which continues to inspire her knitting! Read more
Irina Anikeeva grew up in Russia with a mom who knit and sewed for a living. Knowing her mom didn’t have much time to make anything else, Irina asked her mom to teach her the basics. She says it was “love at first stitch.” Read more
Sometimes an artist or designer gets hooked on a theme and explores all the possible variations. Picasso had his Blue Period and Jennifer Raymond, at least for the moment, is fascinated by crochet worked through the back loops. Read more