A knitter from childhood, I rediscovered the craft in 2004 when my nephew was on his way to being born.
About 5 years ago, one of my colleagues taught me to crochet one lunchtime, mainly because I was obsessed with making the Cutest Little Owl. This has expanded to all sorts of toys and baby items, which has been great practice for my own kids as they come along! It occurred to me recently that since learning to crochet, I’ve hardly knitted at all, which is a little bit sad.
I also sew, bake and occasionally attempt some grand cooking.
A note about my Crochet
In the patterns I write, and when I discuss stitch terminology, I am using the English terminology, which is different to the American version (see comparison table). Not for any particular reason other than this was the way I was taught, before I realised there was a difference.
Also, you might notice that my stitches look a bit odd sometimes – this is because I am left handed and gives things a different slant.