I first learned how to crochet when I was 12 years old. Back then, the ragingly popular colors of the early 1990s for my awesome popcorn blanket were pink, mauve, mulberry, and something between salmon and peach. Yassssss. I was convinced that crocheting was relegated to amazingly uncool terms such as “granny square” and “afghan” (both of which I was quite good at at one time and covered my college dorm room). So, convinced that my crocheting skills would only ever produce potholders and really unfortunate, unwanted baby blankets, I put my hooks away for about oh… fifteen years.
I picked them again in 2009 in an attempt to start up a hobby to replace my newly married hours of evening TV watching. Crocheted hats – stylish, fashionable crocheted hats, shockingly enough – were starting to rage everywhere, and I thought I’d give it a go. I never thought I’d soon become known as “the hat lady”, but here I am today, with several bookshelves dedicated solely to yarn and now blogging for your enjoyment.
In 2012 my husband started a job with the U.S. Department of State that has us traveling around the world in two year stints. So, here I am, posting this from Beijing, China, all the way to currently Bratislava, Slovakia. It’s possible occasional country-related weirdness will be inserted – all about yarn, of course.
About Classy Crochet
Upon moving to Beijing, China in April 2012 after a lifetime spent in the U.S., I found myself with ooodles and OOODLES more time than I ever had in my life. What had previously been a cute hobby to occupy my spare time became the only thing that helped me through long stretches while looking for work and figuring out a new city (and/or country, whatever). This blog was started as a way to share all the new things I’ve learned with all of you. Some how-tos, some free patterns, some for-sale patterns, some yarn-ventures… thank you for stopping by and following along!
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.