Thursday, July 24, 2014

Answering Questions

I am joining Sarahsweethearts today to answer a few crocheting questions she posed.

Are you a multi crafter?
Most definitely. I mostly work on cross-stitch and crochet. I also quilt quite often. I recently learned to knit. In the past I have also worked on needlepoint, crewel, rug hooking and a variety of other crafts projects.

Do you like to knit or crochet more?
I definitely like to crochet more. This is what I learned to do first and what I am most comfortable doing.


What is your favorite brand of yarn?
I can't say that I have one as I only recently have begun paying attention to what I buy. I do like the feel of the Vanna's Choice Yarn by Lion Brand Yarns.

Striped, variegated or solid?
I really don't care. It really depends on the project I am making.

How long have you been crocheting/knitting?
I started crocheting when I was just a kid about 40 years ago. I knitted a little bit about 30 years ago and then returned to it last year.

Your preferred hook size?
None

Acrylic, wool, cotton or blends?
I have always used acrylic as that has been the most widely available, but I have recently expanded to wool and blends.


Do you like a regular handle or a thicker handle...such as a wood covered, clay covered, etc.
I have seen the thicker handles on other blogs, but I only have the regular handles. Most of my hooks have been inherited from my husband's grandmother and one of my aunts.


Do you donate or gift most of your items?
Most of my items are gifts for friends and family or things I want for myself.


What sort of charities do you donate to?
 I have donated preemie caps, crocheted hats to a local coat drive (they asked for hats and scarves also) and an afghan to a needy family in a school district that I worked in.

What is your main reason for being a yarn/textile enthusiast?
I don't have a reason. I just know that I love to spend hours time pouring over craft books and magazines, and browsing through yarn and fabric shops. My spirits are lifted immediately.

 What hook size do you not have in your collection?
I don't think there are any missing except maybe a couple of Tunisian crochet hooks. Although I do have a couple of them also. As I said, I inherited many and I have a few multiples of various sizes.

How did you learn?
My grandmother received afghan kit from one of my uncles and started making it. I wanted to make one also so I taught myself. I am "left-handed" so none of my right-handed relatives could really teach me. It turns out I crochet and knit right-handed. I now consider myself to be ambidextrous as I can write with either hand also it is just easier with my left hand. I taught myself to knit in my teens when I saw an article that had knits promoted by Marie Osmond (I was a big fan). I made a couple of items but found it difficult and went back to crocheting. I just took up knitting again last year after seeing so many beautiful knits on many blogs. I still find it somewhat challenging.

Just a little bit of info about me for everyone.
Thanks for stopping by! 



7 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

Its always nice to hear how other people got into crafting.

butterfly said...

I enjoyed reading your blog.

Joy said...

Thank you Cathie, I enjoyed reading about how your crafting begun and developed. I'm left-handed also so sometimes patterns can be a little bit confusing - but we manage don't we :) Happy weekend to you and yours!
xoJoy

CathieJ said...

Thank you.

CathieJ said...

I actually knit and crochet right-handed. I don't have to alter the patterns.

CathieJ said...

Thanks for visiting.

Sarah Sweethearts said...

Love your answers! :)