Since starting this blog, I’ve met some of the nicest people on WordPress. Many of those folks share my love for crochet. I’m always curious about other peoples crochet stories. How did they get started? What’s their favorite project? etc. etc. etc.
So, a little while ago, I put out a call for crochet interviews and Twinklehook graciously obliged me and was also the very first to send me the answers to her questions. I gave her the choice of speaking to us about her crochet past, present, or future.
She decided to tell us about her crochet past.
Read on to learn more about Twinklehook aka Miss Rebecca.
Q. Who taught you how to crochet?
A. I taught myself how to crochet watching Youtube, I couldn’t read the books on how to, it was so confusing. It was deffo Melanie Haim and Mikey from the crochet crowd I started watching that I learned from.
Q. How long ago was that?
A. Hmmm Its May so May is my crochet month anniversary, so, one year this month! I remember not actually finishing a project as i kept wanting to learn everything at once. lol
Q. What was the first piece you created and how did it make you feel?
A. I first made a chunky blanket with chenille yarn. It made me feel amazing as this was the first video i had seen on how to make something and I literally remember going to the store, buying a hook and yarn thinking i could crochet and watched Melanie do a blanket and tried to copy. I cried A LOT because I couldn’t do it.
I went back to basics, and I cried with joy once I mastered the Double crochet/treble! I was so proud. I never thought I would be able to crochet :O
Q. Do you have any other special crochet memories?
A. The only special crochet moment I have is mastering the granny square. I tried for about a month last year and I couldn’t do it. It annoyed me so much and I just sort of threw away about 20 attempted squares. I re-visited it a month later and found a different tutorial and mastered it in 10 minutes. I remember shouting YES *bleep* I *bleeping* did it and my boyfriend was like what? I told him and he was like oh right.. but he was laughing as he was the one person that had watched and laughed at me struggling when I first started to crochet.
Be sure to visit Twinklehook at her blog, Twinklehook.
I’d like to offer Twinklehook a great big THANK YOU for being the first to spin her yarn, here, for us.
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