Alisha Lucas from Puryear, TN
It was a long 16 hour day with my son at his doctors appointment at Saint Jude’s research hospital when I sat down next to this lady in the cafeteria. She and I started to talk about things to keep our minds off of the never ending days for our children when she asked me if I wanted to learn how to knit. So I asked if she would teach me and when knitting didn’t work out she taught me to crochet. That was 7 years ago and I have not stopped crocheting since. My son really enjoyed all the quality time we had together and he often asked me to make clothing to keep him warm. So I would make all his favorite tv/game characters for him and all his cancer buddies.
Tell us a bit about how you learned: Her name was Maria and she would come to the hospital every other week to teach parents/children how to knit or crochet. She would provide yarn and supplies and only asked that you come back and show her all your WIPS or completed projects.
I love to make it all; hats, scarfs, shawls, blankets, amigurumi and more.
Lately I’ve enjoyed the puff stitch and C2C blankets. I worked on this beautiful wine glass cover with the world’s smallest pattern and the challenge was accepted and they are so beautiful for my little brothers wedding.
I heard my little cousin was expecting a baby, so I was determined to learn how to crochet so I bought a sugar and cream cotton cone from Walmart and started to work it with a 3.5mm in a single stitch. It was a rookie mistake and the pain staking blanket was my very first project I finished and mailed to California just in time for her baby’s arrival
LOVE, Love, love my LBY. The color variations/variety are amazing. I enjoy looking for new textures, colors and patterns from Lion Brand.
My aunt Ellen is a left handed knitter and I thought to my self thats a challenge to knit since I rarely found left handed patterns and follow along videos for her to use. I explained to my Aunt Ellen that it would be easier to complete projects if she could crochet. I left after the holidays and couldn’t believe my eyes when she posted on Facebook about how much fun she was having on the crochet cruise. I called her and asked if she had learned to crochet and why is she on the cruise. She told me all the details and shared photos with me and I told her that it was my bucket list to go on a crochet cruise. She called me a week later and told me to pack my bags!
She booked us 7 day crochet cruise for 2022. I’m so excited and shocked to find out we are going to crochet together in the Bahamas.
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