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Shirley And Eadie

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Shirley And Eadie

Ashlyn Holmes

South Louisiana

Environmental Consultant


When did you first start knitting / crocheting and where did you learn?

I started crocheting when I was about 15 years old. Both of my grandmother’s and their mother’s crocheted, and once they sat down and showed me the basics, I was hooked (no pun intended).

Can you remember the first thing you made?

The first thing I ever made was a baby blanket for my cousin, which turned into a trapezoid because I was adding an extra stitch at the end of every row. I kept wondering why it was taking me longer and longer to complete a row, and I finally figured it out. I unraveled my mess and started over.

Who are your favourite pattern designers and celebrity knitters & crocheters?

I don’t really have a favorite person in mind, but I love browsing Etsy and Pinterest to see what others are making. I’m always picking up my favorite crochet magazines as well including Simply Crochet and Crochet Today.

What are your favourite things to stitch and do you have a favorite item you've made?

This is tough because I love everything I crochet. That’s what warms my heart about handmade goods, it’s that they are made with so much love and care. One of my favorite items I have crocheted so far is a basket for my yarn that I am using for current projects. Yes a yarn basket made of yarn! That’s why I love it so.

What music/podcasts/TV shows do you love to stitch along to?

I love crocheting while having HGTV on in the background. Currently my favorite music to listen to while crocheting is The Head and the Heart or a mix of country music.

Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?

I love many types of crafts, but lately I have been on a hand printing kick. Other hobbies include baking, gardening, camping, fishing, and I can’t forget to mention playing with my dogs!

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

I hope you enjoy my patterns, and feel free to ask any questions you may have about them. There are so many things I have learned over the years from reading others advice online and from their shared patterns, and I am so appreciative of that.

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What's your favorite...

TV Show
The Office

George Strait

I haven’t been to many places, but nothing beats home for me.
The Princess Bride

Redeeming Love

Light Green

Yarn Brand
I Love This Yarn
Places To Knit/Crochet
My hammock and couch.