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About hmltwin

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  • Birthday 11/30/1976

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    I’ve enjoyed crocheting ever since I was eight years old and my mother gave me a skein and my first hook. I took a long break from it, but about four years ago, I decided to pick it up again.

    I love making things for my dolls to wear. I also like to make amigarumi. I started a knitting and crocheting group at my church and we have a Prayer Shawl program up and running. In addition to knitting and crocheting, I like to write and draw.
  • Location
    Upstate NY
  • Hobbies
    sewing, reading, writing, drawing, counted cross-stitch, knitting, crocheting
  • Occupation
    Research and Collections Tech
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  • Favorite projects
    doll clothes
  • Crocheting since...
    26 years (1984)
  1. My mom taught my sister and I taught us to crochet when we were eight. Actually, one of the gifts we got for a our birthday (we're twins) that year was a ball of yarn and our first hook - which both of us still have (the hooks, not the yarn). I'll be turning 32 this year, so that's 24 years. I just got really into it again last year, so now I'm advancing with my learning and actually making things.
  2. I'm left handed. My sister is right handed and so is our mom (who taught us to crochet). It made our lessons interesting. My sister sat beside her and copied her, I sat across from her and mirrored her. It also meant I had to learn to start myself, since anything she'd start for me would be "backwards".
  3. I'm probably at the level of an advanced beginner... maybe a little higher. I know all the basic stitches and a few more "advanced" ones (like fans and picots <-just learned that doing my baby blanket). I learn quickly, though, so I like to challenge myself and do more complex patterns. So far, they've come out fairly well. I've also managed to alter a couple patterns to suit my own needs. I altered a doll dress from a pattern designed for a six inch doll, so that it fit my 18 inch doll, for example. I can't imagine how people write their own patterns, though...
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