I taught myself to crochet back in ‘99 when i first moved to CT. I still have the wonky powder blue and navy ‘cell phone caddy’ that was my first project. I taught my self to knit shortly after – can i just say, library cards and Michaels craft stores are THE BEST – and haven’t looked back since.
I’m a bit of a craft whore (and a follower of e.e. cummings, so excuse the funky non-capitalization i often write in) and have dabbled with beading, water color, calligraphy, sewing, decoupage, journaling… you get it. but with my attention deficit issues, knitting, crochet, quilting, my cat and my
boyfriend husband are the things that have stuck with me years later.
About CraftStash Podcast
Finally, a decade after falling in love with yarn and crafting, I started a podcast in October of 2011! I’d wanted to produce my own podcast for years and finally jumped in feet first after seeing a fellow video podcaster share a project made from a skein of yarn in the same colorway as I had in my stash. “That could be me!” I thought, and set off to record my first episode that same day. For me the concept of “stashing” goes beyond consumerist consumption and focuses instead on gathering inspiration from all aspects of the crazy-creative world of craft. You can “stash” a color scheme or new craft technique just as easily as a skein of yarn, IMHO.
CraftStash started as a tiny tumblr blog for me to ‘stash’ inspirational images and links of my work and other crafters great projects. It quickly grew into a podcast and ravelry group. The CraftStash podcast tagline “If you can’t craft it, stash it!” encourages viewers to enjoy their own projects while marveling at all sources of crafty inspiration. The ravelry group is here http://www.ravelry.com/groups/craftstash and I hope you join the fun!