Hi! Welcome to The Yarn & Hook, our new blog about two friends sharing our crochet endeavours.
We would love to introduce ourselves. We are Laura and Marie, two friends living in Western Canada. We first met while living in the same city, and we regularly met up to crochet together with a cup of tea or wine. Then one of us moved away for a year and when we live further apart nothing had really changed. Instead of crocheting in the same room, we crocheted in separate rooms, in separate provinces, with a cup of tea or glass of wine, and text or email each other tirelessly about our crochet progress (and our wine).
We were sharing our crochet projects with each other online anyways, so we thought we would start a blog and share it with anyone else who might be interested. We are now lucky enough to be in the same city again! We still very much consider ourselves to be “beginners”, and hope to share what we learn on this blog, as well as our favourite patterns we’ve come across. We have also recently started designing our own patterns and will be sharing them as well.
Thanks for stopping by The Yarn & Hook!
xo Laura & Marie
Here’s a little bit more about us..
I got hooked on crochet years ago when a friend taught me a few basic stitches. I enjoyed it, but at the time I had a full time job, a husband, a dog and was way too busy to stitch much of anything. As things go, it wasn’t until I had a baby, opened a day home, and learned what being busy actually feels like that I really got into crocheting.
Crocheting is so calming, but I also love having such a creative and functional hobby. It gets quite cold here in Alberta, and I’m so proud to be able to bundle my family up in homemade garments. I'm also keen on making toys and costumes for children in my care. Crochet is so versatile!
I started wanting to knit or crochet after the birth of my daughter 4 years ago. Babies take up so much of your energy and I think I was looking for a something that was just for me. My aunt encouraged me to start crocheting and even offered to teach me online through emails and messages. I also relied heavily on free patterns and blog tutorials (and still do!).
In addition to being a mom to my 4 year old, I work full time as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Needless to say, finding time to crochet is often a struggle! Having a blog helps me regularly check in with myself and make sure I make time to do what I love!