Ashley Gibbons (also known as Ashley3121 or Crafty Ashley) brings us her blog this week, Crafty Ashley. This blog is a mix of personal revelation and display of fine crocheted work. Its obvious from her writing that Ashley has fallen in love with crochet, as many of us have!
While Ashley is still relatively new to crochet, she shows off her skill with her fun and creative projects. She hasn't branched out into writing her own patterns yet, but Ashley has tried out many different areas of crochet. She provides helpful links in her sidebar to some great free patterns online; be sure to check them out.
Below is Ashley's email interview:
How long have you been crocheting?
I have been crochet since October of last year. I tried about 3 years ago and couldn't get the hang of it. Until a friend taught me and if it wasn't for her and the internet I would have this crazy obsession.
What's the project you're most proud of?
I wish I had more projects under my belt. But it is a toss between the recent tote I made or the sock monkey afghan for my nephew. The reason I love the tote because I love the look of the stitches going up and down and I put such hard work into the lining. I love the Sock Monkey afghan because of those dang cute monkey faces and I thought the pattern was cute and made it into what I thought would be cuter.
What's your favorite thing about crochet?
I love how versatile crochet is. I can make anything from blankets, to toys, to purses. I feel like there isn't anyone I can't make something for. (Except for me at the moment. I hope to change that next month!)
What do you enjoy working on the most?
I can't say I love anything the most. They all have such great attributes! Afghans are something you can always fall back on if you need some good routine stitches. Ami's are so great to see your results the same day. Purses are so exciting to make because the possibilities are endless and it only takes a few days. Oh they are all so wonderful I can't wait to try everything at least once!
What else are you interested in?
I hope one day to have a eureka moment and design my own things. I love blogging and hope to meet more and more people! My other loves are sewing, cross stitching, and reading. Oh and I'm a third degree black belt!
Is there anything else you want people to know about you?
Well something most people don't know is that I am only 24. I am from Louisiana and have only lived in Utah the last 6 years. My husband and I have been married for almost 6 years now. I have 3 great kids, Cassy almost 5, Carson 3, and Lydia 18 months. I have spent the last 5 years putting my husband through school and this year is the big year where we (I say we) graduate and move out East.
Thanks to Ashley for participating!