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My name is Katie, I’m a late twenties, avid crocheter, and wanna be knitter! You can find me in southwestern Michigan, where I’ve been born and raised and I love it. Count me in on anything and (almost) everything blush colored or rose gold.. I may be a smidge obsessed… and while I don’t currently have any dogs that are technically mine, my parents have three and Riley (pictured below) is ‘my’ dog. She even helps me when I’m taking pictures of my crochet. Isn’t she cute?!
Outside of my love for pups, I also have a huge passion for horses. You’ll see my guy Ghost at the top. While I guess technically he isn’t isn’t mine anymore, as I recently made the heartbreaking decision to let him go on to a new home, but he’s been a huge part of my life and I know horses will always be a passion of mine, so this won’t be the last you’re hearing about them 🙂
Now, all animals aside, I enjoy reading, big HP fan here, along with about a bazillion other books, and recently I’ve become an audiobook listener! So if you have any recommendations, send them my way on the Contact Page! I also enjoy working out, although to due the surgery I had done on my knee a few years ago, I am a bit limited, so I mainly lift weights. Lastly I just enjoy getting outside, whether it’s for a short walk, a day at the beach, or sitting on the porch, wip in hand, being outside just makes this heart happy. Photography has also become of interest to me since I started my instagram. I recently purchased a DSLR camera, and I think I may be hooked…
Now for the actual crochet piece! I’ve always been a creative type, doing everything from making friendship bracelets to scrapbooking to everything in between. And I guess you would have to say that I was technically a knitter first, learning years ago, but only knowing the garter stitch (and not even knowing there was a name for what I was doing…). Skipping ahead to about 3 years ago and when I realized I was going to be couch bound from knee surgery for weeks on end, I picked knitting back up as a way to keep me from going crazy by not doing anything… However outside of the garter stitch, I didn’t really know what I was doing, so I started to watch how-to videos on crochet instead, and it was a perfect fit! I’ve been hooked ever since
Fast-forward to now, after a few bumps in the road, I think it’s safe to say I’ve been taking crochet seriously for almost a year – and loving every minute of it. I’ve come out with a few original designs (check out the original designs blog post here) and I love each one. Designing is so not something I thought I would ever tackle, I thought I would be strictly a physical product seller, but I found as I started making other designs, that I wanted the pieces I produced to be on my own design. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good pattern, having someone else do all of the hard stuff and I only have to follow along – such a great break. But I so designing! It can be stressful and frustrating at times (hello sizing math), but I think it’s just a great fit for me and where I see myself going in the future!
Thank you for taking the time to read a small snippet about me and the journey that has brought me here! Take you time wandering around the blog, and please don’t hesitate to find me on any of my social media platforms, or contact me via email at hanoveriancrochetco@