I learned to crochet when I was a little girl sitting on my grandma’s lap in West Virginia. She mostly quilted, but she also crocheted beautiful doilies and huge bedspreads. I stopped crocheting as I grew up and life got in the way. I became a teacher and worked in instructional technology for a while before returning to the classroom. Then, I got married and had two lovely children. One winter, a snow day was approaching and I was looking for a craft to do with my kids while we were stuck inside. So, we ran to our local craft store and grabbed some yarn and crochet hooks. The next day, we watched YouTube videos to refresh and then we just dove in!
I prefer bigger yarns and shorter projects! You will usually see my colors fall in the warmer spectrum, but it depends on what I am making and who it is for. I was an English teacher, so my other passion is reading and I pretty much exclusively read young adult or middle grade novels. (If you have any great novels in this age range, let me know!)
About Stitch in Progress
Rose and I met in January one year when Lisa signed up for a crochet class for her daughter at the local yarn store. The instructor happened to be Rose!
After taking a class together, Lisa had been planning to create a blog to share her ideas for simple patterns and to help other people come to enjoy crocheting as much as she does. Rose was eager to share all her ideas too! So, we formed a team and started our blog.
The core mission of our blog is to learn more and make more and to help you do the same. We consider ourselves and our stitching to always be “a work in progress”, so we came up with the name Stitch in Progress to represent that we are all lifelong learners of crochet and knitting.
Rose’s other love is world languages and she stepped away from the blog in 2019 to pursue a full-time career in that field. She is still an avid crocheter and knitter and we continue to bounce ideas off of each other and share the yarn love! She still offers in-person classes too, so she is still learning and sharing.