My name is Vera Hannaford. I live in Charleston, South Carolina with my husband, Patrick.
I taught myself to crochet when I was about eight or nine years old and lived in New York City. I would see older women on the subway crocheting or knitting and I wanted to learn, so I brought yarn and needles with my allowance and started making things.
My first projects were hideous. I made my mother a hat and scarf set of a Halloween type ombre. I made the scarf okay, but I did not know how to make the hat lie flat, so the top stuck up. My mother actually wore that hat and scarf, bless her heart, but she was quick to say that I made it :-)
Later, I did get a Coats and Clarks "How to Crochet" book. From that I learned how to hold a needle, do real stitches, and how to read patterns. I can't remember the stitches I just made up. Wish I could.
Since then, I've crocheted on and off. Sometimes, I wouldn't crochet for years at a time. Recently, I've gotten back into it, and have made lots of projects. It really is a comfort to know how to do needlework.
Showing off my projects and sharing information is what this site is all about. I have links to sites that I think are great and groups I belong to. There are so many wonderful crocheters out there that I've met on line, and they have been an inspiration to me and encourage me to try new things. In fact, I started working with thread only a few months ago, and I love it.
I also knit and cross stitch. I love to read and watch documentaries. I love pro football, and during much of the football season, I'm in front of the television, with my projects cheering for my favorite teams.
Comments? Questions? Concerns?