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Do I look like a granny to you?
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Hi, I'm Crystal.
I'm 35 yrs old, married for 15 years & mom to 5 boys, ages 4,6,9,10,13.

I Crochet, hand knit, machine knit, have 3 round knitting looms which are actually very versatile, and as of October 2002, I am spinning my own yarn, which I find extremely gratifying and relaxing.

My grandmother taught me the basics of crochet and hand knitting when I was about 10 yrs old. My interest level went up and down with my teenage years, but at around 20, I took on a renewed interest in fiber crafts, crochet being the main focus. At 22, when my first son was born, I made my first real attempt at knitting and made him a cardigan that was too big in the body and too small in the sleeves, but it's cute so I still have it as a memento of his birth. I have since learned a great deal, but have actually tried only a very few things when compared to the vast ocean of goodies that can be made.
 
Some things I've made are: Christmas ornaments, slippers, hats, toys, sweaters, bookmarks, tube socks (using a round knitting loom), scarves, afghans, dishcloths, shawls, a checker board and checkers
for my kids.

My favorite commercial yarns are the Lion Brand line, 
Regia sock yarn & Cascade Fixation. I plan to try out Opal Sock yarns and a few others I've heard about one of these days.

I hope you enjoy this site, and come back often to see new things.

 

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Some of my favorite things:

White roses with pink tips
Just about any color of blue
Anything soft
Dr. Pepper
Chocolate
Old comfy jeans and t-shirt
Gone With The Wind
Excalibur (the 1981 version)
Snow White - (Disney)
Elvis Presley, Journey, Creed
Most 80's music
Most 50's & 60's music
More later....
 

I took this neat quiz to see what kind of knitter I am... here's the results:

Granny knitter
You may not be a granny, but you've got the
mentality. Hard work and artistic vision lead
to your beautiful knitted results.

Are you a knitter?
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Photo Album

This is me as of May 2003
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Looking up knitting patterns on the net :-)

My family photo, taken Dec 1999
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My family from oldest to youngest: Rob (my husband) me (Crystal) Christian, J.C. Joshua, Cole & Kyle.

Me and 2 of my 5 boys
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June 2003

Cole & Kyle
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Spring '03'

Josh
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July '03'

My Boys - March 11, 2003
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Rob & Crystal
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Christmas 2002

Rob with his new hair cut!
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July 4th '03'

My mom, Fran
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Oct. '02'

Cole
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July '03'

Kyle's new hair cut
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July '03'

Kyle
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July '03'

J.C. & "George" the kitten
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July '03'

"Gracie"
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July '03'