Here are my Crochet & Questions Quiz answers, I'm loving reading yours across blogland too! :)
This is probably the most favorite thing I've crocheted, its the Paradise Skirt by Robin Dykema. It was first listed on Crochetville then published on Peaches and Cream website.
It has since been made available again by Robin on Ravelry. Her original version is long and gorgeous, I think I ran out of thread, so that's why mine was shorter than original, but I just love this pattern!
Are you a multi crafter? Absolutely! Crochet, Knit, paint/muralist, clay, all sorts of fun crafty things.
Do you like to knit or crochet more? Crochet, but knitting is very relaxing
What is your favorite brand of yarn? Lion Brand Hometown USA in the colorway Honolulu Pink!
Striped, variegated or solid? Love them all, but currently my go to is Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in the colorway Sherbet.
How long have you been crocheting/knitting? 15 Years crocheting and I tried knitting about 10 or so years ago but really started knitting a lot about 4 or 5 years ago.
Your preferred hook size? G 4.25mm Boye
Acrylic, wool, cotton or blends? Acrylic and Wool.
Do you like a regular handle or a thicker handle...such as a wood covered, clay covered, etc. I like a regular aluminum hook to work with for ease and speed, but I collect wooden hooks and clay handled hooks.
Do you donate or gift most of your items? Both! :) If I kept everything I make, I'd live in a yarn house!
What sort of charities do you donate to? Baby charities mostly, but lately I've been working on winter items for the Homeless in our area.
What is your main reason for being a yarn/textile enthusiast? I love to use the creative talent God gave me to help others, to put a smile on peoples face just makes my day, whether its by receiving a gift or helping someone to learn how to crochet or knit. Its a fun outlet for creativeness that pleases the senses, helps people, calms my nerves...its a blessing all the way around. :)
How did you learn? From the my mom. :) The first thing I learned to crochet was the Granny square, my first real project was a Monster of Granny Blanket. Just 1 large granny square, it measured about 7 feet by 7 feet. I repeat...it was huge. Lol! I learned how to work a Granny Square before I learned how to make a sc stitch.
What hook size do you not have in your collection? Believe it or not a size J! I have tiny little steel hooks you'd use with size 80 thread that a friend gave me years ago all the way up to a P, but no size J hook. I used to have one, but I gave it to an elderly lady who needed to smile. She used to crochet when she was younger, in fact she taught my mom to crochet, who then taught me to crochet and over the years had forgotten how to crochet. So I gave her a hook, a Ball of Snowflake wool from Hobby Lobby and a size J hook with a started granny square....and I then got to see her smile. Crochet or yarn work is a gift that is handed down through the generations, from person to person. Its like a favored quilt, it warms the heart, helps people in need and just makes you smile.
Happy Crocheting and God Bless!