This interview, with FashionBomb, is from March 2015
1. Tell us a little about yourself
My name is Angie Job. I am 32 years old, but continue to claim 25 lol. I have 2 wonderful boys 9 and 4 who are on disability so I get to stay home. I have a business management degree and have managed a clothing store and Heath store but for the past 1 1/2 years I decided to stay home and be with my boys and help them. During that I up and decided to learn how to crochet, December 2013 to be exact. I felt like I needed a hobby and for some reason crocheting was the idea.
2. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in crocheting all begin?
For years both my grandmothers tried to teach me and it never took, probably because I was a Tom Boy and wanted to play. I sat and watched YouTube videos and it blossomed instantly. Ever since I have had constant order for things to make. I love it and find it to be very relaxing. I have not made anything exactly the same twice. I love different and change.
3. What has been your greatest challenge so far and how did you overcome it?
I cannot say I have had any real challenges with crocheting as of yet. If I set my mind to it, it seams to work out. I do plan to learn Tunisian Crocheting and Knooking. For some reason though, I just do not have an interest to learn knitting.
4. What is the greatest gift that crocheting has given you?
This last December, 2014, I had the idea to learn sewing, another thing one grandmother tried to teach me but I hated sewing. Sewing was her life, she owned a sewing shop. I am glad that while at least one grandmother is still alive, the one that sews and crochets, I have learned both and we have that in common. I made her a soft scarf with pinks, her favorite color, and she wore it every day! Now she is cleaning out her sewing room since she is 86 and burnt out from sewing and she is donating it all to me. I love having this bond with me grandma which is one of my greatest joys of both crocheting and sewing. The other is when I donate to the needy or animal shelters or Cancer. I adopt plenty of pets and am on second time of minor Cancer so I want to help others. Makes me feel wonderful!
Now that our local St Patty Run is done that I have been busy for the past 2 months sewing bags, back packs, scarves, T-shirt bags, etc for, I can go back to more crocheting! I have a few scarves I still need to post. Getting ready to start spring and summer projects for the April craft show here!
Debbie (life & crocheting have a lot in common: it's all about one stitch at a time.)