About Me

Why hello there!

It’s me, your friendly neighbourhood queer guy!

I’ve been crafting since I was a kid.  I’m primarily a hooker (the crochet kind, of course), but I dabble in needle felting, painting, and any other creative methods I can get my hands on to try.  My mom, who grew up Amish, taught me how to crochet when I was about 8.  She gave me a big bag of variegated yarn scraps and set me to work on a granny square blanket, which I worked on off and on over the next several years.  When I was a teenager, she taught me how to make the chevron afghan that is her family’s signature pattern.  It’s an Amish blanket pattern that has been passed down for generations, so there’s always a bit of nostalgia involved when I make one.

After I finished my first Amish afghan, though, I stopped crocheting.  I went to college, then grad school, and in those 6-7 years I only made one more crochet project – a second afghan as a gift for friends who were getting married.  After my first experience with grad school (a master’s degree I didn’t finish), I fell into depression and didn’t have the energy or motivation to do much other than drag myself through one day after another.  I came out as transgender, which helped some, since I’d been struggling with hiding who I was from everyone around me, but a lack of acceptance and the transphobia of a rural community certainly did not help.

One day when I was out shopping, I spotted some brightly colored yarn, and thought making something with my hands might be fun.  I won’t say crocheting cures depression, as it is still something I struggle with, but it definitely helped, and continues to.  I learned dozens of new stitches, started making amigurumi and sweaters and bags, and haven’t stopped since. Whenever I feel down, I reach for my crochet hook and a pile of yarn and make something beautiful.

I love bright colors, and they’re always my favorite yarns to use in my work.  Amigurumi is my current favorite project – I have a bunch of young cousins who are quite happy to test whatever I make.  I also create queer pride themed designs, but queer or not, you’re sure to find something interesting when you check in here.  I love variety, so I’ll be crocheting and designing a little bit of everything.  If you like what you see, drop by the comments and give me a hello! 🙂