Guest Blogger.... Shayla Peterson

My very first guest blogger is none other than Shayla Peterson of Pulling String. Shayla and I have been friends for many years, so it was a no brainier for me to graciously ask her to contribute to the blog. I have a love for things that are hand made. When I caught a glimpse of Shayla's line of crocheted earrings I instantly wanted a pair of my own. So naturally I have to share the love. Enjoy!

Pulling Strings

My love for crocheting started at the age of 7.  I can remember my aunt teaching me the basics of crocheting (single crochet, double crochet, and slip stitch).  Those basic skills never left me and overtime I enhanced my crocheting skills by trial and error, but mostly error.  I decided that I need to learn to read crochet patterns.   I picked up how-to- books on crocheting to improve my skills.  Several years later I’m still learning and building my skills in reading patterns.  What I have realized is that some people prefer to read patterns; I prefer to watch a tutorial and then get started, thanks to YouTube and classes at A Good Yarn in located in Sarasota, Fl.
Crocheting is a relaxing hobby.  It has allowed me to make uniquely designed gifts for my family, friends and even sell some of my items.  Over the past year, my projects have included crocheted baby bears with match beanies and booties.   My latest project includes crocheted earrings.  I believe you can pretty much crochet anything, I just recently saw a crocheted Kleenex box cover. There are books at your local craft store (i.e. Michael’s, Joann’s) on various crochet different projects at any level (beginner, intermediate or advanced).  Go to your local yarn store to meet others who crochet and/or knit.  Yarn stores offer a wide variety of yarns (cotton, silk, wool and other fine fabrics), a relaxing place to complete projects and help if you need it.  A great starter project would be a beanie or a scarf.  If you are interested in crocheting grab 1) a crochet hook 2) some cool yarn 3) tapestry needle and start pulling strings.  I’m looking forward to seeing your finished projects, email them to me at pullingstings4u@yahoo.com.  Check out some of my crocheted items at www.pullingstrings.net, also stop by and if you like what you see, hit the "Like" botton on Pulling Strings FaceBook Page

Post Written by: Shayla Peterson

Images courtesy of: Pulling Strings

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