Hello Fellow Hookers,
I am Rachel Hilz, the Frog Hooker.
Why, “frog hooker? ” As my fellow hookers are well aware, sometimes you’ve just got to frog it. I have found when designing a new pattern the frogging can get a little redundant. However, I also realize that each time I frog it out and make some adjustments, my work gets a little nicer. So, really, the frogging is adding to the piece. Those seemingly lost stitches are still an integral part of the final outcome.
So, go ahead, embrace the frog!
Who am I?
Good question. I’ll let you know once I figure it out.
For now, I’m a mother and military wife, stuck on a posting outside of my mother land of Canada. Never been patriotic, but Oh Canada, how I miss you! Nothing wrong with the States, but boy is it different. Actually, there is something wrong with the States… there’s no Timmy’s. What are you people thinking?
I’m actually fairly new to crochet. I taught myself (with help from You Tube) while on this posting. So, I must be coming up on four years now. See, when the military moves your husband, your life just kinda stops. I did all sorts of activities, had a job teaching Taekwondo, was training for my 4th Dan, and then I was here; in Denver, Colorado, knowing nobody, and staring at the same four walls. So, what’s a girl to do? Find a hobby. The first thing I ever made was a hat for my baby girl. It turned out pretty good, and that was the beginning of my addiction.
It wasn’t long before I realized that I liked the challenge of designing. It started with a few freehand pieces. One of which turned out so good, I kicked myself for not writing it out. I’ve written everything out since, and here we are.
I hope you enjoy using my patterns as much as I enjoy creating them.
So, Why start a blog?
Going back to the whole “four walls” thing, I needed something to keep my sanity. This blog is my proverbial rubber ball. It’s giving me something to do, and something to focus on. It’s something outside of the house, that I’m able to do from within it. I’m sure there are all sorts of stay-at-home mothers out there who can relate.