I am a mom of 5 and a grandmother of 9 with 1 on the way. I learned how to crochet very young but only did it as a hobby until a few years ago. I have seriously broadened my horizons since, I purchase patterns and give as gifts or sell, but recently I have started crocheting earrings. Without the patterns others create I wouldnt be able to create the beautiful things I do. So, thanks to all the pattern writers and testers, you make it possible!! .. Most recently I have been inspired to start designing my own patterns. The Barefoot Lace-ups is my first. More to come!! I'm super excited!