It all began as a kid (circa 1977), sitting next to grandma during Sunday visits, and expressing an interest in crochet. She taught me, but as I grew into my teen years, I had other things — not necessarily good things — on my mind, and my interest waned. About 2004, I started a job that required a four hour commute – both ways – and needed something to occupy my time on the train. I went over to Walmart and bought myself a hook and some yarn and I have been crocheting ever since. Fiber arts became my murder therapy.

Seeking like-minded humans, I strived to start a local stitch ‘n’ bitch. My first attempt was Culver City Hookers, which lasted about a month. In September 2010, I founded the Playa Vista Yarn Crafters under the auspices of the Playa Vista Library.

In April 2011, after Mojo’s crocheted dog sweaters lost their shape, I decided to learn how to knit and I am enjoying that as well. In 2013 the Playa Vista Yarn Crafters became One Skein Short of an Afghan, which disbanded in November 2016.

AHookersWorld.com is the continuation of my fiber arts journey from 2006. In 2007 I acquired a helper: his name is Mojo.


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4 Replies to “About”

  1. Coffee Cup Square…do you have the instructions, row by row? I am inexperienced and do not know how to read a pattern and knit from it.

    Thanks very much.

    I love the coffee cup square!

    1. Thank you. The instructions are at the bottom of the chart. This could be considered an intermediate pattern, due to the lack of row by row instructions. However, the instructions are not that complicated. The only thing that I can see that might require clarification is Seed Stitch: alternating knit and purl stitches; on the return, you would knit in the purls and purl the knits). If that is too complicated, you can just knit the border. I would be happy to assist you further, as help as needed, but I really don’t want to write out the pattern row by row. Sorry.

      Hooker Leo

  2. Thank you for taking the time to reply. I understand about not writing out the pattern. I’ll work towards learning how and doing that as I consider doing the square.

  3. Was Googling for the pattern and found someone else has knitted one very similar with the row by row instructions. That will help me a lot…and will eventually learn how to read a pattern and write it out! THANKS.

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