My name is Tracee and I am a wife, mom, grandma and fiber artist. My husband and I farm in Southern Minnesota. I always tell people my sanity is held together with crochet hooks and knitting needles (but mostly crochet hooks). Right now my life consists of playing with grandchildren and yarn, how COOL is that!
When I was pregnant with my first child I wanted one of those beautiful crocheted baby blankets.The problem was nobody in my family or any of my friends knew anything about crocheting or knitting. So I taught myself to knit and crochet, then counted cross stitch.
In 2011 my mom was diagnosed with cancer and as she lost her hair, her head was so sensitive she could only wear 100% cotton hats. So I went to the yarn store and bought all the cotton yarn I could get my hands on in every color. She had a hat (or 2) for every outfit. I started getting requests when mom told the people who asked her where her hats came from. As I sat with her during her chemo and radiation treatments I always had my crochet and knit bag with me and was working on all kinds of projects during those long waiting days. Pretty soon the nurses started asking me to make hats and scarves for them, baby sweaters and blankets for new grandchildren, and even an afghan was requested. That and the fact that I needed to be available to help take care of mom is what changed everything and I started thinking about how to make this my career of choice. I lost my mom only 11 months after she was first diagnosed, but that is what made me realize life is too short and can be taken from you so quickly. So now I do what I love.
Everything I make is made from the heart. I pour a lot of myself into the projects I make and design. I now design my own patterns and have them available on Ravelry and I am starting to list them on Craftsy. I also work as Community Manager for Happily Hooked Magazine and of course this blog. My mission is to make the world more beautiful and comfy… one skein of yarn at a time. I hope you will stop in and visit me often. You never know what you will find on here. Life is full of surprises, so I am hoping this blog will be also.