Pam Grice from Colorado Springs, CO
Ever since I was a little girl, I was creative and the women around me encouraged me to explore and play with all sorts of mediums. My aunt had a bag full of yarn scraps and the first time I reached my hand in that bag, I was hooked.
I used to watch my mom and grandma as they crocheted and the quick movement of their hands and the way they created beautiful things was like magic to me. Being a stubborn 10 year old, I wouldn’t let anyone teach me. I grabbed a pattern, clumsily followed the photo tutorials, and started making…and just haven’t stopped.
I love quick projects, fashion accessories and home decor, mostly. When I can sit down in the evening and finish a project before bed, it’s been a good day.
I love simple stitches that create great texture, like the cross-stitch, bobbles, and basketweave. I also love the linen stitch for its simplicity and drape.
Wow, about 45 years ago – the first project I finished was a simple dishcloth. I was so proud when my mom actually used it.
I love that Lion Brand offers such a great variety of products. No matter the project, I can always find the perfect Lion Brand yarn. With all the fiber options, the yarn weights, and colors to choose from, they make picking yarn so much fun.
I’m so thrilled that I’ve had the opportunity to take my love of yarn and turn it into a full-time business. Working with yarn has allowed me to provide for my family, help others do the same, and give back to my community. When I got my Master’s in Counseling, I never would have believed that, someday, when someone asked what I did for a living, I’d get to say, “I play with yarn!”
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