Crafty Pants

About Me

The mysterious Moi.Well, I’m a full grown adult now! In June 2007 I graduated from college with a degree in Computer Science, and a minor in Math. I then spent the summer in France attempting to learn French. Finally, I donated nearly all my belongings (including all my yarn!!!) and took a one-way plane trip to San Francisco. I am now living in North Beach, celebrating life, and working at a great software company.

This is my little escape from my job as a software developer (which I do love very much). At the end of the day, I need to do something tactile, colorful, and away from the computer (for the most part).  I have many other hobbies (snowboarding, video games, dancing, reading, home remodeling [whoo, power tools!], etc) but this is a slice of my life that I enjoy writing about. I hope that you will respect that and keep nasty comments to yourself.

When I moved to San Francisco, I had to give away every single craft supply I had, all except for my crochet hooks. I love crochet because it is portable, and flexible and instantly gratifying. Crochet is whatever you want it to be, and I am very thankful I learned those three years ago!

I first learned to crochet back during Christmas of 2005. My sister-in-law used to make the cutest flowers, and I wanted her to make so many she decided to teach me. She bought me some crochet books, and gave me an IOU for lessons as my present. She demonstrated all the basic stitches before I went back to school. And then I promptly forget them!

One year later, I was stressed out from finals, and decide to pick up my hook one more, and gave it a whirl. My first crocheted object was an amigurumi koala bear. For about six months after that, all I knew how to do was crochet in the round!

I’ve since always relied on my trusty hook to relieve stress, and what I call ‘computer neck’. Some days I dream of a time where I could lay in the sun and craft all day long. Although, I’m not sure how easy it’ll be to crochet with my hands slathered in 70 SPF sunscreen!


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wow, you are insanely beautiful.

just… wow

Comment by van

Love your blog. I printed the pattern for the slouchy hat; I am going to attempt making it to match a spring time scarf I made my daughter.

I am looking forward to reading the rest of your blog and future blogs.

I am self-taught. Resigned from my job as a nurse paralegal due to being dx with lupus and IC and need take up some new hobbies so crochet is one of them….I also volunteer my time as an advocate for persons in need….I am presently assisting a lawyer with a SSD case in Califorina….!

Comment by gloria

Ahem, this is another vote for you being insanely beautiful. And having a useful blog that gave me the pattern I was looking for, but DAMN you are beautiful. Thank you for posting pictures.

Comment by fangirl

From your Sept. 13, 2007 photos of the puffs hat, I’d say you used to live in Fox Plaza, on Market St.?
I’d recognize that hilariously funny black and white checker and the small white kitchen counter anywhere…
If I’m wrong, oops! But if I’m right, how funny, we lived in the same building at the same time!
Your blog is very inspirational, now I want to go home and crochet yet another hat! 🙂

Comment by Adria

Hey I loved the slouchy hat and I need more patterns and can’t find any I love like yours!! please email me @ with any advice where to find or send me some! I love the slouchy look and all my friends get so jealous of my hats so I have to have a variety to share so we aren’t all wearing the same hat!

Comment by krystle kirk

I started crocheting blankets and I wanted to learn how to do hats and that is when I stumbled across the pattern for your puff slouchy hat. It is excatly what I was looking for! I decided to look at your “about me” section and I am actually moving to San Francisco next week! I have never been there and would love to hear about where I can buy some good yarn! Thank you!

Comment by Amanda

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