Smart Knit Crocheting was started by Dina in 2006, but as with many things, the interest waned, family members required more attention and the decision was made to sell the site.
Dina's great foundation of information is still intact, with all the tutorials and knowledge base you'll need to get your project started.
In 2018, Jacki, who has a background in all things fibre took over the site. She was surrounded from an early age by knitters, weavers and other people doing many different crafts with fibres of all kinds, so it's no surprise that she took over the site.
It's now December 2020 and Janice has taken over the site.
Hi, I'm Janice Jones and I am so thrilled to have the honor of being the voice behind this site. I've been knitting and crocheting for a very long time. In fact, my late grandmother thought every young lady should know how to knit, crochet, sew, and any other needlecraft you can image.
She also felt it was her duty to pass on her knowledge and I was the lucky one to have that opportunity. She wasn't a master teacher by any means, but she provided a wonderful opportunity to learn all the basics and then some. Her specialty was crochet and she made the most amazing doilies, crocheted tablecloths and afghans, and knitted sweaters for the entire family that I had ever seen. I still have some of those that were passed down to me.
After 60 years, there's not too much left of her afghans as they were well worn and used over the years, but I can still remember her little fingers with needles or hooks flying along at a rate that almost seemed faster than the speed of sound. I was a little girl at the time, so I thought I should put that into perspective. Anything beyond the clumsy attempts of the 8 year old I was at the time probably did seem fast.
Growing up in the 1960s was a great time to be involved in crafts. Everyone I knew was always working on a project or two.
I can remember getting into trouble at school for knitting in Physics class. Surely that teacher must have understood that I could knit and listen to his lecture at the same time! Oh, I promise you, I did set my knitting down, if he said anything of importance that I needed to jot down.
Fast forward a few decades, well, maybe more than a few decades, and here I am hoping to share my knowledge with you.
My goal for this website is to provide basic instructions, easy patterns and tutorials, and carry on the hard work of the two previous owners. While I'm new here, I'm not new to the online world. I have several other websites and I'd be humbled if you'd check them out too.
If you're a knitter or crocheter, and like to write, we need to talk.
How would you like to write articles about your favorite craft for this site? There's no money in it yet, but maybe a picture and a bit about you, with a link to your blog or Facebook page will be payment enough. Contact me if you're interested!
It's free, of course, and you should receive a copy in your inbox approximately twice a month. Not only will it keep you up-to-date with what's new on the site, but will also provide you with some valuable advice, tips and tricks, and interesting tidbits of wisdom about knitting or crocheting.
It's call Knit Wits and you can sign up right here.