Today's Featured Talent
"Holiday seasons in my family were marked by the ladies exchanging homemade Christmas ornaments. That usually meant my mother would create some form of crochet ornament - I remember watching her form delicate white snowflakes with a tiny steel hook, then starch them and add a layer of sparkly glitter. Another year, I remember her using blue thread with gold running through it to crochet halves of spheres, and using those to cover Styrofoam balls. It wasn’t until my daughter (now 17 years old!) was born that I entered the world of crochet myself. I taught myself out of a book while I was on maternity leave (Yes, my mother laughed!). Since then, my daughter has watched me the same way, and I’ve crocheted everything from baby blankets and booties to amigurumi and jewelry. She has asked for many items of her own, and proudly worn them to school and to visit gramma & grampa. I’m now designing items of my own in addition to crocheting just to keep my hands busy! I’ve had my own Etsy store since 2017, and am on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, all under the name Castle Wackerly. As well as momming my three kids, I’m also completely in love with my Harley Davidson and enjoying riding all over the state. Plus I’m working on some home improvement projects. I recently switched my day job from a journalist at my hometown newspaper to auto sales (Lols, yes, a big career switch, but all the same skills! Who knew??)."
~ Kelly, Castle Wackerly