I, Leonardo, dedicate Off da Hook Designs to my beloved grandmother, Virginia C. Perez.
It all began as a kid, sitting next to grandma on visits and expressing an interest in crochet. She taught me, but as I grew into my teen years, I had other things — not necessarily good things — on my mind, and my interest waned. About 2004, I started a job that required a four hour commute and needed something to occupy my time on the train. I went over to Walmart and bought myself a hook and some yarn and I have been crocheting ever since. An added benefit is that innocent people are still alive, as crochet calms my inner beast and I am less likely to kill incompetents.
Seeking like-minded humans, I strived to start a local stitch ‘n’ bitch. My first attempt was Culver City Hookers, which lasted about a month. After that, I founded – perhaps with SarahBea, about September 2010 – the Playa Vista Yarn Crafters under the auspices of the Playa Vista Library. In April 2011, after Mojo’s crocheted dog sweaters, Mi Uvita and Doggy Couture, lost their shape, I decided to learn how to knit and I am enjoying that as well. After two years, we lost our dates at the library – chalk it up to lack of attention – and we are now One Skein Short of an Afghan.
Please visit the ODH Store to view items for sale. Everything pictured in the store is for sale or may be commissioned in a color/fiber of your choice.
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