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In the beginning...

Updated: Dec 29, 2018

Hello!! Welcome to Yarn Over Floyd! My name is Siobhan and I’m a mother, wife, farmer, daughter, crocheter and natural dyer. I’m bringing you some of my creations from here on the farm! We’re located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains right off the Parkway in Floyd, VA. Virginia is a wonderful state. My mom and I lived here when I was younger, I went to college at Virginia Tech and I have settled to build my family here with my husband, Joshua.

This blog is going to focus on crocheting and natural dying. As I dive deeper into being a yarn lover, I’m sure I’ll convince my husband to get me a flock of sheep and I’ll start spinning. It’s only a matter of time, really! I just talked him into two kittens this past it can be done! I’m really into gardening and using every little scrap I can, so I’d like to share some of my projects along those lines as well!

I started crocheting about 7 years ago. We moved to North Carolina and was in a little bit of a transition that year. I taught myself a few things that year and that year taught me a few things! I learned how to cook, make pasta, realized I couldn't sew, nor was I very good at doing very little. I started poking around online, Pinterest to be specific, and found crocheting. A good family friend of ours had just given me some really pretty turquoise bamboo yarn and a hook, so I gave it a whirl. I tried to make my poor (then) boyfriend a scarf. It was hideous! I never counted, I couldn’t get my gauge right and I frogged about a million times. There are still pieces of that skein showing up here and there to this day.

Over the years, I started doing blankets, working with different yarns and watching more videos. I finally got a better handle on how to flow my stitches together, hold the yarn and count! I’m going to go ahead and jump right in so send me an email or a message if you have any question or just want to chat! Visit me on Instagram yarnoverfloyd and Facebook, too!

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