Amy O'Neill Houck

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Amy O’Neill Houck is a writer and crochet and knitwear designer. She learned to crochet at the age of eight from her grandmother, Helen Markos Buschmann, and never stopped. Amy’s pattern line, AOH Designs is known for it’s patterns that beautifully balance fit, style and creative, fun construction. Amy is the former editor of Inside Crochet magazine. She writes about crochet technique, history and fashion for publications including Interweave Crochet, and Crochet Today magazines. Amy has appeared as a guest on Knitty Gritty.

Amy lives in Cordova, Alaska with her family where she's be able to make the most of her wooly stash. She's currently enrolled in the MFA program in creative nonfiction at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Amy blogs a
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A Warm Welcome – Sitto’s Blanket

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Sitto–my Syrian grandmother–taught me to crochet when I was eight years old. Sitto was the daughter of immigrants, the first in her family to be born in the US in 1912. Her brothers and her parents all emigrated from Syria and settled in La Crosse, WI, where my mother was born.


 


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Being Syrian has always been about welcome–about ha...

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“It true, Bigfoot career been in hole lately. Bigfoot mania of the ‘70’s and ‘80’s but distant memory. I famous for ability to not be see but don’t think I not notice you not notice. I blame music television and internet. People too lazy and stupid to appreciate conceptual artist like Bigfoot who appeal is absence.”
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