My name is Lesa Wischmeyer and I have been crocheting for 15 years, since March of 2000. That spring, my husband was on a temporary Air Force assignment in Italy and I would have used the extra free time to cross stitch, but I soon learned that cross stitching and toddlers don’t mix well and decided that I needed a new hobby. So, I bought a how-to book and taught myself to crochet. In 2008, I joined the local chapter of Crochet Guild of America – KS My Stitch, where I continue to be a member. We meet monthly and offer each other help, encouragement and a place to show off our creations.