Wow, tht's a ton of posts! I figure I will slowly make my way from the end forward! My name is Hilary, and I bead, crochet and am learning how to knit. I live in Northern Canada, in a town called Arviat in Nunavut. We (me and my boyfriend) just moved here in August. He's a teacher, and I am taking a degree through distance ed. I figure that now is the perfect time to go full tilt on the crafts, since this will feel like the longest winter ever! I'm really looking forward to the blizzard days when school is canceled and you can't go outside in case you get lost, and I'd like to see a polar bear walking down the street (but only if I were safely ensconced in my house. I really like to travel, cook, and read. In the last year, I've been to Australia (mostly around Brisbane), and England, France, Spain and Portugal and I can honestly say that Arviat is the most different from anywhere else that I have been. I love getting mail, and it's even more fun now that it is like a social event (you run into everyone in town at the post office). Oh, and I'm 25 years old. I guess that about covers it!
I'm beans, because a friend of mine started making fun of me and calling me hillabeans instead of Hilary years and years ago, but for some reason hillabeans, hillofbeans, and all sorts of other variations are always taken.
I started with crochet, because it just made more sense to me to pull loops through with a hook rather than a pair of points. I've just started knitting in the last two months. It was easier to teach myself crochet from a book. I've found that with knitting, sometimes the 2D pictures just don't make sense in a 3D world and I need to find someone who does knit to show me the way the needles, the yarn and the project are all supposed to be in relation to each other. That said, I really like both so far.