Back in the early 2000’s I picked up crocheting for fun after getting a tupperware container full of old yarn. I started with a pattern for vintage slippers, got bored once I got the gist of the process. Using the skills I learned I started making little plush creatures and hats. During that time I was exploring LiveJournal and stumbled upon a crochet group where I met Josi. She happened to live in Chicago so we met up shortly after and became friends pretty much instantly. Anytime I would visit we would end up having six plus hour long conversations and/or collaborate on some creative projects. I loved hearing her insight on the creative process, politics, Chicago history, her neighborhood, etc. Josi is also an excellent cook and photographer.
I just visited her website and noticed that she has her super collection of her patterns on sale for $19.95. If you are a crocheter you should definitely treat yourself: http://www.iamintheloop.com/