About the crochet

My name is Alexandra Carroll, and I am a crochet addict.

By day, I am a Professorial Lecturer at the George Washington University in Washington DC, where I teach Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. In 2012, I received a Ph.D. in Theology and Religious Studies from The Catholic University of America where I studied religion and culture, with a specialization in religion and literature. My research investigates illustrations of evil and the monstrous in popular culture, and my current project focuses on Hannibal Lecter in Thomas Harris’ novels.

By night, and really anytime I am not working, I…am…crocheting. Gifts for people, cozy items for my Etsy shop, things for myself. I approach crochet as a meditation practice, one that helps center my world. During those stressful days of grading and teaching and writing, I step away in my mind to the Pure Crochet Land, where no gauge is ever off, yarn never runs out, patterns are always understandable, and the right crochet hooks are always on hand.

The name for my site and my shop comes from childhood. My first name is Alexandra, and my best (and oldest) friend always called me Andra. I use the name because it reminds me of childhood, of my hometown, of family and friends.

About this Blog

The purpose of this blog is for me to share my projects and crochet passion with fellow craftaholics. I welcome feedback and would love to start a conversation on the benefits of crafting for stress management and personal development, and when living on a budget.

Thanks for stopping by!

© Alexandra Nicewicz Carroll and Andra’s Crochet, 2013-2015, all rights reserved. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission Alexandra Nicewicz Carroll is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Alexandra Nicewicz Carroll and Andra’s Crochet with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


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