Hello and welcome!

jakigu.com is a one woman project run entirely by me, Jana K Gusich. JaKiGu is an abbreviation of my full name & my creative online alter ego.

I like to think of myself as a pretty good crochet designer, a decent photographer, an inconsistent blogger, and a lousy web developer.

Currently, I am passionate about fiber arts. Crochet, mostly. I design modern crochet items, and write awesomely detailed crochet patterns so you can recreate them at home.

Fun facts about me:

As a child, I never liked chocolate. And then, in my mid thirties, I went through a phase when I could live on it. Currently, my feelings towards chocolate are ambivalent.

My name, Jana, is of Slavic origin and pronounced YA-na. People regularly call me Janna, Jenna, Jenny, Joanna, or my favorite way to mispronounce my name – Diana. It always makes me smile, so I hardly ever correct anyone. I happily pick up my coffee no matter what the barista calls me.

I believe that just because one could crochet something, it doesn’t mean she should. That goes especially for neon-coloured acrylic blankets and underwear, though the list goes on.

I also believe that “One can never have enough…” is a gateway phrase to hoarding. I prefer to live by the Less is more adage.

I remember life before smart phones and social media, and I miss it tremendously.