Well hello there! Thanks so much for stopping by, reading, commenting, and poking around here! I'm hoping to do a lot more and grow the site over the next few weeks and months, so it should change a bit as time goes on!
'Ramen Needles' was born out of love of puns and pasta. At the time, I was also a freshman in college and didn't have much money (well, still don't), so ramen seemed like an apt noodle to go with. I had been crocheting for a few years by the time that I came up with this name in 2010. It's pretty much my name everywhere on the internet - Ravelry, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram? Yep, all me. My grandmother knows how to crochets and makes a lot of afghans, but it was actually an ex-boyfriend's mother that taught me how to crochet. I don't think my grandmother would approve of some of my patterns. :)
Since some of my patterns are blasphemous, I can't say I'm ever really surprised that I'll get negative comments. I don't generally censor anything, but if I feel like a comment is unnecessarily rude, swears too much, or just insults my skills (rather than being constructive), I will probably delete it. I have that power and I am not afraid to use it! If there are questions, I will try to clarify in the comments (or even edit patterns where necessary).
Go for it! Really all I ask is that you credit me - preferably by linking back to this site. Most of my patterns are free, so I'm not making any money from those directly. They'll probably stay free more or less, unless they're just obnoxiously difficult or time consuming to write up/make. 
Contacting me
If you have any questions about the privacy policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact me at: kelley@ramenneedles.com
I'm also easily found and contacted through Twitter, and you can follow me on Tumblr & Instagram, as well as like me on Facebook. Seriously. I spend way too much time on the internet.