Tuesday: I am thankful for -The Art of Crochet
How did I start crocheting? Well when I met my husbands grandma I was interested in what I thought was crocheting. She knit. I told her I wanted to learn how to crochet and she knew how so she taught me the basic single and double crochet. From there all I made were basic blankets that had zig-zagged edges from not counting my stitches. I hated how they turned out but my husband said "you have to keep those blankets! One day we'll look at them and laugh," and we do!
|It may seem ok in this picture, but it's very zig-zagged on the edges! hahaha.|
I gave up on it for a little while. My husband and I had a little bit of a tragedy in our lives. I miscarried for the first time. I knew I needed a real hobby to take my mind off things, start new, and move on. My co-worker Charlotte was a crocheter and so I asked her to help me to advance a little more, maybe help me with reading a pattern. I looked online and found Ohmygoodknits. Charlotte tried helping me with Lisa's slipper patterns. Once I perfected the slippers (by making over a dozen for Christmas last year) I thought I was getting pretty good!
I'm so happy I found crochet. It seems to bring people together. If they don't already know how and are open minded they may ask you to show them how. If they already know how they usually want to get together and share ideas, or ask for help. Or when you make things people ask a lot of questions about it because crocheting turns out so beautiful people think it looks hard! Believe me if I could do it you could do it! It's also very relaxing and takes your mind off things if you need that sort of thing. The number one thing I love most about crocheting is when someone receives something I've made. It makes me so happy and excited while I'm making it but to give a crocheted gift is the best. Knowing some one made you a gift with their own 2 hands is priceless in a world of technology gadgets!
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