Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thankful Series - Tuesday

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!  

If you'd like to win a pair of my slippers and a bow scarf 
 head over to elycia's <3 blog
to enter! 

2 more days 'til Turkey Day! MMMMMMM


  1. I love how you used your crochet to overcome tragedy. So inspiring. I love my slippers! Happy Thanksgiving, pretty lady!

  2. I love hearing how others are inspired to become crafters! I found your blog on Elycia's giveaway! You do great work!

  3. The slippers are adorable! You are very talented, I can't even knit! :(

  4. I also found your blog from Elycia's giveaway... Love the bow scarf so much :)

  5. Such a talented lady!
    so adorable!
    elycia sent me!

  6. I, as well as a lot of people who commented on here, came from the lovely Elycia. :)
    I'm glad I did find you (and that you found crochet) because I love all of your stuff! I'll probably (more like most likely) be buying one of your bow scarves soon! I just starting following you? (or is it hearting) on Etsy and I was wondering are you going to be having a "Black Friday" sale? I just got Etsy in June and I know some people have random sales. :)

    Ashley Cherapan

  7. hi there, jessica!

    i'm a knitter of about 2 years now and i love it. i'm a busy lady so when i finally get to sit in front of the tv, i don't feel so bad if i'm working my needles. for my birthday, i got a beginner's crocheting kit. i'm going to give it a whirl. i love the look of both. also, i'm totally entering to win your giveaway via elycia. i'm glad i found you! your stuff is adorable! i favorited your shop on etsy (ashley wolfe) and if you ever decide to tweet, you can find me: www.twitter.com/kdktwelve

    take care!

  8. Wow! Thank you ALL for stopping by to say hello and tell me a little about yourselves! I'm excited to know you all like my crocheting <3. Good Luck to all of you who entered the giveaway!

    And Ashley Bear...I'm thinking about doing a coupon for Black Friday. I'll do a post on Thursday evening. <3

  9. Great post! Thanks for sharing your inspiration and crochet story!