Good morning, beautiful people!
Today we’re going to take a break from food and chat about another love of mine: crochet.
When I was 8 years old, my Grandma Kitty taught me how to crochet. We would sit for hours as she crocheted slippers, Christmas stockings, doll blankets, you name it. I liked to fashion clothes and accessories for my Barbies. Grandma was from Manchester, England, and let me tell you, those British girls are magical with yarn and a hook! I still own a Christmas stocking she made me long ago. It’s one of my most prized possessions, and I display it every year. I like to run my fingers over it and imagine her small, quick hands working the stitches. It’s a little piece of her I will always have.
As a teenager, I strayed away from crochet, but picked it back up again in my 30’s. There’s something so addictive about working with yarn – the softness, the lovely color combinations, and the accomplished feeling of creating something out of a simple string of yarn.
I’m currently working on a ripple blanket I started about 1 1/2 years ago. It’s a project I work on here and there, if I’m in the mood to craft but don’t want to start something new.
I found the pattern on Attic 24. Lucy is from England (of course) and her tutorials are so easy to follow. Her color combinations make my heart go pitter patter.
I’m about 1/3 of the way done.
The colors remind me of vintage circus. They make me happy. This is one project I’m keeping for myself.
If I stay at this pace, I’ll share the final product with you in about three years!
What do you do to relax? Is anyone else a craftoholic?
Would you like to see more craftiness on the blog, or should I just keep it to food and nutrition? Inquiring minds want to know!