I learned to knit when I was a child, but it didn’t take until approximately eight years ago. For the longest time I could only knit and purl, and it was somewhat arduous. I don’t know what changed, but with the help of the internet I’ve grown my skill repertoire significantly. I’ve made all sorts of things from sweaters to toys.
I’d wanted to learn crochet for the longest time. When I was pregnant with my son and unexpectedly out of work, I found a class and learned. I find crochet more compatible with my lifestyle…one stitch with which to contend…less sharp things lying about and patterns destined to be shredded by a toddler or mobile infant. I love small, interesting projects; creative stitches and color work. My children don’t allow me such luxuries these days. My current projects are crocheted full size afghans utilizing my stash of random yarn I’ve accrued over the years.
This blog is an assortment of things that are helpful or important to me as both a parent and person. While I don’t have oodles of time to commit to my hobbies or other personal pursuits, I try to squeeze in a handful of minutes a few days a week for my knitting or crochet projects. This page will list links to patterns or stitches that I’ve either attempted, completed, or just like. Some are free…some not, but often patterns aren’t terribly expensive and worthy of a minuscule splurge.
I don’t plan to make a habit of posting my finished projects, but below is the blanket I made for my daughter while she was brewing. Considering I dedicated a post to it, perhaps some of my readers might be curious.
It is a full-sized blanket comprised entirely from the enormous yarn stash my husband spent years nagging me to purge from our house.