It all started with a chain. A foundation chain to be precise. This time a year ago – almost to the day – I joined in with Kat Goldin’s Crochet Camp and I had no idea it would lead me to where I am now.
I kept seeing all these gorgeous things being dreamt up and made by creative souls and was tired of thinking, ‘I wish I could do that’. Why couldn’t I? I could at least try.
Try I did, and man was it hard at first. Trying to get your hands to do what your brain is telling them is a tricky business. There was plenty of frustration – why didn’t my squares have the glorious uniformity of the bars and crosses I craved to create? Why didn’t I have 83 stitches in my row? What is a magic ring, and how do I do it? So many questions that needed time to answer, but how rewarding it has been.
So hope you don’t if I indulge in this little wander back to the start to record the journey of the past year.
I have to note though that the pics stop abruptly a few months ago. Why? Because there’s only so much time in the day that isn’t already scheduled for work or family. Picking up the hook was a conscious decision to move from looking on at other people’s creation, to start creating my own stories. That’s meant I’ve got a backlog of pretty projects to post about. Stay tuned for more, or watch them unfold on my Instagram feed – @bluebirdsunshine.
I can’t thank Kat enough for the Crochet Camp. It’s become more than a hook and some yarn. So much more. It’s made me want to stoke the embers of my creative fire. I’ve been inspired to learn so many new things and am starting to feel like my hands are an extension of my brain after all. I might not post as frequently as I did but I’m ok with that. I don’t feel like I’m missing out.
I want to love more, create more, live more. What could be more awesome than that?