i’ve started crocheting and i can’t stop

It started innocently enough.  I needed a new winter cap.  I decided to crochet one for myself.  I hadn’t been crocheting for a bit – distracted by polymer clay I suppose – and after going through my yarn stash I saw a trip to the store was necessary.  So a couple of days later, I stopped at Joann’s on the way to the grocery store.  Two hours later, half my grocery budget spent, I emerged with a gigantic bag brimming with yarn.

Crochet has always been my first love.  In a much earlier post, I mentioned my Grandma taught me how to crochet as a grade school girl.  Although I put my hooks away for a very long time, they resurfaced in my life about twenty years ago and have not left.  During these years, I have delighted in the fabulous new yarns and techniques such as felting (not really a new technique but it fell out of favor for so long it feels new).  Now, after my trip to Joann’s, I realized, once again, how much I enjoy crochet.

I have been experimenting.  I made a few – make that several – bracelets.  I have listed a couple on my Etsy site:

I am still listing my polymer clay goodies – in between a plethora of crochet bracelets – but I feel I should warn everyone….brace yourselves for scarves, hats, and maybe even a felted pursed or two.

Okay.  I’m off to crochet a bit more.  While typing this, I have suddenly remembered I never made that cap for myself.

(By the way, my clearance sale is still going on at Valerie’s Stuff on Etsy,                      Valerie’s Stuff on Artfire and Valerie’s Stuff on Zibbet.)

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4 Responses to i’ve started crocheting and i can’t stop

  1. ColtPixy says:

    How fun! I used to love to crochet. Isn’t it great how one thing leads to another and so on. Love your bracelets and can’t wait to see more goodies!

  2. Thank you! I think crocheting has turned into my “moment of Zen”!

  3. Yes, your bracelets are great! I know exactly how you feel…One trip to the half price book store sent me home with a macrame book. I forgot how much I loved to tie knots! I’m working on some macrame jewelry pieces myself and can’t wait to see what’s next! I’m thinking guitar straps…hmmm

  4. Thank you! I remember doing macrame ages ago..I loved it too. Making guitars straps sound like a fun project. Go for it!

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