The Weekly Photo Challenge is “Create.”
This is an enjoyable post for me as I get to showcase a few items that I’ve created!
A few years ago I was facing a layoff. I was one of a a few people tasked with closing a department while everyone else was let go. As our work dwindled, those of us who were left behind needed to “stay occupied.”
As you might imagine, I had a lot of nervous energy.
Long story short, I re-discovered crocheting as a way to keep my mind occupied, and, also to relax. I learned how to crochet when I was in grade school but over the years I had set it aside.
It took a pending job loss to get me focused on my creative side! Ironically, I was able to obtain a new position with the company.
I’ve been crocheting ever since!
Here are a few of my creations…
A gift bag…it’s holding a baby blanket that I also crocheted!
A shawl for my mom…I can’t recall the pattern source, but I just had to share the crocheted flowers. They’re made individually then stitched to the shawl.
Crocheting has turned out to be a source of joy for me. I love to make gifts for people.
I have an annual scarf give-away. I believe everyone deserves to have a warm neck!
At the end of last year I sent over 50 Christmas stockings to my family. The first batch hung on a bannister on Thanksgiving day. The second batch arrived in time for Christmas!
I love this picture of my sister-in-law, Stacy, as she’s holding her stocking!
Here’s yours truly test driving a warm and cozy shawl, also for my mom. It turns out the other shawl in this post is draped over the chair behind me!
At the beginning of this year, I started a blog for crocheting. I have a number of posts there. Ironically because I’m in the middle of a *very large* crochet project, I’ve stalled at making updates! I’ve been considering bringing the posts into this blog, but I haven’t decided yet.
If you’ve been following my blog, you know my posts are generally about my family and it’s history. Nevertheless this craft is also a big part of who I am. I’ll continue to post my “finished objects.” I just haven’t decided yet if that will be on the separate site or here on this one!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my creations!