Sunday, July 31, 2016

Yarn Journey

Three and a half years ago I picked up a crochet hook and a crochet thread at Michael's, sat in the car, and slip stitched a miniature scarf. Every time I reached the end I dropped a stitch. Sometimes I forgot which direction I was going in and ended up crocheting on the wrong sides. And, as it turns out I did it backwards.

Yarn was a commodity back then. No one I knew really wore handmade knitwear. My grandmother and mother only used crochet thread. But, I tried it one summer day. I picked up some Red Heart, the people's yarn, and attempted my second slip stitched scarf. And my third.

I was fascinated. There's a huge chasm in my timeline between starting to crochet and now as Summer/Fall of 2013 ended up being difficult for me. I began going to church, I began having major complications with my PCOS. I ended up doing something I had never done before in my entire life as living as an atheist.

I asked God what he wanted me to do.

The answer was instant: FLOURISH.

The next weekend I made my first two color ruffle for Pentecost and the cycle of buying yarn, receiving donation yarn, making scarves, making crochet items to sell began. A lot has happened since I began crocheting and I still love it as much as I did that first day. I can't wait to see what I end up crocheting next.

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