Craft Minded

In my family, women were taught many crafty skills, everything from cooking to needle work has been passed down through the years. As in many families, quilting started out of necessity—scraps of cloth cut up to make warm coverlets and blankets for our ancestors, has turned into quite an artistic expression for many women today.

Knitting and crocheting provided socks, hats, shawls, sweaters, decorative doilies, and a number of other wearable items back then. Embroidery and tatting embellished christening gowns, dresses, and linens. All these crafts started out of a need; thus the saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention.”

This blog has a point…I inherited the crocheting gene. I’m obsessed with it. I can’t stop. My closets are filled with bags of Afghans, caps and scarves. Every size and shape of crocheting needle is in my arsenal. Every texture, thickness, color, and source/material (animal, vegetable, and synthetic) of yarn, is at my disposal. Skeins of yarn litter my home. My husband shakes his head while passing by to get a snack from the kitchen…I don’t see him, as I’m in the ZONE, counting stitches. You see; I can’t just sit, and watch TV…no…I have to be doing something with my hands. It’s just the way I am. If I’m not creating something, I feel useless, lazy… dare I say a couch potato? My body may not be moving, but by golly my hands are!

To be clear, I do other things; crocheting is mostly a cooler weather, evening hobby, especially on those long winter nights, on the prairie.

So I decided to share just fraction of my work with you. And if you’re interested, you may purchase a hat, scarf, baby blankets or afghan. Just email me. I’ll try to stop long enough to take your order.

Acrylic yarn

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All of the items shown are made of acrylic yarns. All are wash and dry. Email me for price and shipping.

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