A long time ago, when I was about 8-9 yrs old, an aunt of mine introduced me to crochet. Since then I have spent time dabbling with it but not doing anything serious with it. Though there is a afghan that has been a work in progress off and on for years stashed in a closet somewhere.
Finally after much time of not doing anything crochet related, I happened across a video for how to make a Hello Kitty beanie (Hello Kitty being my niece’s favorite character) and began my latest crochet adventure. I completed her beanie and even made her a purse, which didn’t come out as good as was hoping but niece still adored it.
I have two projects that are in progress: a pixel baby blanket and a minion for my sister.
I am grateful that I found the Hello Kitty beanie tutorial and for some free yarn (old yarn) I am able to acquire through a connection. Crocheting has provided a lot stress relief for me, some much needed relief for the situation I am in right now. I have even been blessed with a couple people coming to me requesting projects to be made in the future with intentions on paying me! It’s a very exciting time for me despite being unemployed. So until that great day comes when I can be employed, I will continue to crochet a lot. And even after. I will continue to crochet, though the frequency may differ time to time, this craft will always be a part of my life in some form. While it is true money can be made crocheting, this will not be the reason why I will continue to make things. I will do so because crochet has helped me cling on some sanity and given me purpose when I felt directionless and hopeless. I will crochet for myself.
**I have added a new page to my About Kris section: Crochet Projects, where I will post pictures of my projects**