Today's topic is one of reflection - to look at myself and see how I have grown; compare myself knowledge and skill-wise.
I know it may sound impressive when I say I've crocheted for a good 30+ years; however, part of becoming better is knowing there is always room for growth. I know that while I am good at what I know, there are so many more stitches and techniques that I can learn.
Looking back at the last year, I think I have spent a lot of time being more creative - making my way away from patterns, mine and others', to just feel free to play freely with the hook and yarn. I have come up with an interesting stitch that I am still working with before releasing it on my blog and in patterns.
As for what I create, I have to admit that previously I tended to shy away from wearables beyond the basics; however, recently, I have taken a turn in making more items like shrugs and shawls and am hoping to tackle some sweaters and socks. It may seem like something every crocheter would make, but honestly - in the 30 years I have crocheted, I have shy'd away those types of patterns and spending more time on other things more focused on household.
So there you have it - my personal reflections on my crochet life in the last year. I would love to hear about yours so please either comment or leave a URL where I can go to read your entry.