For the last couple weeks I have decided against going with my big list of things on the hook and only concentrate on talking about the primary item - the hot ticket item - the thing that needs to be finished first... which pretty much means that since deciding to do it this way, I've only talked about the basketweave baby blanket..... that is now finished.
So what is my hot ticket item, you may ask .... well, I can't tell you.
You see, my mother reads my blog occassionally and with Mother's Day looming, I am working on something special just for her. I cannot take a picture of it. I cannot type about what I'm doing or how much fun I'm having... or how fast it is working up and how I'm excited to see the look on her face when its done...
Nope - I can't talk about any of that.
|Now Playing: I Love This Yarn - Ivory Tweed|
(sounds like a song and a band name hehehe)
So since I cannot talk specifically about my project, how about I talk about starting new projects in general.
I personally like a feeling of accomplishment. I think even non-crafters can appreciate this feeling: a big project at work gets finished, painting the living room a brand new color, - anything really where you set out with a goal in mind and accomplish the goal in a relatively acceptable amount of time. What crafting does, for me anyway, is expidite that feeling and allow me to have that feeling as many times as I wish. I can have that feeling of accomplishment quickly if I hook out a set of coasters or take my time and really relish in the feeling after completing something large like an afghan.
So get somewhat back on track to starting a new project - there is something to be said of the feeling I get when the first loop is put on the hook, the first chain is completed - and from there I can see my work efforts grow until goal is achieved, the last tail is weaved in.
I think most of this stems from the idea I know someone, somewhere is going to enjoy the work. It took a long time for me to be comfortable with giving a handmade item as a gift - and in some cases, I still struggle. My crochet is not one of those areas (usually). When I am not making gifts, I crochet for charity, which I encourage everyone who can crochet to do. Something can be said for putting a smile on someone else's face be it through a gift to a specific person or a box of scarves being given to people who genuinely need the warmth and knowledge that someone out there really cares.
I am glad to have started this project for my mother. I do think she will enjoy it and she will appreciate everything put into each stitch -
If you are interested in reading what other people have on the hook/needle, visit Tami's Amis link party for WIP Wednesday.
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