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I never realized how much I missed crochet until I moved. Obviously, in the last 30 years of learning to crochet, I have had up and down times, taking breaks and sometimes full vacations from crafting; however, for some reason the move really made me miss it. I went a good 5 days without doing anything related to crafting. I seriously missed it. I even dreamed about it a couple times. I'm thinking this happened because it was not a hiatus taken on my own terms.
Since having things remotely in place (excluding about 30 boxes in the guest room and 3 more trips from the old house *laughs*), I have gotten back on the crafting wagon and have relished every moment. I started a pattern for my Year of Projects, modified it to be more my own after realizing the original pattern wasn't fitting my needs, and am about 1/4 of the way done in two days... and for a knitted project, that's insane for me. I'll share some pictures of it tomorrow for WIP Wednesday.
While I may not be crazy about how the wool is working into the scarf I'm making, I will say that my knitting is speeding up a little (I'm still considered a n00b in the knit department). I also am figuring out how to do continental style knitting. I could kinda do it with a knit, but when it came to purling, I was an epic fail... until yesterday!
I'm truly excited to be crafting again. I'm thrilled to have my hooks in hand and even more thrilled to have increased my options by giving knitting another chance (and the faster my knitting goes, the more I'm willing to take up knitting projects). I bought some remnant material at the fabric store so I can even start using my now permanently placed sewing machine (before I had to take it out and put it away for every use). I even found myself thinking about the drop spindle I bought a couple months ago.... perhaps it is time to spin a little.
Needless to say... I can't wait to get home tonight. I'm going to put claw covers on the cat (don't ask... I'll take pictures of my wounds for you), plow through dinner, cleanup, and housework, perhaps run a mile - and settle in for a long night of hooking.
Enjoy your day, readers!
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