Sunday, 10 October 2010
This time last year...
It was at the very beginning of October last year, right at the end of the Spring school holidays, that I sat down beside my mum (who was visiting at the time), and I uttered those fateful words:
"How do you DO that?"
My mum was doing some crochet. It took some persistence, but - after after convincing her that I really wanted to know - she showed me how to do it.
I Never Knew what that would lead to. Never Knew that a year later I would have a blog about my crochet, and some finished items of which I am so, so, proud. And a box, a basket, and a bag-or-three filled with WIPs and UFOs, and lovely, lovely yarn!
As I wrote about here, I Never Knew this was coming. Never Knew I would find this amazing LOVE of crochet, Never Knew I would get such a THRILL from creating something with hook and yarn.
And if you'd told me, I would have laughed.
The thing I like most about it is that it seems to have awoken a creative side in me, a side that had laid dormant for far too long. I saw a wonderful quote on Handmaid Liset's blog, a quote from Charles Dickens. It said:
The whole difference between construction and creation is this; that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.
And I understand that now. I Never Knew, but now I do. :-)
Just goes to show everyone show try something new once in a while.
You just Never Know what it might do to your life and your well-being. You Never Know where it might take you.
My crochet has taken me here so far, and I'm loving the journey I'm on.
Thanks for sharing it with me as you visit my blog, and view my pictures on Flickr. I'm so glad that as I move into my second year of crochet discovery and creativity, I can share my revelations with you. :-)