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. :-)

Caz xxxxxxxxxxxxx


  1. Ohh I never knew that you had only crocheted for 1 year!!?? thats amazing!
    I have crocheted for 38 years, what can I say... you are such an inspiration!! I love all of your work.

  2. I've only recently learnt to crochet and I'm loving it too. Don't know if I will make the swift progress you have though. Congratulations.

  3. congratulations on one year of crochet and blogging, and thanks for the inspiration, love your blanket by the way, lovely.


  4. Thats a really nice post Caz, quite inspirational!! i too have only been crocheting for about a year. I didnt realise how popular it was, kinda trhought it was an 'older lady' thing to do, but i was really wrong!
    So glad your enjoying it!

  5. I know what you mean. I feel the same way. I have been crocheting for about 9 months now and I never knew that I would like it this much.

  6. It's fantastic! You are very talented!

    ~X~ Karin

  7. I love ur post! and congratulations, your crochet work is beautiful!
    I think crochet is a passion that not everybody understand (the ones that do not crochet mostly) but it is like a drug you can not live without once you've tried it:)
    Happy crocheting to you!

  8. I think your post wonderful ---- and I travel your road every day !!!

  9. What a lovely post, isn't crochet amazing, it has really opened my creative mind after years of forgetting about it. That is a wonderful quote from Charles Dickens xxx

  10. Congrats on all your achievements in the last year - they have been fantastic. And lots of enjoyment for the many more to come

  11. Thanks so much for all your lovely comments, everyone! So sweet of you to stop by and say such nice things. :-)

    It makes me so happy that I have found some kindred spirits - others who understand how I feel! We may be spread across the globe but I feel connected to you through our shared love of crochet. You are all awesome and you make my day!!!

  12. Hi there. I followed you from my blog and I am seriously loving the blanket in thos post. It looks like a diagonal larksfoot design, and i was wondering where the pattern might be found?

  13. Hi Perigrine, Thanks for stopping by! Glad you like my blanket. It is a larksfoot design. I wrote about it back in September - if you look through my archives you should find the post with more info on it.
    Caz :)