Archive for March 4, 2011
All has been very quiet on the “crochet front.” I have not picked up my hook in nearly a month. Some might be wondering if I have lost my crochet mojo, but the truth is really a lot more complicated than that. I have been a bit down. So down, in fact, that I have not been able to muster the strength to enjoy some yarn-a-licious therapy. What can I say? Some people lose their appetite for food when they are depressed. But, I lose my appetite for crochet, my true indulgence and form of sustenance, when I walk through the valley.
So, you may be wondering, what’s the matter? What is going on?
Well, first of all, I have two sick loved-ones on whose care I have had to focus most of energies. It has been difficult and grueling. At the end of some days, I just want to pass out on my bed and escape into “sleepy land.”
Second of all, I have also been mourning the loss of a crochet-related dream that does not look like it will come true any time soon. This left me questioning my abilities and my passion for the hook. Do you remember the Langston Hughes poem A Dream Deferred? Those words have been heavy on my heart as I think about my crochet dreams. It has taken me a while to dust myself off and get cracking again, especially with the limited time and energy that I have left each day.
And, finally, football season is over. Yes, this reason is the most trivial, but not to be ignored. Football has become a great pastime for my family. We sit down together and cheer for opposite teams by the roaring fire. All the while, I get an incredible amount of crocheting done. I miss this time and the opportunity it affords me to create and be inspired.
But…..even with all of this said…..I AM BACK NOW! It is National Crochet Month, for one. I had some incredible ideas for celebrating the month, but those will have to wait until later. And, more importantly, I have a deadline. There is something about a final due date that makes my tooshie kick into gear. You may recall that back in December I started a gift for my daughters’ dance teacher who is expecting a baby this summer. Well, last week, I received an invitation to her baby shower. I have until March 27th to finish the sweater – not much time considering my hectic schedule. And, I wanted to design a matching honeycomb hat….that may be pushing it, though.
So, last night, I dusted off my Tunisian babies and got to work. I cranked out a couple of rows and it felt like HEAVEN – truly like coming home again. I found my crochet mojo…..it feels good to be back and I will be making noise again. Say goodbye to the quiet. Let’s celebrate the hook this month!