Archive for September, 2011
I find that I am constantly asking myself – is it okay to crochet here or there? I love to sneak in a few stitches while on the go. There are only two places that I won’t break out my yarn and hook, Sunday Mass and work. I am afraid that I will get swept up into the stitches or the pattern. With that said, though, I have come to realize that I am much better – I think clearer and am more focused – after I have crocheted. Even a few minutes does wonders for me. When I am stressed, I crochet. When I am angry or upset, I crochet. When I need a moment to find myself or just want to relax, I crochet. When I am feeling creative, I crochet. Simply put, I would crochet 12 hours a day, if I could.
Well, the good news is that for the next several days I will be at a place where crochet is not only tolerated, it is celebrated. I am headed to the Chain Link conference in Greensboro, NC, and there will be no need to ask if it is okay to crochet there. I am so excited and I thought I would give everyone a sneak peek at some of the “yarn goodness” I am packing in my bag for the nearly five days of nothing but crochet.
Of course, I will be sure to report back once I return home. I can’t wait to see the fashion show and design competition winners - not to mention the fact that I am going to be rubbing elbows with my crochet idols. I also have some wonderful classes and seminars on my itinerary. Stay tuned and if you are there, I’ll be the one in the midst of a non-stop crochet binge!
Yesterday, my six-year-old introduced me to one of her friend’s mom – “This is my mom. She’s a yarn person.”
I couldn’t resist chuckling. And, I replied, “Yes, I am a yarn person. I am in love with yarn.” I guess my kiddos know me after all and what makes me tick. It sure is nice to be understood by your family.
I’ve been a little quiet on the blog lately – but, my hooks have been working over time. I am preparing for the CGOA conference in Greensboro, NC, which is in 10 days, and I am finishing up my latest design. Not to mention, the tech editing work that I have been doing in my “spare time” and the book proposal that I am determined to finish. Yikes! I am in crochet heaven!
Registration for the CGOA conference, Chain Link, is still open. There are some great classes available to pump up your crochet skills to the next level and it’s a wonderful opportunity to bond with fellow crochet enthusiasts. I have dreamed of going to this for years and this year, my dream is coming to fruition.
Happy Stitching! I hope to see some of you all at Chain Link!
This is a great video to add intarsia to our repertoire of Tunisian Crochet techniques. It’s very clear and informative. Thanks Beth at Crochet A Trunk Full O’ Fun!