After reading dozens of crochet blogs, I found my old hooks, grabbed some yarn, and with a little bit of memory and loads of video tutorials, I began re-teaching myself how to crochet. It came easily and I even crocheted a granny square blanket while on a family trip to St. Lucia.
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From there, a dear friend commissioned me to crochet a baby blanket for her great-niece, and suddenly, I found myself crocheting more than knitting.
With this baby blanket completed, I moved onto a beautiful crocheted project called Flowers in the Snow that has yet to be finished. You'll see it over on the right-hand side of my blog as a project still on my hook. I loved making the 80+ flowers but was so fatigued by them that they are still all wrapped up, waiting to be stitched together into an afghan for Miranda.
Not only had fatigue set in but my right (hooking) wrist developed an ache that made it even hard for me to knit. I knew right then and there that crochet wasn't really for me as much as I loved what I could make. I haven't returned to crochet since so I suppose I haven't figured out how to create a balance between knitting and crocheting.
In my heart, knitting satisfies so many different things about my desire to create. I still admire all you crocheters out there but for me, I'm a knitter through and through.
I hope you've enjoyed my posts this week. Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by to read them -- I really have enjoyed reading yours. Thanks also to eskimimimakes for hosting such a fun blogging challenge.