I was talking to my friend about our growing businesses (she’s a very talented writer) and she asked “Why crochet? Of all the things you have done in the past, why focus on this?”
Throughout the course of our friendship she has seen the trends - custom decoupage keepsake boxes for kids, the funky and fantastic beaded fringe bracelets that became my go-to gift for awhile and my first fiber hat and scarf sets when I was still using the Knifty Knitter loom.
Why crochet indeed?
A couple of years ago I watched a YouTube video on single crochet and followed along. It felt like I’d been crocheting my entire life. I don’t know (or care) what crochet is supposed to be (or not be). I don’t follow the “rules” because I never really learned them.
I think it’s the improvisational nature of crochet that appeals to me. I can make the yarn go in any direction and build an infinite variety of fabrics. I love being able to combine yarns into something completely unique. I just keep at it until it feels right. Not very efficient, but immensely rewarding.
Please join me on my journey. I love getting input from others. I’m inspired by stories and suggestions.
Why crochet? Because I can’t not crochet.