4.29.2012

Crafting Balance - 3KCBWDAY7


Participating in blog week has been such a blast! A huge thank you to eskimimi for her hard work in organizing this event. Also, hugs to all of you for your creativity, inspiring words and kindness. You make me want to push my crafting and blogging further. In fact, it was mainly because of all the cool crochet projects that I have encountered on so many of your blogs (in particular here, here and here) that made me want to get serious about learning how to crochet. And boy, has it been a fun journey!

Quiet Love

Now the biggest challenge is to find a good balance between my ever growing knitting projects and my new crochet love. The current strategy is to have one crochet project always on the hook so that my skills do not get rusty. So far this has worked out well since the crochet projects that I am drawn to right now are very simple, spontaneously colorful ones.


Blooming Flower cushion

I would say that these make perfect counterpoints to my more involved knitting projects. Although I am finding it harder and harder to resist starting more crochet projects. A larger WIP basket might be necessary soon!

8 comments:

  1. Just go for the bigger WIP basket, lol! That's what I did.

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  2. It has been fun getting to meet you this week through your blog! Happy knitting and crocheting!

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  3. I learned to crochet long before I ever knit. I love that big crochet projects are so much faster than knitting. Your footstool cover has been inspiring me for a while to get back into crochet. I loved your posts this week. Happy Knitting and Crochet blog week!

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  4. I am so in awe of that flower pincushion!! Gorgeous!!

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  5. Oh wow, I'm more flattered and amazed than I can say to be one of the people who inspired you to learn to crochet (and in such good company, too!) You have such amazing colour and design sense---which are a complete inspiration to me, so I'm happy to know my weird little projects strike a chord with you. And your crocheting journey? Is amazing so far. I can't wait to see where else it takes you.

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  6. Aw, thanks so much! I feel honored. (And, I love converting people into crocheters!!)

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  7. so love the flower pillow!!! your crocheting is looking great!!! (I get "hooked" every once in awhile, but can't seem to get beyond granny squares.)

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  8. I bounce back and forth between knitting and crocheting alot too. Sometimes one is easier then the other...depends what I'm working on. Often it's helpful for the change in movement for the arthritis.

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