Hi <waves> to everybody who has taken time to read my post!
Firstly I need to apologise for the long post… once I get going, I can’t stop lol
I’m normally the one who is busy working – head down in front of my Mac – bringing ideas that our customers have in their heads into life digitally to use for their printing requirements. Because of this and because I’m a busy single mum to two teenage beauts who can normally found zipping about here there and everywhere taking the kids to and from their out of school activities, I needed to find an outlet that would be just for “me” and to help me relax and unwind. I’m naturally a creative person and love anything to do with arts and crafts. So I have chosen to teach myself how to crochet! And no its not just what little old ladies do to while away the hours. It’s actually fun and quite addictive!
I have been following one of my friends Kelly’s blogs about her quest to have a baby by going through IVF. In one of her blog posts found here, she explains that a way to help her relax and de-stress was to learn to crochet. So I thought to myself (as a highly stressed person lol) why not?
I’ve not seen any local places where I can learn the craft so I took to the next best thing – online – and joined a fab group on Facebook. I’m getting lots of advice on how to master the art of crochet and also what yarns and hooks are best to use. The group has been set up to help premature babies stop pulling out their tubes and wires by placing a crocheted toy octopus into their incubators. The tentacles of the octopus are what the teeny babies hold onto to distract them from pulling out their wires. You can find the group here
After a good month or so of practicing, practicing, practicing, and watching upteen thousand YouTube videos, I finally feel I have cracked the craft!
Next stop: to make octopus for the group! :0) (watch this space!)