I just joined this site last night. I've been crocheting since I was about 8 years old or so. I was taught by one of my grandaunts. I go through phases of crocheting and not crocheting. But I've recently started crocheting a lot again and trying to improve my technique with a little help from YouTube. I'm such a visual learner - it sure would have been great to have YouTube back in the day.
One thing I've found lately is that crocheting really relaxes me. I think I knew that all along, but last year was a very stressful one and crochet really helped me calm down.
Right now I have WAaaay too many works-in-progress. Partly because I like having grab-and-go projects and I have different projects for different circumstances. Such as: will the light be good, will I have room for a large project, will I be talking?
Here's my reasoning... if the light is bad, I take a light colored project so that I can see my stitches easier. If space is limited, I take a small project like a scarf or single color motifs. If I'll be talking and visiting I take an easy, well-known pattern so I'm less likely to make mistakes while I'm distracted. See? It makes sense, right?
I look forward to getting to know others here.
PS: Check out my inspiration board at Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/mammajamma/yarnworks/
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