And now, things are almost back to normal. Well as normal as they can be in my life. I finished a baby blanket for a friend's baby girl, it turned out to be a very pretty thing! And now I'm working on a new pattern. I found the stitch in a pattern dictionary and am taking it from there, showcasing my own creativity. I'm calling this one the Mountains and Sky pattern, since it's turquoise and brown.
My best friend/sister Samantha came to visit me this week, since it was my birthday week, and she asked me to teach her to crochet. Needless to say, this tickled me pink! So I taught her a couple of things, and she took to it like a duck to water! It was so very nice to have someone to veg on the couch and crochet with, it really was.
I think a lot of people knock crochet because of the association it has with seriously OMG colours. And while I enjoy obnoxious colourways on my signature pieces, there is a limit. I know they aren't for everyone and I don't expect everyone to like them. The reason I use those colours is because they are fun and funky and bright and cheery. But all those pieces (just like everything else in the shop) can be made in any colour anyone desires, and it won't take away from the whimsy. At least I don't think it does/will. But back to what I was saying . . .
For so long, people have associated crochet with grandmothers and ugly '70s colours and the most famous crochet pattern, the granny square. There's nothing wrong with any of that, in fact I understand that reputation better than most, but at the same time, there are so many new and cool ways to use crochet and those are what I enjoy exploring the most.
I guess what I am saying is this: if you see something in the shop, and you like the lines, but not necessarily the colours, send me a message. I can make anything as cool as you want it . . .