This year I was determined to learn a new skill. Something told me that I needed to find an outlet that would shift my focus from all that was happening around me to something that would totally distract and engage me.
I happened to be walking past a lovely new yarn shop in town and there was a nice big sign offering crochet classes. I went in and enrolled there and then and over the next six weeks I began to build my love for this creative outlet.
During winter it was lovely to spend the cold nights with my mind concentrating on my next stitch. There's something very comforting and cosy about being surrounded by yarn.
Initially all I wanted to do was learn enough so I could make a granny square rug. I had no pattern I just knew I wanted it to be colourful and I wanted to experiment and have fun creating.
I found myself totally absorbed in the world of crochet. It made me sit still for at least 30 minutes at a time. I have had to concentrate so as not to muck up the stitches. I've felt calm when just sitting and creating and I've been pleased with what I've managed to make.
I have just finished my second rug.
A perfect reminder of spring 2013 as this one is full of flowers.
I'm happy to have found this little patch of happiness and creativity.
I'm hoping crochet will be part of my life for some time to come and encourage me to take time to sit and change focus.
Do you have something that totally changes your focus and allows you to switch off?
|nothing like a cuppa, crochet and sunshine|
|the flower that started it all|
|granny square love|
|perfect cosy comfort|
|the next obsession, maybelle flowers|
|starting to come together|
|Spring creation for 2013|