Last Autumn I felt compelled to learn a new craft. I’d tried knitting a few times in my life, but just never stuck with it long enough to complete anything other than a small tea towel (a craft my mom suggested when I moved back home during summer break in University).
Back then we also didn’t have YouTube. You can learn how to do anything on YouTube these days (I just learned how to “oil pull” this morning – stay tuned!). So I decided to try crocheting instead – one less stick to worry about.
Since I started learning this craft in November I’ve made 3 scarves, 2 blankets, 1
hat toque, 1 headband and 4 amigurumi mice.
Once you get the basics down, it’s fairly simple to learn new stitches. My favourite has been the simple single stitch. I also love my trips to the craft store to pick out yarn for a new project. I recently ventured down to their lower level and it’s a craft junkie’s heaven down there (plus, it’s super clean and organised because Switzerland). It took some serious willpower to stop myself from buying all of the things. But I will be back…I’m talking to you, magical bead counter.
If you’ve got some spare time to fill and like to create things for yourself and loved ones I definitely recommend taking up crocheting. But I warn you, it is very addictive and you will become that woman…the one crocheting on public transit.
Helpful YouTube links to get you started: