A Hobby from my Hobby

My jewelry making hobby has evolved into a wire-weaving. I am having a blast! But I have found that when learning a new technique or planning a new piece, I need to take a break and let my mind work on it behind the scenes. And yet my fingers still need to be busy. I have added crocheting to my repertoire.

I am not starting from scratch; I used to crochet 25 years ago or so. I visited Ravelry in search of a simple baby blanket pattern to renew my skills. (The blanket will be donated to Project Linus upon completion.) I chose the Cosy Stripe Blanket by Lucy of Attic24 She uses multiple colors whereas I used a variegated yarn.

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I am making progress and feeling more comfortable. It’s a lot of fun!

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8 replies on “A Hobby from my Hobby

  • Karen Goad

    I really like Lucy’s patterns the one I made this winter was hers and like you I didn’t like changing color so often and think the next one I make I will do a variegated color so I won’t have to constantly change colors I went to look at the one you are doing I like it!

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  • Zenda

    I know what you mean about letting your mind work on one (or several) project(s) while keeping your hands busy with another! I usually have 2-4 ongoing projects at a time. I love your crochet blanket! The variegated colors are making it quite lovely.

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    • Michelle

      Thank you! I was fortunate that the variegated yarn has worked out so well with the pattern. Glad to know I’m not the only one who needs more than one hobby!

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    • Michelle

      I admire those who can knit. I have made flat items like scarves and afghans, but anything else is intimidating. I got lucky with the yarn. It’s working out really well with the pattern.

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    • Michelle

      Thank you! And I know as far as having a crochet addiction! I keep seeing all these things I’d like to make that are way beyond my ability at this point. LOL!

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