Outside of sewing, which I’ve done since I was 15 (now 50+), I love to crochet. I learned to crochet when I was nine. I taught myself to read the directions for both crocheting and knitting when I was about 25 or so. I just picked it back up with a vengence I’ve never felt before. The yarns today are yummy, yummy, awesomely wicked. I’ve made ponchos I’ve never experienced before, kimono coats that dazzle the eyes, I’m combining all kinds of textured yarns with each other and finding an ultimate thrill in wearing and giving my new creations.
I went to the Stitches Knitting Expo at Stephens Convention Center outside of Chicago on August 11, and bought a wicked stash of novelty yarns. Combing them with some conventional yarns, I’ve made a poncho sweater, two rectangular ponchos, a sweater jacket, a triangle poncho and a vest, all my own creations, not from patterns and today is just the 24th of Aug.
These new novelty yarns brew passion to crochet deep inside me and my needles burn up some yarn. I started on a new project just last night. I just can’t stop right now until I use up all the awesome yarn I bought. I have never had this much fun crocheting in all the years I’ve known how to do it until now. I’ve also picked up the knitting needles, I watch Knitty Gritty, Knit 1-Purl 2, and other craft related programs that I tape while I’m at work.
I buy crochet and/or knitting books and magazines, something I haven’t done since the seventies. I subscribe to Threads and Interweave Crochet.
Do you guys and gals like the new yarns?