I've taken a brief leave of absence from this blog. But now I'm back, having spent my time crocheting and collecting thoughts and ideas that I like to share. Ha. Actually I love crocheting and I think it would be lots of fun to start a craft blog...in fact my friend and I have discussed starting one together. She's far craftier than I am and would be better at it...but anyway it might be a possibility.
That, an octopus by the way, is one of the things I could share with a craft blog! I could also share how to make silly things like those paper roses in the background. They don't look like much in this picture, but they're almost 2 years old and have stood up to time and a mischievous kitty quite well.
Crocheting is very soothing for me. I started to learn how when I was in my senior year of nursing school. Well, truth be told I attempted knitting first but the coordination required to control two knitting needles and the fear that I was going to poke my eyes out made me turn quite quickly to crocheting. I guess the main motivation to learn was the fact that I adore scarves and could no longer afford to buy myself the pretty scarves at the co-op and thus decided I should be able to make one for myself. And so I did. Now to motivation lies in the fact that I really love the soothing rhythm of twisting yarn into tangible objects. Scarves, afghans, octopus...you name it and I'll try. I'm currently in the process of making a baby blanket for a friend and will post pictures when I'm done.
I also am fostering a love of gardening. I'm really terrible at it. I can't seem to keep a plant alive for longer than two days. Good thing this does not translate into my job. It seems like it should be easy...you just water plants, right? Make sure they get sun. Seems brainless. However...I kill them. I have a black thumb. Poor plants.Oh well. I can't wait to have a yard and garden!
Crocheting. Gardening. Poetry. I'm officially old before I've reached 27.