Monday, March 12, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Crochet

Even though we are still several days away from St. Patrick's Day I wanted to share some "green" photos this week. (and wait until you see what I have planned for St. Patrick's Day itself.  You'll never guess!)

I've been crocheting for some 40 years now.  I don't do as much as I used to, for various reasons, (mainly FarmVille and blogging!) but I still crochet a gift or two a year, and I also work on crochet projects when I am on the road, since my loving spouse does the driving.

I haven't really blogged much about it (well, maybe not at all) until now but crochet has been a treasured part of my life.  My Mom wanted to teach me to crochet but rheumatoid arthritis robbed her of her ability to do any needlework by the time I was old enough. Instead, a high school friend taught me, and I've never looked back.  But although she didn't teach me, I still feel a link to my Mom whenever I pick up that hook.

I wanted to share a couple of the projects so I can also get them up on Pinterest.  These are both projects I worked on 20 or more years ago.  I got the afghan pattern from a magazine that no longer exists, I believe.

I have no idea where I got the pattern for the Christmas stocking.  But there is a special reason why the stocking has shamrocks on it...I'll let you guess why.
This week, I'll share one more project I made some years ago.  It's not a holiday project but something I made for my then young son years and years ago.

Do you have a favorite time or place to crochet?  Have you found your online life interferes with your needlework hobbies?

1 comment:

  1. Lovely. I've often told my mom I wish I would have paid more attention, and had more respect, for all the crafting she did (and still does). Now, what I wouldn't give to live close enough to go over and have her teach me.


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