parade at the very beginning of March, but a local supermarket had an employee play the bagpipes today. He was gracious enough to let me take a picture of the bagpipes. (One day I'll have to blog about my secret dream of learning to play the bagpipes. Considering that I've never had a music lesson in my life, that should be most interesting.)
Those who are close to me know why St. Patrick's Day is important to me - it is the birthday of someone in my family. I am making this afghan for that person. I can't crochet for long periods of time any more - it hurts my wrist - but I use crocheting as a project when I travel.
In March of 2012, I ran the below post. I am rerunning it today, with some edits, so you can see a couple of other examples of my St. Patrick's Day crochet.
St. Patrick's Day Crochet
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.
Do you have a favorite time or place to crochet? Have you found your online life interferes with your needlework hobbies?