Previously known last week as Unnamed Pattern #1, I decided that The Kindness Wrap was a much better choice. I am continuing my theme of being kind towards others. It’s a tough world we live in and kindness will go a long way towards making it better.
This is a fun and easy pattern with an unusual shape. Starting with three double crochets, the pattern grows on one side before becoming a rectangle that lays across the back. To finish this wrap the double crochets are decreased until you reach the final point.
It’s Monday morning and the bun sisters are enjoying fresh hay while I sit at my computer trying to figure out what to write. It will probably be another rambling post, since I don’t have a set topic for Mondays.
The weather is overcast and somewhat chilly with light blue heading this way. I don’t think it will amount to more than a dusting if I even see one of those white “things” falling from the sky. Rumor has it that the temperatures are going to warm up later this week. Could that imaginary season of spring actually be heading this way? Nah. It’s all myth and legends, I tell ya’.
Today’s post is about giving it up, starting over, and trying to move on.* No, sillies, it’s not “personal”. It’s about frogging a project that just doesn’t seem to be working out for you. Whether it’s the yarn, the pattern, the combination of the two, or something else that makes you strongly dislike a project, sometimes you just have to “let it go”. (cue the characters from “Frozen”)
I love crocheting. I really do. There is a challenge in deciphering instructions that makes the cogs in my brain creak and turn. It’s calming once I’ve stopped raging at what feels like my own stupidity when I’ve frogged the first few rows for the fifteenth time and it starts looking more like the finished project. Then as the project grows before my eyes, I find myself being amazed at the creativity I possess, gaining confidence with myself as a human being.
I actually have a normal hobby, believe it or not. I enjoy crocheting. The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating something with my hands. I still consider myself a beginner even though I have several intermediate projects either done or as works in progress.Whether its the texture or color of the skein I have in my hand as I stand in the yarn section of the local Walmart or the colorful pattern I found online, it sends thrills through my body. And it’s something tangible I can show people. I can’t do that with my writing because my writing hobby is just for me; a story I have created to escape the stress of living in the real world.