I had to stop crocheting the cranberry and pink colored scarf because I ran out of cranberry yarn. I was so certain I had enough yarn but I want to make the scarf a few inches longer. I won’t be able to order more yarn until Jan. 26. I started crocheting another scarf that is purple and gray. Hopefully, I will finish crocheting this scarf tonight.
I spent most of today writing a draft for my newsletter. In the newsletter I shared part of my childhood crafting history. I remembered so much so easily. Sometimes a simple memory of making a mosaic tile trivet at age 9 ,in an afterschool program evokes such good feelings.
My Aunt E. was a great crafting mentor because she taught me to knit and crochet. I would have benefitted from having a sewing mentor to teach to me sew. I tried to make my own dresses at age 14. I used a pattern but that didn’t help much. I was very embarrassed by the finished products. But today, as I recall how I looked in one of those dresses it makes me smile to think how fearless I was to wear it outside. Crafting as a child enhanced my self-development in many ways. I taught NP to crochet 20 years ago when she was a teenager. Now she is married and a mother of three and she spends a lot of time crocheting. She considers me her crocheting mentor just like I remember my Aunt E.
Well that’s enough of sharing of my newsletter. It’s time to watch the Golden Globes Awards and finish crocheting that purple and gray scarf.