My first time using yarn to make something was when I was 10 years old and crocheted a potholder. I don’t think I’ve ever crocheted anything other than a potholder at that time, but when I grown up I started again and I do enjoy making a bag or scarf.
Later I found myself loveing so much “Fabric Art” with especially using natural material of hand spun with hand dye yarn made me feel so good.
My mother was not a crafty person, so I had to learn to do crafty things on my own.
I was ambitious and started knitting when I was 17.
It was a big men’s sweater for a guy I admired at the time.
I asked one of my friends who was good at knitting, and she said,
“Are you sure you want to knit this big sweater before you practice making smaller stuff?”
I asked her, “Is it not possible?”
She replied, “I did not say ‘not possible,’ but…”
So I said, “If it is possible, please show me how to do it, I want to knit this sweater.”
It took a long time, but I did finish the sweater.
I also started weaving, even though I had no experience, and I made a beautiful shawl for my mother’s birthday, as well as tablecloths, etc.
When I finished the first beg sweater, my classmates thought I was ambitious, had determination, and did not give up.
I never realized this about myself when I was younger, but now I know that it is true, as I recover from alcoholism, two cancers, and near-fatal car crash injuries.
I still enjoy crocheting, knitting and weaving a lot.
I make sweaters, ponchos, fingerless gloves, caps/hats and more.
I love doing it because you can bring it anywhere and do it anytime.
It helped my PTSD; when I was scared to ride in a car, I just crocheted or knitted so I didn’t have to think about my fear.
I also made a hat for my head when I lost my hair while I was receiving chemotherapy.
It is fun to find something you can enjoy and that will help save you.