Crochet/Knitting/ Weaving/Natural Dye

650 knit-felt & crochet bag

Mini bags: crochet right – right and knitted (made to felted) – left

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.

650 weaving scarf

Weaving thin scarf

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.

Red cardigan 650 L1060649

Winter Holiday 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.

650 crochet hat

Crochet hat with lavenders decorations

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.

650 knit-felt bag

Knitted to made felt bag

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.

Heart grey sweater 650

Finishing up Valentine’s day sweater!

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.

Cat cap 650

My chemo Kitty cat hat!

It is fun to find something you can enjoy and that will help save you.