Starting over

OK, let’s get this blogging thing under way again. I’ve not been very good at it so far!

First, an introduction. My name is Ian, I’m currently 47 years old and live in Birmingham with my husband and my cat. I first picked up a crochet hook about 18 months ago and since then I’ve been hooked (sorry, couldn’t resist).

Like many people, I came to crochet at a difficult time in my life. My mother had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and I was struggling to come to terms with it. I was drawn to craft, and initially intended to start knitting. That lasted about 10 minutes before I threw the needles across the room. The kit I had included a crochet hook so I gave it a go. And a passion was born!

The possibilities of crochet are seemingly endless, which is what I love about it. Once you have a grounding in the basics you can let your imagination take over.

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Having said that, the above  is from a pattern, but the colour choices and layout are all mine!

I’ve recently started to learn to spin on a drop spindle. I find it very therapeutic and hope that I’ll be able to get the hang of it enough to make yarn of my own. II’ll share more about that next time.

I’m intending to use this blog to detail my adventures in yarn and hope that some of you will come along on the journey with me.

That’s all for now, I’ll be back with more soon.

Ian

 

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