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@CrochetBlogger I'll have another look at it tomorrow, but yes, I will try to remember to let you know!
1 year, 1 month ago on 11 Things I Learned About Yarn from AwareKnits
I have just learnt about corn yarn today. A friend brought me some that's part wool, part corn fibre because she didn't have a use for it. I have no idea how it's made, but it feels like it will be nice to wear/use.
@CrochetBlogger I will keep note and let you know!
I don't use ergonomic hooks, actually. I have heard they're good for reducing pain, though. I used to crochet very tightly when I was a teenager, but now I work quite loosely, so that doesn't seem to occur *touches wood*
1 year, 7 months ago on Top 10 Reasons Crochet Can Help You Heal
This is amazing and really interesting. I suffer from chronic depression but have been crocheting for nearly three years again after an embarrassingly loooong break. For the past year, let's say, I've noticed that my mood is better - I have to do score sheets for my doctor, scoring my mood and they've been in the low numbers for a while now (which is good). So obviously, I picked up on its natural antidepressant qualities!
Also I have hypermobility syndrome (sorry, I sound like a right whiner! But it is related to the post?), and am interested to see that crochet can lessen pain, since part of the syndrome is pain in the joints. So I will have to try to notice next time I am crocheting if the pain recedes (it should, and probably has, but I've never known about that, so never known to look for it).
@CrochetBlogger Dang, I also meant to say thanks for the follow on twitter, and hope you found the other links interesting!
1 year, 7 months ago on Introduce Yourself Here
@CrochetBlogger Yes, I still do paint and draw although, because the crocheting is my job, so to speak, I feel guilty for doing anything but crocheting (or research related to it, and similar). Which is kind of stupid, really, but on the other hand, at least I'm not totally distracted by stuff I shouldn't be doing. I think the drawing is more of a hobby at the moment, and yes, I can see the how they feed/benefit off each other.
Hmm, I don't really know what to say! I only discovered your blog recently, via Twitter, and think that you always post interesting stuff.
But, let's see. I was brought up in a crafty household, in that my mum was always making things (she still embroiders cards to this day), and she always encouraged me to try things out for myself. I taught myself to crochet when I was fourteen, as I had a lot of sick days off school and wanted something to occupy me. I didn't really pursue it as a viable thing to do until two years or so ago. I am now self employed, making crocheted things for a living, which is not exactly what I imagined, since I always thought I'd be an artist (as in drawing, or painting, but I don't see why crochet can't be considered an art form).
I live in the UK, and was born and bred here. I play lots of video games. I have a cat who's about a million years old, but still thinks she's a kitten, and is mental with it. I work from home, and look after my mum.
Also I know exactly how you feel about cheese! I love the stuff (apart from anything with veins in, because it doesn't look right to me).
I can be found on twitter (@rootsandbones), tumblr (muladhara.tumblr.com), and Storenvy (aquaridescreations.storenvy.com). There are other places I can be found as well, but they're not as exciting as the three I listed, so I'll leave it at that!