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I am working on a project at the moment, it’s a slow in progress as I try to fit it in my crazy schedule. I really do give credit to those who are doing it all, especially the mommy’s.

Here’s a sneak peek:

Yes these crochet flowers again, I found the tutorial on YouTube and they are simple to crochet. I will be crocheting more! Hehe you can see a little someone in the picture.

Whew yesterday’s snowstorm was our first of the season! Definitely an evening to knit up a storm! It sure pushed me to crochet more of the tiny crochet hearts that I’ve been working on for my son’s valentine’s favors which I mention here. I still have a couple more to crochet but since I’m a perfectionist (yes I know no one is perfect but I do tend to beat myself up about it If I am not 100 percent satisfied) So most likely I will crochet a few extra to replace some. That’s a little over 30 tiny crochet hearts! Eek! So glad these are fast to crochet. I still have to finish them off by weaving in the loose ends and adding the pin backs. (Which I still have to purchased!) I hope I’ll be able to find them at my local craft store if not Etsy or Amazon will do.

Here’s a small preview…

  and to my lovely chicagoans stay warm!

Knitting is usually misinterpret as if your grandmother knitting you a funky sweater for Christmas. But in today’s society a lot of people have taken interested in knitting and crocheting. They varied from different age groups. I’m a part of a knitting group ‘El Stitch y Bitch‘ we are primarily in our 20’s to 30’s. I was happy to learn that they even existed! Joining a group who carried the same interest as me. After a couple of group meetings I was eager to bring a friend/relative with but usually when I invite or mention to other’s about my hobby they often like to tease and say wow ‘we are getting old’. I often just gave a funny look. But in reality were not, it has just become more broaden and became another creative outlet for some of us.

Take the after school matters ‘Tejer y Poder‘ class that offers high school students to knit/crochet. I’m sure after taking this class students were amazed to have actually made something with their own two hands. I remember my grandmother would knit placements. Each time I visit my father’s place I would find one on his couch or table. They were all handmade by her. I wasn’t one of the lucky ones to have learned from her grandmother. I only knew her vaguely. I do regret not learning from her or hearing her stories on how she had learned herself. But I was lucky enough to been taught by my sister-in-law. She had knitted a couple of scarves for my daughter and even a blanket. I then knew I wanted to pick up the skill myself. For I can make something for my daughter and later teach her how to knit/crochet.

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I have seen all over the internet world how knitting/crocheting is more than just knitting a hat or scarf. Other knitters/crochets have used their skilled to yarn bomb/protest/ or even make something for the needy. Which I often find inspiring, why not use your skill to make a difference? make a statement?! In that note read up on these awesome knitters who did just that!

One day my sister and I were at a Michaels’ store browsing; we decided to check out the knitting aisle. We were standing there feeling overwhelmed by how many hooks, needles, and various yarns with different textures and colors were available. We were discussing how much we both like to learn how to knit or crochet one day. But felt a bit timid by it. I’d had mention my sister-in-law has been knitting and crocheting for the past couple of years and so happens she was coming into town soon. She was generous enough to offer to teach me.  A second trip to Michaels’ to buy my first hook and yarn and a single crochet and purl later I’d learn how to crochet and knit. Three years later I haven’t let go of a needle or hook  ♥

image from here via yesjessknits

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