Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Hooking for Christmas

Have I told you all that I have a deep freezer full of yarn? I do. It is almost embarrassing. And that my inheritance from Mom was more yarn? Yeah. I probably have almost another deep freezer full of yarn stashed at various homes back in IL, waiting for me until next year. It is like my own little Hobby Lobby.

Since I haven't had one bit of desire to pick up needle and thread to do any cross stitching since Mom died, I have turned to crochet. In a way, it helps me feel closer to her. She was a crochet maniac. She always had a few projects in the works. I am disappointed that I never took the time to actually sit down and try to crochet her slippers with her. She always gave slippers to the kids at Christmas. And cotton dishcloths. You didn't leave her house without a dishcloth at Christmas. So, in that vein, I have decided that this year, instead of making ornaments for people, I am going to do dishcloths and try to make her slippers.
It is kind of funny, she never followed a pattern. She didn't write down her patterns. I found a soft briefcase full of patterns that she had bought and stored, but I am not even sure that she could follow a pattern. Not because she didn't know the stitches, but because she always flew by the seat of her pants and let her creativity take over. She made lots of afghans, scarves, dishcloths, hats and slippers.

This is Connor, asking me "Just how much yarn do you have, woman?!?!?!"


Kendra said...

My goodness, that is a lot of yarn! If nothing else, it'll save you from having to buy yarn for any upcoming projects!

Connor is adorable...he's getting big. He's getting to that stage where he's losing that baby look and is starting to look like a toddler.

I'm going to donate to your walk team, I just haven't done it yet. I can't give much, but hopefully it will help. :-)

Deece said...

You have an awesome stash! We should crochet over, caffine free.

Vonna said...

Never can have enough yarn :)
And there is NOTHING that you can purchase that works as well or lasts as long as a homemade crochet or knit dishcloth!
Conner is a sweetie :)

monique said...

Ha! Cute pic of Conner! But why do you keep you yarn in a freezer? LOL

KaLu said...

wow that is alot of yarn!! maybe enough to make Connor blankets for a life time! which by the way looks adorable in the picture =)

i know how you feel! i just took it a bit to a weirder side, since granpa passed away i find men over 60 with bladish white hair bautiful because they remind me of him..just right now on my way to 7-11 i was about to get ran over by one and saw him and went awww hes so cute *coocoo*

Aunt Jackie said...

Yes Sis, the girls found their crocheted slippers shortly after she passed. Now they are even more special. She left a lot of blessings and memories with all of us. Love you!

Anonymous said...

I love the picture! Connor is toooooo cute. I think it is great your taking over where your mom left off with the crochet. Good for you. Wow! You have lots of yarn. I can't wait to see more of your finishes.

Michelle said...

Oh I think it's a great idea to make dishcloths instead of ornaments. And if crocheting is what makes you happy right now - go for it! I can't believe all that yarn!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Crochet away to your hearts content, you need to find a use for that yarn and then you can fill the freezer again. Connor is so cute.