Today we are continuing on with the 5th Annual Knit and Crochet Blog Week hosted by Eskimimi Makes.
Today’s Crochet Blog Week Prompt
“Write about another knitter or crocheter that you admire. This could be someone you know or used to know – an aunt that taught you to crochet or the school-teacher that used to run the after-school learn-to-knit club, or someone who you are aware of because of blogging or other areas of social media. Write about your feelings either for their work or what they bring to you as a knitter or crocheter. Reminiscences of the sound of your mother’s metal needles, or the description your grandad gave of what he’d knit as he sat on his bunk below deck in his sailor’s days are as precious as sharing the enjoyment of the work of a new indie designer or dyer. Spread your enjoyment to your readers.
Next, think about if anyone has ever told you how they feel about your knitting, positive or negative. Have you delighted strangers who have enjoyed telling you how they would sit with their grandmother who loved to crochet doilies, or have you had to withstand a little brother telling you repeatedly that knitting is for grandmas?”
Crocheters I Admire
I’m always sharing the work of people that I adore and admire! That’s really what this whole blog is about. Every Saturday I do a link love roundup pointing to other people’s work and I do that because I’m impressed by their work. Every time I review a crochet book, I try to highlight what it is that I love so much about those authors. And every December I share 31 days of awards recognizing awesome crochet bloggers for their work throughout the year in different categories of crochet. How could I ever pick just one?
But the people I admire most are the quiet crocheters, the ones who are sitting in their spaces, doing their work, not needing to blog about it or promote it or draw attention to it but just enjoying it and benefitting from it and sharing it with those in their lives. That’s what I admire most!
About My Crochet Work
On the other hand, I am someone who blogs and shares and promotes my work and the benefit of that is that I get to have lots of really wonderful people sharing what they like about what I do. I’ve received so much wonderful praise for the work I’ve done in the area of crochet health, especially for my book, Crochet Saved My Life. And I’ve received great comments about this blog as well. Thanks to everyone who has expressed being touched by my work. I appreciate yours right back!