Inside of the February 2015 issue of Happily Hooked magazine, you’ll find my crochet health interview with Rod Hardin who uses crochet to cope with PTSD sustained as a result of his experiences in the Vietnam War.
I recently completed a large granny square crochet blanket. It’s a contribution using Caron United Yarn, a portion of the sales from which go to charity. It is also my contribution to the World’s Largest Stocking.
Today I’m thrilled to share a guest post from Cari Nadeau of Good Fortune Girl. Cari has been a generous volunteer moderator for the Crochet Saved My Life Ravelry Group where people can connect around their journeys of crafting to heal. In this post, Cari shares her own story about how chronic illness and depression brought her down and crochet brought her back up, giving her the confidence to be creative again in ways that help herself and others.
Catherine Richardson shares in this crochet health interview: “I never imagined I could be happy with a chronic illness, a feeding tube, no job and only able to go to school one class at a time, but I am, and I know without a doubt that crocheting is part of that!”
I introduced you to Alexandra recently when she was a featured crochet Instagrammer. I just wanted to let you know that I’ve interviewed her in more depth about how crochet helps in her healing process and that article has been published in the January 2015 issue of Happily Hooked digital crochet magazine.
Almost two years ago I started a crochet blog project called 50 Years of Crochet History. I loved researching 1930s crochet to kick that off but let it trail away because the research does take a lot of time. However, I think it’s important to curate that history so I’m resuming the project now. I’ll begin where I left off, looking now at Crochet in 1938.
I was thrilled this week when I saw a slew of various news articles showing how crochet is helping people, especially people with various health issues. I thought I’d share a smattering of those articles here today since I find them so inspiring.