I write a lot of articles on random things over on HubPages. Un peu en arrière, they were having a writing contest and I did a series of articles that are kind of works of creative nonfiction about crochet. I don’t think I ever got around to sharing them here on the blog so I thought I’d offer you some links for fun reading.
The Power Of Dollar Yarn Crochet Rectangles
I went through a phase of making tons of crochet rectangles with cheap yarn, having no idea what I was going to do with those pieces. J'AI share that experience here and celebrate the process of crochet over the product (which I’m not always good at doing!)
Letter to the First Dress I Crocheted
That is the top of the first dress that I ever crocheted. And here’s the link to a letter I wrote to that dress about how it’s perfect even though it’s not. I also think that this piece really celebrates the imperfection in handmade items in general.
Dear Blanket That Must Be Frogged
Sometimes projects just don’t work out. It’s sad, but it happens. J'AI wrote out my feelings about it in a breaking-up letter to a blanket.
Lovely Letter to a Vintage French Yarn
Oui, this one is another letter – to a yarn instead of a project this time. Follow this link and you’ll also find out from this one what I considered using as my yarnbombing name if I ever got into yarnbombing.