Laura, who calls herself a warrior, loves dogs, reading, a cup of tea and sitting around a campfire. When asked what the number one reason is that she crochets, she answers, “It is a part of me, like breathing. It is my Nona’s legacy, lived through me.”
Mandy O’Sullivan of RedAgape and Craft as Therapy has written a beautiful introduction to the book Crochet to Calm, writing in part that crochet is, “an underutilized form of therapy that can produce real stress reduction and management”. I mulled over this line for a few moments, asking myself if it is truly underutilized … and I came to the conclusion that the answer is both yes and no. And furthermore, that this book is an important one.
Loved seeing this video by Soham Craft Creations in which kids share the benefits of learning crochet
In this video, Rev. Ian W. Riddell talks about the benefits of yarn crafting and how knitting is a form of prayer for him.
PhyllisAnn learned to crochet in her early teens but really turned to the craft as an adult during a time of need.
Happy Thanksgiving! Every year on this day I do a post about why I’m thankful for crochet. It’s important to me to do this because crochet saved my life and it continues keeping me sane, stable, and happy as well as connected to an amazing online and offline crafting community.
Today is World Mental Health Day. I’m participating by sharing this post on how one woman uses crochet to deal with her symptoms of schizophrenia.