A quick celebration of birthday-related things for my 35th birthday. What I’m feeling like, what I want, some things related to birthday crochet.
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I crochet all of the time. I crochet almost every day. And I often share photos of the work, or at least the works in progress, on Instagram. But it has been a really long time since I shared my crochet work here on the blog so I thought it would be a good time for a roundup of things I’ve made.
Vintage Crochet Hats and Accessories: 23 Classic Hats, Shawls, and Bags by Kathryn Fulton is a 2014 crochet book from Stackpole Books that I like for several different reasons.
My mother is the one who originally taught me to crochet, and then she also encouraged me again twenty years later when I wanted to re-learn what I’d forgotten. (You can read our story here.) Since I began crocheting, my mom has picked up the craft again as well, making checkerboard baby blankets for all of the babies born to our friends and other items here and there. Recently, my mom answered a call for submissions to a local Tucson art gallery, and I am thrilled to say that a piece of her crochet artwork is on exhibit now, with an opening reception tonight.
During my trip to Belize I realized that there wasn’t a lot of crochet in the country but there are many other beautiful crafts.
Yesterday I shared a roundup of all of the people who had been a featured Instagrammer in my Sunday crochet photo roundups. But there were many more people who kindly tagged their crochet each week to share here on the blog. Here’s a list of all of the people who shared their work in this way in 2014: