If you’re just joining in Sara of Mom With a Hook and I are having a Cross Blog Conversation. Basically you get to eavesdrop on our conversation about crochet, community and other cool stuff. You can find out more about cross blogging in the first post.
Follow Along With The Posts So Far:
- Sara started
- I responded
- Sara answered
- I responded again
- Sara got back to me
- So I answered
- And then she answered
So that means that it’s time for me to give my Day 4 response.
It’s actually totally okay that you were a little bit delayed on getting your response up because I was delayed getting started on blog-related stuff today anyway. I had just signed in to see if you’d answered when you posted. So it all works out. I think we’re all busy women these days!
I don’t know I never got into mystery stories (with the exception of having a soft spot in my heart for Nancy Drew). But since you mentioned it, I do know of one other mystery crochet story that’s not from Hechtman. It’s Bendy Carter’s Dying to Crochet. I haven’t read it so I don’t know if it’s any good but it may be worth a look.
I definitely think that homeschooling is teaching! It’s a tough and important job and I’m sure it’s one that develops teaching skills that you’d never really learn in another setting. I’ve never taught others to crochet but at some point I’d like to try doing a crochet group for special needs kids so I might pick your brain if that time comes around. I used to do a lot of work with kids with therapeutic needs (mostly emotional and behavioral issues but not entirely) and I think that crochet could be a beneficial thing for them to learn in many settings. I don’t have any specific plans for that but it’s in the back of my mind as something that I want to do.
It sounds like crochet has really helped you to push yourself out of your comfort zone in a number of ways (opening you up to teaching others, starting to share more of yourself on video, etc.) I think that’s great. How does the comfort of crochet make it easier to try tackling those things?
Ah, you thought that you’d make it easy for me leaving off with a simple question like what my 2012 crochet goal is but I have soooooo many. Here’s the rundown of the major goals I’ve got going on in crochet this year:
- Surmount My Stash. I have a really detailed month-by-month plan to inventory and shop my stash, offload my FOs and get more organized with the visual aspect of my WIPs and FOs through photography.
- Publish Health Benefits of Crochet. I started the book last summer and I want to get it out to the public by the end of this year. Hopefully it’ll be mid-year but I also want to make sure it’s well-written, edited and has all of the information that I want it to have so I’m not trying to rush it.
- Start my next non-fiction crochet book. But I’ll leave that as a teaser for now! Let’s get the first one done. :)
- Continue to collect stories throughout the year to publish the 2012 version of When Grandma Isn’t Crocheting, She’s Hunting Big Game.
- Make some of my crochet patterns available. They’re half-written in messy notes and need to be tech edited but I do have about a dozen of them ready to offer to people. I don’t have a specific plan for that yet.
- Complete Swaddle, my current crochet art project.
- Learn more advanced niche crochet techniques. I want to learn interlocking crochet. And I think that I want to learn tapestry (mosaic) crochet although I’m a bit intimidated by it.
Well, I did ask you one question here already (“How does the comfort of crochet make it easier to try tackling those things outside of your comfort zone?” but I’ll leave you with two more to share with us in your final cross-blog conversation post tomorrow:
- What would you still like to learn or improve in your crochet work?
- What is one thing that you wish people knew about crochet?
That’s it! For the readers, Sara will be responding to this post on her blog tomorrow and then I’ll also respond here one more time tomorrow and then the cross-blog conversation comes to an end. I hope that you’re enjoying this fun process with us!