This week's topic: Things I collect
Where do I start?
Well, it's probably pretty obvious, but I collect books. (Big Surprise!) I collect series by my favorite authors. (This counts right?)
You can check out the other books I've collected and read as well as my tbr list on my Goodreads page. I'm an avid reader of all types of books and often leave reviews.
|My mom modeling the sweater she crocheted|
back in the '80s.
More recently, I began collecting yarn. My mother and grandmother loved crocheting. They made baby blankets, sweaters, and afghans. My grandmother crocheted doilies. When I was about ten, I asked my mom to teach me how to crochet. She'd just started giving me small mini-lessons when she was diagnosed with leukemia. After she passed away, I couldn't bring myself to crochet for a very long time.
|I love crocheting these baby booties!|
Years and years later, after I had my fourth baby, I got the urge to finish the crochet lessons my mom began. I wanted to learn how to crochet. I bought a how-to book and all the supplies from Michaels and took it step-by-step. I was making coasters, scarves and gloves in no time. It's so much fun!
|My daughter is modeling |
one of my creations!
Then I decided to challenge myself. I bought a how-to-knit book and more supplies. And. I. Love. It. I am obsessed with knitting. I love it even more than crocheting!
Working with yarn is extremely relaxing and I feel like I've truly accomplished something when I create a useful object out of something as simple as yarn. It's amazing! I started collecting all sorts of patterns that I post on Pinterest. And pre-pandemic, I'd visit Michaels, Joanne's and any other craft shop as often as I could find to explore their yarn section.
I've accumulated quite a collection of yarn (I'll buy anything on sale!). I've had to purchase some plastic bins and boxes to store my massive collection. There's now yarn in every room in my house (just like my books!!).
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