I have decided to crochet a blanket.
This may not seem to be anything majorly big, but to me, it has been soooo great for me!
I wrote a few weeks ago that I needed to find some balance in my life. I needed to do some REAL things not just sit at my computer and imagine a great life. I needed to do something with my hands. I needed to do something creative, and big. I needed a project.
Of course, CraftyMummy inspired me with her crochet blanket. But, I knew that I had to choose something that was achieveable for me. In other words it had to be simple. So I decided to make a blanket for BabyCool. I thought I would make it for his cot in colours that matched the BEAUTIFUL quilt CraftyMummy made for him.
So… I just started. It started with one chain stitch, then about one hundred more… Then row after row of triple crochet stitches and I am on my way to a blanket. The girls love seeing the change in colours and we have talked about what colour comes next and which is their favourite.
It has been so refreshing! I have sat in the sun and crocheted. I have crocheted in bed on the weekends and I have brought it to ballet. As dorky as that sounds, I have really enjoyed doing something with my hands. I have enjoyed seeing the project grow and I am enjoying being away from my computer. As much as I love blogging, it can be a bit claustrophobic for me at times.
I have thought about all kinds of things while making this blanket. I have made some HUGE mental connections. It has been great! I have allowed time to think. To just let my head go wherever it wanted it to go. I have realised that a lot of things I have been putting off lately all begin with one tiny thing, then done over and over and over again. Like:
- Getting back into running – it just takes one little jog every other day and before I know it, I will be ‘running’ again.
- Losing wieght – I don’t have to lose 5 kg tomorrow, it takes little increments.
- Cleaning the house – I don’t have to wash windows, de clutter, chuck stuff out all in one day, I have to just start and make sure I do something each day.
- Being a better blogger – I am not going to be Nikki Parkinson tomorrow… But, if I take little steps and small connections over and over again, I have more of a chance of getting somewhere than if I did nothing over and over again…
So… the simple act of crocheting a blanket has triggered all sorts of things in my head. It has been great.
Do you have something that you do with your hands that means you just sit still?
It is all the rage to be crocheting, knitting, crafting at the moment… These are very simple things that are easy to work out how to do … Really, if I can work it out, ANYONE can!