Crochet ClubMonday, 18 August 2014
It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog. Probably the biggest reason I took so long to start a blog in the first place is because I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep it up. Would there be enough topics to write about? What if what I write about isn’t relevant to anyone? Would I be able to keep up with yet another line of social media? Alas, I am still here. Not as often as I’d like to be but hoping to post more frequently as the year progresses. Rod Smith told us last month on his visit to BB, that we must write. Write every day if you can and keep a journal. It helps us stay connected to the rest of humanity and provides insight into daily living for future generations. To write is just as much a craft as to crochet, which we have been doing quite a bit of in the past month. We made it a Women’s Day activity here at BB and we’ve seen that crochet has come a long way since the 1950s. It’s not housewives’ folly. It’s a talent that we can pass from one generation to the next. We stimulate our minds in multiple ways through crochet; I’ve been told by many older women that it keeps their minds sharp. Some of our young and trendy hipster customers have also taken to crochet. They keep us up to date with the latest crochet apps available to smart phones. 67 Blankets for Mandela Day is now an on-going project and we’ve volunteered BB as a venue for people to come and create their blankets. What started as a ‘how to crochet’ class in preparation for the blankets we’ve crafted for Charity as a Women’s Day activity, has turned into a weekly meet. It’s a great learning experience and sharing it with others is what keeps our crocheters coming back for more. I am but a fledgling on the crochet scene but I must say it is ever so rewarding to learn a new skill and use it to make something. Three weeks ago my cousin and his wife asked me to be God Mother to their daughter who will be born in January. It was such an honour to be asked and I can’t wait to crochet something for her.