crochetThese days I’m finding some old stress-relievers begin to resurface in my life.  One of those fun hobbies I learned from my mom when I was 7 is the art of crochet.  But I haven’t done it in years and had nearly forgotten everything about how to even work a single stitch.

Recently, I was browsing my library shelves for some crafty projects I can work on (when I’m not busy working! Lord knows if I’d ever find “free” time!)

Anyhow, I remembered that way back in the deep crevices, far in the furthest corners of my closet was a tote back, full of yarns and crochet needles I’d tugged around with me throughout all my moves (from my parents’ home, to several dorm rooms, an apartment, my first home with my husband and now out here in California.)

From time to time I’d taken a longing glance at the bag and longed for the day I would sit down and actually make something- but that day never really came.

Until this week.

I found a book my husband bought for me back on Christmas 2006, and I immediately fell back in love with the idea of getting something (anything) completely made.

The picture you see above is the beginnings of my very first crocheted hat! I’m hoping to finish it up by next weekend and have one of my kiddos try it on to model for you in another post.  (If it turns out good, that is!)

We also found some knitting looms and may get a few of the bigger round ones to learn to knit hats.

My daughter has been really into the Rainbow Loom recently, so we’re both crafting away. In fact, she began her blog, Kidtorials, showing how she made a few of her Rainbow loom bracelets.

How about you?  Any crafts going on your way? I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to leave a comment (I love the feedback!)

About Demetria Zinga

Demetria is a homeschooling mom and mompreneur who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, two daughters, and a dog. She currently runs two podcasts for homeschool moms and moms in business, writes songs, and spends lots of time at coffee shops. Her goal is to be an encourager and motivator of women, helping them to find success and joy in homeschooling, business, and motherhood.

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