Just as a baby takes his or her first steps, crafters take their first steps in the creative world. And like a toddler falling over and over eventually learns to navigate with their new mode of transportation, a crafter learns by making mistakes over and over until eventually she masters a craft. With practice the toddler is on his way to explore a new world and the crafter opens up to herself a new world of creativity limited only by her imagination.
I wanted to share with you a couple of first steps for me in the yarn world. I learned to knit and crochet when I was young but put away the needles and hooks to raise a family. Back in 2006 a devastating ice storm hit our area of the country and the needles and hooks came back out for good. Below is my first attempt at knitting socks. I am very pleased at how they turned out but if you look close, the heals do not match. I really didn’t understand the instructions for the first sock and then figured it out for the second sock. No, I wasn’t about to rip out the first sock to correct it. I am not that much of a perfectionist. Besides nobody knows my error except you and you won’t tell, right.
My second first is what they call a CAL, short for crochet along. This is where you and several other crochet enthusiasts join a group online and crochet the same pattern. You have the option to crochet it as instructed like I did or you can put your own twist on it. Being my fist CAL I thought I better follow the rules. I don’t do that anymore but love to be in a group doing the “almost” same thing.
Have you ever done a CAL (crochet along) or KAL (knit along)? Would you like to? Let me know and maybe we can get one started.
Entrepreneurship flows in Sonya’s blood. Some businesses include an artistic rubber stamp manufacturing business, opening and running a bed & breakfast and having a fabric and yarn shop. As a serial entrepreneur she loves to mentor and coach small businesses. She misses farm life, loves to travel and enjoys her husband, children, their spouses and of course the grandkids.