DESTASHING IS GREAT FOR THE SOUL…
One would never believe that I only started crocheting seriously in 2015 if one had to look at the stash of yarn I’ve accumulated since. I had been crocheting somewhat like a mad woman trying to achieve ridiculous targets that were self imposed. Every time I travelled I took along more yarn than clothes. I’ve crocheted so much that my knuckle on my forefinger has become darker and calloused. All my other hobbies have taken a back seat and almost everything I’ve made has been given away. Now being pregnant and exhausted all the time, and getting loads of rest and sleep, I’ve had time to really reflect on what I want to do. Probably the nesting instinct has taken over. It dawned on me that I need to focus on my boy who is growing too fast and will not appreciate some of things that I want to make for him, but keep postponing. Just today he saw me winding balls of yarn and asked if I was making a blankey for him. Over the past two evenings I’ve been packing up all the yarn bought for charity blankets. I currently have 3 bin bags full and still more to get through. Loads from sales that I even sent my poor husband to with lists of colours to buy. When I started packing, it was really slow. I looked at the colours and thought about what I could still make and then put them back on the shelf… it was hard to let go. Thankfully I am married to a gem of a man who sat me down and gave me a little talking to. "It was bought to give away, if you hold on to it, some poor person who needs a blanket won’t get one, because you don’t have the time or energy to make it, so why not give it to someone who will be able to crochet and still fulfil the purpose it was intended for", he convinced me. After this little pep talk, packing became much easier and faster.
I’m going to take the time now to write up some of my patterns, make my boy the blankey he has been asking for, start some of the cross stitch projects I’ve shelved and get the sewing machine out again… well at least one of the above for now. It feels good to destash. I almost feel like a new person. I even have more energy and ideas… but first things first…time for bed and hoping to dream up amazing patterns to share with you soon.Until next time…Create, Craft and Inspire… Kogi
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