How crochet makes us better
It’s funny to think that something as simple as crocheting could make us better, but the other day as I was thinking about crochet and how it’s affected my life, it definitely has made me better. So, I started to do some research and what I found was how crochet has made others’ lives better also. First I came across this article from Lion Brand Yarn that had their customers answer the question “How knitting or crochet makes you better.” The top answers were moving. I found that it helped others connect, some get through grief and others just found a way to say “I love you” without saying a word. Wow!
Then, there’s Kathryn’s book Crochet Saved My Life: The Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Crochet I haven’t read it yet, but I know that Katherine was on the brink of suicide and crochet gave her the calming peace she needed to find her way back. She’s the brilliant crocheter behind Crochet Concupiscence, a wonderful website full of crochet information and inspiration. Kathryn is doing wonderful things in the community. What a loss it would have been if Kathryn hadn’t found crochet. Our stories don’t have to be dramatic for us to know that crochet has made us better in some way.
When I think about my experience, I find that crochet has made me more willing to make mistakes, learn, grow and move forward. When I crochet I will make mistakes, so I frog and restart as many times as needed. That has translated into my life. I know I will make mistakes, but without mistakes I won’t learn and grow, so I’m now more willing to accept my failures, learn and move beyond them. Although I could find many other ways to show how crochet has changed me I’d rather hear from you. . .
Tell me in the comments below how crochet has made you better. What have you learned in your crochet journey that has translated to something better in your life in general? At the end of next week (April 5, 2013) I will select the top 5 comments and feature them in a video entitled “How Crochet Makes us Better” on my YouTube channel. I can’t wait to hear your amazing stories!
Here is the video you helped me make with your amazing stories. I know this will inspire others so thank you so much for sharing so much of yourselves with us.