Monday, 10 June 2013

Welcome to Cogzspot Woolly Things

Hello! Welcome to my new blog. I logged on today with "Update Blog" at the top of my to do list, but now I'm here I am completely overwhelmed! I have a strong urge to retreat to my crafting corner and calm myself down with a few double crochets, like a kind of active meditation, it calms my soul. 

I'll start with a little bit about me, for those of you who only know me through my facebook page (when I work out how, I'll put a "proper" link to it somewhere.... ) I've been crocheting for about thirty years, ever since my mum taught me and bought me this fantastic Ladybird book. I still refer to it now when teaching other people!
Learnabout Crochet. Published by Ladybird Books Ltd 1975

During my teens and early twenties I still made the odd granny square in secret, but life got in the way. University, an early career as a research chemist, marriage and three children (currently at primary school) later, last summer I started suffering from insomnia. I remembered the soothing effect of simply sitting with a hook, a ball of wool and an idea, and started. After a few weeks, not only was I sleeping better but I had a pile of teeny creations and wondered what to do with them. As a bit of a Facebook addict, I set up a page so I could show friends that were interested what I had made without boring the others! Shortly afterwards someone asked me if I could make something for her, then a couple more orders came in, then I thought why not? It might not make me a millionaire overnight but it gives me an excuse to postpone the search for a "proper" job and keep doing something I love.

Next time - CE testing and the joy of burning things...

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Bye for now :-)