It wasn’t long ago when I stood in the yarn isle in Hobby Lobby and told myself, “Crochet shouldn’t be too difficult to learn.” A few YouTube videos and many cuss words later, I made it to the single crochet phase. The rest of the story has been life changing. We’ll get into that later.
I was so frustrated with videos, pins, tutorials, etc that stated they were for beginners but were way too advanced for me. It seemed I spent more time searching for good content than actually crocheting. The former (now disabled) special education teacher in me knew there had to be easier ways to learn for absolute beginners. There is, but you have to have time to look. Well, I have that time, but do you? I want to share the information that helped me and continues to help me learn. We can learn together, a bunch of happy hookers united! (The immature side of me giggles every time I say hooker. My husband would be so proud. My mom, not so much. Ha!)
Life changing, huh? Yes! Before I picked up a crochet hook, I dreaded nights. Due to several physical ailments, I often didn’t (don’t) sleep more than 2-4 hours a day. Nights were boring, sad, and seemed to never end. Once I started to crochet, I had something I enjoyed doing to occupy my time. The time was well spent because within a few months I was making gifts for people. I decided maybe I could sell some items to help pay for my new hobby. Here I am, blogging, selling, and living! Because of crochet, I have learned small business stuff, more than I ever wanted to know about computers and coding (ugh), and how to continue to push through life even when your body wants to quit. Life changing? Absolutely!
So before the nights spent hooking, I was (am) a wife of a loyal military man and a mother of two loving kids(ish). That husband of mine is a character, but I am so blessed to have him to make me laugh. My daughter is off in the real world attending college and working, and my son is closer to finishing high school. Yikes! They are everything God didn’t get quite right with me. That’s a joke, but I do feel they have the perfect combos of me and my husband with some room for growth. Not size growth, as both are 6 feet and taller. Who fed them so much?
Since, I gave you more than you probably came to read, I will continue by giving you some randomness. Jesus! I love and bleed Black and Gold! Who Dat! Ice cream is an acceptable meal any time of day. I mainly drink water, unless it’s a fine tequila. Then, I drink fine tequila. Ha! I love all types of music, because sometimes ghetto rap is necessary and sometimes I need to hear a piano. Humor is extremely important to me. I love many people, and there is always room for more. The only thing I hate is hate. I have my Master’s in developmental psychology, but I became a teacher. That was such an expensive yet rewarding change of plans. Lastly, I am a 7 year breast cancer survivor. Though I still struggle daily, I am the winner!
I’m so glad you are here! Thank you for reading! Hootie Hoo!