I have hats! First of all I love to craft. Currently my craft habit revolves around crochet, knitting, spinning, felting and quilting. At this moment I am "hooked" on crochet. A great friend found a hat she liked and asked if I could make one for her. The hat was beautiful and you can find the original here at liveinternet. I said of course I could make that hat. It didn't look that difficult, until I read the directions, or should I say tried to read the directions. The original directions are in Russian and though I do speak a bit, my vocabulary does not include crochet terms. There is a "translation" which is supposed to be in English, but its not any English I understand.
So, whats a girl to do...
Make it up as I go, I guess. So I present my first attempt at what I think I will call the Russian Spring Bonnet.
Not to bad if I say so myself, which I do. I enjoyed this challenge and I learned a lot from it. In fact my second, more refined hat is in progress right now. This lovely hat though is bound for international travel as I have decided to give it to a good missionary friend. All this spring flowery crafting has certainly helped brighten the gloomy days we've been having.
Since I have decided to set aside a bit of time everyday to craft, I have found myself calmer and more able to tackle the day. I definitely have a need for artistic expression, which must have come from my mother, an artist. (thanks mom!) I have struggled in the past as seeing my crafting as something relegated only to the weekend or when everything is done in the house. But now I recognize the role it plays in me just being me and how necessary it is for me to feel in balance. So for now, I will continue on happily creating.