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A crafting saga

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  • Apr 04, 2022

Now that I have this blog up and running I have a choice about the content that I want to post and have decided to let this be an outlet for the topics about which I am personally passionate rather than purely professionally oriented. 

Right now my work is being a college student. To me, that means learning and growing professionally but also taking time to enjoy what I can before I have to enter the scary adult world. 

The blanket I made over quarantine before I added the border to it.
The blanket I made over quarantine before I added the border to it.

Over quarantine, like many, I rediscovered old hobbies. For me, that hobby was crocheting. I found a great USA Today article talking about how the pandemic gave people perspective about time and what was important. As this was a collective feeling, I don’t have to explain the shift, because most of us felt it and lived it. 

So over the quarantine, I decided to crochet a blanket to have for my new apartment when I moved back on campus for the Fall 2020 semester. 

That project reminded me of how much I loved the craft. The satisfaction I got from completing this project was unmatched and I felt like I was doing something productive with my time that wasn’t on a screen or school-related. 

Even to this day, when my roommates and I have new people to our apartment they point out the chair where my blanket lives and say, “Elinor made that.” The look on people’s faces is always shock and amazement. 

Fast forward a couple of months and I had almost abandoned the hobby again that I loved so much. It was then that I went to the store and gather materials to make another blanket, only this time it would be for more practical use and a different style called mosaic crochet, which allows for intricate and interesting patterns.

The blanket I am currently working on, for scale it is on my full sized bed.
The blanket I am currently working on, for scale it is on my full sized bed.

It only took me a couple of days to realize I had accidentally made this one about double the size and it would take me months to finish.

It is only about halfway done at the time of writing this post. I have started and fished many smaller things between starting almost a year ago and now, but I know when it is done that the feeling of satisfaction and completion will be better than before and it will represent a great year of my life. 

Maybe by the end of this class, I will be able to finish it and give everyone the final update.

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