Monday, June 1, 2009
The "scrap-craft" of our ancestors.
Crochet has given me a lot of pleasure and relaxation over the years.
I have had a lot of happy moments, creating handmade items for myself and others.
When I give a crocheted gift, a part of me goes into it,
selecting the yarn, the pleasure of creating,
the thoughts and feelings I have as I work, it's all part of the fun.
Crocheting granny squares is one of my favourite crochetting jobs.
I like the history behind these squares,
they were the "scrap-craft" of our ancestors.
In years gone by, there was no such thing as throwaways,
yarn scraps became granny squares.
These days , it's all about creating the little squares,
the nostalgic feeling the squares represent
and the cosy feeling that goes with it.