Confessions of a Yarn Junkie


This is a picture of a “Baby Games” afghan I wanted to make for a friend of mine. Each circle design has not only a matching circle pattern, but an opposite as well. Ultimately, once the matching game is complete, I border the blanket with the child’s name and birth date. This baby wasn’t due until the middle of June, so I kept putting it off, did a little here, a little there. Now I only have 13 squares left to design…well, 7 actually…and the baby decided to come early! Sigh…and this past week I had decided to teach myself how to knit…imagine my surprise when I got the news that “he’s here!!!”, and I had left his project at home while I was on vacation….well, I’m home today, so back to work today!

By Yarn Zen Fibers

Many years ago, I was outside playing kickball with the neighborhood kids. My grandmother called me inside and quickly informed me that "Young ladies do not play with boys!". And she sat me down beside her and taught me my first set of crochet stitches. I do not recall my age, exactly, but do remember I was still in my single digits. Today I am very much grateful for her passing this skill down to me. It has saved my life in so many ways. I have used it as physical and emotional therapy more times than I can count...

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