Keeping a Crochet JournalBy Tameko Barnette – 17 Comments
I love to write. Writing has always been a fun thing for me to do ever since I was a child. It can also be quite cathartic as well. There are many different types of journals one can keep. The possibilities are endless – dream journal, cooking journal, self-help journal, and the list could go on and on.
However, I’d like to suggest that you start keeping a crochet journal.
Why should you keep a crochet journal??
You should keep a crochet journal for several reasons. The first reason is that you can keep a record of your favorite patterns. I understand with all the computers and technology we have at our fingertips, writing down a pattern is probably one of the last things you want to do. However, it is a wonderful way to keep track of your creations and tweak as you wish. You can always get very creative and work your crochet journal like a collage or scrapbook – cut and paste patterns into the journal.
Another reason to keep a crochet journal is that you can document any thoughts or feelings you have about the projects you’re working on. Especially, if you are working on projects for loved ones and friends. Some strong feelings may come up. It would be great to write those feelings down.
It’s like creating your very own crochet memoir. You can put the details of your crochet group meetings, if you wish. You can write down your frustrations with a project or a particular stitch that is a bit challenging for you. Writing all this down is a healthy way of working through your frustrations while celebrating your triumphs with your craft of choice.
So, you see, keeping a crochet journal is a wonderful tool and a fun way to keep track of your creations and feelings along your crochet journey.
If you are keeping a crochet journal or have any ideas for crochet journals, please a leave comment below. We’d love to hear from you.