Crochet Spot Not Working?!

By Rachel Choi – 4 Comments

I woke up Friday morning, rolled out of bed as I normally do, brushed my teeth, then sat at my computer to check my email and of course the wonderful comments that you all leave for me to read. I refreshed the browser to look at Crochet Spot and there was this big ugly server error!

I immediately started freaking out, I mean Crochet Spot is like my baby and it wasn’t breathing. So I called up a friend who assured me that the web hosting techs were already on it. But of course I couldn’t sit still, too much stress for one person to handle. So I spun around in my chair, grabbed a crochet hook and started crochet. Crochet is proven to help reduce stress after all. If a woman can use crochet to survive an earthquake, I was sure that I could use it to survive the down time of Crochet Spot.

I started crocheting a purse using Tunisian simple stitches so that I can sell the pattern in my soon to come store (and hopefully afford a better hosting plan). It’s almost done, but I haven’t decided how I’m going to make a closure for it. I’ll post picks soon!

Hopefully this Crochet Spot down time isn’t as nerve racking for you as it is for me. But I am glad that it motivates me to crochet even more!

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  1. Harold says:

    Now Rachel, take a deep breath my friend. Keep crocheting. It’ll get better. 😉

  2. Joanne says:

    Glad that it’s up and working again- and yes- crocheting does relieve stress. I’ve been watching the Yankees blow a 6-0 lead to the Red Sox and started crocheting to relieve the stress- finished a baby ghan I had been working on and then made a dishcloth!

  3. RIA says:

    Rachel – I’ve been crocheting since I was five years old… often during stressful times. I took crochet to the first Gulf war with me, and crocheted an entire scarf during a scud missile attack, but yesterday was the biggie for me, yesterday I had to go to the hospital, the emergency room, my doctor thought I may have meningitis, and I needed an IV and a spinal tap and lots of other very scary and very uncomfortable procedures for 8 hours before they finally released me as meningitis free. In the midst of all the chaos I asked my husband to go out to the car and see if my crochet bag was there still from the day before… he thought I was crazy but he went, it was, and he brought it back to me… with an IV, through a spinal tap, in and out of CAT scans, I crocheted. I was almost manic about it. But it kept me from freaking out and it kept me from crying, and when we left the hospital I had 10 of your lovely roses and 20 leaves (I make varigated ones) to go with them finished.
    You are not the only one who crochets through stress. 🙂 I think we should teach it it mental hospitals to anxiety patients. Personally. 🙂

  4. Rachel says:

    Thanks everyone for the support and for sharing your stories 🙂
    I hope you feel better soon Ria!

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