It was a tough time and I couldn't really settle to anything. I tried to pick up scrapbooking again after a few years off but just didn't "feel it" and I gave away all my stash to a friend who was just starting to make cards.
Crochet was something I could make as complicated or as simple as I wanted. I started with stripes and found this much more calming than granny squares and having to sew in a million ends.
I did quite a few stripey blankets at first.
and then I discovered Instagram and everything changed.
I kept telling myself that some of the patterns were too complicated and way above my ability as a beginner. The thing is. You can't be a beginner forever so I took the plunge and bought a book called Sophie's Universe by Dedri Uys.
The rest, as they say, is history.
I literally couldn't put it down. I crocheted every spare minute I had and as I started at the beginning of July (and then had several weeks off over the summer) I managed to complete Sophie in 6 weeks.
The problem now was....I needed to more wool and another project.................
To be continued.