NeedleWork || EL CROCHET Y YO, AMOR A PRIMERA VISTA 💗🧶💗
The magic of crochet came into my life in a very casual way, however, looking back I realize that it was more than a simple coincidence, it was what I needed to give some balance and serenity to my life.
I remember when I was in college and not yet 20 years old, I was a very active and energetic young woman. I was studying at two universities at the same time and I spent my weekends doing theater activities and volunteering at a foundation that supported orphan girls. I had an exaggerated eagerness to occupy every minute of my life.
That busy and hectic pace caused me health problems, so I had to give up some activities and decide on a single university career. It was very difficult to adapt to the new, calmer rhythm.
One day while sorting through some of my mom's magazines, I came across the famous "Crochet" magazines. It was an amazing discovery for me, I was thrilled to see all those charts. I remember that most of them were patterns to make circular rugs. Next to the magazines were some rugs knitted by my mother and some very thin metal needles. I immediately asked my mother to teach me the basic stitches and how to read the patterns.
Since that day crochet became my new challenge and my new addiction, but most importantly, it became the activity that balanced my energies and gave me serenity. Crochet for me is not only a beautiful art, but also a wonderful therapy.
In the most difficult moments of my life I have taken refuge in prayer and crochet; both hand in hand and not separately. I have made it a practice to pray while crocheting large projects that I offer for a particular cause. This combination of the two activities gives me a lot of peace and serenity.
However, since I started publishing my fabrics on Hive, I left this ritual aside a bit, as I started working on smaller, more practical and simple projects, since I had no experience at all in making tutorials. Taking pictures of each step of the creative process takes time and involves interrupting every so often.
That's why when I read the challenge proposed by the community, in which it is proposed to make a project in a free way and without patterns, I felt liberated and inspired. However, due to problems with my internet connection, I could not publish my project for the contest. But as the saying goes "It's never too late to crochet", so today I decided to share with you my beautiful crocheted mandala.
When I read the contest guidelines, I immediately knew I wanted to make a rug because I wanted to go back to my beginnings as a crocheter. At first I knitted guided by the charts in the magazines, but after a while I felt the freedom to change stitches and include some different ones to the original pattern, until I got to the point of making rugs without a pattern. I really enjoyed this creative experience of discovery, of not knowing how the rug was going to turn out.
El día sábado después de terminar con mis labores habituales, me puse cómoda en mi habitación y mientras escuchaba un audiolibro de meditación, comencé a tejer mezclando puntadas y colores.
I wanted to relive those exciting moments, but this time they would be full of color because I decided to use the leftover yarn from previous projects. Seeing all these beautiful colors I decided to make a small mandala mat. Mandalas are also highly recommended for meditation so I found it very interesting.
On Saturday after finishing my usual chores, I made myself comfortable in my room and while listening to a meditation audiobook, I started to knit mixing stitches and colors.
It was a very relaxing and renewing experience. I reconnected with my crochet and was able to meditate while enjoying knitting. I am very grateful to @crosheille for this wonderful initiative, sorry I couldn't get in on time, but I couldn't help but share my experience. Thanks for reading, greetings and blessings.
Todas las fotos fueron tomadas con mi teléfono celular Samsung A32 Imagen de portada y los separadores de texto son diseñados por mí en con Canva.com Uso traductor Deepl