Some of you may have noticed that I’m no longer running the #365daysofcrochetflowers. It was a hard decision that had to be made. I started off with a big plan and goal to make 365 flowers, basically one each day for the year. However, it took over my life. How? You ask, they are only small flowers? Well a lot is actually involved in designing and releasing a pattern no matter the size.
I’d often leave designing the flower for the next day, the night before after the usual-busy day with my children. And in the end, my brain was basically fried and I no longer loved to crochet. Even though no one was pressuring me, I still felt like I had this pressure and weight on my shoulders. I couldn’t let anyone down, especially all of the people following along each day.
So I decided to take a break from making them. In that time a friend and fellow crocheter named Natasha (Buttonnose Crochet) came to me and asked if I wanted some help. Well of course! How could I say ‘no’. From that grew the idea of involving other crocheters who either had wanted to design something and never had the chance, or more experienced pattern writers.
The crochet community came together and we formed the group “The Crochet Hook Up”. It can be found on Instagram and Facebook. So if you’re thinking, ‘hmm I’d love to try and design a flower’, why not ask to join the Facebook group (The Crochet Hook Up Group).
Natasha, has since taken over full reign of the group and has been running it for me. And I’m so happy to say that my love for crochet has come back and hit me hard. (see my next post later in the week if you don’t follow me on Instagram or Facebook).
I’m so very thankful to Tash and all the other members of the group. I have formed many new friendships and found that we are all basically the same; crazy crochet people who have a very very very strong obsession with yarn.
I hope you understand my reasons for stepping aside, and continue to follow the flowers throughout the rest of the year. They are certainly beautiful blooms.
Much love and happy hooking,