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Quarantine Crafting

So I decided to do a thing!

Back in the day I was so interested in crocheting, mostly because my grandmother taught me how when I was a little girl. My first real project started out with uncertainty and turned into this beautiful baby blanket, which I adorned with a cute fabric border upon completion. If I remember correctly, it took me about four months start to finish and in the end I appreciated every frustrating second I experienced along the way. Till this day I consider my son’s blanket extra special and it remains amongst several other keepsakes, like his “going home” outfit, with its matching hat and sweet little wrap shirt. (I even have the stump of his umbilical cord but didn’t want to freak anybody out lol).

For the past 25+ years I refused to crochet anything else because I felt it would lessen the sentimental nature of how and why this blanket came to be. Today I gave myself permission to crochet again, after unexpectedly coming across a few needles I thought I’d left in NY many years ago. It was serendipitous!!! Thankfully I was going out anyway so I stopped for yarn. Once again I don’t yet know what will come from my handiwork and honestly, I prefer to surprise myself. It could be propine for my neighbor’s generosity or just a little something for her kitties.

©️2020 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Inspired by: Daily Word Prompt (serendipity); ThreeThingsChallenge/3TC (extra, interest, frustrating); Fandango’sOneWordPrompt/FOWC (preference); RagtagDailyPrompt/RDP (kitties); WordoftheDay/WOTD (propine)


You know, writing about myself has always been a challenge. It's not that I'm unsure of who I am but rather I like people to discover me on their own. I will tell you this much - I'M REAL! I guess that's all you need to know for a first approach; stick around and you'll understand the power behind that statement. What I do is another story! I embrace life hoping to live my purpose as a mother, daughter, sister, confidante and friend; I laugh, cry, and support; I admire, like and love; I listen, read and write. Most importantly, I have faith and thank God for all of me. My intent is to inspire others using my gifts and "Don't Forget the Half" reminds me to cast nothing aside. Want to know more? Discover along with me as I live my life out loud.

3 thoughts on “Quarantine Crafting

  1. I spent hours crocheting squares for blankets. Each square took me two hours, and I made three blankets in total, one for each bedroom. When we bought the boat I gave one to my Mum to keep her warm when she sat in the chair by the patio door watching the birds.

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