How Crocheting Saved My Life

Love Those "Hands at Home"

IMG_1773Okay, so that title is an example of hyperbole. Crocheting didn’t save my life but it certainly saved my sanity during a really trying period of my life!

All of you with a creative outlet know how important that outlet can be in times of trouble. When you’re under stress and your brain is working overtime and imagining the worst, having busy hands and a project that needs concentration can distract and calm you.

And that’s what crocheting did for me. I didn’t crochet before and I don’t crochet anymore. I honestly don’t really enjoy crocheting (sorry to all who love it!). But I needed it.

Here’s my story: My husband and I had just moved to a home on Lake Champlain in upstate New York. Three weeks after we moved in, Lake Champlain reached record high-water levels and our house was surrounded by water. We had to leave and…

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6 thoughts on “How Crocheting Saved My Life

  1. Glad you got things sorted with your home. The crochet pattern is so unusual I’ve never seen a pattern like that before.

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  2. I like the lifesaver aspect! Crochet has done the same for me: during very stressful times, I’ve been able to calm down while crocheting. For me, it’s smth similar to meditation 🙂

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