New Hobby Alert: Crochet

It was only a matter of time before I let my inner old woman fully come out. After all, I was already rocking the gray hair (on purpose).

A few days into the new year, I decided I wanted to take a break from watercolor and cross stitch. Instead, my free time would now be spent knitting. So I did just that. I used the Michael’s gift cards I got during Christmas to buy myself a 10 mm  knitting hook and some gorgeous chunky yarn. It took me less than a week and multiple tries with different yarns to finally settle on a dark green and white one on my first ever knitted infinity scarf. And it was…okay.

Then I decided maybe knitting, as fun as it was, wasn’t for me. Yet. So I dragged David to Michael’s and loaded up on crochet hooks and medium-weight yarn.

And oh, boy, it has been quite a productive month on the crochet front.

So far, I have crocheted the following:

Baby blue and sea foam green infinity scarf (8 hours*)

Black and pink slouchy beanie (4 hours*)

Wheat-colored slouchy beanie (4 hours*)

Choker

Gray messy bun beanie with a pink bow (4 hours*)

* I timed myself by Netflix and On Demand movies.

I’ve been told by various friends, family, and colleagues that I should open up an Etsy shop or something to that effect. But that is another story, as I would need to have more inventory and a more stable clientele.

People like to tell you to sell your art, but very few of them are actually willing to pay homemade art prices, especially when they can find the product cheaper at Walmart.

Sucks, but it’s true.

For now, I’ll just enjoy my craft. I’m not in a hurry to monetize it. Rather enjoy my hobby before it turns into a job.

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