In as much as I have managed to accomplish almost everything I said I would never do, I am confident that at some point between my birth and January 1998 when I first took up the hook, I must have said that I would never crochet.
When I finally did get an introduction to the craft twelve-and-a-half years ago, I had no idea what a long and interesting journey it would be. I am sure that I thought that what there was to be learned about crochet was finite in nature and that I would be able to master it in some discrete period of time, make the things I needed to make, and then move on.
Instead, it has become a consuming passion, and I unapologetically love crochet.
So, today, after I had done all of the niggly things that needed doing, I sat down with a 4.5mm hook and some off-white and orange acrylic yarn that made me think of orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream to try my hand at a wonderful heart pattern I had found at ravelry.
Designed by Carola Wijma, Grandma’s Heart is available as a free download to all ravelry members. If you haven’t already joined the community, this pattern alone makes it worth the effort.
Here is my first try:
According to Carola’s blurb about this heart, she developed this design as the result of SOITA MUMMOLLE – Mind the Seniors, a project aimed at making people aware of the issue of seniors’ loneliness.
I think that Carola Wijma’s contribution to the project is gorgeous and if you want to see more of her work, you can go to her blog, or find her at ravelry where she is carolaellen1955, and if you want to learn more about Mind the Seniors and how you can contribute or participate, you can learn more here.