Saturday, November 15, 2014

scarf or cowl


Hope all is well! :)

I could seriously crochet the day away. Did I ever mention who taught me the basics?
I believe when I was 10 years old my grandma (my dad's mom) came to Canada from Croatia to visit for Christmas. I was home from school for the holidays and was very shy to speak Croatian (didn't know much) to my grandma so we found common ground to bond and that was crochet. My grandma never went to school....that's how it was back in the day, people were poor and sent the boys to she didn't know how to read or write but she was brilliant and creative. She designed her own intricate designs to crochet.

At 10 years old I didn't know what a gift she had given me teaching me crochet because at my darkest moments in life (like loosing my dad and this grandma...they died within 24 hours) it gave me comfort. Thank you baka! :)

My scarf is coming along....I hope to do another crochet giveaway soon. I did one last year.

Do you prefer to wear scarves of cowls? I think I prefer a scarf because you have more options on how to style it. 
Anyway..enjoyour weekend and make sure to join me on Monday for a special blog hop and giveaway! :)


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Susie said...

A scarf. Same reasons as what you stated. Love the pattern.

Teresa Doyle said...

I like both!

Unknown said...

Well, that's the best gift your grand-ma could have given you! I also learned how to crochet and knit when I was little and finally now I can put it to a good use with great pleasure! Have fun, wish I could sit down and crochet the day away with you! :) Cheers!

Anita said...

I like both! My grandmother (my mom's mom) taught me to crochet when I was 10 years old, too! What a gift it has been throughout my life 😊