Facebook Live Crochet Confessions – Join us!

Do you have a crochet confession?

Have you ever hidden yarn, lied about how many WIPs you have, not known the difference between a bobble and a cluster stitch, or failed to weave in your ends?

At 2 pm on October 4th come share your confessions with me on Facebook Live!

I’m Salena Baca, founder and host of the American Crochet Association, crochet author and instructor with over 30 years of crochet experience, and I am here to say that you are not alone.

Crochet confessions are light-hearted stories we share that only other crocheters would understand. We can laugh together at our mishaps and learn from each other too. Confessions of the crochet kind can help shed light on real problems and then we can work to solve them together. After all, what good is a confession without a bit of guidance after the laughter, right?

We’ll be hosting a Facebook Live event on the Crochet Me Facebook page on Wednesday October 4th, 2017 at 2pm MST and we hope you’ll tune in to share your crochet confessions.

Don’t fret; I’ll go first!

Here is one of my most prominent crochet confessions, right here, for everyone to see:

Confession: I buy expensive yarn, and it just sits on my shelf!

Every time I walk into a LYS, I see a hank of yarn that I simply can’t live without. A color catches my eye, a lush fiber makes me alarmingly gasp and grab, and before I know it I’m drooling in public and cradling some hand-dyed merino from Ireland like it’s a kitten. And now, I have a small collection of very expensive yarn—neatly piled on a shelf—just sitting there without any plans for a project. It’s embarrassing. But, I’m not alone. Right?

What can I do to help ease my guilt and use my precious yarn goodies?

Here are a few ideas I’ll be trying, and I hope you do, too!

1) Make a wall hanging! Mandalas and tapestry wall art are very popular decor items, and using a lovely hank of luxury fiber will help you to display the yarns that you love most but just can’t find any patterns worthy of them.

Look for stash-busting projects here on the Interweave blog for inspiration and resources!

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2) Check Ravelry! Use Ravelry’s search features to browse their vast pattern database for projects that call for the exact weight, fiber, color, and yardage of your yarn. For example, I have 200 yards of Merino DK that was hand-dyed in Ireland. After a quick search on Ravelry with those key attributes, I found over 250 patterns for inspiration!

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There you have it; just one of my silliest crochet confessions that I’m sure most of us are guilty of, right?

Now it’s your turn!

I’m calling all crocheters to come and share their deepest stitch regrets, crochet mishaps, and yarn taboos live with me on the Crochet Me Facebook page. Subscribe to the video feed there for notifications on live events, just like this one!

Tune in Wednesday, 4 October 2017 at 2pm MST to participate

I’ll also host a test-run on Tuesday, 3 October at the same time!

We will post our favorite crochet confessions here on the Interweave blog and in upcoming issues of Love of Crochet! Will your confession be featured next?

—Salena


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