Some months ago I learned about crocheting around rocks. Years ago I used to do a lot of crocheting, –for pillow cases, decorative edges on hankies, attempts at stuffed animals, –things like that. I really enjoyed crocheting but for more than ten years I hadn’t been crocheting. I’m not sure why. When I saw pictures of rocks that had been ornamented with doily-like finery, I had the urge to try my hand at it, too. I got out my thread and crochet hooks and got at it. These are some of the rocks I’ve wrapped in thread. The small one on the front became a Christmas ornament. The others are more like paper weights. It was challenging for me to do this, but after trying for a while, I got the hang of it.
I think crocheting must be therapeutic, –like oil painting is. I feel energetic as I do it and it’s such a satisfaction to see that I’ve done something artistic.