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Exploring Crochet and Life in Kenya

April 11, 2024 2 min read

Exploring Crochet and Life in Kenya - Secret Yarnery

As a crochet enthusiast living in Kenya, I find joy in sharing my passion for yarn and stitches with fellow crafters around the world. Join me as I dive into various crochet projects, insights into my daily life in Kenya, and a virtual tour I took my audience to, of a local school. 

Getting to Know Christa

Allow me to introduce myself: I'm Christa, a Canadian expat living in Kenya with my family. In our cozy abode, we're not only surrounded by yarn and crochet hooks but also by the lively presence of four kids, five dogs, five chickens, two guinea pigs, and three tortoises. Yes, it's quite a bustling household!

Crochet Adventures

My updates on my latest crochet endeavors, including finished projects and works in progress. One of my proudest achievements was a crochet pillow, crafted with 128 stitches and a 4mm hook. The simple single crochet stitches brought this pillow to life, providing both comfort and style to my home.

Another highlight was the resurrection of an unfinished cactus project. With a bit of creativity and some leftover yarn, I transformed a neglected green lump into a vibrant succulent, complete with tiny flowers and a makeshift pot. It's amazing how a few stitches can breathe new life into forgotten projects!

Life in Kenya

Living in Kenya offers a unique blend of culture, scenery, and experiences. During the podcast, I shared glimpses of daily life in this beautiful East African country. From discussing the colonial influence on language (like calling trucks "lorries") to showcasing the vibrant school culture, I aimed to paint a vivid picture of what it's like to call Kenya home.

A Tour of a Kenyan School

One of the highlights of this episode was the virtual tour of a local school. Together with my friends Kavita and Deborah, I explored the modern facilities and educational programs offered to students. From spacious classrooms to well-equipped libraries, the school provided a nurturing environment for learning and growth. It was inspiring to witness the dedication of teachers and the enthusiasm of students, despite the challenges posed by limited resources.

As I wrap up, I couldn't help but feel grateful for the opportunity to connect with fellow crocheters and share snippets of life in Kenya. Through yarn and stitches, we bridge geographical boundaries and celebrate our shared love for creativity and community.

Thank you for joining me on this crochet journey! Until next time, stay hooked and keep crafting. As always, happy crocheting!