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My Crochet Journey in Kenya: A Peek Into Life and Yarn

April 03, 2024 3 min read

My Crochet Journey in Kenya: A Peek Into Life and Yarn - Secret Yarnery

Embracing Crochet in the Heart of Africa

Hi, Christa here!! As I sit down to share my latest crochet ventures, I can't help but marvel at the unique journey my craft has taken me on, especially here in Kenya. From the vibrant colors of the yarn to the bustling streets of Nairobi, every stitch tells a story of creativity and connection. Join me as I dive into the world of crochet against the backdrop of East Africa.


Crocheting Amidst Life's Adventures

Crochet has always been my passion, but living in Kenya has added a whole new dimension to my craft. Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, finding time to crochet can be a challenge. With four kids, a menagerie of pets, and the occasional snores of my French Bulldog in the background, my crochet time is precious and cherished. Yet, it's these moments of tranquility amidst the chaos that fuel my creativity and bring joy to my soul.

Mini Leprechaun Clip On Hat - Secret Yarnery

One of my current projects is a majestic lion's head, with its mane cascading in intricate loops and swirls. Each stitch is a testament to patience and perseverance, a reminder that beauty often takes time to unfold. As I work on this project, I'm reminded of the rich tapestry of life in Kenya – vibrant, diverse, and full of surprises.

Embracing the Kenyan Lifestyle

Living in Kenya has taught me to embrace the unexpected and find beauty in the everyday. From navigating the bustling streets of Nairobi to learning to drive on the opposite side of the road, every day is an adventure. And while the potholes may be challenging, they serve as a reminder to slow down and appreciate the journey.

One aspect of Kenyan life that has left a lasting impression on me is the sense of community. Despite our differences, we come together to celebrate, to mourn, and to support one another. Whether it's sharing a cup of chai with a neighbor or attending a traditional Kenyan wedding, I've found warmth and hospitality wherever I go.


Crafting Connections Across Cultures

Through my crochet journey, I've had the opportunity to connect with fellow crafters from around the world. Despite the miles that separate us, our love for yarn transcends borders and languages. Whether it's swapping patterns, sharing tips, or simply admiring each other's work, the global crochet community is a source of inspiration and camaraderie.

One of my fondest memories is participating in a crochet holiday here in Kenya. Bringing together crafters from near and far, we spent a week immersed in yarn, laughter, and friendship. From crocheting on safari to lounging on the beach, it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that left a lasting impression on all who attended.

Finding Beauty in Every Stitch

As I wrap up another day of crocheting in Kenya, I'm filled with gratitude for the journey that brought me here. From the lion's head taking shape on my hook to the vibrant colors of the Kenyan landscape, every moment is a reminder of the beauty that surrounds us. And as I continue on my crochet journey, I'm excited to see where the yarn will take me next.

So, whether you're crocheting in the heart of Africa or halfway around the world, remember that every stitch tells a story – a story of creativity, connection, and the joy of crafting. As we embark on this journey together, may we find beauty in every stitch and warmth in every yarn.

Happy crocheting!