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My Driving Adventures: Navigating Rainstorms and Crafty Thoughts

April 09, 2024 3 min read

My Driving Adventures: Navigating Rainstorms and Crafty Thoughts - Secret Yarnery

Driving on the 'wrong' side of the road has been quite an adventure for me. Learning to navigate the roads where we drive on the left side has been a journey filled with both challenges and triumphs. It took me quite some time to get used to it, probably around three to six months, but in reality, it feels like it took about a decade to fully adjust.

The most challenging part? Well, that would be backing up. You see, despite driving on the left side, the steering wheel is on the right side of the car, which can be confusing. It took me years to break the reflex of turning my neck the wrong way when backing up. Even now, I still catch myself doing it sometimes!

Crochet Charts: A Global Language

One thing that brings me joy amidst the driving adventures is crochet. Recently, I've been exploring crochet charts and stitches. One question that often arises is whether there is a standard chart for crochet stitches worldwide. The answer? Yes, indeed! There is a universal chart that depicts crochet stitches in both British and US terminologies.

This consistency makes it easier for crocheters around the world to understand patterns and tutorials. I've found a fantastic chart from Dabbles and Babbles that I love to use. It's clear, concise, and covers all the basic stitches. Plus, it's perfect for visual learners like myself.

Summer Projects: Crafting for Fun and Profit

With summer around the corner, I've been thinking about fun and quick crochet projects. Recently, one of our viewers mentioned their plans for a craft fair in the fall. This got me brainstorming about small items that would be perfect for such an event. So, I've decided to focus on tutorials for quick gift items that can also be sold at craft fairs. From soap bags to decorative door buntings, the possibilities are endless! These projects will not only be enjoyable to make but also practical and attractive. Whether you're crocheting for profit or pleasure, these tutorials will surely inspire your summer crochet endeavors.

Driving through heavy rainstorms can be quite the adventure, especially in my neck of the woods. Recently, my husband experienced his first intense rainstorm, and let me tell you, it was a sight to behold! The roads turned into rivers, and even the drainage ditches couldn't keep up. But despite the chaos, I managed to navigate through the flooded streets and make a quick trip to the grocery store.


Thoughts on WIPs and Traffic Jams

As I drove through rush-hour traffic, I couldn't help but reflect on my works in progress (WIPs). Crocheters often joke about having multiple WIPs at once, and I'm no exception. For me, having a couple of projects on the go is essential. I need one for filming tutorials and another for mindless stitching to destress. Sometimes, I even throw in a portable project for when I'm on the go. It's all about finding the right balance between productivity and relaxation.

In conclusion, my driving adventures may come with their fair share of challenges, but they also provide opportunities for reflection and inspiration. Whether I'm navigating through rainstorms or brainstorming summer crochet projects, each journey is filled with its own unique experiences. And through it all, I'm grateful to have my crochet hooks and yarn by my side, ready to turn any traffic jam into a creative adventure.

I am a passionate crocheter with years of experience, crafting captivating crochet projects, and sharing my expertise through my YouTube channel and downloadable written patterns. With a strong focus on quality and creativity, she continues to inspire and support the global crochet community. Let's crochet together and create lasting memories! 🧶