Okay, my crochet Sophie’s Universe stool cover is no longer a work-in-progress but I couldn’t help but show it off a little bit! I am so so proud of myself for getting it done and the minute I put the final scalloped stitch at the bottom of it, I had to whip my camera out and take a few photographs.
Good Things Come to Those Who Wait
It took me entirely too long to finish this pattern but my heart is so full now that it is done. If you didn’t know, September of 2017, I started experiencing severe nerve pain, numbness and weakness in my hands, legs and even my tongue! Without my hands, crafting became so difficult and even though I have come a long way since then, I still struggle with my hands. In the spirit of positivity, I pushed through and set out to finish making this kit. It has been like my own personal finish line. It has taken me over 8 months of picking it up and putting it done. In the end, I love it more than I ever thought I would. Now, it’s my pride and joy of my craft studio.
Learning to Grow
When it comes to color, I had a very strict color scheme but crocheting this stool cover opened my eyes to color. I also grew as a craftswoman! I learned different skill levels of stitches. I learned that art can come in many different forms. I have very simple and traditional taste. I love florals and pastels and I never EVER thought that I would incorporate mandalas into my decor but the colors of the yarn were so vibrant! The shape of the petals were so lively and it has allowed me to be free with color. It is the reason why I broke away from a strict color scheme in my studio. It allowed more room for creativity.
I used to be a selfish crafter. If I was going to make a piece of art, it had to be my pattern or idea. I loved admiring other creative’s work but I wanted to be proud of my own efforts. I don’t think there is anything wrong with that but as an artist, you have to be able to recognized the effort and work that fellow artist put in as well. I enjoyed this kit so much that I have since purchased other maker’s work. I look forward to expanding my collection and to supporting other creative minds!
I hope you find it as beautiful as I do!