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4 Ways that you can find time to Crochet or knit

Sometimes when I scroll through Instagram and see all the fabulous makers makin' stuff, I am like "How do they find the time to make that?!"

Crocheting and Knitting require a lot of still time.

But I have learned that the secret to getting anything done is simply making up your mind that you are going to get such and such done.

Having a few tips also helps to get that Crochet WIP done also and below you find a few tips that I have learned along the way.

1.  Decide that you will devote xx amount of minutes to crocheting.  I can't stress enough the importance of simply deciding that you are going to do something.

It really became quite easy to find the time when I decided that I was going to crochet at such and such a time.

2.  Take Everywhere. I started bringing my crochet projects with me in the car and to work. I also started packing yarn bags for trips and visits to family members. During those family visit conversations, you can get quite a bit of crocheting done.

3.  Rest. Every Friday evening to Saturday evening, I rest from crocheting. I don't think about it either. I rest. I have found that having periods of rest is just as important as having a set time to crochet. Taking a rest is like a Creative Recharge!

4.  Skip the Log In. I also started using the time that I spent on social media to crochet. If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I am a fan of scrolling through photos. But I have learned that if you want to have more time to crochet, skip that log in. ...whether it's Instagram, Facebook or SnapChat.

So, those are four things that I have done to find the time to crochet.

And since making the decision to find the time to crochet, I have actually made three scarves and a pair of boot cuffs.

Deciding is a very powerful thing.

How do you make time to be crafty?

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. -Joshua 24:15

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25 Lessons Learned from Crocheting

Originally, I had planned to post about each one of the life lessons in a separate post. But, trying to write 25 different post ain't no easy task.

So, I decided to just write the remainder of the lessons in one post and here it is! I hope that you are inspired by it!

You can see the first six lessons in their own separate posts.

Lesson 1

Lesson 2 

Lesson 3 

Lesson 4 

Lesson 5 

Lesson 6 

Lesson 7 - Share what you have learned along the way.

Lesson 8 - Be yourself.

Lesson 9 - Don't be afraid to start over

Lesson 10 - It's okay to change your mind.

Lesson 11- The information is out there.

Lesson 12 - You can do it!

Lesson 13 - Never feel that the little you know is not enough to move you forward. Move Forward.

Lesson 14 - You find your passion by doing something. ...not by wondering.

Lesson 15 - Money is no option when you love what you do.

Lesson 16 - Use what you have. Use your talents and gifts.

Lesson 17 - Comparison is a waste of time. Every type of yarn can be used for something.

Lesson 18 - Work at your craft daily (except on the seventh day of the week)

Lesson 19 - Start

Lesson 20 - Packaging is everything

Lesson 21 - Keep going even if no one notices

Lesson 22 - Be excited about what you are doing

Lesson 23 - Trust God

Lesson 24 - God's dream for you is bigger than the dream you have for yourself.

Lesson 25 - God gives everyone a gift. 

So those are the 25 Life Lessons I learned while crocheting!

Crochet Life Lessons Series
1       6       11     16      21
2       7       12     17      22
3       8       13     18      23
4       9       14     19      24
5      10      15     20      25

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A Puff Stitch Beanie with how to video for you

I finally tried the puff stitch!

Lemme just say that I like it! ...a lot.

A totally fun stitch once you get the hang of it.

Here is the youtube video that I used as a guide to help me with this.
A few changes that I made were near the end.

To make the band, instead of crocheting two single crochets between each puff, I did three half double crochets in between each puff.

I did that to make the hat a little wider.

Overall, this was a great quick project for me.

It took me two days to complete this.

...I still consider myself a novice at crocheting.

So have you made anything lately?

Let me know in the comment section below.

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