Thursday, April 28, 2011

This Week on 'My Talent Corner'

On Tuesday, March 8, 2011 I wrote about my future blogs under the 'My Talent Corner'. I would like to think that my blog, even though I have my moments of not blogging as often as I wish I could, it will inspire ones to do more, not to be intimidated by their level but be open to learn, grow and have fun. So I felt that sharing not only what I am doing, but what others that come across my path are doing would broaden the scope of talent and projects.

My first candidate is a student in one of my classes. She thinks of her craft as therapy. She was brand new in the needleart world. Well, I think of it also as therapy because it is very therapeutic if you haven't found that out by now. I know it keeps me calm and it destresses me especially at times when I say thank goodness I have my knitting and crochet.

As you can see, Liz has been busy making items to wear. I just love the hat she is wearing. These are just a couple of items that have brought joy to her fingers. Great job, well done.

Interview with Liz:

Miss Craft Diva: When did you first learn how to crochet/knit?

Liz: I first learned to knit and crochet about 2 and 1/2 years ago.

Miss Craft Diva: How did you learn? From a family member, friend, organization?

Liz: I learned from a knit class held at the library. The teacher is someone you know quite well. We were taught the basics of a beginning class. Later the library group included people from the class and other community members who wanted to meet. The group has in addition to our earlier teacher had people with all skill levels. We learn from each other and help each other.

Miss Craft Diva: What made you want to crochet/knit?

Liz: I always admired other peoples work, ie afghans, hat, scarves sweaters.

Miss Craft Diva: Which do you like better - knitting or crocheting and why?

Liza: I like both. Though I favor crocheting primarily because it is faster and much easier to fix mistakes.

Miss Craft Diva: What are some future projects you would like to make?

Liz: I would like to make different afghans. I would also like to make some clothing items, sweaters ponchos. I also like to make gift items because their special. TLC.

Miss Craft Diva: What benefits do you get from knitting/crocheting?

Liz: I feel doing these crafts is very relaxing, and fun. Going to knit groups is also a nice social activity. It is fun to go out and meet our group members. We kiddingly refer to our group as our therapy.

Liz has learned both knitting and crochet and I have enjoyed watching her progress and I am inspired by her determination as she tackles the 'I can't' to the 'look what I did'.

We all have those moments of doubt in our ability to learn. Let's follow Liz's example of saying I can and keep trying and stretching out of our comfort zone. Can't wait to feature future projects from Liz.

Enjoy what you are doing. Do what you enjoy.

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