I recently read Interview Excerpt: My History of Learning to Crochet Through Depression by Kathryn from the crochet concupiscence blog. As I read  I saw many ways that my life is similar. I have honestly found a huge mountain in my depression lately and honestly I am not sure why. I know that almost two years ago I lost an extremely close family member and at that point in time that was the straw that broke the camels back. As a matter of fact it was shortly after her death that I picked up a hook and started trying to crochet again.

Crocheting is just what this interview portrays it to be, at least for me. I find comfort in every aspect of it from picking the perfect yarn with the perfect colors to counting over and over with OCD tendency.  The feel of the yarn soft in one hand and metal hook in the other gives me a sense of order. Knowing that I am being productive, is a sense of worth. Being creative, that is my soul.

But this mountain, I have found that even if I crochet as I try to climb, is truly testing me.  Lately, I seem to be having horrible crying spells for no reason, then my head hurts so bad all I want to do is lay in a dark room. Because of this I can’t seem to sit and crochet which is one of the very few things I use to get my mind off of things.

I know I will be getting this book, I want to be able to catch those moments before all the tears block my view and the headache sits in.

So keep checking back for my personal opinion!

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10 responses »

  1. Love and prayers coming your way, Tami!


  2. Thank you so much for mentioning my new book and post to others. I wanted to send my encouragement your way. Having gone through such an awful battle with depression myself, I know what a difficult journey it is. Just take it one day at a time, treat yourself with lots of kindness, try to rely on any good support system you may have of friends and family, and crochet!! Warm thoughts!!


    • Tami says:

      Thank You! I can’t wait to get my hands on your book! I absoutly love your blog and hope that mine will turn into such a wonderful resource. I am extreamly lucky I to have a wonderful support system.


  3. merrydeals4u says:

    I hope you are feeling better and finding encouragement through this difficult time. I also find it very relaxing and uplifting to crochet. Keeping our hands busy and useful is a real blessing!


  4. Hi Tami,

    Since a little bit of time has passed since you wrote this post I just wanted to pop over and see how you’re doing lately. I hope that you’re hanging in there …

    Hooks and hugs,


    • Tami says:

      Thank you so much for checking on me, it is a take each day as it comes type of thing Ruhr now I haven’t been crocheting as much lately but was able to side track my self with Halloween. I still haven’t gotten my hands on Aaron copy of you book it is looking like it will be the first of the year before I will be able to but I am extremely eager to have it in my grubby little hands!


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