I can hardly believe this is my last semester at Auburn University. It has been such a wonderful experience to surround myself with such inspirational professors and fellow students. The College of Business has an outstanding program and feel that I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge. It has been a dream in the making and definitely an accomplishment.
So what am I going to do after graduation? Well, I’ve pondered on that very question. A few months back I posted some pictures of my crochet projects that I wanted to share with everyone. I decided in December to try to start selling my crochet and had no idea that I would get the type of response that I did! It has been totally unbelievable! Keeping the balance between family life, school life and crochet life has been tricky, but I have to say, I am having a fantastic time.
Although I have crocheted for over 30 years, most of the time I made something from another person’s pattern or some crochet book I bought at the local craft store. I never really tried to make my own creations until recently. I started out by selling hats and scarves mainly but then one night a relative asked me if I would make her some boot cuffs. I had no idea was a boot cuff even looked like. I searched a few places like Ravelry and google images to get a visual so I could understand what she was talking about, but I didn’t get started that night.
All night I kept thinking about those cuffs and had a certain stitch in my mind that I thought would be perfect. The next morning I got up and started creating my very own pattern and came out with something that actually worked! My relative loved them and it has opened the flood gates. A local salon and boutique placed an order and I can’t recall how many I have made for people, but I have certainly been blessed!
The orders aren’t the only thing that has opened up like a flood gate though. I can’t stop creating! I have ignited a part of my brain that must have always been there but just dormant. Can anyone relate to what I am saying? It has amazed me how the creativity is overflowing. I’m not one of those people who sit down and write everything out and make graphs or even draw pictures out. I sit down with the yarn and just see where I end up. It’s amazing! I made this belt and matching purse yesterday.
I don’t know the direction that I’m going or where this new adventure will take me, but I am definitely loving the ride and will pursue it with a passion!