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The world is a mad place at the moment. Sometimes I just need to put on my headphones and find a distraction. I might cook something, bake, or make something. I could end up gardening or painting, or sewing something new. Sometimes I work jigsaw puzzles or draw or color in my coloring books. These are the things I do when I’m not crocheting. And I crochet all the time.

I learned to crochet before YouTube. Well, before the internet really. I learned out of a book with pictures that had little arrows that showed which way the stitches were supposed to go. I still have that book. A hardback copy of a Redheart pattern book. I have a stack of leaflet patterns at least a couple inches thick, also. Blankets and pillows. And a separate stack of small leaflets just for baby stuff. More than I will ever make, for sure. I bet I’m not alone with this stash of patterns any more than my stash of yarn.

The paper patterns have been surpassed now by Pinterest and Google and YouTube. Yet even with the entire internet at our fingertips I still see people online asking for help with ideas on what to make or what colors to use or what hook size. Don’t you know how to Google? Do you have Pinterest? How did you find this group if you can’t look for something online? Sorry. It just irks me that people can follow a complicated mandala pattern but can’t figure out how to search Pinterest for something new. Oh, well…

I guess I need a new distraction. Maybe I will write a new scarf pattern. I could post it for you next time I’m here. I promise not to be away too long. Now, where is my hook…