Pokemon Family Time – Crochet Pokeball Pattern

I have four children who have been Pokemon fans since they were little. I remember making a Pokeball cake from two glass bowls for one of my son’s birthdays over 15 years ago. And when Team Rocket showed up complete with the cutest Pikachu Volkswagen beetle I think we solidified our ranking as the “cool” parents.

Now my kids are young adults, one married and in the military with 2 kids (my beautiful grandchildren) and they are all crazy about the new Pokemon Go app. All 9 of us recently took a road trip from Florida to Nashville, TN to visit my parents and they played the app all through the trip. It has been great bonding for all of us!

I brought an assortment of cotton yarn with me to make some washcloths, but of course I had to go to the store when we got there for MORE yarn when I decided to make them some Pokeballs. The grandkids love throwing these crocheted balls and I don’t fear them hurting each other or breaking anything with them.

It’s a simple beginner’s ball pattern using red, black, and white yarn. Continue reading Pokemon Family Time – Crochet Pokeball Pattern

How Crochet Helped Me Heal ~ These Crochet Hearts Will Give You a Sense of Accomplishment

Hi I’m Shannon, my friends call me ShayShay, and I’m just a bit crochet crazy. I want to share with you the story of how little crochet hearts helped me heal. Browsing the internet I’ve found it’s full of magnificent, creative crocheters and I really struggled with the decision to go forward with a blog. But, as one of my bff’s always says, “What else ya got ta do?” Haha!  I’ve come to realize that each of us is entirely unique and has something special within us that comes out in our particular forms of art and that is worthy of sharing.

I just have to do my own thing and not get discouraged. I’m not competing with anybody except myself.

In Feb 2015, in an effort to physically push myself out of a particularly difficult depression I went for a walk, stepped wrong on uneven pavement, and snapped my ankle…On the FIRST day! I know, I know! Continue reading How Crochet Helped Me Heal ~ These Crochet Hearts Will Give You a Sense of Accomplishment