Enabling My Craft Addiction


Today I had a great, fun day with my good buddy Maria. We took a beginning crochet class together at the cutest little shop in Castle Rock called Stash. It is in a tiny, old little house and each room is full of skeins and rolls of yarn and the most fabulous projects ever! I was immediately drawn in to the colors, the textures, the possibilities! I learned how to chain stitch, single crochet and double crochet. My least favorite part was the foundation stitches but with more practice it won’t be so daunting. I’ve been practicing and then ripping out and practicing again. My hands are a bit sore, but a good sore. Here is my practice swatch.


I couldn’t leave without a few skeins of beautiful yarn that hopefully will soon become a scarf or a cowl. It’s Liberty Wool. That’s about all I know about it. Oh and it’s made in Italy, which is where the best of pretty much everything is made, sorry USA but when it comes to the finer things in life: shoes, chocolate, espresso, pasta, jewelry and now yarn you can’t beat Italy. Am I partial? Of course. I am from Italian stock, so I’m hoping to channel my Italian Great Grandmother, Noni Alice Fellin, who was very talented at crochet. My family was blessed with a strong crafting talent, so I’m hoping to become skilled at the craft of crochet now. My Uncle Bill makes the most amazing crochet items and I’ve always hoped to be able to make beautiful projects like he does. Practice makes perfect, so practice I must!


I also couldn’t leave without this fabulous sticker for my car. It is awesome!! I’m now a knerd!


What are you all working on this weekend?



3 thoughts on “Enabling My Craft Addiction

  1. I am so glad you had fun yesterday, and that you like it. I love the name of the store! The colors of yarn you bought are beautiful. Looking forward to seeing what wonderful creation you make with them !

  2. Erica, I am so glad that you had fun yesterday too. Looks like a fun place, and it would be fun to see the inside and all the yarn and other craft supplies. I have never seen yarn come in balls like that. An Italian way to roll them, I wonder? But the colors are really beautiful, I can just picture a scarf made with them. You will get the hang of it, and I am sure inherit Mom’s and Bill’s talent at crochet. I will admit it takes practice and practice, but can’t believe how large a piece you have made already. Have fun and good luck with it. Can’t wait to see what you make. I haven’t been doing much crafting this weekend, but seeing your work makes me want to get started on some today. Happy crafting, as it is fun
    Love Grandma

  3. I love a yarn store and could stay in there for hours! Good luck on fine tuning your skills. I’m sure you will be creating beautiful work soon! I’m working on a pair of boot cuffs this weekend!

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