I learnt to crochet when I was around 9 I think. My (first) step mum’s mum taught me. She had a soda stream as well – I loved visiting her, and was heartbroken when she disappeared from my life.
(I assume that was the marriage fell apart. I lost my step siblings too. Not a huge heap of fun. )
Anyway, crochet. I’ve always been able to. I’m way better at it than I am at knitting. I even designed my own doll dress pattern a while ago (I should probably test that pattern properly and re shoot the pic)
But a couple of years ago, I’m not sure when, I just sort of stopped. I’ve done a few little toys here and there, but nothing major. Then Smallest started agitating for slippers. And I went on Garnstudio. Before I knew it there was a pinterest board and a yarn order and so it began.
It feels kind of good, getting back into it.