“CROCHETING ACTS AS A MENTAL AND PHYSICAL THERAPY AND THERE ARE MANY BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT ARE CREATED IN THE PROCESS.” – TODAY’S CROCHET WORLDhttps://www.crochetconcupiscence.com/2011/06/25-quotes-about-crochet/
In a busy city, where you spend your day bouncing from one commitment to another it is easy to not take time out of the day to enjoy the little things. I picked up crochet as a means of turning my hour long commute (each way!) into “me time” and a way to switch off from the work day before getting home and hitting the evening routine every evening. This is instead of wasting that time, which would be 10 hours a week, staring at a screen. A year later my little train projects have expanded to all sorts of crafts while on planes trains and on the road (When I’m not driving of course!)
In Sydney, the average amount of time people spend riding public transport is 82 min. Over 83% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day. – moovit app insights
I’m sharing my craft journey over this blog. Hopefully you may find some commute sized projects to work along with too on your daily travels. I tend focus on sustainable crochet projects like my face scrubs, water bombs and I am exploring reusable bags. Otherwise I am working on projects that my little niece would enjoy.
“QUITE SIMPLY, CROCHET FEEDS THE HUMAN NEED FOR BALANCE IN OUR LIVES. MAKING SOMETHING WITH OUR HANDS REFLECTS SOMETHING BASIC ABOUT OURSELVES. WE WANT TO WORK HARD WITHOUT LOSING TOUCH WITH OUR CREATIVE SELVES; WE WANT TO EARN MONEY WITHOUT LOSING OUR SOULS; AND WE WANT TO BE PART OF A LARGER PICTURE OF HUMAN PROGRESSION WHILE STILL MAINTAINING OUR INDIVIDUALITY.” – VICKIE HOWELLhttps://www.crochetconcupiscence.com/2011/06/25-quotes-about-crochet/
In my day job I am an Engineer. I like understanding how stuff works. So it should be no surprise that I like learning new stitches and coming up with ways to combine patterns and toy features. It should be even less of a surprise to understand that recently knitting has been argues as a form of programming. Additionally knitting and crochet can manipulate an inelastic material (wool) into a range of materials with varying elasticises (think about sweaters and scarves).
Dr. Matsumoto argues that “knitting is coding” and that yarn is a programmable material. The potential dividends of her research range from wearable electronics to tissue scaffolding.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/17/science/math-physics-knitting-matsumoto.html
Additionally knitting and crochet in their simplest forms are a series of knots one after another, making it simple to compare them with knot theory. rows and columns of garter stitch in knitting can be likened to crystalline structures. The links between crochet, knitting and science intrigue me.
When I am not in my day job or crafting I generally running obstacle races or ultra marathons. Or why not combine both and do an ultra marathon obstacle course!