A Year of Crochet

Ok, Ok… so it’s more like a year a half, but whatever. Since January 2015, my husband and I have been living in Brazil while he completed a post-doctoral fellowship. Exciting stuff, for sure, and I could never have expected to love life in Brazil as much as I do. Naturally, it helps that I’m not working here–my visa explicitly says that I’m not permitted to work. Something to do with my husband being employed by a government research agency, I’m his “dependent”, etc…  Continue reading

Sophie’s Universe(s)

When Dedri Uys of Look At What I Made started the Sophie’s Universe CAL 2015, I had just begun diving into the world of crochet as more than a few-projects-a-year hobby. I saw people posting their updates each week on crochet Facebook groups, admiring them in all their beauty and uniqueness with every changing round and choice of colors. At the time, I thought it would be nearly impossible for me to complete such a masterpiece. After all, I had only recently been exploring patterns that went beyond the basic stitches and a simple color change. Continue reading