|Whispertwister's fingerless glove|
Kathryn has 3 projects she is very keen to promote at the moment. I'll let her tell you about them:
"2. The Health Benefits of Crochet (a book). I am writing a book about the mental and physical health benefits of crochet. Crochet is such a healing, soothing craft and can provide significant mental health benefits for people dealing with depression, anxiety and stress-related illness. It can be used as a form of both long-term and short-term pain management and also as a form of occupational therapy for people with various hand ailments. What I’m spreading the word about is that I’m still interviewing people for this book and I’d love to hear from anyone who feels that crochet has helped their health and who would like to complete an email interview for the book."
"3. Hooked Together! (a blog project). Hooked Together is my huge crochet blog project designed to explore the connections within the crochet community. I have a list of 270 crochet / fiber / yarn blogs that I read. I am going through the blogroll for each of those blogs and exploring what they read, sharing their links to crochet, craft and other blogs on my blog every Friday so that my readers can find other blogs that they’ll enjoy. In the end, I’m going to put all of this together into a big display so that we can all see how the crochet community is connected within itself and to the larger craft community."
Such fascinating and important projects. Those of you who know me will also know that my degree is in Linguistics and so the communication/crochet combo in the Swaddle project is right up my alley! You will also be aware that crochet has helped get me through some very difficult times and a crazy leap from the security, but destructive stress, of a nicely paid teaching job to the insecure world of self-employment in crochet hooking and crochet design. I owe a lot to crochet and I think this book is an amazing idea.
If you love crochet or anything yarn or fibre related... go and visit Crochet Concupiscence.
What an advocat for the world of crochet!