Welcome to Crochet by Carms, My name is Carmen and this is my newest home on the web. If you knew me before my love of crochet blossomed, you may have seen my previous blog called Paint Powder and Polish, which was dedicated to my love of makeup, nail polish and all beauty products in general. Since having my second child in January ’16, my love affair with beauty has waned, mostly due to lack of time, but also due to a reordering of my priorities. Don’t get me wrong, I still love a good lipstick and I would love to paint my nails again when I have a spare moment, but I no longer have the urge to collect all the makeup.
So with a newborn baby and a school-aged child to keep most of my waking hours busy. Between the feeding sessions, and burping, nappy changes, and school runs, I turned to crochet to keep me sane and grounded. It became my sanctuary and my happy place. My first large project was a chevron blanket for the new baby. I started it at 20 weeks pregnant when I found out I was having another boy and finished it when he was about 8 months old. Then I dove into amigurumi as I wanted to make my boys cute things to play with, and it escalated from there. And of course with the love of crochet came a love of yarn and the need to collect it all.
Which brings me to now. I am an intermediate crocheter who loves a good challenge. My makes include blankets, scarves, beanies, booties, amigurumi, and lots more. I am currently subscribed to two crochet subscription boxes, Little box of Crochet and Crochet Crate. And I follow a whole lot of indie yarn dyers on Instagram and drool over their wares.
So, if you are still reading, I thank you. If you want to read more about what I am working on, any yarn I may have bought or what is in the latest gorgeous subscription box, please come back, subscribe, follow, etc and I hope to entertain you further.
Have a fabulous day and stay gorgeous!