But in January this year that started to change for me, I became involved with a project with my WI and the Cambridge botanical gardens which is led by the fantastic NotSoGranny. The project really drew me in, the making of fantastic lichen from the Tundra and also amazing plants from arid houses (I cant give too much away here as the project isn't unveiled until October but trust me it will definitely be worth a visit).
With the Cambridge botanical garden project I have met some amazing people, who also happen to be very talented crocheters, and this is where my crush on crochet was sparked. For the first time I have found projects that I actually want to make (surprisingly I have a long list), but first on the list is the Galactica scarf (I really like this space inspired project). However I need to finish the blanket for my new niece who will be born very soon (yes this is the first time I have chosen crochet over knitting - this even shocked me - this crush is getting serious).
Now comes to the real shock for me and turned my head a little more to crochet is a magazine that doesn't feature a granny square project every month, and actually has patterns and garments that you could wear and that is the really well designed. Inside Crochet is definitely a magazine I can make things from. I have trawled through the other crochet magazines and nothing else delivers what this does, it feels modern and fresh, and has a really nice fashion angle to it (magazines are important to me and help my crafty creativity).
So I would like to say a big thank you to NotSoGranny who has showed me that crochet is in the 21st century and has given me a crush on a craft that I never thought that I would grow to love.