Small Robots

As anyone who crochets will know, sometimes we hit a slump. No matter how much supply you have, or how many patterns you intend to do, absolutely nothing holds your interest. For me, it’s like having withdrawal symptoms haha, I get irritated, and spend hours trying to find something to do, and it gets quite frustrating. I’m not a happy bunny to put it bluntly!

So browsing through Twitter, I follow something called Small Robots

Take a look at small robots (@smolrobots): https://twitter.com/smolrobots?s=09

They are the cutest, and each robot has a different story/meaning! Then it hit me, I wanted a robot of my own, so I decided to make one. I contacted them to make sure it was okay due to copyright etc, and they were happy with it. It was surprisingly simple, I mean I knew how to make a sphere, so just by looking at the pic, I found it very simple to recreate. I did pick an easy one, and made Mondaybot

It only took me 6 hours to make, and came out at about 6 inches. My slump has been lifted!! It is like getting a fix, I found my zen! There’s so many more I want to create now.

I also gave the pattern to the creator of Small Robots, and they are even going to put it in the book they are about to release, they were very pleased. So here is my little guy Mondaybot, isn’t he cute?!

For anyone interested in the pattern, you can find it through their Twitter, with the link provided above. Now on to Teabot! I am so happy πŸ’œ

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First Post 😱

Welcome to my life of being a spoonie, who loves to do crafts. Crochet is my main love and passion, there’s nothing that can’t be done in the world of crochet. I little about me…. I am married to a wonderful man, he truly is my one and only soulmate. I have four kids, two my own, and two step children. I do hate to call them my step kids, because I love them just like my own and we have a fantastic relationship.

I grew up in a loving family, surrounded by a passion for music, my father was a drummer in a few bands and some of my greatest memories are watching my dad from the side of the stage, creating wonderful music with fellow band members. I followed on and evolved from rock and roll, into what is known as thrash metal/metalcore. I love tattoos and piercings, and now have many of both.

About 7 years ago, I was struck down with Rheumatoid Arthritis https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/rheumatoid-arthritis/

It started with an ache in my ribs, and I thought I’d pulled my muscles. Then my shoulders joined in, and the pain was becoming extremely intense. Before I knew it I couldn’t move, from my neck to my toes, every joint was stiff, swollen and agony. With a family history of autoimmune disorders, my GP knew instantly what was wrong, and the blood tests conformed RA. I will cover more of that and my journey into Lupus and Fibromyalgia another time.

So one day while bedbound, my husband came home from shopping with a magazine that had a crochet hook. I had dabbled in the past and only ever made Granny Squares, my Grandfather’s wife taught me the basics when I was 8. It was sweet that he had remembered my childhood. Anyway, I had a nose through the magazine, and had a few bits of wool lying around from other craft projects, so after browsing YouTube for a bit (on beginner stitches) I gotta hooking…..and as they say….the rest is history.

I was hooked (pun intended) from that moment. So now, I will share my crochet conquests (and failures) with the world, hoping to ignite other peoples passion into this creative magic. All the while I would also like to highlight what it’s like to be a sufferer of chronic pain and a warrior against autoimmune disorders.

Until next time, I hope you have enjoyed my first post

Love to you all

Sarah πŸ’œ