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The Traveling Hooker

Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!

Last night, God blessed me with something I have been wanting for awhile. RAIN!!! We got some much needed water for all the insane pollen in the yard. I love sitting out in the yard, crocheting with a beautiful view of our large oaks is wonderful. I love having a beautiful view while crafting.

This world is absolutely beautiful. There are so many things that you can go see right in your yard, there are also so many beautiful places you can go. For me, that would be anywhere a gorgeous view involving a lot of trees!

I would love to go back to the mountains. Seeing those beautiful peaks and looking down in the valley is beautiful. I love how inspired I get seeing all of those greens and browns. What view inspires you?

I have been wanting to work with my variegated yarns to see those fantastic color changes as I whip up some pretty patterns that I have found. The yarn I used to make my niece’s reminds me of the water and rocks at some beaches here in Florida. It makes me want to visit Anna Maria Island. I can see me working on a nice wavy pattern, while soaking up the sun and enjoying the sounds of waves crashing on the shore.

Working in purples, blues, and whites, makes me think of going to Tennessee. I worked with Sweet Rolls in those colors on the way up to visit those beautiful mountains.

When I travel, I am in fact, a traveling hooker. I love having my yarn and hooks with me. Crocheting helps me enjoy the long car ride without annoying my sweet husband. Yeah, I am that annoying side seat driver. He has tolerated me for years, but I still like to give him a break from my imaginary braking, ever so often.

A couple of years ago, my husband and I got a random weekend, just us two. This is a rarity in our house and we wanted to make this weekend extra special. We had left the house and shopped in stores, uninterrupted and cut short due to an antsy toddler. We got to talking while driving to another town about places we would love to go. My husband and I started talking about how long it had been since we each had been out of the state. While discussing this topic we transitioned into wondering how far we were from the Georgia line. About six hours later, we were saying hello to Waycross, Georgia. What a beautiful little town. We drove around there for a couple of hours, found a hotel, and spent the night. This trip was our first random trip and it was a learning experience for sure.

The first thing I learned on this trip, never leave home without your yarn. When you have a husband like mine, who flies by the seat of his pants, you never know when a random drive will turn into you being gone for the entire weekend. So, I started keeping a bag in the car with a small project. This enables me to still crochet and not have to hunt down a store on the way to wherever we wind up.

The second thing I leaned with this trip was, not having the radio going, not being on our devices, is a good thing. We talked about everything. We enjoyed talking with each other. Before we knew it, we were in Georgia and we were laughing and having a great time. This trip was the first real trip my husband and I ever took. We are not exactly the richest people in the world and having a baby is quite expensive. Taking trips was never really something we were able to do until this trip. Since, we have discovered that we love to travel to areas that aren’t exactly touristy spots.

Our first trip taught us what we needed to learn. Thanks to my having a project in the car, I can crochet and have a conversation with my husband. I am not constantly bringing up the fact that he is following entirely too close to the car in front of us. I am not trying to hit the horn that does not exist on my side of the car.

Having that project helped me tremendously on one of our last random trips. A couple of days before the Fourth of July, my sisters took our son for the weekend and we thought it would be fun to visit, Helen, Georgia. We got to Athens super late that night and decided to stop for the night at a hotel within the University of Georgia’s College district. We checked in and went to get dinner. While we were driving down the road our car made quite the scary sounds.

My husband did some inspecting and discovered that our car needed a part. The downside, the part had to be ordered. I am not usually easily stressed, however, I don’t think I have ever crocheted to fast and furious in my life. The next morning we went to the local auto parts store and ten hours later, they finally received our part. Having my yarn with me, helped keep my emotions at a tolerable level not just for my husband but me as well.

I travel with my yarn and I would not change that for a second. Crochet is not just a hobby to me, it is a way of life. It is my saving grace. I crochet when life gets hard, it helps me to sit still and talk to God. I am the kind of person that gets all antsy and worked up far too much to be of any good when too much happens at once. Crochet helps me take that moment to think things through and truly find my center before I make my next move.

I love traveling. I can’t wait to get in the car and find another fun place to visit with my husband and my baby boy.

Where are some beautiful places you have visited? Do you take your yarn with you when you travel?

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today, I hope you enjoyed today’s post. If you did, feel free to give this a like, comment, or share. Until next time,

Thank you and God Bless!

Happy Krafting!

KraftaholicMommy

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