Several years ago, I found myself writing my dissertation, working on articles and conference presentations, teaching, and searching for a full-time academic job. I was engulfed by academic craziness and couldn’t see my life or myself from an objective perspective. At that time, I fully understood the meaning of “can’t see the forest for the… Continue reading Yarn Over, Pull Through: Crochet Your Way to Mindfulness
Alexandra N. Carroll is an author, grief advocate, crafter, mother, and partner. She writes on grief and self-care from her home in Vermont. Her forthcoming book concerns how to untangle life-after-loss through the creation of a strong self-care plan.
I don't think there are enough adjectives that can describe how bad 2020 was. It was a year of upheaval, turmoil, and unease. Among all of this, I was living out my maternity leave after giving birth to my first child in the fall of 2019. I had begun work on a book about grief… Continue reading Craftolution 2021
As a child, I used to see crochet hooks as a vile enemy, a weapon that could harm and destroy. For a period of time, I was obsessed with Egypt and mummies. At night, I would be nested in my bed with my book, eyes wide, staring with morbid curiosity at the description of mummification.… Continue reading Hooked