Food for Our Minds & Spirits: Crochet Prodigy

Sometimes it is hard to tap into our spiritual selves or find time to nurture our intellectual curiosity. Here is a section that reflects on some nourishing materials from around the web and related media channels in order to get us thinking, get us feeling, and get us reflecting on the lives we are living in this big, beautiful world. Some Adult/Mature Themes May Appear in Links and Other Attached Material

I did not know that crocheting was a thing you could be prodigious at. My great-grandmother was a dedicated crocheter and I was always stunned as her fingers could spin out blankets like a machine. And I used to play Cat’s Cradle with the yarn necklace when I was in kindergarten. But it just struck me as a craft among crafts. Of course, I couldn’t have been more wrong, but it took this short documentary about an 11 year old who crochets at a whole other level to show me how multi-faceted this craft could be. This young talent, in his extraordinary virtuosity, shows that there is much more going on here. It’s a delight to see someone delight in creation and imagination. And this kid is delightful.

Allan T. Georgia
M.Div., M.T.S., PhD
Director of Religious Education (Lifespan Faith Development)
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland