Keeping Busy not only Writing but also Crocheting!

Since I have been under the weather lately with a virus I have completed three afghans and working on my fourth. I love to crochet at night while watching TV. Sometimes there is nothing that interests me there so I crochet to keep myself busy. What do you do to keep busy when there is nothing on TV at night?

I have crocheted more afghans and pillows than I can count at this writing. Here are all the ones I made for our living room. We are never cold with all these to wrap around us. Many of my family have received a pillow, afghan or both by this time. I plan to work on at least three more before the end of the year.

I find that keeping my fingers moving as in crocheting keeps my arthritis at bay. Doctors say moving is the best thing for anyone who has arthritis.

In the past I have offered pillows to my readers but haven’t received any takers. At this writing I don’t have any to offer but maybe later on I will. If you are interested in a crocheted pillow, send me a message. When I have finished my current projects and if I have any yarn left over, I will post something again with prices.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Remember reviews are welcome and appreciated! Come back again soon!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!







About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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6 Responses to Keeping Busy not only Writing but also Crocheting!

  1. I just love that you enjoy crocheting. Your family must really appreciate your beautiful work. When there’s nothing to watch on television, I sign in to YouTube and watch classic comedic television programs like Dick Van Dyke, and Mary Tyler Moore. I also make greeting cards for all occasions. Currently working on Valentine’s Day Cards.

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Annette! You are a talent I’m sure with your cards as you are as an author! I love Duck Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore! The old shows were clean and entertaining! 💕

  2. Victoria Zigler says:

    I’m slowly working on a couple of crochet projects too, one of which is a blanket. I’m fairly new to crochet though, so incredibly slow at it; I only learned how in 2021. I also do loom knitting (which I learned to do in 2022) and needle knitting (which I learned to do when I was a child, so am a lot better at than the other two). Depending on the format I’m reading in, I like to work on my projects while I’m reading (I obviously can’t for braille, since I need my hands for that). I’ll also work on them sometimes when I’m on Zoom calls (sometimes because they’re crafty Zoom calls, so we’re all working on crafts, and sometimes just because I don’t need to be doing anything with my hands while on the call, so want something to keep my hands busy).

    • jjspina says:

      Wow, sounds like you have many talents, Tori. I don’t know how to knit. I plan to teach myself one day when I have some time. Ha! There’s doesn’t seem to be any in the near future though with my WIP and about 15 more on the back burner! Yikes! Good luck with your crochet. If you can knit I’m sure you will pick up your speed soon with crochet. Thanks for stopping by and your comments. 🤗 🥰 Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥️

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