Tea and a chat

Life is about to get very in­ter­est­ing for this Sheep­ish Girl. We caught up with the su­per- blog­ger be­fore the re­lease of her first book

Mollie Makes - - Contents - Words: Lara Wat­son Photograph­s: Kelly Mus­graves

With Mered­ith Craw­ford, AKA su­per- blog­ger One Sheep­ish Girl

Start­ing a blog doesn’t seem like the ob­vi­ous way to com­bat shy­ness, but that’s the route that knit­ter, cro­cheter and em­broi­derer, Mered­ith Craw­ford took, en­cour­aged by her friends, as a col­lege stu­dent in 2010. “At the time, I was feel­ing a bit lost, voice­less, and look­ing for a place to share my new love for yarn,” she says. “Even though I was ner­vous about putting my­self out there, I de­cided to give it a try and call my blog ‘ One Sheep­ish Girl’ be­cause… that’s me. I am the quiet girl. At least, I was the quiet girl,” she ex­plains.

With the support of a com­bined com­mu­nity of around 71k like­minded on­line pals mak­ing a bee­line for her blog and so­cial me­dia streams ( con­tro­ver­sial state­ment: her monthly Blush List is bet­ter than Pin­ter­est), Mered­ith gained con­fi­dence. “It’s been so amaz­ing to find my voice and, in turn, en­cour­age oth­ers. I want that to be part of my mis­sion!”

Mered­ith’s new book – Cro­chet with One Sheep­ish Girl – is out in Oc­to­ber, so we caught up with her dur­ing the calm be­fore the wel­come whirl­wind of work­shops and pro­mo­tion.

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