Our ONL group has named itself Strange Crochet, I am naturally rather pleased and I love working in metaphor besides. I must figure out what strange crochet means to me.

I found this clunky quote, which was rattling around in the back of my mind:

“The educational achievement is not to make the strange seem familiar, but to make the familiar seem strange.”

Kieran Egan, referring to Bertrand Russell (1989, p. 47, as cited in Miyazaki, 2010, p. 36)

Deep learning, for me, is turning things inside out and finding the mysteries.

Crochet, on the other hand. I like that it is meditative, methodical, sculptural. It is very easy to start but with lots of room to grow and challenge oneself. You can make a mistake and it doesn’t ruin everything. It can accommodate the detail oriented and the intuitive. It is simultaneously linear and cyclical. And always you are drawing connections.

Strange Crochet