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Because We Always Remember The Person Who Taught Us To Knit Or Crochet

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When you think about the people who have made a lasting impression on your life, who do you remember?  I remember my great-grandmother who made holiday dinners for twenty people in a house built for two. I remember every one of my teachers from first to sixth grade.  I remember my mother's best friend who taught me to knit.

Learning to knit or crochet is a lifelong skill and giving the gift of these skills is a meaningful, useful, special ability that has the power to change our lives and the lives of others.  If you know how to knit or crochet, you probably are an ambassador for these crafts.  Wouldn't it be great if more people could create handmade sweaters, afghans and scarves? Wouldn't it be great if more people could give their work to charity and to loved ones?  Now's your chance.

There's a new website that's launching in the New York City area that helps people arrange in-person meet-ups so they can either teach, learn or improve their knitting and crochet skills.  It's called Yarndevu and is described as "Rendez-vous for yarn lovers."  Right now you can sign up for a limited test in the New York area and be part of the first wave of people invited to the site.

If you're interested in being a part of this or in learning more, sign up and tell your friends.  The friends who don't know how to knit or crochet will remember you for it!

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  • Christine Sleight

    What a wonderful idea! Wish I still lived in NY. I would be on that in a heartbeat

  • knittingnana

    If this is limited to NYC area, it will not be very consequential. It needs to be expanded to at least US and Canada to really be important to the fiber world.

  • Caz Todd

    I actually can't recall being taught to knit or crochet; the latter I taught myself and the former I just have no memory of learning, but a vague feeling that I taught myself from books. However, I do remember the very kind lady in the children's home I was in who'd let me stay up far later than the other kids, teaching me to hand sew a gorgeous cushion - round, with a button in the centre holding the pleats in place. I've often thought of that cushion, green (a colour I've never liked, so it's nice to have a fond memory involving it :) ) and the beautiful woman who cared enough to teach, but more importantly to spoil, me.

  • Caz Todd

    Sorry, got so lost in the memory I forgot to make my point :) I think more than the memory of learning these crafts is the feelings we experience via having a grown up care enough to spend time with (not limited to kids in children's homes, but to all kids whatever their circumstances) us, and the kindness and caring that flows from...

  • Esther

    If this is only for people in New York, why bother telling the rest of us about it?

  • pat

    My goodness. All the negative comments. Look at the original notice. The text very clearly states this is a trial. If it works LB will probably expand it. Why would they want to start out in two countries then perhaps learn it isn't catching on. Give it time ladies. Rome wasn't built in a day. Try reading more carefully.