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Following My Grandmother
Created By: Hannah Seipert

My Great Grandma Betty was an avid crocheter. She could make ANYTHING. She taught my Grandma Julie and Aunt to crochet. I barely knew her, but her passion for crocheting has changed my life. When I was five, my Grandma Julie was visiting us. I don't really know how it started, but she gave me a hook out of a large pouch jam-packed with the metal and plastic tools, a sea-foam green plastic J, to be specific. We rounded up a little bit of red yarn and wound it around a hollow, plastic toy bottle from a kitchen set to keep it from getting tangled. the day after, however, I got a new skein of rainbow yarn. At that point, she taught me how to do a simple chain stitch, which I perfected in less than a week. I was very proud of my new ability, so I took my work to school for show-and-tell. As luck would have it, there was another girl who also brought a hook ad yarn, so we ended up doing it together, to my dismay. But it didn't really matter, I had my hobby and I was going to stick with it. In the passing years, I almost forgot about it, until I had an urge to take it up again. But the hook had ben lost in my neglect, and the rainbow yarn was too age-worn to use for crocheting. So I sought a new set of tools for the craft. Easter was approaching, and I hoped that the Easter Bunny would give me some. The Easter Bunny did not, but later that day, my Grandma Julie brought out her Easter presents for us. In my present, was a blue, metallic hook, and a skein of verigated purple yarn. Along with an inviting looking book that teaches you how to crochet. Since then, I have used crocheting as gifts for my friends and family. I have fun browsing online patterns for new ideas. My Grandma says that I take after my Grandma Betty. She says that I am the only person besides Grandma Betty that could ever chain while focusing on the TV and talking. I like to say that I am not only an avid crocheter, but a notorious multitasker. It has only been six years since I got my first hook, and I'm only eleven, but crocheting is a big part of my life, and it has definitely made me a different person.

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