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Created By: Carol Zoromski

My grandmother taught me to knit when i was 9-10 years old. She had to do it in front of a mirror because I am left handed and she was right handed. She thought that knitting would be good for me since I was not able to be involved in sports, etc because of a childhood medical problem. I was born with a leg that was shorter than the other one and it was hard for me to play sports.

I became very good at knitting and took it in 4-H and showed my projects at our county fair. When I was 14 I was in a farm accident that almost took my right leg (the short one to begin with). I was bedridden for almost a year. In that time I made hats, scarfs, afghans, and a sweater. I showed some of my projects at the fair that year also. Without these projects I am afraid that I would not of been able to cope with the accident, or the time in the hospitals & doctor's office visits. I had something I could do to occupy my time with the projects and it helped to pass the time away and not think of the next surgery. I was always asked what i was working on and people really liked to check out my projects.

I also learned to crochet during that time. I have found that working on a project that I have given to someone makes me very happy and it shows in there faces how happy they are to receive the homemade project from me. I also am glad that my grandmother was able to pass something on to me before she died that she enjoyed and I am able to help my nieces when they ask.

I have found that not many young people are learning the art of knitting or crocheting so when my nieces asked me to help them I was very proud to try. Even thou I am left handed the mirror still works to this day when i need to show them how to do a stitch or help them read a pattern. My one niece has taken her projects to 4-H and I was proud when she told the judge I taught her how to do it.

I am still crocheting, I don't knit as much since I have arthritis in my right hand. But I love working with the yarns and seeing what I can do with the next projects.

Thank you for listening to my story.

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