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How Crochet...
Created By: Jeri Clackett

My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was a little girl, but I never progressed much beyond chains and strange trapezoidal swatches. That all changed in my early 20s when my then husband was diagnosed with cancer. Nine months later, exhausted by my part-job, full time education, and hundreds of hours sitting in a drab hospital room, I was desperate to escape from daytime TV and protestations of optimism from every passer-by. My mother came to my rescue with a ball of Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen #10 and a pattern for Christmas a tree angel. I made six of them I think, battling with a steel hook that took me away from the inevitable for hours at a time. Twenty-five years later, I still remember the satisfaction of turning a grubby tangle of string into a pretty symbol of hope. Although Nick died a week before that Christmas, I spent his last three months in peaceful acceptance. Over the years I broadened my repertoire to include baby blankets and clothes for my friends' children, and then my own. But a steel crochet hook always brings back a certain quality to the quiet - and the memory isn't all bad.


 
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