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My Crochet Teacher
Created By: Bernadette Palko

When I was working in Washington DC back in 1971, I used to ride a bus to and from work everyday.



One day as I got on the bus I noticed that a lady was doing some needle work. I wasn't sure what it was until I got a little closer. She was crocheting. I watched that lady for several days. It looked like fun and I marveled at how fast she worked. One day I decided to take my bus a little further than normal and get off at the shopping center. I went into a department store that carried a nice variety of yarns. I purchased a crochet hook and a few skeins of navy, red and dark green. I didn't know how to crochet, but I watched that lady crochet everyday. I felt that if I concentrated hard enough, I might learn to crochet from her. Everyday after watching her, I would go home from work and immediately pick up the crochet hook and the yarn and begin to crochet the newly learned stitch. This went on for a few weeks and I made my Mom a beautiful afghan. It was just rows of single, double and treble crochet, but the outcome was wonderful. I fell in love with crocheting and I've been crocheting every since. I never did get to thank that lady for teaching me to crochet. Her gift was invaluable as I spent many lonely days and evenings crocheting while my husband was deployed with the US Navy. Those were the days of 9 month cruises and every night, after the children went to bed, I would pick up my crochet hook (the one I bought many years before)and work on some new project. I still have that crochet hook and it is always the first one I reach for when starting something new. It reminds me of my teacher.


 
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