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CROCHETING
Created By: Fran Day

My Crocheting story actually starts with 100% jealousy. I was brought up by my Maternal Grandmother. How this all began was my first cousin came to our house with a skein of yarn and a crochet needle. Our Grandmother taught her as I sat back and watched, needless to say, I got jealous. Keep in mind we were both kids, I can not even begin to guess how old both of us were.

Needless to say, I asked my Grandma if she would teach me to crochet and she did. My Grandma was very artistic, she could not read crochet patterns, but, by golly she could look at something and make it or have me make it--this is true, I made a poncho with her verbal instructions.

I find crocheting a way to release, a way to escape this cruel world, but most importantly I crochet to keep my Grandmother "alive".

I taught myself how to read crochet patterns. I have a library that is out of this world and I am still purchasing subscriptions from various magazines to this day.

When I make anything especially baby items--I make it one time and then I never "re-use" the pattern, why, well, I look at it this way. This child that is fixin to be brought into this world is "special" and can not be duplicated. So, I try to find a specific pattern and I make it and try to put my own "twist" into it. About 75% of the time I am successful.

I always tell people when invited to baby showers or when I give a crochet gift to anyone that it is made from my heart and it took time to select, choose and produce. I love to see the looks on someones face when they ask me........Did you make this??? I hold my head up very proudly and say Yes I did.

People at work laugh at me and call me the "bag" lady--I carry my crocheting everywhere I go.

The idea of keeping a "dying" art alive is what it is all about.

Thank you reading and listening to me--it is greatly appreciated. I must go and crochet now.


 
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