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Last Fall I was starting to think about how I was...
Created By: L Laura

Last Fall I was starting to think about how I was going to cover the cost of Christmas. One day I was watching my daughter at her Tae Kwon Doe class and struck up a conversation with the woman sitting next to me. I noticed every time we were there watching our children she always had a piece of knitting she was working on with her. Invariably, we would talk about whatever she was working on. She jokingly told me I should bring in some knitting and we could start our own knitting circle. My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was quite young and I really enjoyed it, but I had never attempted to learn how to knit. Her fleeting comment did however inspire me to go online to see what crochet patterns were out there and to go dig through my closet to see where my crochet books were. I ran across your website during my search and it is by far my favorite website. I proceeded to check out your yarns at my closes retailer and bought several Homespun skeins in varying colors. I made scarves for everyone this last Christmas with the one skein free Holiday Scarf pattern you had on your website. I even made one for my boss from the Rococo Homespun that matched his coat perfectly. He told me how impressed his wife was that I took the time to actually make something. My sister-in-law actually welled up a little when she found out that I had made her scarf. She was very touched that I had taken the time and really thought about what color she would like best. A major added perk is that instead of gaining weight over the holidays, I have lost 12 pounds since the end of October! Hey, when I am crocheting with a deadline in sight, I don't have time to eat!!! Go figure!!!

Not only did your website and your products make my life alot easier (and healthier) over the last few months, it has sparked my interest in learning more about the different charities that are in much need of knitted and crocheted donations. Now that my rusty skills in crocheting are not so rusty anymore, I have expanded my horizons and am trying more difficult patterns. I even bought a beginner scarf knitting kit a few weeks ago to teach myself the basics of knitting. A prayer shawl ministry holds great appeal. I found out that a former co-worker of mine had been diagnosed with cancer for the third time in three years and was at home with hospice. Unfortunately, I was not able to complete her shawl for her before she passed away. Yet, as I am finding out very quickly, there is always some event or circumstance just around the corner that would warrant a thoughtful, handmade gift. Do you remember the woman I told you about whose comment spurred me to take up my crochet hook again? Well, she found out over the holiday season that she has Leukemia. I wondered where she was. I hadn't seen her since Thanksgiving. She came in to watch her children a couple of weeks ago. I knew just from looking at her that she was not well. She had lost over 20 pounds and the bit of hair peeking out from under her blue jean hat was very whispy and fine. She is in treatment right now, and the prognosis is very good, but she has lost most of her hair. I was surprised that she wasn't wearing a knitted hat, only to find out that the chemo treatments are making her hands shake so badly she can't hold her knitting needles still enough to be able to knit. Do you even have to ask what my next project is going to be?!

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