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How my hobby became a profession!
Created By: Ruth Swaab

A year ago I was in a hobby store looking for needlepoint, in finding non and 82 year old friendly person that I am I remarked to the young man standing next to me: "They have no needlepoint
here." His reply was to tell me he is head of the classes and they needed a needlepoint instructor.
After showing him a bit of my work and a lesson plan we both realized with all the beautiful and fancy yarns, needlepoint is no longer being featured in craft stores. I asked his to call me when needlepoint came back in fashion. With that he asked if I knitted and when I said I did, he said: "You'll be our knitting intsructor." Ever since that day I have been their part time knitting instructor. It's is helping to keep me young and active, and I love teaching people how to keep busy by doing something with their hands. It is very rewarding when students don't even know how to make a slip knot and in thier first lesson they have learned the basics of knitting. That is how this 82 year old made a hobby a profession. Ruth Swaab

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