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So I'm not such a klutz!
Created By: Barbara Goodman

When I was a little girl my grandmothers tried to teach me to knit or crochet. To say that I was all thumbs was the truest thing you could say about me. I could not do either craft and as such, being such a failure at them, decided that I would never ever try again to knit or crochet.

When I was an adult expecting my first child I decided that I HAD to make a baby sweater for my child. My mother was knitting. My aunt was crocheting. My grandmothers were doing both! I had to do something.

So I got a baby sweater pattern. An easy one. Bought yellow yarn and size 4 knitting needles. I started knitting this wonder in my second month and finished it just before I gave birth!

I kept on ripping it out if I found that I had made a mistake. By the time I had finished the sweater, I absolutely hated it. Not only did I hate it, I had made new born size and my daughter weighed almost ten pounds... way too big for the sweater. To this day I will not make a baby sweater... but do I do blankets!

I continued knitting and crocheting and over several years taught myself to accept imperfections... that not everything has to be perfect and that my knitting and crocheting skills were just fine. It was hard to learn that hand-made means not perfect but very special.

My granddaughter is now 13 and still has her baby blanket at the foot of her bed. So does my 8 year old grandson. And now my friends put in "orders" for their grandchildrens' baby gift... a blanket made by "Meemah with love".

So, yes, knitting and crocheting has changed my life and taught me to accept myself... flaws and all.

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