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Would you like to share a project that you have made from our yarns or our patterns?   Hundreds of thousands of people who care about your favorite craft will see your work.  Any submissions, particularly original ones are welcome, as long as the project was made from Lion Brand Yarn. 

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How many did you make today?
Created By: D. E. Hayes

Over the years I have sat in many hospital waiting rooms while a family member was in surgery. I've sat while my children had surgery, my Grandmother and my husband. Needless to say I found it very stressful to sit and wait. The more nervous I am, the less I want to talk to people, so I would take a basket of yarn and crochet while waiting. My husband likes to tell the story about his 12 hour surgery at WVU a few years ago. Since our home is 3 hours away from WVU, I prepared for a 10 day stay at the hospital....which included one huge supply of yarn.

The surgery was so long & I was so stressed that I sat and crocheted for hours upon hours...the more nervous I am, the faster I crochet. After the surgery, he was placed in ICU where I was allowed to see him for 5 minutes. After being in ICU for almost 5 hours without waking up or responding to pain stimuli, the doctors remembered that since he has severe hearing problems it may be a good idea to have a voice he recognized come in and attempt to wake him. His bed was tilted at an angle due to spinal and chest surgery so I was on my knees in the floor speaking directly to him. After almost 30 minutes, he began to awaken. When he realized it was me, he looked at me and asked..."How many afghans have you made today?"...needless to say I began to laugh and cry at the same time. He then went back to sleep. Both of his surgeons and several nurses were in the room with us and appeared confused. One doctor asked me if the question made sense to me and my response was, "Perfect sense". After that, I woke him up every hour. The nurses brought in a recliner for me and I retrieved my yarn basket from the waiting room. The doctors came back a few hours later to check on him and saw me sitting there crocheting....they smiled as they understood my husband's earlier question.

I crocheted the staff that took care of him winter scarves, mittens, potholders...anything they asked for...including a baby afghan for one nurse's first grandchild.

I am now making a hooded bear afghan for my 2nd grandson Alex who is due in August. I love working with yarn and love seeing the pieces come together. The joy it brings to others is my joy...

I have an half-completed "Heart" afghan in rose and cream in the back of my closet. I was making it for my Grandmother but she passed away before I completed it. I cannot work on it now without crying but hope to complete it someday.

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