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Crocheting in Australia
Created By: Lynda Carroll

I'm currently not crocheting. I am finishing a thesis, and working on two publications in my role as a sports historian. BUT - I have leave soon, and will be diving into my wool and cotton stash for the projects that are steadily piling up. There are two throw rugs for a friend who has just moved into a new house. There's the baby's jacket that might now have to be a toddler's jacket, as I promised it a few months back just before the writing took over! And then, of course, there are the tote bags. I made them as Christmas presents last year, and my own adaptation of a shell pattern bag has become VERY popular. I have an unfulfilled ambition to make one for myself - they always have a home!

Crocheting is my relaxation, my inspiration and my sanctuary in hassled times. I was taught the basics by my great-aunt, about thirty years ago, and still have the 6.00 aluminium hook she gave me. I am left handed, but back then it proved easier to learn right handed, and so I continue to this day.

Being in Australia, it's sometimes difficult to find the full range of patterns and fibres to correspond. We also have the mix of UK and US material hitting us, so it is definitely part of the project to make sure everything links up. I also inherited cotton and fine steel hooks that were my great-grandmother's, so am keeping them for a special, yet-to-be-decided upon project in the future.

And, as my fingers are tied to the keyboard, I'm looking forward very much to transferring them to a good novel and a crochet hook passing, it's winter here, and there is nothing better than crocheting a throw rug and draping it over yourself when the skies outside are bleak!

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