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Long Time Affair With Yarns/Threads/Needles & Hooks
Created By: Eileen Hildebrand

My Grandmother Bridget taught me to crochet and knit when I was about 5 or 6. She was delighted to have a granddaughter to teach her favorite crochet. When visiting her I made potholders. My Mother crocheted and with her help I learned many stitches and how to read and follow instructions in pattern books.
When Nana learned I could follow direction in books she would bring them to me to make a sample, Then she would make the tablecloth or bed covering. She was very productive. I still have an granny afghan she made for me. About this time she also taught me to knit.
In my Teens & Twenties I made many gifts for friends & family. One year for Christmas I knit gloves for everyone. I also taught my Mother to knit. I had forgotten everything Nana taught me so I reviewed knitting in a book. I knit left handed and have always claimed the pictures were put in the book backwards.
You can teach a left handed person by sitting having them sit opposite you and have her pretend it's like looking in a mirror.
Mother took off like "gangbusters", she knit dresses, afghans, and sweaters. Every summer she'd make the sweaters the girls needed for their school dress codes (each Catholic school had different requirements, colors, buttons, etc.) When she got older she lost most of her sight, but she still could crochet and make blocks and pot holders.
To bring this long story to an end. I'm now 83, still keep my hands busy with all kinds of handwork, and feel empty handed if I'm not working on something. I've taught many girls/women both these crafts, "takes one to teach one" and so the world keeps going.



 
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