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What Started Out as a Hobby - Has Helped Many Lives
Created By: M MillieHernandez

Almost 14 years ago, I found some crochet hooks and yarn in a bag and made some granny squares; just to see if I remembered what I had learned as a 12 year old. Later on, I saw a coworker's wife working on an afghan, and she taught me how to crochet across. That became my hobby. Every baby that my family members/friends had received a blanket from me. When Hurricane Katrina/Rita struck, I got involved crocheting lapghans and scarves. One December I pledged to make 20 scarves for the NY Childrens' Aid Society. When I made my deadline with a week to spare, my Dad said, "If you made 20, why not 25?" So I made 5 more. Then I put them in zip loc bags and added a set of gloves and a candy cane.

As time went by my Dad got ill and he was in and out of hospitals. For 2 1/2 years, I would spend time with him every evening in his apt. and we would watch TV and I would crochet. Everytime he went to the hospital, I had a tote so I could 'work' while we waited. He and I had something very special to share. I wanted him to feel involved so I would have him pick the color combinations for the lapghans/scarves I was making. I had a stash of yarn at his place so he could help me.

In May, 2005 my Dad passed away, but I still remember all his encouragement and the fun we had. He would get so happy when he would see me complete a project and put down my hook. He would always, "what's next?"

Since then, I've joined a couple of charity groups where we make squares, scarves, lapghans/baby afghans or even teen ghans. The biggest joy to me is when I bring my boxes to the post office or bring them to a charity. It's a wonderful feeling to make a difference. Now I've gotten my 11 year old Goddaughter involved and she loves crocheting as much as I did.

Millie AKA Gandmamil

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