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My mom taught me to do single crochet afghans...
Created By: Sarah Young

My mom taught me to do single crochet afghans when I was young, but I have always been good at starting things and not so good at finishing them. One day after leaving a bad relationship I decided that it was time to start finishing what I started. I completed an afghan and gained a great sense of accomplishment and self esteem. I crocheted at work on breaks and I inspired at least one person to do the same. A coworker finished a beautiful granny square afghan that she said she had started fifteen years prior! A few afghans later, a friend of mine picked up crocheting again too. She had learned to crochet a while back and she was able to read patterns. She told me for months that reading patterns was easy and every time I stubbornly shook my head and laughed at her. Then one day she brought over a work in progress in my favorite color- purple. She said she was bored with it and would unravel it if I wouldn't take over the project. That's how she forced me to learn how to read a pattern and I thank her regularly. Now I am a stay at home mom of two, and I taught myself to knit to beat the baby blues. I am amazed by the seemingly infinite number of techniques and projects there is available to me. I always have something to look forward to since I learned to knit. There is always something new to learn and something beautiful to make. Knitting is almost like meditating because I feel renewed afterwords, but unlike meditating, I can do it while watching my kids play. Most importantly it has given me confidence in my ability to learn new things.


 
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