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We growing up as a child I knew I had a grandma...
Created By: Carrie Dyer

We growing up as a child I knew I had a grandma who lived far awayand made beautiful sweaters for me every year. Finally I got to meet her and everywhere we went she had knitting needles and yarn. Knowing I only had a few weeks before she went home I asked her to teach me how to knit. I was a very active (sometimes over active) child who was always getting into some sort of trouble. Knitting gave me something to focus on and it truely calmed me down.



4 years later we went to visit her. At 14 I saw my grandma making something with yarn and a single hook. I asked her to teach me how to use one hook instead of 2 needles. she gave me one of her "H" hooks and a skein of yarn, in the 2 weeks we were there she taught me the basic crochet stichtes (sc, dc,). I went back to high school after christmas break with a gorgeous scarf that was so soft and warm and I was proud to tell everyone my grandma taught me how to make it.



In the past 13 years I was taught myself more crochet stitches and i an a crochet-a-holic now. I have even taught myself to read patterns. In the last year my grandma has gotten very sick and is now in a nursing home back in Mass. and isn't going to be around much longer. she asked my uncle to send me some of her yarn. So I now have tons of yarn and can't make things quick enough. My 5 year old asked me to teach her how to crochet. I passed down the same hook my grandma gave me and a skein of the same yarn. My daughter made a scarf which I sent to my grandma and told her I taught her Great granddaughter then same thing she taught me. I received a letter 5 days after my grandma passed away from her that basically said i was the only one she passed her craft onto, because I was the only one who wanted to learn and her mother showed her with the same hook that she gave me. That hook has now been through 4 generations and i hope my daughter will pass it onto her daughter. I miss my grandma but holding that hook or seeing my daughter use it reminds me of all the stuff she taught me in the few weeks we got to visit.


 
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