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Grandma's Spirit

As a child, I was always enchanted to watch my grandma wrap the thread around her finger, and take her tiny crochet hook and make doilies. Sometimes one small section would be joined with other small sections to create something much larger, such as a tablecloth.

My grandma had a lot of patience, and would sit me down with some yarn and a hook and try to get me to hold the hook in one hand, and hold the yarn between the fingers on my other hand. After many tries I was able to make a chain stitch, which was followed by my pulling the chain apart.

Finally, I was able to master crocheting, one stitch at a time, single crochet, then double crochet. Eventually, my grandma and I collaborated and made a granny square afghan for my sister.

My crochet skills improved over the years, and during my freshman year of college, on nights when the studying was done, I would pull out a box from under my bed, filled with various colors of yarn. When the granny squares were finished, and joined, the navy centers, surrounded by bold colors,and an off-white, I took it to grandma for inspection. She was quite impressed, and even more surprised when I gave her the afghan. She's made afghans for everyone else, so it was time she had one for herself.

Two years later, I got the afghan back. I also noticed I was becoming a much better crocheter. Some nights when I am working on a project, I know she is here with me.

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