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Timing is everything
Created By: Jean Tanner

My mom taught me how to do lots of crafts--needlepoint, cross-stitch, potholders, etc. But when she tried to teach me to knit, I wasn't really interested, and it didn't take.

When I finally decided that I wanted to learn to knit, my mom had passed away. I lost her soon after I graduated from college. But my grandma (Dad's mom) was still around. I was trying to learn from a book, but Grandma is the one who really taught me to knit.

My other grandma crocheted, but she was long gone when I decided to learn to crochet. Fortunately my mother-in-law knew how to crochet, and she was willing to teach me. I'm still very new at that, but I'm looking forward to doing more of it.

The thing I love about knitting and crocheting is that so many of us have the family connection in learning how, but we also have the connection in the items that were made for us. I have an afghan my grandma knitted for me, and a throw my mom knitted, and I cherish them. It reinforces that they will never be gone as long as I keep their memories alive.

So I'm trying to continue the tradition. Each of my children has a baby blanket I knitted for them, and now I'm knitting stuffed animals for them. I have a book, and they each got to pick one for me to make. No matter when I pass, they will have reminders of my love for them. Perhaps one day one or both of them will want to learn to knit or crochet, and I can teach them.

But only if the timing is right for them.

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