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A Love Shared
Created By: Jody Witt

As a child I had the priviledge of having my grandparents live with us. They had a small "in-law" apartment behind our house. My grandmother was a seamstress and an avid crocheter. In her earlier years she made Mardi Gras costumes to help support her family. She made all of the grand-girls the best barbie outfits - not just sewn but crocheted as well. At eight years old she began teaching me how to crochet. Her patience was never ending. Spending hours sitting with me - needle in hand and so many colorful yarns to choose from. I made many 'mile long' chains to start and before long I was easily make granny squares to sew together for different projects. Through my teen years I crocheted off and on - but always when I spent time with her we crocheted together - learning how to improve my skills at reading patterns and turning the words into crafts. I learned to use cotton threads and create wonderful Christmas snowflakes, angels and dainty doilies. After I married a few years later it was natural fit to find myself in the evenings creating something for my home or a friend. After 5 years of marriage we had our first child - a girl. Now I could make baby things too! When she turned one - we were surprise to find baby #2 would be arriving sooner than planned. When she was barely 2 her brother was born. I was busy with my babies but still found time to indulge my love of yarn and thread while my babies were playing or napping. At barely three my little girl while playing with her toys on the floor near my feet - stood up and leaned onto my lap - "I want to sew like you mommie" she said. Having seen me so many times with my yarn and needle - she wanted to imitate me. I told her I learned when I was eight and I would teach her when she was that old. Leap forward five years.... On her eighth birthday she came to me with a ball of yarn and a crochet hook in hand and said "You promised to teach me." She hadn't forgotten! So we sat down and made a 'mile long' tail. We did it over and over. Before long she was learning the basic stitches and creating her own hats and blankets. Leap forward 10 more years. She is almost nineteen and a good crocheter and crafty person. Not only does she crochet, she makes jewlery, plays guitar and is a very artistic. She doesn't 'crave' holding that hook like her mom - but I'm so happy to have passed along a special ability and love of creating that will be with her for the rest of her life. Two years ago I learned to knit. I'm so excited to learn even more! Maybe I'll have a chance to teach MY grandchildren just like my grandmother taught me.

The circle continues.....

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