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Crocheting Salvation
Created By: Pamela S

I had two grand maul seizures due to a brain hemmorhage due to a very bad fall. I was on a medication that would not allow me to sleep for more than 15 minutes at a time, so I was literally up all day and night. It had been years since I had learned how to crochet, but I hadn't really been doing much of it recently.

Well, with nothing else to fill my lonely, long hours, I began to buy every crochet publication I could find. I started crocheting all the time and my apt. became filled with crocheted projects. My fiance started taking them to the factory where he worked, and selling them. Mostly to give me more room for more projects.

One day I noticed an ad in one of the crochet magazines that said they bought readers' original patterns. I decided to give it a try, even though I really had doubts that I could design a pattern good enough for publication. The hardest part was thinking of a pattern idea.

Once I came up with an idea for a pattern, I couldn't stop crocheting. For the next week, I worked on deciding what colors and which stitches to use for my original pattern. When it was finally complete and checked over, I mailed it in to the publication along with return postage.

I was shocked and very happily surprised when I received a contract in the mail from the magazine stating that they wanted to buy my pattern! In fact, it gave me so much self- confidence, that I began designing more original patterns until it became a part-time income for me.

So, where once I was at home, not allowed to go to work, not able to sleep, because of a serious injury, now I had happiness, hope, and a purpose. I owe it all to crocheting. Nothing makes me feel better, to this day, than having a crochet hook in my hand!

Pamela Schad

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