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Finding Peace in Creativity
Created By: Allison Mosley

Why do I crochet so much? I find great peace when my hands are busy. I find myself humming hymns, thinking of family, talking to God, and soon the stresses of my life are gone. I can hardly wait to get home from work to start crocheting. Since I don't live far, I've started riding the bus just so I can crochet.

I find myself not needing incessant amusement, such as TV all the time. I put on classical or "new age" music, curl up on the couch and make sure my yarn is secure so that the kitten doesn't mangle it while I work. Before I know it, my project is well on it's way to being finished. And those times when football or other sports dominate the household, I can remain in the room with my husband and keep myself from totally losing my mind.

My grandmother was very talented with her knitting and crochet. She made suits for herself and I preserved a few after she passed. One of my earliest memories is when she would have me sit beside her and she taught me to crochet. The smell of the wool, the ticking of the grandfather clock behind us is still with me, 41 years later.

Now, a grandmother myself, I look forward to teaching my grandchildren how to create wonderful things from a ball of yarn. A hat, a toy, blanket - you name it. There are no limits to the imagination. I even make purses, shopping bags, placemats and coasters from recycled shopping bags! I just cut them into strips and crochet away! The ultimate recycling! My latest projects are a sweater for my year-and-a-half year old grand daughter and have everything ready for a lovely sweater for her three year old brother. Both patterns from Lion Brand. I'm awaiting their arrival from three states away to come live in my town. It will be wonderful to teach both children to crochet - and hopefully their mother! She could use the peace!

As Autumn approaches, I imagine hot apple cider simmering on the stove, snuggling on the couch with the grandbabies, knitting them mittens and hats for the coming winter; and sharing this timeless craft with them - passing it on to a new generation who will pass it on to the next... and the next... and the next.

Bless all the gifted people who have shared their talent, knowledge and inspiration. We are a grand sisterhood!

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