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Customer Projects - Get Inspired

Would you like to share a project that you have made from our yarns or our patterns?   Hundreds of thousands of people who care about your favorite craft will see your work.  Any submissions, particularly original ones are welcome, as long as the project was made from Lion Brand Yarn. 

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Thanks for the Challenge...
Created By: Molly Bagaglio

In second grade, I got chicken pox. My mother tried to teach me crochet. (Busy hands can't scratch!) It was a disaster- it felt like my hands just didn't work correctly. I puled the yarn too tight, skipped stitches, and actually snapped a couple of plastic hooks. Knitting was even worse. I'd pick up the stitches from the previous row, I'd drop stitches; over and over the needles would fall out of my hands and what I had managed to do would unravel...I ended up a very frustrated, cranky seven year old.

Fast forward 20 years-a few days after the love of my life proposed to me. A family friend came to town to visit her daughter, who was expecting. Freddie showed up at my parents' house toting a stack of knitting pattern books for babies. One little sweater coat was so cute- it had a hood with bunny ears on it. I jokingly asked Freddie if she could make one MY size, and I would wear it instead of a wedding vale. "Tell you what", she said, "do you know how to knit?" I said no. "If you learn, I'll help you adjust a grown-up size pattern however you want."

I don't back away from a challenge. I bought a "teach yourself to knit" kit, and raided my mom's stash of scrap yarn. All the occupational therapy I got in school must have fixed my hands-knitting was so easy. It was fun. It made me fell very relaxed, even confident, as I created simple projects one row at a time.

That was just over a year ago. Last week I finished a calf-length hooded cardigan that I plan to wear instead of a vale at my wedding(no bunny ears, though!) I finished it, knitted buttons an all, without having to call my friend for help. As soon as that cardigan is blocked, I'll have to send a photo to Freddie, along with a thank-you note for giving me the inspiration t challenge myself.

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