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From my great grandmother to a husband who is deployed...
Created By: Jennifer Kuebrich

I just finished reading several stories on how people are inspired by crocheting and knitting. As we all know each of our stories are special and the crafts bring great joy to our lives. My story is just as similar.--enjoy.

I was taught how to crochet by my grandmothers/great aunt. My great grandmother was blind and used to spend many summers with us, as she listend to her soaps she would make us sweaters and toys. When i was about 6/7 yrs old she became very ill and i no longer could try to crochet with her--her legs were to be amputated and it broke my heart. I convinced my great aunt and my grandmother (my mom's mom) to help me make her a blanket that i could mail to florida. As i started to do the blanket the surgery was pushed foward and she pasted on the night before in her sleep. The pieces of that blanket now rest with her. Being so young it made me feel like i let her down.

In 2002 i started my second college for my B.A.--i started my thesis which was very stressful my boyfriend (now my husband) suggested that I find a hobby to put my stress into. I remembered how much joy i got from crocheting--so i picked it up--it was like ridding a bike!!i started with scrafs and a blanket for my husband and me to snuggle under during football games and cool nights.

In December 2006 my husband was transfered into a a diffrent portion of the military-after 10 months of being married we could finally move in together after living in 2 diffrent states. after being there for 2 weeks we were told that they were deploying--my heart broke and i never wanted to stress him out more than he already was-- we packed him up and he left january 1,07. Now my crocheting was not even an option--my stress was all focused into my crocheting scarfs and the blanket for him and me that i started 4 yrs before--i packed up the house and moved back in with my parents--crocheting is a madotory thing for me each day--i need to have at least an hour to two hours of my crocheting.--he will return in the end of april being of may and until then i have my croceting to lean on

in the mean time my sister her friend is having a baby--she asked me to make a baby blanket which i finally finished!! i thank her for giving me a project--now my mom has asked me to make a blanket for the den which they just redid--my family and friends has given me projects to do which makes the time go by -my friends buy my scarfs which i use the money to send things to my husband and our friends in iraq(it helps to off set the mailing prices)-i thank my family and friends for giving me projects and my family for such a great gift that they passed down--i am now teaching it to others while i finish my projects and the 15 month deployment along with starting and trying to finish most of my masters degree in teaching.--i encourage anyone to pass their gift of learning such a wonderful art down to others--

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