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A ball of yarn and a crochet hook
Created By: Mary De Jong


This is a travel story that actually started out in a hospital waiting room. I had taken a diabetic friend in to emergency one evening because her blood sugar was extremely elevated. I had taken my crocheting with me because I was working on hats and scarves for my daughter's family who were being transferred to Alaska that fall. A lady sat next to me in the waiting room watching me and finally told me that she had bought a children's book on learning to crochet but could not seem to follow the directions because she couldn't understand how to get the yarn on the hood to pull it through the loops. I happened to have a small ball of leftover yarn in my bag and an extra H hook. I showed her how to chain. She grasped it immediately and said, "So that's what they meant when the directions said to loop over the yarn." She chained several feet and used up the yarn. So I had her rip it out and do it again. I pointed out how much more even her stitches had gotten from when she started to when she finished the ball of yarn. The person she was waiting for was released and she gave me back the yarn and needle. She said that she thought she could now follow the directions in book and possibly make a hat or a baby blanket. I sent her home with the yarn and hook. Since then I usually carry a ball or two of leftover yarn and a couple of extra hooks when I travel by bus (I take a Greyhound to see my sister who lives in another state once or twice a month (5 to 6 hours each way) and if anyone evinces an interest I start them off. Only once have I ever encountered someone I started off chaining again. She told me that she had made a number of baby blankets and showed me the one she was working on which was a intricate pattern with color changes. It makes me feel good to share a hobby and to teach someone else a skill which can bring a lot of pleasure both to the person who learns a new skill and the people they pass that skill along to.

Mary de Jong

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