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Souvenir of Italy
Created By: Lynnette Dobberpuhl

I had the wonderful opportunity to travel in Italy for two weeks in 2004 with my husband, his brother, and my sister-in-law. We knew before we left that there would be long flights, train rides, waits at the airport and so on, and so in addition to a book and some sudoku, I wanted to take a crochet project. Because we were making a serious effort to pack lightly, I chose to try my first-ever doily. I found the free pattern in the craft store yarn aisle and picked out the bedspread cotton. At that time it still wasn't entirely clear if steel crochet hooks would be allowed onto the plane by security, so I opted for the smallest plastic hook I owned. I kept the supplies in a plastic bag in my purse and picked it up over and over throughout those two weeks, finding it easy to put down to enjoy scenery, food and conversation, then easy to pick up again whenever I needed a little "me" time. The olive oil and balsamic vinegar I bought in Italy are long gone,the ceramics are on a shelf, and the treasured pictures are in an album, but that doily is on the table by my front door, and every time I look at it I remember the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of that beautiful country. Who knew my best souvenir would be one I made myself?

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