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Two and a half days to Texas
Created By: Kathy Peck

While my great aunts were living, my parents and I would travel every other summer to visit them. From Los Angeles it would take 2 and a half days to reach Pampa, a small town in the Panhandle. Route 66 and what became Interstate 40 never seemed to change. There were long long stretches of desert, scrubland, prairie and plains. After so many trips there and back, boredom set in before the trip even started. I could only read for so long before I fell asleep, car bingo could only fascinate for so long and something new was needed for both my parents and my sanity. My grandmother made lots of crocheted lace, however she passed away when I was 2. Aunt Ruth had given me a beginner's lesson and my mom had learned enough from her mom to help when needed. We stopped at a small town and we picked up some yarn, a hook and an instruction booklet. Mom knew enough to read which size hook and thickness of yarn to buy. My first project was a knot stitch shawl. I'm still not sure if I make the knot stitch correctly, but the shawl still exists nearly 40 years later and gets brought out for dress-up occasions. Great Aunt Goldie was impressed, and became my first client. She wanted one just like it in a tomato red yarn. Now, whenever I travel, my hook and yarn go with me, a scarf takes 2 hours and both time and miles fly by.


 
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