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Winners Ride the Bus
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Knitting and crocheting have been my hobbies for many years. In 1980 the San Diego Transit Company had a contest: You had to write a story about "Why I Commute by Bus." I wrote, "riding the bus affords me the opportunity to do my knitting and crocheting projects that I could not do if I drove to work." I said that I made hats, gloves, scarves, slippers, booties, lap robes, blankets, and bedspreads, during my commute times. I was selected as one of the winners. My prize was a one month bus pass.

It gave me pleasure to make gifts that people still cherish to this day. Some of the babies kept their blankets and took them to college with them.

For our children, as well as their friends, I made bed spreads for wedding presents. When their babies arrived I made them blankets. Now my son's friends children are getting married so they are getting wedding bed spreads. As the babies grew, some of them took their blankets to college with them.

My daughter-in-law is administrator of shelter for homeless girls. I knit or crocheted scarves and hats for them for Chanukah presents. Their families don't have much contact with them, and my husband and I are their "San Diego grandparents." Each girl, as well as the staff, were most grateful to receive a gift made especially for her.

When my mom was in a nursing home I crocheted many lap robes for her, to match all her outfits, but I also donated many to the facility.

Of course, it my fondest pleasure to crochet blankets for my very own granddaughter when she was born.

All the yarn I use is machine wash/machine dry, hypoallergenic, and works up beautifully. I like working with Lion Brand Wool-Ease, Thick 'n Quick, and Homespun yarns.

I have sold some blankets, but I get the most pleasure from giving gifts, especially for new born babies. Their parents are delighted with the practicality and usefulness of the blankets.

I'm happy to share my patterns with anyone because I feel if someone learns the basics of how to knit and crochet they will take pleasure in sharing their skills with other people. Handmade items are cherished!

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