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A Precious Gift

For my eighth birthday my Nan gave me this crochet hook and a ball of yarn.
She taught me to crochet when I was just five, sitting together in her back room, and I’ve never stopped. I’m sure she’s still watching as I crochet for my granddaughter. Thank you, Nan!

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Julie Harris
Julie Harris(@julie-harris)
1 year ago

Wow, Sandra. Is that the very same crochet hook your Grandma gave you when you turned eight? Do you still use the same one? I never learned to crochet, but my mother taught me and my sister to knit and I knit my heart out for many decades. You’ve inspired me to find a picture to match my favorite knitting memory. I don’t have a photograph from that time, 50+ years ago, so I’ll have to find something to represent it.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

I got taught basic knit, purl and crocheting granny squares by my grandma and mum when I was little. I’ve tried more complicated stuff, but I’m a very slow knitter and kept losing patience. I still do a lot of crochet, but still just basic stuff. I have to have something that I can blindly keep my hands busy with when I’m watching TV. I like the nice chunky handles on my crochet hook these days, finding the ergonomic shape is much easier to use for longer periods. I love cross stitch too, and beading. My daughter introduced me to gem art a couple of Christmases ago too.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

Wow! Sandra, you have so much talent that I don’t have. I wish I know that skill too. And I wish I have also a grandmother who will teach me that crochet. 

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Sandra James
1 year ago

Thank you, Sandra, for thinking that I have many talents . I will try to search for some tutorial videos to learn crochet. Hope I can make it right.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
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1 year ago



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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Sandra James
1 year ago

Hello, Sandra. I still didn’t know how to do it perfectly. It needs more hard work for me. 

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Sandra James
1 year ago

Thank you for all your kind and encouraging words, Sandra.

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