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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Another Dying Art

Did I mention that I can crochet? Well I should also mention that I’m not very good at it. I know I’ve talked about my grandmother before. She’s the wonderful woman that taught me about baking, sewing, salve, and scented soap. She also taught me how to crochet – something that I hadn’t done in a long time until recently.

A number of months ago, Danielle Hatfield (@dhatfield) tweeted about something she was crocheting. Feeling inspired, I went out and bought a crochet hook, yarn, and a how-to book. Now almost a year later I have finally finished my first dishcloth. The instructions called it a dishcloth but it seems to be about the size of a hot pad. I’d also like to mention that the instructions didn’t say to make it crooked. That just somehow happened.

The older I get, the more nostalgic I become. Especially on things that I consider to be a dying art. So while this first attempt was less than stellar, I am certain that my grandmother would be proud. Thanks Danielle for inspiring me to give it another shot. I’m starting another one. I hope that this time it won’t be crooked.  I also hope this post helps to inspire you to give a dying art a try.

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