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One evening in February 2014, I participated in a beginner's crochet class at a nearby Michael's store. Annie taught the class. I started by learning to chain and to make single crochet stitches. I began a scarf in class that I finished at home.

I didn't do much crocheting during the spring and summer of 2014. I crocheted more scarves during the winter and spring of 2015. I'm attempting to learn more stitches and to crochet different items.

But crocheting is relaxing to me. If all I crocheted was soft, comfortable scarves, then that would be okay with me. I've been giving away scarves to family members, and they don't seem to mind.

In February 2013, my wife and I took a few knitting classes at the Yarn Cravin in Perrysburg. I knitted a couple scarves and practiced some different stitches, but I found crocheting much easier to do. My wife continues to knit while I crochet.

I like the idea of making something with my own hands that is useful. Many of my past and current hobbies didn't involve making something except for bread baking with my sourdough starter. But bread is short-lived, or it should be.

I still use an afghan that my step-grandmother crocheted for me back in the mid-1980s. I want to make things that will hopefully last a long time.

by john - 227 words - 1 min read
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