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Archive for May 28th, 2008


Teaching Each Other to Crochet at Lion Brand

May 28th, 2008

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Hi, I’m Laquana Booker and I work in the Accounting Department of our corporate offices Carlstadt, New Jersey. That magical day I learned how to crochet happened sometime right before Christmas and lunchtime was much more social and festive around that time of the year. It was another day in the break room and a co-worker of mine, Rose, was working on a beautiful throw blanket for her son. Another co-worker’s (Luisa) daughter Julia was visiting our office and during our conversation at lunch Julia and I wanted to learn how to crochet. Shortly after learning the basics of crocheting, Julia and I were in competition to see who could crochet the most in the least time. So I can say that crocheting started for me as a competition with a 12 year old, but shortly grew to become something I genuinely love.

My background is in accounting so to do this kind of crafty stuff is unheard of but I immediately was ready for my first official project. I decided to do a blanket with Lion Wool and once I started I couldn’t stop. A week later it was finished, Rose suggested I trim it with Vanna’s Choice Antique Rose yarn, and it was finally done. I’ve had many requests from my friends and family to have my MASTERPIECE but you can bet your bottom dollar it is staying with me.

Special Thanks to Rose DeMartino for teaching me how to crotchet; I will never forget her for that!


Indiana Jones and the Knitter

May 28th, 2008

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Did you know that Karen Allen, Harrison Ford’s costar in the new Indiana Jones movie is a knitter? The 56-year-old actress has been a knitter since the age of 5. She now owns her own fiber arts studio in Massachusetts where she designs her own scarves, hats, sweaters and shawls. She teaches knitting at Bard College and has also taught at the Kripalu center.

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