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Archive for January 21st, 2009


The Rewards of Learning to Crochet

January 21st, 2009

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This the first post from Marc, assistant to Lion Brand President David Blumenthal. Raised in a family of yarncrafters, Marc has been enthusiastic about learning to crochet. This is his first scarf:

I did not think I would ever finish! After a lot of trial and error, along with much time pulling it apart and starting over, I finally finished a scarf. I never knew that crocheting could be so difficult to learn and yet so relaxing after you get started! I used Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in coordinating colors Barley and Oatmeal for my first project. I like the bulkier yarn because I can see my stitches, making it is easier to work with during a project.

As a beginning crocheter, I asked a lot of questions, did much reading, and became obsessed with getting this scarf finished. This is the product of lunch breaks and my commute to and from work. It looks like it will be warm, which is great because I finished just in time for the severe cold weather for this week. I’ll see how it does when put to the test.

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