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Archive for February 21st, 2013


Crafter Stories: A New Feature on the Blog

February 21st, 2013

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Michelle with her bagA few weeks ago, I was riding the subway on my way home, and I was working on my office, post-holiday gift-exchange project (pictured right with its recipient, Michelle). Hunched over my project, I crocheted the fabric lining into its cable knit shell. As I reached the end of my round, I reached into my bag, and lo—

No toolbox to be found. Which meant no scissors.

Just then, I looked up and I began to notice my fellow passengers. (Often, when I’m crocheting or knitting on the subway, I don’t look up much at all.) Across the subway car from me, was a fellow yarncrafter, knitting a yellow creation on DPNs. My heart fluttered with joy.

“Excuse me,” I hesitated. She didn’t look up at first.

“I’m sorry to interrupt—do you have a pair of scissors? I can’t find mine.”

She looked up, a little surprised. Then she smiled, “I don’t have scissors, but I do have this.” She reached into her bag and passed me a yarn cutter pendant.

“Perfection.” I cut my yarn and wove in the end. My gift project was finished.

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