When I was a little girl, I enjoyed watching my grandmother Atha sew. She was a fantastic seamstress, and I have already blogged about the dolls she made for a while. Crocheting was also a hobby of hers, making afghans and slippers. She taught me the basics - making the slip knot to begin a project. How to chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet. I learned the granny square. But I was only 9 years old and soon lost interest.
One day two years ago I was wandering around Hobby Lobby and happened upon the yarn. Why I was in the yarn aisle, I can't even explain. But I saw some yarn that I really liked, so I made an impulse decision to buy a skein of it and two different sized hooks. I had never attempted to make a scarf before, but thought, "How hard could it be?"
A year and a half later I decided to buy another skein and finish the project. Naturally Hobby Lobby no longer carried the make and color of the original yarn. I eventually Googled and found another source, so I bought several more skeins. Of course, Lot. HELLO?!! The new yarn didn't match the old, half-finished yarn.
Not wanting to give up, I YouTube'd how to join the new yarn, then added a skein to each side, so that the yarn that showed, in the front, would match. Only, once the scarf was at last complete, it measured 7"wide and 108" long.
I still wear it. When it's super cold outside. In North Alabama.
And then the crochet addiction hit. I've made 3 more scarves plus an infinity scarf since Christmas.