Twenty-four years later, I taught my oldest daughter's Girl Scout troop to crochet. I remember it being a long meeting, since, none of the other moms knew how and I was teaching them too. Last month, I taught another set of Girls Scouts to do the same. I've been these girls' leader since kindergarten and I felt that since they were the same age as I was, they were ready to wield hooks.
I taught M to crochet the night before the meeting. That was definitely a smart move. Like me, she picked it up fairly quickly and was ready to help her troop-mates the next day. My friend, Angela, could crochet and she stayed on to help. Thank God! By the end of the 1 1/2 hour meeting, only 2 girls other than M and Angela's daughter had advanced beyond the chain stitch. (My co-leader did enjoy herself. She was able to progress to her second round of the granny-square.)
|M's first granny square|
|Yarn and Fabric Arts badge for Junior Girl Scouts|
I'm one of those people who need to always have a project going. It doesn't have to be yarn or fiber related. I love the feeling of accomplishment when I finish something, be it a sweater or tiled shower. These projects are a source of creative outlet and also an expression of love for my family.
I know I'm rambling. I'll try not to bite the head off of the next person who says, "My grandmother used to crochet!" When I'm observed knitting in public.