Tuesday, March 18, 2014

VKL - Encouraging The Next Generation

I met quite a few crocheters 
Laurinda and the Smith Girls
walking the aisles of the Vogue Knitting Live Marketplace last weekend. On Sunday afternoon, I spotted these two little girls showing of their own handywork, ponchos they had crocheted themselves.  When my friend asked if we could take a picture, they scampered off to find "nana" so we could get permission. She explained that they were her granddaughters who she had taught to both knit and crochet.

When I asked the girls how old they were, and they both said 11, I told them that I learned to crochet when I was 11 too, and now I have written 2 books on it. I encouraged them to stick with it, and who knows what they could do.

I also gave "nana" my card, and told her if she would email me an address, I would be happy to send each of the girls a copy of my first book to help them learn more stitches. I mentioned that it comes in both right- and left-handed editions, and wouldn't you know it, one of the girls is left-handed, and the other is right-handed! How cool is that? The whole experience just made my weekend complete!

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