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Old January 24 2013, 08:54 PM   #103
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Re: Things old ladies do...

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I know how to make an afghan, and I'm in my 20s.
And that makes me happy. However, I feel that it is a skill that is slowly disappearing, and that makes me sad.
Knitting & crocheting go through boom & bust periods. Currently we're in a boom period, and much credit for that has to go to the internet & social media. Fiber artisans are no longer isolated--the internet has expanded our markets beyond our local yarn stores. is a network specifically for knitters, crocheters & hand-spinners. The site is 5 years old and has over 2 million members worldwide.

I knit, crochet, spin (both spindle & with a wheel), sew. I design my own patterns. Since I'm ADD, they have to be complicated in some way, either lots of colors or a complicated stitch. Otherwise, I get bored.

Swatch, sketch & beginning of a summer lace pullover (knit):

Detail from a crocheted cotton blanket:

Akoochimoya, my indigenous ass.
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