Today is supposed to be my “personal day”. The time when I do enrichment activity, such as looking after babies, or sitting with friends in the Needlework Group. I’m yearning for solitude, time to not be glancing at a To Do List.
Instead, I did some errands, then went to the Yarn Group early. I actually crocheted almost a row on the latest baby blankie before others came.
In walked a couple girls from the university. Word-of-mouth is out for a certain Sociology class that the Senior Activity Center is a good place to be, to mingle with oldsters, get lessons, and have the paper signed by the director.
I could tell that the main knitter of our group was in no mood to be a teacher today.
And so, I invited them in to the storeroom, told them to choose yarn, gathered some crochet hooks.
Got them started on making a slip knot. While they practiced that, I went to the pattern file and found a couple magazines with good illustrations of the basic crochet stitches.
During the time there, one girl got all the way to having a 4″ sample square of single crochet, and the other produced 18″ of foundation chain that was nicely spaced.
When they went away, they had some knowledge of crochet, hooks and yarns in hand, and patterns to covet in a magazine.
One of my Group pals says I am a good teacher. I wasn’t really in the mood, so I must be a great actress as well.
In the storeroom, we found several bags of yarn donated to the Center.
Lovely yarn, good quality yarn. We will have to sort it soon, so the storeroom doesn’t look quite so cluttered.
I brought home a wrapped cone of cotton, which is great for a tote bag, or potholders.
As if more yarn needs to come into this house, but I’m crocheting as much as my tired hands will hold.
There is laundry to shuffle around. Until later….
~~love and Huggs, Diane
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