Today I had the pleasure of meeting a lovely lady who contacted me about two weeks ago. Her daughter works next door and mentioned to her that there was a new yarn shop in town. She knew her mom wanted to learn to crochet again. It turns out that she moved her from the same town that I did a year later. :o) Her daughter graduated from the same high school two years later, too. Small world.
What a lovely lady....we, of course, started with the basics. Had I thought about it, I would have taken some photos but it did not dawn on me until just this minute that I wanted to share her with you.
You see, she is legally blind. She has macular degeneration. Considering this you would think she would slow down just a little, but no way. She is in her 80's and is on the go, go, go, go! Yesterday she was at the Senior Center for some sort of activity, and today out to lunch there. The senior bus pulled up in front and dropped her off right at my door.
What a trooper! She brought her yarn with her that was a gift from a friend. And a hook....but it was a size G of all things. The handle was lovely and big, but it is the hook is what she needed to be big...and the yarn was worsted weight. We worked with the yarn, but I gave her a J hook to try out.
When she comes back to visit again, I think I'll give her a bright and cheery Wool Ease Chunky to try, and an L hook! I honestly think she would enjoy the larger skein and hook, and would be able to feel her way around it better. The other was splitty, so it was causing her some consternation.
She was able to make a chain that was about 12 inches long! It might not be perfect in the eyes of some person just looking at it, but to me....it was better than perfect! I have never seen such gutsy determination and such a cheerful and happy attitude. She would giggle and when it got a little frustrating she would say something like how fun it was!
And you know what she did...when she came, she brought me a present. A book about there being life after death because she heard my husband died last year, and a bag of white chocolate! What a gal!
What a blessing for me to have worked with someone who knows that the attitude which makes life worthwhile is gratitude for all it offers...she is a blessed angel, and I'm so happy I can help her along in this learning process.
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