Those first few rows of crochet always twist on me.

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I’ve been told that is because I crochet too tightly, but I have really been trying to “loosen up.”

Yarn is such an interesting medium. Depending on the fiber content and the weight it can look light and lacy or thick and cozy.

One of the things I look for when I am out at thrift shops or flea markets is antique lace doilies.  Some of them seem spider-web fine, and I am amazed at the patience the women (I assume they were women) must have had to work with the tiny hooks finding the loops in that super-fine thread. I am more amazed that they can often be had for 25 or 50 cents.  Knowing the amount of work that must have gone into them, they are one of the greatest bargains you can find.  I like to think when they come into my life that the spirits of the women who originally created them are at least happy that they have found a home with someone who truly appreciates them.

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