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Mon Apr 19, 2021, 08:51 PM

Did any of you know Vice President Harris is a crocheter?

Someone posted a picture of her yarn shopping at a yarn shop in a crochet group on Facebook. How cool is that?

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Reply Did any of you know Vice President Harris is a crocheter? (Original post)
yellowdogintexas Apr 2021 OP
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2021 #1
PortTack Apr 2021 #2
Diamond_Dog Apr 2021 #3
Unwind Your Mind Apr 2021 #7
Mme. Defarge Apr 2021 #4
Delarage Apr 2021 #5
herding cats Apr 2021 #6
wryter2000 Aug 2021 #8
yellowdogintexas Oct 24 #10
yellowdogintexas Oct 24 #11
electric_blue68 Oct 2021 #9

Response to yellowdogintexas (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 09:06 PM

1. No, I did not know that! I'm also a crocheter, so this makes me like her

even more than I already did.

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 09:07 PM

2. Very! Michelle Obama has discovered knitting and is says she's hooked..and Kamala crochets!

Both are great crafts!

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 09:09 PM

3. We have something else in common!

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 12:12 AM

7. I feel that too

Iím a crocheting, Gen X, California native stepmom here
😀

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 09:14 PM

4. Formidable!

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 09:19 PM

5. Does it all!

Cooks, crochets, and kicks ass

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 09:22 PM

6. I've crocheted since I was a around 8 years old.

I find this way cool!

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Response to herding cats (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 12, 2021, 04:32 PM

8. I got started very young, too

I remember learning chain stitch first. I was under 10.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 05:05 PM

10. one of my great aunts taught me to chain when I was about 8 or 9

she did doilies so it was that string type stuff and teeny hook.
I did not really try to learn until I was 20 and those crocheted vests were The Thing. I failed miserably with that, but did OK with scarves and baby blankets.

With 3 babies due in Jan - March I have lots of crochet hours coming up.

I went for a long time without any projects but the past 3 years I have taken it back up and it has been very relaxing.

Back in the 1970s I had a ton of magazines with patterns. Now I just go to You TUbe and watch demonstration videos. I am addicted to them.

One thing I do miss: when I was crocheting in my 20s I lived in Cambridge MA and there were lots of yarn shops all around the Boston area. I have not had much luck finding yard shops here - choices are Michael's, JoAnne's and Hobby Lobby. I suppose Dallas may have one or two.

Ordering from the internet is the best option.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 05:06 PM

11. Definitely! I also bake so I don't hit people nt

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Original post)

Fri Oct 8, 2021, 12:12 AM

9. Yes, I'd seen the photo of Kamala in a yarn store...

and that made me smile - but I didn't know FL Michelle had taken up knitting. 👍

After 2x previous failed attempts at knitting over 2 decades+ I was reinspired to try after meeting some yarnsters that sold skeins, kits, some finished items from the sheep farm they managed at my then nearby Green market.
At around 48 found one of the 4 books I borrowed from the library worked perfectly between text, and drawings. 👍

Crochet seemed to scare/intimidate me so the grid-ness of beginning knitting appealed to me. Then The Crochet Reef Project; an eventually international endevor originating in Australia not that far from The Great Barrier Reef - to highlight their fragility & climate change was so fascinatng - I learned to crochet from on line photos, and text! This was when I was 54.

Drawing, and unique wire jewelry are my 1st and 2nd creative outlets, the yarnwork is my third. 🧶👍

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