WHEN I FIRST DECIDED TO KNIT AND CROCHET I HAD TO RECALL HOW TO FROM MY CHILDHOOD MEMORIES.   NOT BEING ABLE TO DO MUCH FROM MEMEORY, I RAN TO THE LOCAL CRAFT STORE.  LOADING UP TWO BOOKS, ONE ON KNITTING AND ONE ON CROCHETING, AND YARD.  BOTH BOOKS HAD ALL THE NECESSARY KNTTING NEEDLES AND CROCHETING HOOKS. 

EVEN HAD SOME ITEMS IN THE KIT THAT I  HAD NO IDEA WHAT THEY WERE FOR.  SITTING DOWN WITH THE CROCHETING BOOK OPEN I ANXIOULY READ WHAT I NEED TO DO TO START A CHOCHETING CHAIN (A STRING OF CROCEHETING). OH OH, I HAD NO IDEA HOW TO HANDLE THE CROCHETING HOOK. I RECALL SOME OF THE THINGS I WAS SUPPOSE TO DO, LIKE PULLING THE YARD THIS WAY AND THAT WAY, LOOPING IN AND LOOPING OUT. 

I STARTED OUT WITH CROCHETING BECAUSE I ASSUMED (AND YOU KNOW WHAT ASSUMED MEANS) THAT I COULD JUST JUMP RIGHT IN WHERE I LEFT OFF WHEN I WAS 10 YEARS OLD. NOT!!!!   THE NEXT STEP WAS YOUTUBE WHICH AS MOST OF YOU ALL KNOW IS A WEALTH OF INFORMATION.   NO GOOD THERE EITHER. OK, SO I CHANGED DIRECTION AND OPENED THE KNITTING BOOK.  OH WOW I WOULDN’T EVEN FATHOM WHAT THE HECK I WAS DOING.  BUT, I GAVE IT A GOOD TRY AND AGAIN WENT TO YOUTUBE.  BY SHEER ACCIDENT I RAN ACROSS LOOM KNITTING. YEAH I KNOW YOU ARE ASKING YOURSELF WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD ANYONE WANT TO BUY A HUGE LOOM.  LO AND BEHOLD THEY HAVE SMALL TABLE TOP LOOMS CALL ALL-IN-ONE.  YIPPY, I THOUGHT TO MYSELF. NOW THAT LOOKS PRETTY DARN EASY TO ME.  

ONCE AGAIN I HOPPED INTO THE CAR AND RAN OVER TO THE CRAFT STORE.  THEY DID NOT CARRY THE ALL-IN-ONE LOOM SO I HAD TO ORDER IT ONLINE.  WATING A WEEK OR SO I RECEIVED MY PRESCIOUS ITEM. BEING A SMARTY PANTS I THOUGHT I COULD PICK IT UP WITH ONE READING OF THE NICELY LAID OUT BROCHURE.  WRONG AGAIN!!!

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