Saturday, September 26, 2009

My Niece Hannah

I have a very shy thirteen year old niece named Hannah who expressed an interest in Crochet after learning that I had taught myself. I had asked her mother if she knew how to crochet and she said that she didn't. I then asked Hannah if she would like to learn and she said yes. The next time my hubby and I went to visit I took Hannah my DVD " I Can't Believe I'm Crocheting" and the kit from Leisure Arts "I taught myself how to crochet" which includes an instruction book with patterns, hooks, stitch markers etc. and of course I added in several different skeins of yarn. I had only recently taught myself by the same way and wasn't sure about whether or not I could teach someone else. I left all the goodies with Hannah and checked back regularly to see whether or not she was still interested in crochet or whether she had lost interest. Well she certainly didn't lose interest! The next time I went over for a visit she showed me some of the things that she had made, one item of which was a doily! Wow I was really blown away because trying to crochet a doily certainly wasn't on my list of things to crochet first!

Hannah is a 4-H member and entered a purse that she had made and also another doily which she had crocheted into the county fair. She got a blue ribbon I believe for her purse and a beautiful red ribbon for her doily. Needless to say her doily is going to be entered into the state fair next month in her age group. I am so proud of her accomplishments, what a talented young lady. I thought she would have an easier time of learning to crochet than I did since she was so young but she really outdid herself I thought. I'll let everyone know how the state fair turns out for her.

3 comments:

BeyondStiches said...

Congratulations to Hannah! That is so wonderful! Keep us posted with her accomplishments :)

Happy Crocheter said...

Barbara,

I love this story, the more that we can share and teach our love of crochet with the young people the more chances we have of them carrying on our craft. Please let us all know how her doily does in the state fair. Way to go Barbara and Hannah.

Love,
Tamara

kathy said...

WAY TO GO HANNAH, AND A GREAT BIG PAT ON THE BACK TO YOU FOR HELPING HER LEARN HOW TO CROCHET. NOW SHE NEEDS TO START A BLOG SO WE CAN KEEP IN TOUCH WITH HER AND SEE HER CREATIONS.