Well, we’ve made good progress this week, and we’re up to three mile-a-minute strips attached together!

We challenged ourselves yesterday afternoon as we set out to make significant progress on this by racing each other — which is tough for me because Hannah is a FAST crocheter! We basically came out to a tie!

Hannah is our only left-hander in the family — as you notice, she is crocheting right-handed. So for her to be so fast is amazing to me! I taught her to crochet when she was about 7-8 yrs old. I made up my mind to start her out right-handed (patterns seem to be mostly written for a right-handed world), but made sure she understood that if it just didn’t feel comfortable, we’d try it the other way. Well, she took to it very quickly, and to watch her work, you’d never know she’s left-handed!

I’m very proud of her — she has always taken to fiber crafts quickly, and has already tried several different things: crochet, knitting, cross stitch, and sewing. We even bought her a sewing machine for her a year and a half ago, and she is already sewing her own dresses! I’m grateful to have a crafting buddy in the midst of a household of boys!

We’ll check back with you on the watercolor afghan next Monday — I hope to be well over half way by then!

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