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Old 03-02-2014, 02:47 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by fatoldladyinpjs View Post
I learned how to knit from a neighbor girl when I was 12. That was in the late 1960's. My mother taught me how to crochet, but I mostly did simple things like blankets. I didn't get serious about crochet until maybe two years ago. I learned from Youtube tutorials. I quit smoking and needed something to do with my hands rather than burning one at break time. I brought crochet projects with me to do in the lunch room. I just had my anniversary on Valentine's Day. Two years smoke free thanks to knitting and crochet. Cigarettes here are around $7.50 per pack, so I'm saving $224 bucks per month. More money for yarn now and no venturing out in bad weather for a pack or going outside to smoke.

CONGRATULATIONS on your 2 years of being smoke free!!!!! I bet it's a lot more rewarding to spend money on something which you can appreciate and others can too!

Thank you for sharing your story!!!!
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