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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
outlet for creativity on cold winter nights, my grandmother Noni crochets
exquisite filet lace, adorning handkerchiefs, doilies, collars, etc. She is a romantic
and literary connoisseur. Her love of delicate, fine things is exhibited in her
crochet uses the tiniest of mercerized cotton strands to create a decorative
lace. The French word ‘crochet’ (meaning hook), grandmother’s steel #14 (0.70mm) hook
twists, pivots, and spins as she constructs rows upon rows of ornate stitches. Her
tiny hands work from family treasured patterns, spending hours alternating
chain and double stitches.