I love to crochet and I love making crocheted things to give to others, but lately I have been asked if I could teach people how to crochet. Aye!!! I honestly don’t really know how to myself. I taught myself years ago from a book and my first scarf was not to scale and ended up being a fat rectangle that went to the cat. I put it away for a while, but rediscovered it when my dad was in the hospital. I started crocheting scarves for the wonderful people we met at UCLA and after making more than 100 scarves (here are a few), I became addicted and have tried to branch out from scarves. I still have one scarf left that I need to finish for a nurse, but I haven’t been able to complete that one just yet… one day. Even with all that practice I still don’t know how to make things to scale and I probably never will. I probably won’t be able to read a pattern either or crochet a scarf the "right" way. Thankfully, my friend Lisa is a crocheting and knitting master and a way better teacher. She started a Stich ‘n’ Bitch group and our first meeting was a blast! We decided to meet the following week at a local coffee shop. To our surprise, a group of musicians were also meeting and we got to enjoy some wonderful music and a little Baileys. I had some leftover green yarn and was able to make fourteen of these shamrocks to share before we headed out. The best part was that they all found a home with the musicians and their supporters who were also enjoying their music. CHEERS!!!… to such an unexpected, but fun evening!