The greatest gift given to me is that of a child. I have always wanted to be a mother and though we only succeeded the once, he has more than exceeded our hopes and expectations:) Now I also have a daughter (DDiL), which I always hoped for, but wasn't able to achieve:(
When they were last here I was talking to said daughter about learning to crochet again, even something basic as a square that could be sewn into a lap blanket would do. She, like me, is left handed but was quite happy learning from a right handed booklet and was getting on famously. I mentioned that my brain isn't wired the same and I would have to copy the pictures and flip them to make them left-handed. Also, with arthritis starting at the base of my thumbs, I would have to have fatter than usual crochet hooks.
You can imagine my surprise and happiness, when I opened my gifts for yesterday:
Thankyou both of you, just what I needed. Now I just need to give myself a good kick up the backside and get going:)