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Snow Days are Play Days- Chicago

Februrary 23, 2008The Museum of Modern Ice presents unique family friendly activies in Milennium Park and inside the Chicago Cultural Center all during Februrary. Teaming with the city, the Windy City Knitting Guild sponsored a craft event each Sat. in Feb. called "Color your Winter with Crafts." Not only do they have Polly E. (Esther) Cotton on display for stitchers to add their creativity to, but members are sharing their talents by teaching others.

There was a call for volunteers, so I volunteered to teach Free Form Crochet. I was greeted by some enthusiastic crocheters already at work when I arrived and I joined them at their table. I had used my car, the El and my feet to get there from the suburbs, so I was a little late, but that didn't stop me from jumping right in to show these knitters-turned-crocheters the beauty and ease fo "no-rules crochet."

I walked them through the first few steps to get them started then "set them free" to create as t…