The Secret Stitch by C Jane Reid is a historical fiction novel that traces the history of crochet, which is something we don’t see on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird often enough!
It was actually Laurinda who taught Jane to crochet. Jane says she had been wanting to learn but confused by the difference in terminology between US and UK patterns. Between Laurinda’s help and Google, with lots of practice, Jane has actually progressed to where she can help with Laurinda test knitting the patterns she creates for publishing in magazine. Along the way, she’s also picked up knitting and she will pick up that craft when she needs a change from crochet. Over the ten years, they have become best friends that ‘spend too much time together’. It sounds, too, that even though Laurinda is left handed that’s not hampered Jane’s learning or there friendship whatsoever.
If you missed getting to hear this LIVE it is still available where it aired originally as an archived episode:
https://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2016/07/12/the-secret-stitch-by-c-jane-reid or with your favorite podcast catcher like iTunes or Stitcher Radio.