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Coming up Rainbows

A Reason To Crochet

The Shoe Box



A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had talked about everything. They had kept no secrets from each other except that the little old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about.


For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover.

In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man took down the shoe box and took it to his wife's bedside. She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box.

When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000.He asked her about the contents. 'When we were to be married,' she said, 'my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll.'

The little old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears. Only two precious dolls were in the box. He thought she had only been angry with him twice in all those years o f living and loving. He almost burst with happiness. 'Honey,' he said, 'that explains the dolls, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?'

'Oh,' she said, 'that's what I made from selling the dolls.'


Not that I need to (snork!)... But...If I were to crochet dolls they would have to be from Creepy Cute Crochet.  They're deliciously cute (ravelry link--I'm assuming everyone is on Ravelry now, if not, go and sign up already!) and could suit every little angry mood.  And some amigurumi too. 


Too funny! Is it wrong that I want to learn to crochet just so I can make amigurumi and the babette afghan for myself :)

What a nice story! I think that is a great idea. I think I would chose to knit baby socks instead of making crochet dolls. Hmm...that's not a bad idea.

I've been having a lot of fun making the little dolls from that book. I'm almost done with the Grim Reaper.


Notice that she crocheted rather than knit. Keep the pointy sticks out of your hands when frustrated with the spouse!

OMG, that's hysterical!! I wonder how much $ I would have made by now????

That's terrific! I sometimes think about selling some of the stuff I make outside of the holiday bazaar at work, but I'm just uber paranoid that my quality isn't good enough (or that no one will like it, etc.).

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