Do you remember last month when I mentioned that the winner of a youth spelling bee had to spell crochet as the winning word? Well believe it or not there’s another crochet-related spelling bee story in the news!

The story is about a middle school girl who has only been in the United States for about three years after immigrating from Brazil. That means that she hasn’t known English for very long but she’s doing so well with the language that she’s participating in a regional spelling bee tomorrow in Texas. If she wins she’ll move on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee that takes place in Washington, D.C. this summer.

So what does this have to do with crochet? Well trying to study all of those spelling words in a fairly new language gets tiring for the youngster. And what does she do when she’s sick of looking at words and just needs to relax? She crochets! Just goes to show that this can be a relaxing activity for people of any age. She also knits and invents things in her free time. What a cool kid!


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