In the passages that follow, certain words and phrases are underlined and numbered. In the right-hand column, you will find alternatives for the underlined part. In most cases, you are to choose the one that best expresses the idea, makes the statement appropriate for standard written English, or is worded most consistently with the style and tone of the passage as a whole. If you think the original version is best, choose “NO CHANGE.” In some cases, you will find in the right-hand column a question about the underlined part. You are to choose the best answer to the question.
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Crocheting Makes a Good Hobby
Crocheting is the art of making fabric by twisting yarn or thread with a hook. Although many associate it by Q76 older women, crocheting can be a fun hobby for people of both genders Q77 and all ages. Once you start crocheting, you won't be able to put down the hook; you'll have a hobby for life. Q78
Time-honored and easily taught Q79 to all, crocheting is an easy hobby to pick up. Instructional books are readily available, and once you've learned a few basic stitches. Picking Q80 up the more advanced ones is a snap. Once you learn how to crochet, you can purchase store-bought books that detail Q81 that tell you exactly how to make the projects that interest you. Even if you want to try several projects, the supplies required for it's Q82 completion are minimal; all you need are a crochet hook, yarn, and a pair of scissors. You don't need to worry about making a big investment, either; fifteen dollars will buy you no fewer than Q83 three starter kits!
 As you grow more proficient, you can expand your supplies by purchasing hooks of different types Q84 to vary the size of your stitches.  Crochet hooks are available in all sizes, ranging, Q85 from very small to very large, with everything in between.  Some are so big that you need to use two strands of yarn.  Other hooks are very tiny, so small that you must use thread.  These hooks are suitable for making smaller, more delicate things such as lace doilies, tablecloths, and bedspreads.  These hooks make big stitches, so you can finish a project with them very quickly.  It is best to start with hooks that are medium in size; these are the easiest to manipulate and require only one strand of yarn. Q86
Because it seems like there are a million hooks to keep track of, Q87 crocheting makes a good hobby because it requires only time and patience, not attention or tremendous investment. You can crochet while watching television, listening to music, or visiting with other people. It is fun and relaxing and allows you to express your creative side in an easy way. Also, you Q88 have finished a project, you have a cherished keepsake. Whether you have made an afghan to keep you warm on Q89 cold winter nights or a lace tablecloth to add a touch of elegance to your dining room, your creation is sure to be cherished for a long time to come. Q90