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Call me a crotchety old biddy

Crochet is an antidote to writer's block

Earlier this year, around the time temperatures here plunged to 21 deg C in a decade-long low, I started a business selling hand-crocheted scarves.

It was an ironic venture - woollen mufflers in the tropics - and I had an equally ironic name to go with it: Scarface.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 15, 2018, with the headline 'Call me a crotchety old biddy'. Print Edition | Subscribe