Thats because the freedom poncho made for Stewart by her Alderson prison pal, Xiomoro Hernandez, is getting raves from Lily Chin, the worlds fastest crocheter.
Chin has designed knitwear for Ralph Lauren and Vera Wang and is very knit-picky. Still, she says Hernandez is extremely talented and is impressed by the way the stitches come to a point instead of being rounded.
Shes also impressed by the texture of the yarn used by Hernandez and applauds the woman for creating a design that is causing the biggest impact in the crochet world since Jessica Simpson wore a knit shawl.
Hernandez is currently serving a 20-year sentence for conspiring to distribute cocaine and crack and isnt scheduled for release until January, 2008. However, Chin is so high on her work that she plans to recommend Hernandez for a job when shes released from the slammer.
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