Learn to knit
Posted 16 January 2004 - 07:31 PM
I learned to knit when I was 7 years old. The nice old retired lady next door taught me. We were neighbors for the 13 years I grew up in that house. Since I married and left home I still keep in touch with her. She turned 90 years old in November and she still has all her marbles. In fact I asked her to send me an old pattern to make Princess a sweater and she wrote it down for me from memory!
Posted 07 January 2005 - 02:44 PM
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Posted 06 February 2007 - 02:58 PM
Does it matter what color or type of yarn is best for beginners? I learned when I started to crochet that the dark yarn was harder for my eyes to deal with.
Posted 06 February 2007 - 03:58 PM
and for your first try one color yarn and NOT that fancy sfuff out there now for scarfs......
leave that to the pros for now.
and lets NOT start off with a sweater or blanket ?
make a pot holder or simple scarf so that you can finish something.........
= = = in touch with the past = = =
Posted 06 February 2007 - 06:20 PM
Nobody has ever been able to teach me to crochet. For some reason, I just can't see the stitches that I'm supposed to put the crochet hook through. It just looks like a knotted mess to me. Probably because of my dyslexia.
Posted 07 February 2007 - 01:08 AM
Other than that it looked pretty good.
Posted 07 February 2007 - 01:35 AM
Posted 08 February 2007 - 01:05 AM
Today they were using 4 double end needles to do a round glove, it was interesting.
The crochet was doing a knit cap that kind of looked like an old aviators cap with long straps that went around your neck to keep warm. Based on rap, I think the lady said.
Interesting puff stitch she did and the directions are on the DIY network web page. She also stabilized the edge of the cap with beading elastic and then continued crochet over it. She said after you wear the cap awhile it has a tendency to lose its shape. The elastic was tied with a knot and she used washable fabric glue on the knot to keep it from coming undone.
You might have to find instructions on HGTV and click the link over to DIY. Sorry I did not catch the name of the show. I can catch it tomorrow if anyone wants the name.
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