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Old 01-31-2007, 10:02 PM   #46
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I know how to knit a little... I say a little coz I'm left-handed and it's real hard for us to do it. I had to learn for my textiles class. My teacher spent 3 hours with me trying to make it work! :lol


Bd.... I know JUST how you feel!!!

I FINALLY learned how to knit after 3 trys spaced over 30 yrs!

The FIRST try was with my Mom around 17 ...I was a VERY left-handed person then - so I asked her to reverse it for me as a left-hander {she was right-handed}.

OMG!
What ended up happening was that we YELLED at EACH other alot! ANd we both gave up after several tries.


My next attempt in my 30's .
I actually knit/purled RIGHT-HANDED from a set of Instructions with drawings...........about 17 inches BUUUTTTTTT...
...the MORE I did this the more my scarf curled up [side to side]!There seemed to be no warnings/instructions about this "phenominum", NOR how to FIX it!

I was FURIOUS....WTF! How can you WEAR a scarf like that!??!!! I gave up then .

But the one good thing was finding out that I could now use my right hand instead.So YOU, Bd might find yourself becomong somewhat more ambi-dexterous as you go along.
Writing and drawing, however, remain Lefty for me. : )

FINALLY.......
...when I was in my late 40's.....I ran across some women at one of our big Greenmarkets that raised sheep and did the whole process from shearing to 25 colors and about 10 varigated ones, and just about all the thicknesses/thins of yarns you'd want.

I was SO inspired by a very open "netted like" shawl ...they gave me the basics to do/look out for ...knitting, purling....using a #10 needle with a fingerling/baby {THIN} yarn......to get the OPEN look.

So I took out several books at the library, and finally I learned! WOOT!


THE book I found that taught me everything
, and had the best drawn instructions too, was Debbie Bliss's- Kntting for brginners [or some title like that].

Good Luck to all giving it a try!
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:09 PM   #47
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and of course......... congrats to Sicy!

You're doing good!

I found that making sort of fancy [multi-stitched] lanyard keychains for relaxing and enjoying the pretty colors BEFORE a bout a yr or 2 BEFORE i finally learned help me keep my stitches even qite quickly!
it DIDN'T however help prevent droped stitches here & there.

At one point though FINALLY it sort of 'jelled', and i was able to do much longer and longer lengths of knitting without mistakes.

But because my art & jewelry stuff takes precedence....doing less knitting this past yr plus.has me amking more mistakes again. But AT LEAST not AS MANY as when I first started!
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:10 PM   #48
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Yeah I've already noticed on this 3rd scarf I started I havent made any mistakes (dropped stitches, etc). It's coming along nicely

btw you dont have to be a premium member to post pics. Photobucket is free
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:55 PM   #49
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Socks....with triple- stripes, yet!!! near

self-striping yarn is the way to go! All you have to do is knit, the yarn does the stripes for you.
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:10 AM   #50
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Thank you! *runs off to open account*
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:34 AM   #51
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I idd manage to knit a little tail of something. My roomate knitted a gorgeous warm scarf for me recently. I'll take pics and upload them here later today, gotta head to class now!
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I like to knit. I'm not worth a damn at at, but I like it.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:51 AM   #53
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I don't know Dazzy, I don't think I can become ambidextrous. I can't even hold a pen in my right hand let alone write with it. I did manage to knit a little tail in my class. It didn't look like anything though,
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btw, the purl stich is the hardest for me. I'ts the simplest and yet, it's tough!
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:23 PM   #55
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Here is the new tan one I'm working on. I realize that they should be thinner (less stitches) looks better.


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That's so cute. I bet it's real warm too.
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I like the thinner scarf Sicy

I got the itch today

this started as a scarf and ended up being a purse



I've got a crotchet scarf half done too but I don't like it
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Yeah I've already noticed on this 3rd scarf I started I havent made any mistakes (dropped stitches, etc). It's coming along nicely drool:



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and THANKS..........I didn't know that!



on the other hand you DON'T know what you're unleashing!







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Old 02-03-2007, 08:25 PM   #59
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self-striping yarn is the way to go! All you have to do is knit, the yarn does the stripes for you.







but it's STILL ........ SOCKS!





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I don't know Dazzy, I don't think I can become ambidextrous. I can't even hold a pen in my right hand let alone write with it. I did manage to knit a little tail in my class. It didn't look like anything though,



Well i didn't start becoming REALLY more ambidexterous untill
my ? early/mid-30's. You have a a good amount of years till then!
I really started to learn how to cook in my late 20's (i avoided it as a kid/teen +), UNTIL when I wanted to learn.
I remember trying to pour { how do i 'splain ths} from a right-handed pot with the little pour "lip" <which was ON the Left Side> WITH my Left Hand! Because I COULDN'T do it with my right hand back then!
It was soooo akward!!!


SO you still might not.......but you might....check again after your 30th!

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