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Needle Arts: Teaching Myself to Knit

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

November 20, 2011
5:09 PM

Post #8899121

This is my first knitting project since I was 8 and back then knitted a blanket for a caterpillar!

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morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

November 21, 2011
8:40 AM

Post #8899846

Do you still have your catepillar blanket?! LOL I just love 8 year olds. Aren't the great? I took one knitting lesson... Just couldn't get it. Then the teacher died... Way to go haighr!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

November 21, 2011
9:20 AM

Post #8899890

Nope that caterpillar took it and ran!!!
I've never had any lessons in crochet or knit, but must say I am quite exceptional at the crochet and hope to accomplish the same with the knit. I do know that learning to knit with the help of utube is much easier than just trying to read and look at still pics which is how I learned to crochet.

If you are interested in trying again I highly recommend utube Knitting for Dummies!!!

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

November 21, 2011
10:23 AM

Post #8899955

Well, I must agree with you on your being quite exceptional with your crochet!! You make beautiful crocheted things. And it looks like you really enjoy making them.
I'm not interested at the moment in learning to knit. Quilting and tatting keeps my hands pretty busy.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

November 21, 2011
2:16 PM

Post #8900274

I would love to quilt and have no idea how or what tatting is so please post something. I have a quilt that my grandmother made for me that is hand sewn and tied and it is adorable in pink and blue & white. Tatting, must go check it out!

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

November 22, 2011
1:43 PM

Post #8901715

haighr, I have posted lots of tatting things on the needle Arts forum. Just scroll down and you;ll see them. I like to make snow flakes. Check it out.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

November 25, 2011
4:49 AM

Post #8904762

I take a look mindy.
Debsroots
Northwest, MO
(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2012
5:21 AM

Post #8965788

You are such a talented lady...I want to learn how to knit as well. Right now I am in the process of crocheting a throw, and I just started to learn how to tat. Hope this pans out.
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

January 14, 2012
3:59 AM

Post #8967015

Thanks you.
Just keep at it and it will work out for you. I used the tutorials on You Tube for all the info on knitting, better almost than taking a class. Course it also helped that I have been crocheting for 40 + years so can read the patterns.

So what are you working on? I just finished another breast cancer doily and am working on the crinolines. Need to start making angels soon!
Debsroots
Northwest, MO
(Zone 5a)

January 14, 2012
5:15 AM

Post #8967061

I am working on a crochet pattern from an older Vanna White book called Chenille Stripes.

On the tatting projects, I am still practicing. I can do the double stitch and picot, but am having trouble continuing on after I make the first circle. I can't figure out how to pick up the thread and continue to make more circles etc...
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

January 14, 2012
1:01 PM

Post #8967558

Try some tutorials on You Tube, there are many and the videos if you find good ones are really easy to follow. There is a knitting for dummies that I love that shows step by step slowly!

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