Saturday, August 11, 2007

Sunday, Day 12 of the month long contest

Ahhh... Sunday. My absolute without question favorite day of the week. Today is especially special because my friend Shelly returns from a week long cruise. I have been almost lost without her. Even though we live many states apart, we are never further then a phone call away. Thank you Lord for unlimited long distance calling.

The answer to my Saturday riddle was of course a "SQUARE"

Today I guess I'll just ask a simple question...

"Who taught you to knit/crochet and how old were you?"

Yesterday was a BLAST. I brought Adam to another birthday party, and we had so much fun. Outside playing all day. I got a ton of pictures. I will try to make a slide show and post it on the blog later this week, I am so blessed having such an awesome grandson. I just can't remember life without him.

That said it's nearing 1am here and I better get to bed ot I might sleep through church tomorrow, and I sure don't want to do that.

Count your blessings today, there are so many of them aren't there?


Katie O said...

A friend started to teach me how to knit... and it didn't go well! So I went and bought a "teach yourself how to knit" book... Voila!! I know how to knit! Thanks to helpful people on the internet and lots of research, I think I've done pretty well!! I learned/self-taught in 2003! A few years down... many more to come!! :) Have a great sunday!

Debbie said...

I was yaught in home econmics in high school but everyone knows how long that lasted I also made a crochet afgan in my twenties I did not pick up any needles until last year when I noticed a lady where I worked knitting ,so I started asking questions ,she told me to bring my needles and yarn to their knitting group,she taught me a little more before she passed.I will always remember her her with lots of love,and the rest I am learning online with the cals/kals,I finally bought myself a knitting book that really comes in handy I love to create things or try to a it is feeling of accomplisment when I finish another item I normally give away everything I make.I have no idea why. OK enough of a book lol

Debbie said...

oops I meant taught

Mary Ann said...

My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was a little girl of 7 or 8 making potholders from #10 crochet cotton. She also taught me to read directions. I think of her every time I pick up my crochet hook.

Anonymous said...

I think it was my grandmother who taught me how to knit - either her or my mother. When I was seven years old.

janeyknitting AT yahoo DOT ca

JoanK said...

We (the whole class) were "taught" to knit in school at age 7. That afternoon, I came home to show my mother (a fabulous knitter) what I could do. Thank you mother, for jumping in and showing me the "right" (better and easier) way to do things. My sister (taught by my mother from the beginning!) and I have a "remembrance" ritual of being together on Mother's Day, sitting in her kitchen and knitting. Getting misty-eyed here ..

SimplyMe said...

Heyyyyyyyyyyyy I'm Baaaaaaaack! I missed ya! That 7.99/min was killing me!

My grandma taught me to knit before I was 10....and my neighbor helped straighten me out when I got in trouble as we lived 6 hrs from grandma....and knitting I learned from the same neighbor and the lovely learn how to knit book!

Wendy said...

My mother taught me how to crochet when I was 9 years old, That was over 30 years ago....I think she finely got the hint when on more than one occasion I would try it myself, and make a total mess of her yarn.....

Janette said...

I taught myself to knit and crochet...

Janette said...

ooopppsss...sent an incomplete comment. I would like to finish up saying that my MIL helped me tweak my knitting but the crochet was all self taught. I taught a few other people though

Craftypiggie said...

I taught and learn myself when i was young my grandmother knitted slippers and needlepoint so i love it and was i decided to teach my self thru library books which i guess today im a librarian lol hugs kat

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy, I'm still with you!

When I was a kid, my grandmother, who lived with us,
did not have the patience to teach me, so I watched
her and learned how to make no more than a chain, so I
had hundreds of feet of thread chain all over the
house (one, long, continuous length!). Her main
excuse was that I am left-handed.

Well, I finally bought a book a few years ago (I am
now 60), and I crochet right-handed!

I had a great-grandmother who knitted, but she
wouldn't teach me. My father was adopted so I didn't
really "count!" (I always envy those women who got
taught by grandmothers and moms when they were kids).
Anyway, as for knitting, I was at Michaels one day and
saw a sign for a beginner knitting class. I had
always wanted to learn to knit, so I signed up and
learned the basics from a really terrific male
teacher. Well, I can't do fancy stuff (no DPNs, no
socks or sweaters, etc.), and can barely read a simple
cloth pattern (knit or crochet) but I love do do both
anyway! Of course, I absolutely adore yarn shops and
the Wal-Mart yarn section, too!

Take care and have a wonderful Sunday,
Pamala out here in Shadow Hills, SoCal, at Dogs'
Little Acre

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