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February 17, 2012
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ibpallets (Sharon B.)
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Well, I will be taking my first crochet class next Friday.  

 

I'm so excited, I can sew, garden, can, dehydrate, bake, knit, and grind my own wheat, but I can't teach myself to crochet.

 

Wish me luck!

happy-flowerSharon B.

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February 17, 2012
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Good luck! I find crocheting much easier than knitting. There aren't so many loops of thread/yarn on the hook at one time to keep track of!

February 17, 2012
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I just took up crocheting myself last month. Enjoyable.

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February 17, 2012
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I was taught how to crochet from a friend of mine close to well over 10 years ago…It is very relaxing and can be fun. Now knitting…I am like suzanne there..I know the basics but really dont know what I am doing (not that Suzanne doesnt) but I get too frusterated with it and go back to crocheting!

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February 17, 2012
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I love to crochet but sometimes I just can't get these arthritic hands to cooperate. However, the motion is good for helping my hands not get too stiff!

February 17, 2012
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I would go absolutely crazy without my crochet hooks!  I've MS so not very good on my legs and feet but my hands work just fine, thank you :)  For Christmas this past year, I crocheted snowflakes and flat angel ornaments to enclose in each card I sent out.  I SO enjoyed doing that!  …and the feedback kept me glowing for weeks :)  

  Miss Judy, not sure where I saw it but someone slid their crochet hook into and thru a cork the long way, making a handle of sorts.  They said it worked beautifully with their arthritic hands.

February 17, 2012
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Thanks for the encouragement!  I'm really looking forward to this!

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February 18, 2012
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Sharon B. said:

Well, I will be taking my first crochet class next Friday.  

 

I’m so excited, I can sew, garden, can, dehydrate, bake, knit, and grind my own wheat, but I can’t teach myself to crochet.

 

Wish me luck!

happy-flowerSharon B.

Good Luck Sharon,

Here is something you might like.

 How to Crochet – Part 1 – Basics for the Absolute Beginner – YouTube

It might help you get your “homework” done.

Laura

February 18, 2012
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Sharon you are going to love crochet. I have been teaching myself the past couple of months and am enjoying it.

I found an interesting tip that I have employed.

Find a ring that you don't wear often (I found an old ring of my mother's made from a piece of silverware and fashioned into jewelry) and use it on either of your first two fingers and thread the yarn through it. This will help keep the tension just right while you work. Just note that you wont be able to take the ring out of the project until you're done.

Have fun!!!

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February 18, 2012
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Thanks Laura and StuckinMiami!  GREAT tips!

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February 18, 2012
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all my projects are on hold, my three cats and one dog had a yarn party last night.  Yes, I know it's my own fault.  I need a stash / project box that has a lid, maybe one that could double as a footrest? 

It's not that they ruined much, I was aggravated enough to just snip some yarn and toss it, but that's all really… just the aggravation I suppose.  Not crocheting just now is all! 

Dog looked guilty, cats looked smug.  No pictures, should have thought of it, but just didn't.  *sigh*

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February 18, 2012
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Buckeye Girl,  When I'm at the thrift store I will pick up stuffed animals for the dogs to play with.  I had a 'Teach yourself to crochet” program that I was using (didn't work) and had left out the yarn.  When I got home the yarn was all un-spun and the stuffed tiger was entwined in it.  The dogs had been torturing that poor stuffed animal while we were gone!  LOL

 

I took a picture of it and I laugh every time I see it!

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February 18, 2012
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My dog can utterly destroy any stuffed animal known to man in about 12.2 minutes.  I’m afraid of what’s in some of those stuffed animals hurting him.  I don’t think there’s poison or anything, but if he were to actually eat the stuffing or if there were sharp fasteners holding the eyes or whatever on in some of the foreign made things… I hate to see him hurting and trips to the vet get pretty pricy!!! 

He’s got some REALLY strong jaws.  I know some dogs don’t destroy stuff as fast as mine, and it’s probably perfectly safe for them, but this guy has some great jaws and seems to take REAL pleasure in gnawing things to HECK!  He’s good about usually sticking to approved items, (hence the guilty look this morning) but he’s still only 10 mos old and no where near perfect.  LOL  smiley-puppy 

It would be pretty great if you could post the picture of your dog toy being held hostage though!!!  laugh

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February 19, 2012
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Dogs and cats aren't the only thing that can be hard on a yarn stash.  Husbands with toy helicopters can be very detrimental to the yarn stash.

February 19, 2012
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HA! HA! HA! I can just see it!

Chopper down!

February 19, 2012
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tsmith…your husband must be a brother to mine! Ha! They can sure mess up things fastlaugh

February 19, 2012
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Sounds like he might be related to mine, too.  I can see mine totally doing something like that.

February 20, 2012
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Finished a pink cap with a pompom for Brooke. Almost done with the matching legwarmers, just a couple more rows. Next, toddler sz fingerless crochet gloves…..then hearts to see on. Pink of course, my grababy's favorite color!

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February 21, 2012
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Does anyone know of any links for left handed crochet?

February 21, 2012
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You know shannon, I always notice them because my good friend and SIL is a lefty, but I never really bookmark them!  If she weren't already a good crocheter, I might mark them more, but I usually have to call her for advice so darn it, no! 

I do sympathize though.  I know what she goes through trying to follow patterns that go in the wrong direction and videos that are really confusing too.

Have you tried typing “left hand crochet” into google?

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