Originally Posted by Abby123
The article mentioned teaching blind people to knit. Wow, I thought teaching beginner was challenging enough.
Lee, I agree. I think learning to knit increases dexterity in children.
Never thought about dexterity. Good point! I was astounded when my granddaughter took over my knitting - needles flying perfect rows of sts!
Portuguese knitting - teaching the blind. WELL, I am visually impaired
(can not even drive now). Teaching myself to knit. However, I do have visual aids and - more importantly - the gift of touch (as magnificant as a child's gift of dexterity)!
When you lose some of one sensual ability, your other senses improve (greatly)
. Knitting - I knew I would have to rely alot on my sense of touch. Did not know if it could do this. STILL a beginner, but I am knitting, really knitting!
Switching hands or trying Portuguese knitting to handle arthritis or carpal tunnel -good for you!
Teaching a child or handicapped person (blind or arthritic) may be challenging, but definately worth exploring!
Life is FULL of surprises... If you do not try, you will not succeed.
Smiles to all of you!