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Old 04-05-2005, 11:39 AM   #11
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I think my problem is (okay, THIS specific problem, among many others) that I'm a visual learner. I can't learn something new from a book that involves multiple steps.

The videos were just the ticket!
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Old 04-05-2005, 03:14 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by milindoe
Can't believe how quickly I've become an addict...
When I was 13 I learned to knit with yarn in my right hand. I did knit a few small things during my teen years, but I never liked it that much at that time. Later I learned to crochet where I learned to hold the yarn in my left hand. When I went back to knitting, it seemed easy to stay with yarn in my left hand. However I never really learned how to knit continentally. I was still wrapping yarn around the needles. Never did knit much that way though.

Just recently I've begun knitting prayer shawls for people who would benefit from them. At first I began knitting my previous method which wasn't working as well as I wanted. I read stuff all over the internet and fortunately stumbled upon Amy's website--here. I watched the videos and was amazed at how much I learned. The videos make things so clear; much more so that reading directions and looking at illustrations. Knitting suddenly became easier and more fun.

Now I'm addicted. I'm a real continental knitter now. I can hardly stay away from knitting long enough to do anything else!!!! I look at yarn in stores and on the internet and I want to buy it ALL! There are tons of internet yarn stores I've bookmarked to check new yarn sales. I watch the local newspaper for sales on yarn in stores around town.

Well after a while of watching many of Amy's videos, I decided I couldn't live without the CD so I bought it. All of this work she did definitely deserves some financial support and now I can watch the CD videos from "home".

So I understand completely the addiction. I can't understand how I ever got along without knitting....
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Old 04-05-2005, 05:06 PM   #13
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I think my problem is (okay, THIS specific problem, among many others) that I'm a visual learner. I can't learn something new from a book that involves multiple steps.
Milindoe, I can so relate. I can pick up just about anything which someone shows me, but give me an instruction booklet, and it might as well be written in a foreign language. Honestly, I don't know how I ever got through school! I think I must have just memorized everything.

When I found Amy's video's; overnight, I went from a frustrated wannabe knitter, to someone who actually knits! I'm still very much a newbie and struggling, but that is only because I don't understand what patterns are telling me to do most of the time. I bought Amy's videos on CD, too, which has helped a bunch. It's easy to go straight to the video I want to see over and over and over and ....well, you get the picture.
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