I have a friend in the hospital on bedrest waiting for her second baby. I know she has to be going stir crazy and at one time she mentioned she would like to learn to knit.
I thought I would get some pretty bamboo needles, some soft yarn and instructions. I won't be able to show her how myself and her husband will be delivering for me. So...does anyone know of a good set of directions I can print for cast on, knit and purl stitch?
I would rather just give her the link for the videos, but she won't have access to a computer until she gets home.
Baby Bunny Blanket
Feather and Fan lace scarf
If you Google knitting instructions, or go to www.knittingpatterncentral.com and look at the instruction directory, you should be able to find all sorts of sites. See what one you think has the best printed instructions. You also might be able to pick up a simple how-to book when you get the needles and yarn.
"Trust the pattern!"
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog
Also, it wouldn't hurt to call the hospital's volunteering department and ask if they have a volunteer who would like to teach her to knit. I did all kinds of crap when I volunteered at a hospital for a few years. In fact, I picked up some good knitting tips from elderly volunteers! Lots of old ladies volunteer at hospitals, and lots of them knit. Most hospital volunteers don't do all that much and it surely won't be a problem to find 15 mins or more to help a patient learn to knit. I spent a good amount of my time simply talking to patients as opposed to running errands or anything.