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Old 02-07-2007, 03:47 PM   #1
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Just gave My Mom A Knitting Lesson
Yeah, I'm a rookie knitter, but my Mom who has done crochet for many years wanted to learn to knit. I just got back from giving her a quick lesson in the knit and purl stitches.

Naturally she understood it immediately and I'm sure she'll pass me up in no time. But it was kinda fun to teach her something like knitting.
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:53 PM   #2
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Good for you!! I taught my mom to knit, too! However, she refuses to learn to purl.
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:54 PM   #3
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That is pretty cool! I have the reverse situation, sort of. I've crocheted since I was a child although my son taught himself to knit. He inspired me to try it and through this forum and Amy's video's along with my son's direction, I'm knitting. Now, my conversations with my son always flow to talk about knitting projects, etc... Its always nice to have a hobby in common.
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Old 02-07-2007, 04:57 PM   #4
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That's awesome. Over break, I tried to teach my mom to knit. It was...amusing. I'm going to try again over summer break. Last time, we spent most of the "lesson" on the long tail cast on, so next time, I'll just show her the backwards loop cast-on, so we can get to actually knitting faster.
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Old 02-07-2007, 04:59 PM   #5
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My mom knits, but all she does is garter stitch scarves in Lion Brand Homespun. Seriously. I'm going to teach her some new stuff when we get together next.....
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:13 PM   #6
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That's wonderful! It's nice to have something in common like that isn't it!?
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:38 PM   #7
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My mom wants to learn, but she's left-handed and claims that she can't knit the same way I do because of that. She can crochet, though, but she can't teach me because of the whole left-handed/right-handed thing. Seriously, she couldn't even teach me to tie my shoes when I was little, my friend's mom did
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That's interesting, I'm strongly left-handed and knit standard English or Continental. I learned English style as a child from my also left-handed mother. But apparently some left-handers find Continental easier.
If you want to learn crochet from her, you could try watching her hands in a mirror.
She could learn to knit English from you the same way, but I think knitting that way requires difficult conversion of patterns.

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Originally Posted by bobi1218
My mom wants to learn, but she's left-handed and claims that she can't knit the same way I do because of that. She can crochet, though, but she can't teach me because of the whole left-handed/right-handed thing. Seriously, she couldn't even teach me to tie my shoes when I was little, my friend's mom did
Both my parents are lefties, and I'm a rightie (MORE PROOF THAT I WAS SWITCHED AT BIRTH!), and my Dad taught me to tie my shoes. It was painful. I still tie them funky. And I can't do the bunny ears method for the life of me. I also can't do it from the other side...I have to put my sisters in my lap or crouch behind them to tie their shoes.
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I tried to teach my mom to knit and failed miserably...
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