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Old 06-16-2007, 03:56 AM   #1
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Hubby's first and last knitting lesson.
I've been trying to get my DH knitting. He's reluctant and insists on holding the needles like drumsticks, which might account for this mess-



-however, he was proud of what he made and insisted I tied it off and kept it!!!
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:22 AM   #2
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I tried to teach my hubby too. He sat for a good ten minutes and really gave it a go-but got frustrated when he dropped a stitch. However, I've noticed that he's much more appreciative of my skills now.
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Looks a lot better than my first attempt!
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Old 06-16-2007, 05:24 AM   #4
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I thought I was a patient person.... not so. I can't understand what he finds so difficult, you should see him holding the 'sticks' as he calls them, it's painful. Then he lets go of the 1 to wrap the yarn around! AHHGGGG Never again, my hubby cannot knit, I cannot build Daleks, I think we should leave it like that.
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Old 06-16-2007, 06:04 AM   #5
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Mine learned to knit, he's actually not bad at it - he got halfway through a scarf for me then got distracted by computer games, but I'm hoping he'll finish it in time for winter ;-) He wants me to teach him crochet next....
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How did you do it? He wants to learn to contribute to a project I'm doing, but OMG I can't do it. And the thought of teaching him crochet instead, I'll just go and pass out now thank you!
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Old 06-16-2007, 06:33 AM   #7
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AHHGGGG Never again, my hubby cannot knit, I cannot build Daleks, I think we should leave it like that.

Hee! You poor thing! Of course now that you've put the idea in my head, I want to try and teach my Dad to knit!
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Old 06-16-2007, 07:38 AM   #8
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Men can't knit.
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Old 06-16-2007, 07:48 AM   #9
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But you can knit, He's watched me, he's watched the video's here, what's so hard?

How did you learn Knitting Guy? Should I give up on him?
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I find that when you teach people to knit (I taught my future sister-in-law) and they insist that they're knitting the correct way even when they're not, the best thing to do (and the best way to avoid coming to blows) is simply to agree that they're doing fine. Eventually they'll want to knit neater or faster and you can say, "well let me show you this new way to hold the needles that might help you with that!" Problem solved!

At least your husband created something that he was proud of. Maybe he'll come back to knitting (if your blood pressure can tolerate guiding him again) and do a little better someday!

It's interesting how knitters like us feel the need to "convert" our friends and families.

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