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Old 04-17-2008, 05:48 PM   #1
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Ever teach DH to knit? How'd it go?
So my poor husband gets stressed at work and it's got to be bad for his blood pressure. Since I find knitting very meditative & relaxing, I think it might do him good too. Maybe he'd enjoy knitting hats for the Ships project or something.

So has anyone here ever taught their DH to knit? How'd it go?
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:19 PM   #2
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I don't have a DH but I look forward to everyone else's stories! I wish I could get my DD interested. She did take off with my Knifty Knitter Spool Loom and some Yarn Bee Airy the other night.
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:42 PM   #3
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I taught my husband and daughter to knit together. I bought the The Art of Knitting 4 Kids at a Hobby lobby, which we found annoying. Then we found Knittinghelp.com and the videos

He enjoys it now and then. I can't get my dd to sit still past a few rows, but its something we can do together.

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Old 04-17-2008, 10:50 PM   #4
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Not mine--if it doesn't involve grease, gears and tools stamped 'Craftsman' it ain't for my redneck Georgia-boy.
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:51 PM   #5
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More into Carhart than cashmere, huh?
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:08 AM   #6
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I tried to teach him. He learned to cast on right away but he just can't seem to figure out the knit stitch. I taught the spout too, She caught on quickly but she can't seem to sit still for more than a row at a time.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:24 AM   #7
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I was rather lucky in this area. My DF's mom taught him to knit when he was just a boy. I was told he was quite the patient little kid and learned quickly. Since we've bought a house and moved in together, he gets to see me knitting more and it's rekindled his interest.

I have taught a male to knit, though. When my dad was going through treatments for his cancer he was understandably stressed. He was not a very patient person, but persistence paid off. He commented often about how quickly the time stuck in hospitals went when he was knitting... and he felt calmer.

I approached it in the same way I would a kid... one step at a time, work slowly through each step and practice, practice, practice. Videos like the ones here on Knitting Help would have been really helpful! My experience has been that males like to figure things out for themselves and the challenge keeps their interest. Having videos to watch in their own time would be a big plus. My poor dad had to work from a rather poorly illustrated book when I wasn't around.

Good luck!
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:40 AM   #8
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Not long after I learned to knit, I taught DH to knit. He caught on pretty quickly, and he took on a moss stitch afghan as his first project. He doesn't knit very often now, but if I ask him to help with the holiday or birthday knitting then he will.
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Old 04-18-2008, 01:27 PM   #9
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I taught my DH to knit years ago. He knitted very smoothly and evenly. But he didn't get the relaxing part at all. It made him nervous. He never picked up the habit which is good 'cuz he actually was better then I was. I don't need any more competition in my life.
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:12 PM   #10
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Some people find knitting annoying and stressful (hard to imagine, isn't it?), so keep an open mind that your DH may or may not find knitting as relaxing as you do. My dad used to play solitaire (back when you used real playing cards) for hours, or would make stuff in his workshop (he had a lathe, so he made my mom dozens and dozens of lace bobbins) for stress release. Now he writes poetry. Some people like to work out. Some people like to garden. There are also some guided meditation CDs which (if he's open to that sort of thing) might be helpful. No DH, so I can't share stories of teaching him to knit.
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