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Trenna Learns to Knit

A tale of trials, tribulations, tears, and hopefully success!


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Who knew that cabling is so fun?





mywitfailsme:

On the needles, a quick pair of fingerless gloves for myself now that the weather is cool in the mornings. #knitting



How do other crocheters hold your hook? I was visiting my Mom this weekend and it turned out we had completely different holding and hand/wrist movements. 

I was just wondering if there was a standard hold. Also are there any other crocheters out there with arthritis in your hands? Could this be why I hold my hook and yarn like this?

I hold the hook rested against my first knuckle on my right index finger, with my right thumb on top, and the handle running towards my wrist. I hold my working section between my middle finger and ring finger. My yarn in tensioned over my left index finder and between it and my left middle finger. 

Holding

Tensioning






bramblehilldiva:

mooglyblog:

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Thank you—very useful.


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mywitfailsme:

I got these three large (340g) skeins of cotton hoping to have enough to finish the crochet blanket. #yarn #cotton


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mywitfailsme:

My granny square is getting pretty big. I’m planning on continuing it until it’s a blanket #crochet


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I have a lot of respect for crocheters. I cannot crochet a square or even a granny square for the life of me. I understand the technique, I understand the theory, but when I go to apply it I get something that is distinctly crooked and/or round. 





robofillet:

tenshiko:

sushiandpie:

taco-bell-rey:

EXCEPT THIS ISNT JUST A FUNNY HAHA SILLY HEADLINE GUYS

this is really important and is a really great program that teaches skills to inmates and allows them to basically receive group therapy while they are simultaneously learning a craft

IT IS ALSO REALLY RADICAL BECAUSE IT BREAKS NOT ONLY THE STEREOTYPE THAT INMATES ARE INCAPABLE OF BEING DECENT HUMAN BEINGS WHO CAN TALK OUT THEIR ISSUES AND HEAL AND BE FUNCTIONING MEMBERS OF SOCIETY BUT IT ALSO SHOWS THAT TRADITIONALLY GENDERED HOBBIES LIKE KNITTING ARENT JUST “FOR WOMEN” AND ARE ENJOYABLE FOR EVERYONE.

here is an from the above article

They started by knitting comfort dolls, which they gave to children removed from their homes because of domestic issues. Then they moved on to hats for kids at the inner-city elementary school many of the prisoners attended, Zwerling says. “If you look at them, they’re covered with tattoos, they’re rough looking, and many of the young guys don’t have all their teeth,” she says. “But it doesn’t feel rough. They’re very respectful and grateful and very happy to knit.”

THEY KNIT COMFORT ITEMS FOR ABUSED KIDS. THEY KNIT HATS FOR INNER-CITY CHILDREN.

this is a good program and i really hope that people actually look into it rather than just posting the headline and a silly image attached ok

original article - x

Seriously go read that article. 

Yes knitting is good and important!


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I’m starting to look at knitting patterns for Christmas gifts. I think I know what I want to make everyone, but I’m not yet certain. Going to need to buy the specific yarns. I know it’s to end up being a lot of synthetic fibres though, since half the people I need to make gifts for are allergic to wool and wool blends. 

I have also started a blanket for myself, using squares of my stitch practice, since I’ve just been collecting them. I’m going to add  each gauge measuring swatch, so not only do I have a visible record of my projects and stitches I’ve learned, I’ll have something useful as well.