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christinaX
« on: August 08, 2007 07:07:13 PM »

Hey guys!!  I hope I don't sound too stupid, but I have been wanting to learn how to knit.  But, I have looked up instructions and books, but I just can't seem to wrap my mind on how the yarn goes or where am I supposed to have my fingers, etc.  I even looked at a wonky kids book and couldn't figure it out. And I have really tried this too.  I seem to be handy with everything else. Sigh.  Has anyone learned how to knit with a cool book or some other technique that you could share?  Like a written for someone who can't seem to knit kinda book?  LOL, and yes, you may laugh at me!   Grin Wink
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Mnemosyne_LA
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2007 07:09:40 PM »

Honestly, I had to have a real live person show me.  None of the illustrations made sense until I had someone to watch me and show me how to do it.

I took a free class at my local yarn store, if there's one near you.  The big craft stores (like Michael's or Joann) often have cheap classes around $10 or $15.

You can also try the videos at http://www.knittinghelp.com and see if those help you visualize it better.
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christinaX
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2007 07:13:18 PM »

Hey thanks!  You know in my searches, I never came across that site with the video. Thanks so much.  Too bad, I have no one to show me in person, the classes at the craft stores here don't usually have knitting.  Crazy isn't it, but they will show you how to decorate a birdhouse!!  LOL!!  I will certainly check out that site and once again thanks so much  Grin
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Riki
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2007 07:40:30 PM »

Another thing you could do is to go to a nursing home, assisted care facility, or church - i bet you'd find some ladies that would be delighted to teach you how to knit! They SO appreciate people showing an interest in them and their skills!
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