Who taught you to knit or crochet?
My grandma taught me to knit and crochet when I about nine....I caught onto crochet fast, but gave up on knitting.
It's been so long!
I THINK my college roommate taught me to knit. I don't remember kintting before then, at least.
My Gran tried to teach me to crochet and gave me up as a lost cause. Given my struggles now with single crochet, I can see why!
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My mom taught me when I was 7 or 8 but I had no patience for it. Then we took a crochet class together and I didn't like that either. Then we took a quilting class together and I never got farther than cutting the fabric LOL.
Then I grew up.
Along came a Martha Stewart mag with a big article about knitting and I bought some yarn and a set of US 11 needles. The rest is history. My mom threw all her knitting stuff at me and I've been happily using it. I'm very thankful for needle gauges because many of the needles she gave me are canadian and have a TOTALLY different sizing system.
I also retaught myself crochet too, though I still don't like it as much as I like knitting.
So that's my story LOL. ~Kath
I started crocheting about 1 1/2 years ago. I asked an elderly aunt to show me the basics but aside from that it's pretty much self-taught...using books and a Coats & Clark cd-rom.
I've got a lot of web-sites for free patterns...too many to post here...but willing to share if anyone needs to look for something in particular.
My great aunt taught me how to knit. I was probably about 6 or 7. I only learned how to knit and purl and make slippers. A few years later, a different aunt, tried to teach me crochet.It didnt stick. Then after I was married,(our 26th anniversary is