Knitting 101, and crocheting too.
Asked Mar 8, 2011, 05:51 PM
I'm at the end of my rope, or yarn as the case may be.
My daughter wants to learn to knit. I've been knitting since I was five, learned to crochet before that. The problem is, I don't know how to teach her. I can tell her what to do, I can show her what to do, but I can't direct her.
Does anyone have any tips? I'm frustrated, she's frustrated, and I've learned something very important. I am a terrible teacher.
We decided to start with crocheting (the knitting wasn't going so well) because it's a bit easier (at least the way I was taught) but that's not going so well either.
Sydney is a lot like me. If she doesn't catch on instantly she gets frustrated and loses interest. I want to make this fun for her. At this point I think both of us want to stab someone with the knitting needles. ;)
Anyone? Is there a book about crocheting and knitting for dummies? ;)