Are there any knitters/crocheters out there?

on Mar 15, 2015 @ 11:13 pm

I feel like an old lady sometimes because most people my age aren't into knitting/crocheting like I am, but I don't mind. I find that working with yarn and crafting really helped my anxiety over the years, and I enjoy learning new techniques. There's something awesome about being able to make clothing and accessories out of a ball of string.

For my fellow yarn workers, what's your main technique: knitting or crochet? What's your favourite thing to make and favourite type of yarn to work with?

I do both knitting and crochet, but for different projects. I tend to knit scarfs, socks, shawls, and baby blankets. But I crochet full sized blankets, hats, and dishcloths.

I hate using the "fashion" yarns because I find they're poor quality. I like to use cotton, wool, or other all-natural wools, but acrylic is cheap to get and is great for giant afghans because it won't cost a fortune.

Interested to see if there's anyone else on here that loves knitting/crocheting as much as me!

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Knitting on Mar 15, 2015 @ 11:20 pm

My grandmother tried to teach me how to knit and crochet, I was not good at it. The most I can do is simple needlepoint and cross stitch patterns. I saved all of her handiwork and shawls she made for me. Sorry couldn't help you out with this. You're not old, it's a great skill to have :)

knitting on Mar 17, 2015 @ 09:08 am

I do knit time to time, but Im no expert :) I do simpler patterns. I made lots of cup cozies this year- perfect for Xmas gifts :) Was even thinking about selling those at craft markets, but have to invest some hours in inventory :)

seems that photo doesnt work on Mar 17, 2015 @ 09:09 am

i will try again

Knitting/crocheting on Mar 17, 2015 @ 12:25 pm

My mom used to teach me how to knit and crochet when I was young, but they were very simple, basic skills. We would make decorative doilies for around the house. Then as the years passed by, I sort of fell out of touch with this craft, until the last few years. I self-taught myself into making scarves with a few intricate patterns, which I've gifted to family and friends.

I've also used these simple skills to form a knitting club at school for some of the students I teach. We've donated scarves to our local church to then give to families in need before the winter months.

We'll use acrylic yarn for these projects because it fits into our budget, but when I do personal projects at home, I'll buy cotton or wool yarn. Cotton mostly for crocheting, though.

BTW, you're never too old or young to start something you're passionate and interested in. If it makes you happy and helps you through your day, don't worry about what anybody thinks of it! Great post!


Knitting/Crocheting on Mar 17, 2015 @ 01:20 pm

Those mug cozies are adorable! That's something I've never gotten around to making, for no reason in particular. Maybe I should start, because they're super cute :)

When I was in high school I was in a knitting club; we also knitted scarves to donate, though we donated ours to the snowsuit fund which provided kids with scarves and other winter clothing. It was nice because I got to meet people and get my volunteer hours done, all while doing something I loved!

cozies on Mar 17, 2015 @ 04:33 pm

I know eh? I got obsess! I have them in so many color combinations, so easy and quick. That was my stress relief project after baby was put to bed :))

Knitting/Crocheting on Mar 18, 2015 @ 05:00 pm

Hello Beth. I too love to crochet. It is a great hobbie, not to mention the beautiful gifts you can create. I make everything from afghans to easter baskets and more. I taught myself how to crochet and have been successfully crocheting for 20 years. I have also taught my teenage granddaughter how to crochet and she loves it. So don't feel alone my dear, there are many of us and a lot of woman your age. Keep the hooks going and have fun!!!

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