Many of you know how difficult it is to learn to knit as a righthanded person. Well for some odd & unknown reason I being of the righthanded variety, somehow unknowingly taught myself finally to knit. But I've discovered that I'm a southpaw for my knitting.
I've been a crocheter for most of my life & just recently taught myself about 3 yrs ago to knit. I tried time & again. To figure it out, but alas I wasn't very good so I would take my knit patterns that I saw & loved & would painstakingly but lovingly convert them to the art form I knew best crochet. Many projects worked but a few didn't. So I continued to try & teach myself. So finally I asked someone that I knew if she knew how to knit & sure enough she did. So I asked her to show me the difference between a knit stitch & a purl stitch since no matter how I tried they always looked the same for me.
And that was that, I finally figured out how to knit & purl & now You can't stop me. I just have to hold my yarn differently so that it's more comfortable for me & thus I discovered that I was a southpaw. But I can knit with the best of them now. So don't try to change me. I'll stay a southpaw. So long as I can see what a stitch is suppose to look like when done I can duplicate it as a southpaw.
But when not knitting or converting into crochet. I'm creating just the same. I prefer my craftwork.
Hats, scarves, slippers, socks, sweaters, afghans, toys, etc. You name it I've done it either via my crochet or now I'm creating patterns for my gentle giant & myself as I'm a stoutly dwarf of a woman. But I created a Houndstooth V-neck now sew pattern. My big project at the moment is my Mission of Love. To cover the feet of our homeless & protect their heads from the cold. And share my talent with all before I can no longer see.
"God so loved the world that he gave us his one & only begotten son so that whoever believeth in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
Hi, you sound very much interesting. I believe that knitting requires much time, patience and hard work before you can say that you're a perfect knitter. Would you believe that I also love craft works, stitching and crochets but I found it hard to make my work perfect. Every time I look at my work I can easily spot a difference that sometimes discouraging to proceed. How I wish we could share much more ideas and interests as well as techniques. Thanks. steven barbarich choosehottubsdirect.com