Friday, May 31, 2013

YOU ARE NEVER TO OLD TO TEACH

 
My first attempt to Crochet was a complete failure.  I just couldn't get my brain, fingers and yarn to work at the same time.  I was lamenting to Elizabeth my failure and that I would stick to knitting as I found my memory of knitting years ago came back to me.
 
Elizabeth told me she'd show me how to hold the hook and thread, and sure enough, today we had our first lesson, and I now I know I wasn't holding my thread correct and that was my main problem.  So I will be practicing this week, and get my next lesson next week when I visit her.
 
In her day, she did beautiful crocheting of all kinds, including lovely clothes on the dolls she made.  I'm so thrilled to have her for a friend, and now a teacher.  Her hands won't let her do much now, but she can do enough to teach me, and that fun for both of us.
 

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  1. I am smiling and smiling over this one, Wanda... just love it. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. HaHa I wasn't smiling in the picture..I was really trying to concentrate. The caregiver at the rest home snapped the picture.

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  2. I had hoped my mom could teach me to crochet, but I haven't sat still long enough to learn, and I'm not sure if she can really do it anymore.

    Love that Elizabeth can teach you. that's good for both! :)

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    1. Retired life does have it advantages. Even when I get myself into busy situations...I can slow down on Thursdays and enjoy a few hours with Elizabeth. I determined to get it this time. I know Elizabeth...she won't let me give up! I stuck this time~ HaHa.

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  3. Love the picture of the 2 of you. How delightful that Elizabeth can be your teacher.
    I can see you are blessings in each others lives.
    You make me smile.

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    1. Sue, isn't she just the cutest! Her hands were shaking so hard she could hardly pull the thread through, but she was determine to teach me, which makes me determine to be a good student!

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  4. How very fun! The elderly lade across the street said she would teach me to knit. I need to get over there and take some lessons! I hope my arthritic thumbs don't get in my way!

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    1. I hope you can take advantage of your neighbor, but sure your thumbs could cause a problem. Sometime my hand go to sleep when I'm knitting, and I have to stop and shake them for a while. However, you are way to young to have those kinds of problems. What caused your thumb problem?

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  5. I can crochet, but never could get the hang of knitting, for one reason, I would doze off, then the thread would fall from the needle and I didn't know how to get it back on, at least with crocheting you can pick it up, even if you drop it while dozing and not too much is messed up.

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  6. Then I'm assuming the lovely shawl you sent me a couple years ago was crocheted. I love it and when I'm not wearing it, it lays on the back of the couch if I get chilly in the living room. Thanks again for a gift that keeps on giving.

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  7. Hi Wanda, Is that the Elizabeth who you mentioned a long time ago. She's looking well. from your comment on my post a pig sty is just where the pig lives.Good luck with the crocheting.

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    1. Yes, Dave this is Elizabeth. She is doing very well for 96.

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  8. I am so glad you are picking crochet back up! It is a lot of fun once you get the hang of it. :) Be sure and post pictures of your creations!

    ~Bonnie

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  9. I tried knitting when I was young, but never got past basic knit and purl. I'm so glad that in college a roommate taught me to crochet. Have been doing that ever since!

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