Have you learned anything new lately? I retaught myself how to crotchet. I learned when I was 14 but was always terrible at it. I am left handed and have mild cerebral palsy which affects my right side. To look at me you wouldn't know but my fine motor skills stink and my hand does not always do what I want it too.
Anyhow, my sister had a crotchet hook and some yarn so I figured why not. I watched a few you tube videos which were extremely helpful. I retaught myself the single crotchet and I am much better than I used to be put still really slow. My stitches used to be super tight but not anymore. I finished a scarf this week. I hope to pick up another skein of yarn to teach myself the double crotchet.
for a needlework list that I'm. It is a pre-requisite for all the other classes. It is free, but you have to have certain supplies. I'm sort of fudging the colours a little bit and making due instead of buying supplies. I'm doing well, but not great because of not having every colour of the rainbow. That is a little frustrating. They are very generous and someone would send me things I needed, but there is the time constraint, etc.
So far I've been able to make it work, but today I found out that I'm nearly out of printer ink. I guess I'll see how that goes! :-/ I know I'm not going to go out and buy all the colours and black ink.
except that I'm learning to be more adaptable. I'm of the sort that if its not broke then don't fix it. But it seems that everything from products I buy to computer programs and even work is always trying to be "new and improved". So I'm learning its less stressful to just go with the flow and adapt.
PB I did the same thing with crochet. Years ago I just didn't have the patience to do it. Then a few years ago I picked up a bag of crochet thread at the thrift store and tried again. I always had trouble with the thread but kept at it until I got what I was looking for. I mostly work on dish cloths because we only need so many scarves but can use lots of cloths. And the bonus is the thread is cheaper than yarn for me to work with. I gave some as a gift in a wedding basket, then was able to sell a few. I only work on them as I watch tv so it takes me awhile to finish one, which is fine since I'm just trying to keep busy.
This message has been edited by sameoleCCTX on Jan 28, 2012 11:52 AM
Inorder to be a volunteer income tax preparer I took online course in fed/state/city income tax prep and a 4hr class on how to use their tax prep software (it is not interview type like turbo tax, its entering data type).
I would love to relearn crochet as well. i probably could make a chain stitch but it would be great to figure out how to make dishcloths.
Penny in FL (Login Bugpugmom) The Frugalista Files
I had no idea
January 31 2012, 9:55 AM
You had mild cerebral palsy. Good for you for not letting it stop you!
I've been practicing knitting with "fancy" yarns lately. A lady gave me several eyelash yarns and I've learned to incorporate them into projects, I've done several hats. I can see these being used on the tops of slippers or cuffs of mittens for Christmas gifts.
My new job is just full of new stuff to learn. I have been working with ventilators, CRRT(continuous renal replacement therapy), arterial lines, and so on. ......
My brain is working a HARD these days.....but overall it feels good to learn some new stuff....just a bit exhausting though as well. I hope at some point that I can get a bit more relaxed instead of spending 12 hours really being on "high alert" and trying to make sure I remember every thing!