Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dropped purls

This weekend, I had the very exciting opportunity (yes, this is my kind of excitement) to teach my cousin and her daughter -- I call her my niece, and no one will tell me otherwise -- to knit. They truly were naturals! Now, however, I am home, and Nikki is an hour away and running into the occasional issue. The error that had her up half the night was a dropped stitch. Oh yes, she got the perfectionist gene. It runs strong in our family. So, I put together a video to help her pick up her stitches from the purl side, as that is the side on which she was working, as well as a video on putting in a life line. Hopefully, it will help out some other folks as well.
On a side note, watching the video I have realized that I desperately need to moisturize my hands. Yikes!

This was my first time making any type of a tutorial or video, so be gentle!


Nichole said...

YAY for teaching new knitters! :)

Sara said...

Good job with the videos - I liked the one about the lifelines - since I didn't know how to do that!

And how fun to teach someone how to knit!!!

yarnophiliac said...

oh good! So glad these are helpful. I am so excited that she is learning -- and you should see how good my niece is doing! I had to laugh at myself for getting my "teacher voice" on. Guess it never goes away. lol

Brittany Whittenberg said...

Hi, I run a non-profit group called W.E.L.L. (Women Empowered and
Loving Life). We've got a craft event going on until the end of
October making slippers for women and kids in battered shelters. We're
coming up pretty shy on the number of actual slippers donated, and so
we're trying to involve local teachers and groups. Please check out
the event, and please pass the info no to any/all people you know who
might be interested. It's easy to help and a great cause.

Thanks for your time,
-Brittany Whittenberg

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