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Jun 19, 2019 15:11:06   #
I was a very basic crocheter a few years ago. Then I joined this forum, saw all the beautiful knitted things and started asking questions of how to learn to knit. Long story short, I taught myself to knit from KP's, youtube videos, a book someone gave me ( I taught myself to knit), and through trial and error.
I am not great, but I cancast on, cast off, knit, purl, fix mistakes, K2tog, SSK, P2tog,knit in the round, join in the round, and other stitches I can not think of at this time. I can read a pattern, and know most of the terminology for both knit and crochet. I have had success with knitting scarves, hats, baby blankets, wash/dishcloths and even a cowl or two. Nothing fancy, but usable. I got married, put my knitting down for a couple years, and as of March, I am now back to knitting again.

I said all of that to say this: I am a member of a small church that is also a rehab center for adults fighting addiction. It houses about 30 men and around 15 ladies. They invite their family's to services twice a week, and we have approx. 10 ladies that help out at the church as well. I have been looking for a way to help others and lately feel like I could teach others these skills. (Well, at least get them started, maybe interested.) Show them many of the places where they can get help and instructions if needed, such as this forum, YouTube, Raverly, and other sites, and start a little group of our own. This isn't totally just for them, after all, it would give me a reason to spend the time I would like to knit as well. So I approached the owner/director of the program and his wife. She seemed very interested in the idea. I mentioned there are several places we could donate to once we complete projects. ( Hospitals, Homeless shelters, project warm up, and soooooo many more) So now I have some work ahead of me trying to figure out how to get this off the ground.
I have a couple pairs of fixed circulars, and 3 or 4 crochet hooks. I have 3 balls of acrylic yarn, and I think I have a small partial skein of Cotton yarn, but that's all. The church doesn't have much money, and I do not wan to ask them to purchase tools for this, as the money they do get goes to feeding, housing, and buying hygen products for those in the program.
I have no idea where to go from here and would like some opinions/help from all of you as what would be my next step. Yarn and tools are probably the main thing for now, But I do have other questions as well.
Where do I start? All of these people would be adults if that makes any difference.
Are there places that donate yarn to groups such as this?
Would it be best to start with something such as a wash cloth pattern as to keep them from getting to board, and to give them some quick success?
Where do I go from here? lol
Please help me, I may have stuck my foot in my mouth, and now I need to get going on this.
Thank You for any input you can give me
 
Jun 14, 2019 17:14:43   #
I have watched several videos, and while I think I have the general idea, the stitch count is the biggest part of the confusion I guess
Jun 14, 2019 17:14:39   #
I have watched several videos, and while I think I have the general idea, the stitch count is the biggest part of the confusion I guess
Jun 14, 2019 12:19:07   #
They will love them I'm sure. I hope to knit socks that well one day soon.
Jun 14, 2019 12:16:04   #
Eric, Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery. Please know we wish you well and are praying for full recovery. I hope all is well, and am happy to know you are back to being able to walk, climb stairs, and drive as well as knitting. I want you to know I did ok with your sock pattern with the cuff and leg, but because I used a different stitch count (56 sts) I have myself a little confused! I have not given up. The heel flap is done, and I am not feeling to confident about the heel turn, but I am not willing to quit now!!! I will find a way to complete this pair of socks, and it's all thanks to you. I hope you know how much you have inspired me to knit socks.
Your work is so flawless and beautiful, and I can only hope to get close to it one day.
Thank You Sir, for sharing what you do for all of us.
Jun 14, 2019 11:46:48   #
I have been working on my first pair of socks, cuff down. I am stuck trying to figure out the heel turn count. I used the sock knitting chart, and sockit2me's pattern, but I guess I am just confused. I used 56 stitches instead of the 60 the pattern calls for. When I checked the sock chart it said to do 28 stitches on needle one, 16 stitches on needles 2 and 3, and to knit 28 rows for the heel flap. That part is done, now I am again almost 10 days trying to figure out the heel turn... I am so lost!!! LOL
 
Jun 14, 2019 11:01:21   #
You can bookmark any post you would like to save by clicking on the bookmark icon. Anything that you find helpful information in, a pattern link you would like to keep, video links, or whatever you want.
When someone posts to the sight just above the posters name is the word "watch" and the word "Bookmark". Other than that, I am not sure of any other way really.
May 30, 2019 11:58:07   #
Wow! I dream of the day I have a stash of yarn. This is amazing, good luck with your sale.
May 29, 2019 12:19:33   #
can you make this a link that people can click on please?
May 29, 2019 11:59:37   #
OMG! I love this bag. You did such a great job on it. Thanks for sharing
May 29, 2019 11:50:16   #
It looks great. I think you did a fantastic job. no worries, I am sure she will love it.
 
May 29, 2019 11:48:25   #
While it might be nice for some to know the difference, like others have said not all here will see this post, there are numerous new comers, and others who don't use English as their first language and may not understand the request. Sorry but I agree that I love seeing both as I can do both, as well as if it's something I don't want to see, I just click the back button, and I am on to other stuff
May 29, 2019 10:42:41   #
So very cute. I love it.
May 29, 2019 10:41:44   #
This is an Amazing and Beautiful piece of hand knitting. WOW!
May 29, 2019 10:39:45   #
So very cute. Love the little sweater.
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