I have been knitting for over 40 years and do it now to keep my hands from shaking from Parkinson's. If my hands are busy they don't shake :)
I suck at seaming too. I think I have watched every video on you tube and my seams still come out less than stellar.
I don't knit much in the round so I have been trying to learn some better ways, but until then I just continue on.
There's a shop on etsy called 60/60 I just puchased some from there and they are reasonably prices.
I am an instructor at Michael's and have finished the first Course throught the Craft Yarn Council. The second is another story. At the end you have to design and knit your own sweater. I was a miserable failure the first time, and the second time. I have redone it and am afraid to send it to my instructor for fear of getting the very hurtful comments of the last time. I did it so I could teach others to do what I love. I have not made enought at Michael's to pay for the classes I had to take because the store does not let you advertise in the store, it has been a disaster. Now it is a matter of the accomplishment so that I can say that I did it.
Yesterday I taught a 72 year old lady to arm knit and I also learned it is unique and different. I have never finger knit though may have to look this one up.
I made one at the request of my 31 year old daughter for herself.
I have made this top and I love it. your color is beautiful.
I am currently taking the yarn council certification program and it is very intense, however having said that I have learned things about what I really can do versus what I would only due before. I have been knitting for about 45 years and I learned some things that I did not know and I don't feel it is a waste of my time or my money. There is also a teachers manual so it does help to prepare you a bit for actual teaching.
I will be teaching at Michaels and they require it.
I am almost finished with the knitting course and feel it is quite the accomplishment.
My local Michaels is in West Covina, California My first class is schedule for May 5th
My first day of class is May 5th and I will certainly let everyone know how it goes. I have never taught in a formal setting before so I am a little nervous and want to be fully prepared.
Thanks for all of the encouragement.
I just got a job teaching knitting at my local Michaels and I am so excited to start and teach others what I love to do! :D
I am currently making this blanket also in white and you do have to count and concentrate, but it is well worth it from seeing your beautiful blanket.
I have parkinson's and when I knit or crochet my hands do not shake and I don't even think about the fact that I have it.
I was diagnosed with Parkinson's 3 years ago. I began knitting again (after a long lay off) after I was diagnosed and I can knit anything that I want. I have done socks (new to me), lace shawls (new to me), afghans, sweaters and anything else that I like.
I beleive that you have to have the right combination of medications and a good relationship with your doctor to get that combination tweeked so that it helps with your tremors.
I very rarely have tremors except when I am tired or have done to much knitting/crocheting in a day. It can be managed. I also agree that you need to learn all you can about Parkinson's. After I got over being mad about it I was much happier.
I received a set of them as a gift from my daughter and have had to get replacement on 2 sets of tips. Very disappointed in this as i have the harmony set and have never had this problem.