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May 25, 2015 11:36:14   #
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 :)

Mar 30, 2015 09:20:23   #
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.
Mar 5, 2015 10:49:28   #
There's a shop on etsy called 60/60 I just puchased some from there and they are reasonably prices.
Dec 29, 2014 10:55:11   #
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.

Personal pride.
Nov 24, 2014 11:23:19   #
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.
Nov 21, 2014 11:10:40   #
I made one at the request of my 31 year old daughter for herself.
May 24, 2014 11:21:52   #
I have made this top and I love it. your color is beautiful.
May 23, 2014 11:16:00   #
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.
Apr 25, 2014 11:07:39   #
My local Michaels is in West Covina, California My first class is schedule for May 5th
Apr 24, 2014 10:47:20   #
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.
Apr 23, 2014 12:04:49   #
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
Apr 12, 2014 11:50:39   #
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.
Mar 26, 2014 11:32:26   #
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.
Mar 8, 2014 11:22:02   #
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.

Feb 9, 2014 13:24:20   #
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.
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