Craft Forum  
Go Back   Craft Forum > Community > Member Hosted Contests

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-14-2012, 08:25 PM   #11
Craft Addict
 
Angela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 7,191
Thanks: 867
Thanked 952 Times in 905 Posts
View Angela's Photo Album My Photos
Default

I was thinking specifically about knitting when I posted that. My mother-in-law tried to teach me years ago and I didn't enjoy it. If re-learning it and making something was part of this challenge, I didn't want to do it (being the suck that I am)

__________________
I blog a little about my crafting. I'd love to see you there. Please visit Crafty Distractions and say hello.

My daily project was completed on January 25, 2012, but you can still visit my blog The Daily Turtle if you would like to see my adventures making or photographing a turtle every day for a year.
Angela is offline   Reply With Quote
Join CraftForum.com

Join Craft Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

CraftForum.com is a free community of crafty people who enjoy making projects and sharing ideas and tips with each other. It doesnít matter if youíre just getting started or if youíre an old pro, youíll find the Craft Forum is a great community to join. Best of all itís totally free!

Join CraftForum.com - Click Here
JOIN FOR FREE


Old 02-14-2012, 08:28 PM   #12
Craft Intern
 
gammykatie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: at the end of the road
Posts: 330
Thanks: 18
Thanked 71 Times in 68 Posts
View gammykatie's Photo Album My Photos
Default

try teaching yourself from what you remember or find another teacher.... sometimes that the problem when you don't enjoy something
__________________
Gammykatie
gammykatie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 08:56 PM   #13
Super Moderator
 
pinokeeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: I'm right here
Posts: 6,025
Thanks: 286
Thanked 1,026 Times in 971 Posts
View pinokeeo's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Being left handed has its challenges. My mother tried to teach me to crochet by sitting next to her. It never worked. Then my Gramma told me to sit across from her and do what she did. Worked like a charm. Sometimes the teacher and the student just don't gel.

It's ok to not do something if you really don't have an interest in it. I really don't like messing around with yarn, but crocheting rag rugs or plastic bags seems to be ok for me.

Just do what you want to do.

Glad you could join us Gammykatie.
__________________
I cannot master what I have not tried.




Strangers are just friends that we haven't met yet.
pinokeeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 06:27 AM   #14
Creative Crafter
 
Trud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: in the woods where I love it.
Posts: 875
Blog Entries: 13
Thanks: 252
Thanked 162 Times in 152 Posts
View Trud's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Do we follow the order of the list or can we arrange them the way we want to? I'd like to allow certain lengths of time for the larger challenges (knitting) and feel like some of the challenges (scrapbooking for example) may not take as long.

I think I'll post my finished pics here and maybe my progress shots in my blog.

I want to learn some fancy beading methods because I just know basics with beads. I looked on YouTube yesterday and there are tons of tutorials on there. I think YouTube is going to be a good teacher for me during this challenge.

Thanks again Pinokeeo, for coming up with this great idea. I need to come out of my crafty comfort zone.
Trud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 06:39 AM   #15
Creative Crafter
 
Trud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: in the woods where I love it.
Posts: 875
Blog Entries: 13
Thanks: 252
Thanked 162 Times in 152 Posts
View Trud's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Angela View Post
I was thinking specifically about knitting when I posted that. My mother-in-law tried to teach me years ago and I didn't enjoy it. If re-learning it and making something was part of this challenge, I didn't want to do it (being the suck that I am)
I have an idea, Angela! Have you heard of a "Knifty Knitter"? they are little round or long looms that can be purchased at walmart or other places, I'm sure, and you can "knit" hats, scarves, etc. with them. The hubby gave me a set for Christmas and so far I've made a hat, and it was so simple. It looks just like knitting, its just an easier way. You pretty much just wrap the yarn around the pegs and then use the little tool that comes with it to flip one loop of yarn up over the peg. Wrap more yarn, flip one loop over. It goes pretty quick too. If you look on YouTube they have a bunch of videos from the basic hat like I made to some fancier, advanced projects. Maybe that could be your knitting part, so you wouldn't have to suffer through traditional knitting with needles?

...and you are NOT a suck. Just so you know.
Trud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 09:14 AM   #16
Super Moderator
 
gma2rjc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 6,846
Thanks: 891
Thanked 823 Times in 793 Posts
View gma2rjc's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Trud it's so funny, I had been thinking about a little gadget I got from Avon years ago (40ish years) that was just like what you're describing. It was pretty small though. If I remember right, the tube of 'knitted' yarn that came out was about an inch or two wide.

Barb
__________________

gma2rjc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 11:00 AM   #17
Super Moderator
 
pinokeeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: I'm right here
Posts: 6,025
Thanks: 286
Thanked 1,026 Times in 971 Posts
View pinokeeo's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trud View Post
...and you are NOT a suck. Just so you know.
I agree with that. You are NOT a suck. Just because something doesn't hold your interest or you can't manage it, doesn't make you a suck.

You can put the photos in the forum in any order that you want. Some things will take longer than others.

And thanks for the reminder about the knifty knitter. Maybe that's how I'll get started with knitting. I remember as a kid how we used to make the knitter with a spool and some finishing nails. My Mama always had cotton cord from the butcher and we would "knit" the cord into long tubes. Never did more than that with it though.
__________________
I cannot master what I have not tried.




Strangers are just friends that we haven't met yet.
pinokeeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 03:50 PM   #18
Master Crafter
 
gremlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: phoenix, az
Posts: 2,991
Thanks: 493
Thanked 404 Times in 369 Posts
View gremlin's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Take it from someone who did regular knitting and knifty knitter knitting. Stick with the knifty knitter - it's tons easier!

I knitted (with knitting needles) a scarf. It took a full year working on it every day. Granted, it was a "special" scarf - Dr. Who scarf - that ended up 16 inches wide and 16 feet long. I really don't like knitting. For me, it takes too long and it is not very...flexible. I feel I can do more with crocheting rather than knitting.

I knitted on a loom and made a ton of hats for Christmas presents a couple years ago. I made over 100 hats. I can make an adult sized hat in about an hour. The looms are great for yarns such as Homespun that are very loopy and can be difficult to crochet with. I've also used the looms to make scarves. There are a different "stitches" depending on how you wrap the yarn. The looms come in round or flat. I made an interesting scarf on a flat loom using a very thin decorative (eyelash) yarn and a very thick fluffy yarn. I wrapped the thin yarn, and laid the thick yarn between the pegs on each row. The scarf turned out pretty interesting. I may try that method again.

The little spool knitter is great for making belts. I made several for my Mom out of Homespun yarn - they are very soft. The "cords" that you make can also be coiled and stitched together like a braided rug. Or stitched together in a zig zag back and forth to make a square or rectangle.
__________________

gremlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 04:02 PM   #19
Super Moderator
 
pinokeeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: I'm right here
Posts: 6,025
Thanks: 286
Thanked 1,026 Times in 971 Posts
View pinokeeo's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Ok, that's it!! I'm getting a knifty knitter. Now I really want to do this.

Thanks, Gremlin.
__________________
I cannot master what I have not tried.




Strangers are just friends that we haven't met yet.
pinokeeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 04:58 PM   #20
Craft Addict
 
Angela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 7,191
Thanks: 867
Thanked 952 Times in 905 Posts
View Angela's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Thanks Trud and Pinokeeo!

I still don't want to have anything to do with knitting. Or crochet. Besides, if I learn, I won't be able to ask my mother in law for dishcloths any more, I'll have to *gasp* make my own.
The way I understand this, sewing and needlework includes sewing, quilting, knitting and crochet. I would imagine cross-stitching and embroidery as well. So I can still participate without yarn. Unless I am misunderstanding things...
__________________
I blog a little about my crafting. I'd love to see you there. Please visit Crafty Distractions and say hello.

My daily project was completed on January 25, 2012, but you can still visit my blog The Daily Turtle if you would like to see my adventures making or photographing a turtle every day for a year.
Angela is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My chess board pinokeeo Recycled Crafts 7 03-04-2012 10:28 PM
Cutting board kenbo Wood Crafts 10 07-22-2011 02:35 PM
anyone interested in a forum wide photo challenge? mamaslittlemonkeys Photography 5 07-26-2010 07:30 PM
Just hopped on board... Rioeen Introductions 15 04-26-2010 03:54 AM
Any Cooks on the board! Mrs J Cooking & Baking 43 01-15-2010 10:50 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
Copyright © 1999-2014 Escalate Media LP. All Rights Reserved.