tjwjlove wrote:( pawpawtrys2 ) I'm new to the world of knitting. I have watched my wife, tjwjlove crochet for 30 years, always wondering if I could do something. She had her supplies out and I saw the Knifty Knitter. She told me that it was easy and showed me how to start a scarf. Once I started it. I WAS HOOKED. Now I want to try knitting with the needles. I have enjoyed following the Cal with my wife and maybe next year I can join the Kal. My very 1st project.
If you google "double-ended crochet hooks" there are several links to some Tunesian crochet techniques that sound like what your husband does. How neat that he does this! And how sad for your brother that something that he enjoyed was, in effect, taken away from him. Wonder if he knows that knitting was actually "men's work" once upon a time when fishermen used it to construct their nets and mend them? I'm sure they must have had a big crochet-like hook in their box of mending tools as well!
karenarp wrote:I am so saddened that my brother will not pick up a hook any more also. He seemed to have the same innate talent my mother had. She could pick up a steel hook and some thread and create a gorgeous doily out of her head within a few hours. Something that would take others days and days to do. I once asked her to make me a few black doilies, gave her the thread and the unique designs she came up with was perfect. My brother had that, he looked at a photo and then made it, no instructions whatsoever. He even made a double the size (for queen bed) octagon blanket during this time.[/color]
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