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  • Knitting Superheros

    As I have mentioned before, I love knitting/crocheting/yarn memorabilia. I came across these images some time ago and I thought they were funny. I love the juxtaposition of the superhero knitting. It reminds me of Popeye and his spinach. What superhero does knitting or crocheting bring out in you?

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  • I Crochet To The Beat Of My Own Hook

    I Crochet To The Beat Of My Own Hook - And I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way

    The first time I realized I crocheted differently was about three years ago. I was crocheting on the train on the way home from work, minding my own business, when a woman across from me asked, "Are you crocheting?"

    Since a lot of people don't know the difference between knit and crochet, I assumed she was just asking which hobby I was participating in. I assumed she didn't know how to do either, becausCrochet Afghane most people who ask me what I'm doing when I'm crocheting have never picked up a hook or needles. I assumed she was simply amazed that I was turning a string of yarn into a pair of baby shoes before her eyes.

    But she wasn't amazed, she was confused. When I told her, "Yes, I am crocheting" she wrinkled her eyebrows together in the middle of her face and said: "You crochet so weird!"

    At first I felt shocked and a little insulted, then confused myself. I crochet weird? What does that mean? Am I actually crocheting? Has my whole crafting journey been a lie?

    After a brief moment of panic, I gathered myself together to ask her, "What do you mean?"

    "The way you wrap the working end of your yarn, I've never seen anyone crochet like that before."

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  • Learn to Knit Lesson 1: Casting On

    Lesson 1: Casting On

    Casting on, the foundation of knitting.  For beginner knitters, we recommend learning the knitting cast-on first, it's simple and leaves an edge that stretches well. After you learn this method, there are many more to choose from!

    Popular methods include:

    1. Single-stitch cast-on
    2. Long-tail cast-on
    3. Cable cast-on
    4. Double-knitted cast-on
    5. Crochet edge cast-on

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