To err is human......

Posted Monday, December 10, 2007, at 6:46 AM
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  • When I saw your post title, I thought the same thing. I thought you were going to discuss an 'antique' hobby that you enjoy.

    I feel like I'm somewhat of an oddball of my generation. I'm a thirty-something, a child of the 80's when if it wasn't store-bought, it wasn't a good thing. Hand-made items were a stylish no-no.

    My mom taught me to crochet when I was a little girl. But, I didn't like the look of crocheted sweaters. They just didn't drape like the ones off the racks at the retail stores. So, I bought a book to learn to knit. It didn't take me long at all to learn the stitches, and I finally had my first hand knit sweater. I soon moved forward into lace knitting, and I'm hooked (no pun intended) ever since. I've made lace covered Christmas balls (the ones with the satin), lace edgings for skirts and blouses,and an edging for a wedding handkerchief.

    Now, I'd like to learn how to tat. I'm a little nervous about it, as the thread is so fine, you could drop a stitch like it was never there. But, I suppose the only way I'll learn is to buy a shuttle and try.

    Let me know if you decide to give it a try. I think there may be some helpful patterns online somewhere.

    -- Posted by craftin_mom on Mon, Dec 10, 2007, at 4:26 PM
  • I would love to tat. I do crochet afghans, shawls, ponchos, etc., & crocheted angels for the Christmas tree. They are about 5" high. I bought a teach-yourself-to-knit book & was able to make a dish cloth. That's all I've ever done with knitting.

    -- Posted by bettyhbrown on Wed, Dec 12, 2007, at 9:49 AM
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