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Re: age
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: March 18, 2009 10:38PM

Because of this post (thanks, zeena!) I decided not to wait until the weekend to introduce Simon to the hook. So this afternoon in a quiet moment I did what I said I was going to do, i.e. held him on my lap and demonstrated right-handed. Then I handed it over to him and guided him through the movements. It was slow going. He got the idea, but struggled with the usual things - keeping the yarn just slack enough, keeping the hook from falling out, etc. Nothing I didn't expect and nothing bad enough to deter him from keeping at it. Finally, after a dozen or so chains, he was able to do the whole thing by himself.

Then the strangest thing happened. He put the work down for a few seconds and when he picked it up he had the hook in his left hand and the work in his right hand. I started to switch it around, but he said that he "liked it better" this way. When he went at it again it was obvious that he was much more comfortable and his technique improved immediately. He's still at the chain stage, but he's delighted with the results. A few more chain sessions and we're off and running.

Who knew? He doesn't do anything else left-handed. I'm tickled.
And he still doesn't know that I actually work left-handed myself....

Subject Written By Posted
  age zeena 03/17/2009 02:54AM
  Re: age Mother Hen 03/17/2009 08:31AM
  Re: age squeakysteph 03/17/2009 11:49AM
  Re: age Alex 03/17/2009 02:49PM
  Re: age LI Roe 03/18/2009 02:41PM
  Re: age Alex 03/18/2009 10:38PM
  Re: age christineka 03/24/2009 09:53PM
  Re: age Alex 03/24/2009 11:20PM
  Re: age Birdygirl 09/15/2009 11:06PM

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