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Re: age
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: March 24, 2009 11:20PM

Today Simon picked up a little swatch that I had been working on and I gave him his first fabric lesson. I didn't insist on his getting the hook into the right place. I just wanted to get him used to poking the hook into the fabric, do a yo, pulling through, doing another yo and forming a sc. It's a lot to keep under the fingers. He originally picked up the work in his left hand and the hook in his right. Then, after one go at it, he switched hands. So I guess the left-handed approach is going to stick.

Christineka, I use the mirror technique when I'm teaching adults and it has always worked well, but I'm so used to holding Simon or having him sitting next to me that I really thought it best to switch myself for the duration of the first few lessons This isn't really all that difficult; it's just awkward and I don't enjoy it. It's a little like knitting backward. I only do it in situations where it's more convenient than flipping the work after a few stitches.

Maybe if you just forced yourself to go through the motions of making a chain left-handed you could do the more complicated stuff with the mirror technique.

Maybe you could even get him used to doing finger chains first. They're handy to know anyway.

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  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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