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Thread: in re: to KNITTING & CROCHET

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    I know how to knit; but could never understand crochet.

    How many people who have heart problems are aware that both of these things while doing them REGULATE your heart beat;
    which is a very good thing.

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    I am the opposite, can crochet but struggle with knitting LOL
    I know that it does relax me, now I know why :D:D:D

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    Like to knit & it is soothing to me.
    Have not been able to crochet, yet. Made several attempts over the years and my fingers are all thumbs. :lol: sorry could not resist the pun.
    Did not know anything about these motions regulating heart rhythms. Thanks for the heads up.

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    I had knit since 7th grade, but didn't learn crocheting until my first daughter was born... the lightbulb finally went on! When I was working, I loved to crochet afghans before work and on breaks. I find that it helped with the stress of my job. Now I know why :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I can crochet, but now that I have vision issues I have difficulty knitting.

    Crocheting you can also do by feel. At least for me. I never knitted much before so knitting is very difficult for me now. Especially if you have to go back to pick up a stitch a few rows back!

    Ripping out crocheting is very natural for me. I have almost finished an afghan and noticed a mistake in the first 6 inches and ripped the whole thing out to re-do it.

    I guess I am an expert frogger at crocheting besides quilting! :roll: ;) :roll: ;-)

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    I can knit but could never figure out the crochet stuff. Right now I am finishing knitting a pair of socks for my nephew. Should be done this weekend! (Then on to quilting)

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    I like the idea of crochet because it is an easy carry around project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    I know how to knit; but could never understand crochet.

    How many people who have heart problems are aware that both of these things while doing them REGULATE your heart beat;
    which is a very good thing.
    So does petting a cat.

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    I can crochet (and have for too many years to mention), I can't knit (although the Lord knows I've certainly tried), I can embroider and do a fairly decent job at it AND I can quilt! Think that's enough to fill up my days (along with everything else that goes on in a 24 hour period). All of the above are calming activities along with having your pet in your lap and just stroking him/her -- works for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    I know how to knit; but could never understand crochet.

    How many people who have heart problems are aware that both of these things while doing them REGULATE your heart beat;
    which is a very good thing.
    So does petting a cat.
    Than between the cat, dog and knitting/quilting than I am good to go. ;)

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    wowie never heard of this before. I crochet and Knit. Ive been knitting since I was 9 yrs old. Crocheting since I was 20 yrs old. Quilting is brand new to me. But i love it. I put down my needles and took out the sewing machine. Thanks for the infomation

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    I can crochet easily, but struggle a bit with knitting (though I can manage simple patterns). I haven't done either in years though!

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    Double post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    I know how to knit; but could never understand crochet.

    How many people who have heart problems are aware that both of these things while doing them REGULATE your heart beat;
    which is a very good thing.
    So does petting a cat.
    ACHOO...pet...pet...pet...ACHOO...pet...pet...pet. ..ACHOO...lol
    that's me :(

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    Does that mean I am going to live longer....No wonder I keep my tatting and crocheting close by so I can just work on projects for relaxing. Never had heard this but all things are possible. :)

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    Love to do both - when hands don't hurt, that is.

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    Assuming you are a right handed crocheter, you might want to look up the "Continental" method knitting. The yarn is held same as crocheting and you do not have to throw the yarn over the right needle (you hook it under the stitches). My mother knitted (she was a beautiful knitter who had to learn it in school in Newfoundland)and used the "English" method which I could never learn. An Irish woman taught me how to do the "Continental" method. Most how to knit books now show this method also. Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    I know how to knit; but could never understand crochet.

    How many people who have heart problems are aware that both of these things while doing them REGULATE your heart beat;
    which is a very good thing.
    So does petting a cat.
    ACHOO...pet...pet...pet...ACHOO...pet...pet...pet. ..ACHOO...lol
    that's me :(
    Ahhhh Dreamer ------ your missing a ton of love

    :cry:

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    @ newfiegirl -------- that sounds interesting. Will have to google it as I've always yearned to learn but couldn't.

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    What's the best way to learn how to crochet?

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    I crochet, but not knit....isn't if funny how most of us can only do one or the other? I guess it's a personal choice. My daughter is a self taught knitter and her stuff is just incredible. She never liked to crochet although I tried many times to teach her. Funny...

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    I do both and enjoy both. Its relaxing for me to have something in my hands.

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    I am also the opposite. Have been crocheting since age 7 and we won't say how long ago that was! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    I do both and enjoy both. Its relaxing for me to have something in my hands.
    Me too. Although since taking up quilting my I now have several knitting ufo's!

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    I crochet - I did knit a large aghan (spelling???) when I was in the 9th grade (many, many moons ago) lol - can not remember how to knit but I love crocheting. It is something I do when I want a no brainer to work on. Very relaxing but so is hand quilting to me.

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