Category: CRAFT MISTAKES I MADE


ANNOYED

I received a phone call today from a neighbor inviting my husband and myself to have a get together by the community pool. Than about an hour later another neighbor called and told me that she received a phone call asking her to call me to invite us to the get together. Ok so the thing was both my husband and me rather not socialize with the community. But, being we received two invites we decided to go. Bring something to eat was a more or less requirement. I asked who was going and I was told two other couples. One lady whom I really really dislike was going but when I mentioned this to the neighbor she said well you don’t have to take to her. Good advice I thought so off we went with food in hand.

Lo and behold even before I sat down I was ready to leave. No only there the other couples there but at least 24 other people were there. Deciding sinc we were invited I’d stay a little and chit chat. One woman whom I didn’t know asked “I’ve never seen you before, are you new?” and than added “I lived on Such and Such street”. Such and Such street has large homes. She made it known right off she lived in the bigger homes in the community.

I’m sick and tired of the BS with people.  They are plain nosy and annoying, who gives a rats ass where I live or how long I’ve lived here.   During the whole hour we were there this woman just starred at me – ANNOYING!!

 

 

SO YOU FOUND THE VIDEO OF YOUR CHOICE AND NOW IT’S OFF TO DO YOUR OWN THING WITH THE KNITTING LOOM, THE CROCHEKT NEEDLE, THE KNITTING NEEDLE OR THE SEWING MACHINE (MORE ABOUT THE SEWING MACHINE LATER).  FIRST STEP WOULD BE TO JUST SIT AND WATCH THE VIDEO.  DON’T TRY TO DO WHATEVER IT SAYS RIGHT OFF BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO FAMILIARISE YOURSELF WITH THE ENTIRE PROCESS AND NOT JUMP RIGHT IN WITH BOTH FEET. TRUST ME ON THAT ONE BECAUCE I JUST RAN WITH IT AND IT TOOK ME OVER TWO MONTHS TO UNDO WHAT I DID. 

LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT CROCHETING WHICH I DID A LITTLE OF WHEN I WAS AROUND 10 YEARS OLD.  I READ THE WEBSITES AND LOOKED AT VIDEO’S VERY BRIEFLY. I DIDN’T TAKE TIME TO SIT AND REALLY READ AND WATCH THE YOUTUBE VIDEO’S.  OFF I WENT INTO LOOKING AT A BOOKLET THAT CAME WITH THE KIT.  I HAD MORE PROBLEMS WHEN I CAN LIST HERE.  SO, OFF I WENT AGAIN LOOKING FOR A MORE DETAILED VIDEO.  I RAN ACROSS NOTHING THAT REALLY STUCK OUT FOR ME TO VIEW.  BUT, I DID RECALL A TEACHER (I WENT FOR KNITTING LESSONS FOR 2 HOURS WHICH WAS A WASTE) MENTIONING THAT SHE DIDN’T KNIT BUT LOOMED KNIT. SAY WHAT AGAIN?  I DECIDED TO GIVE IT A GOOD HARDLY TRY. I PURCHASED A SMALL LOOM, AS MENTIONED IN PART ONE AND LO AND BEHOLD I FOUND I COULD DO IT.  NEXT PART 4 WILL CONTINUE THE LOOM KNITTING SAGA.

 

I AM BREAKING THE CRAFTING MISTAKES DOWN INTO PARTS. SOME PARTS MIGHT OVERFLOW BUT YOU WILL GET THE IDEA ABOUT WHAT MISTAKES I MADE DURING MY QUEST TO BE A CRAFTER.

WITH THAT OUT OF THE WAY I WILL CONTINUE WITH MY LOOMING EXPERIENCE 0R LACK OF.   AS I STTED IN PART 1 OF THE SERIES I A YOUTUBE SEARCH AND WITH LOTS OF CLICKS FROM VIDEO TO VIDEO I FOUND A FEW THAT SUITED MY NEEDS.  SO WHEN YOU DO A YOUTUBE SEARCH JUST MAKE SURE YOU FIND THAT THAT YOU YOURSELF UNDERSTAND. WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN LITTLE QUIRKS AND IT WOULD BE EXTREMELY BENEFICAL THAT YOU WATCH ONE THAT MAKES SENSE TO YOU. 

NOW ONCE YOU FIND THAT VIDEO OR VIDEO’S NEXT IN LINE OR VISA VERSA (WHICH WAY YOU DO IT IS UP TO YOU) DO A LOT OF GOOGLE SEARCHES FOR WEBSITES THA ARE EASY TO UNDERSTAND. I FOUND A LOT OF INFORMATION BUT SOME WEBSITES DROVE ME UP A WALL UNTIL I FIGURED OUT THAT THESE SITES WERE NOT FOR BEGINNERS.  NEXT, GATHER YOUR YARD AND LOOM. IF YOU WANT TO USE A BOOK YOU BETTER COMBINE IT WITH A VIDEO OR A WEBSITE. IT WILL MAKE LIFE EASIER FOR YOU.

PLEASE DO NOT THINK YOU CAN DO THIS OVERNIGHT UNLESS YOU HAVE SUPER POWERS. IT TOOK ME THREE MONTHS TO GET MYSELF TO THE POINT WHERE I ACTUALLY KNEW HOW TO START A ROW ON THE LOOM.  YOU CAN ALSO USE A KNIFFTY KNITTER WHICH SEEMS TO HAVE A LOT MORE VIDEOS ON HOW TO USE IT THEN THE ALL-IN-ONE-LOOM.  BUT, YEAH THERE IS A BUT IN THERE, THE ALL-IN-ONE LOOM IS ADJUSTABLE AND I FIGURED IT WAS BEST SUITED FOR MY OWN NEEDS. 

WHATEVER YOU PICK IT IS UP TO YOU. I AM NOT AFFILIATED WITH EITHER COMPANY SO IT WAS MY OWN PERSONAL CHOICE. PART 3 I WILL WRITE ABOUT HOW I GOT STARTED AND WHAT MISTAKES I MADE.

 

 

Out Of My Elements

 

Ok so I gave up my website to find green pastures. What a mistake, I assumed that I could do it but I soon learned that I am out of my elements when it comes to blogging. I think I will stick with my own blog and my own little part of the world.  Now if I only could come up with something that might just hit the little niche out there in cyberland.

However, I am at a loss when it comes to writing my own “whatevers”.  So, now I am thinking of using this site as a “How NOT To”.  Yes, you read that right.   I learned the hard way to loom knit and it took me over 2 months to get going. Now I am on a new project which is sewing.  Thinking of the mistakes I make along the way, it might be beneficial to a reader to do the reverse of what I did. Think about that for a moment and it will become clear.

 

ABOUT ME

Wow this is a tough one. What is this blog or me about? Let’s start with the blog aspect. I love to write, which makes sense to me because as a child I was always making up stories. Now as an adult I can express myself with the written word.

Starting a blog can be fun, that is if you just don’t take yourself to seriously, unless you are writing a technical or medical blog. I started out blogging for an online magainze that didn’t pay a penny. The magazine took a different direction and now only have bloggers who have years of experience which I don’t have. But, after about a year, I figured heck if I can write iPhone and iPad application reviews why can’t I do that for myself.

 Wanting to branch out I decided to do some  posts about this and about that, you know just “stuff”.  Well, that is now morphed into a blog about Senior Citizens and computer.  So,here I am trying my best to write something of interest and I hope you enjoy it.  If you have any ideas to help the seniors out there please leave a comment.