Lisa, I am the same - I learn much better from a person than a book (with anything, not just crochet).
I am thinking of taking a crochet class sometime soon
I know how to do it (obviously
) but I want a class that will help me with the more complicated stuff. I have seen crochet patterns that do things like mock cable sweaters and there is no way in heck I could follow that pattern :LOL Well, ok, not that I have any urge to have a cable sweater but still, I want to learn more.
I had fun teaching a friend to crochet today
I was all set with yarn and hooks for both of us and suddenly she mentions she's left handed
I have been good friends with her for almost 4 years and somehow I never noticed this?
. Gee, I have an eye for details, huh?
So it was a bit confusing. A lot of "well, I'm doing this with my left hand so you do it with your right" back and forth. But by the time I left she had crocheted a small piece and the last line of single crochet was fairly even
I hope she enjoys it as much as I do. She knits already but wants to learn to crochet just because of how long knitting takes. And she also mentioned that with knitting you are limited in the size of the piece (by the size of the needles). I never thought of that before. I once made a blanket that was single bed size and I crocheted it as one piece. I guess if you wanted to knit that you'd have to get some massive needles :LOL
I am still working on hats (the kids haven't cooperated :LOL). And after that I'll make the leftover yarn scarf. And then re-do the boy's hat. When all that is done, I want to work on something I've been wanting to do forever. http://crochet.about.com/od/thanksgiving/
I want to make the onion and turnip from this page. Maybe an apple, orange, the chili peppers, carrots, etc. I have no idea why, but I want to crochet food