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I learned to crochet from my mother but I haven’t done so in years. I remember finding it soothing unlike knitting which always stresses me out for some reason.
It took me a long time to learn how to knit as I also found it frustrating...it was very hard for me to get the tension right & I couldn't get the needle into the stitch on the other needle, so I quit trying for a long time. Then I decided to give it another try, because I love how it looks & it finally started to click! I'm not very fast, but I've done some complicated patterns, which is really fun!I can't knit, which I find frustrating, & while I learnt sewing basics from my mother she & I operate so differently I loathed the entire process. I did try to teach my girls but youngest has dysgraphia & is double jointed everywhere to boot & the other is a kinesthetic learner. I had to let her rip & of course the whole thing became untenable; she chose a waaay too difficult pattern & wouldn't be dissuaded, became frustrated & all the pieces now reside in my sewing basket. The material is lovely & there's a lot of it so I am loathe to just throw it all away. If I return to quilting, as I may if my library ever happens, I'll cut it all up for that.