Teaching an old Crochet-er a new Knit
I just finished knitting a baby blanket. I am really enjoying knitting, but it was hard for me to learn. My mom taught me to crochet when I was little, so that seemed like no big deal. And then, a few years ago, a friend showed me how to knit and then I bought a book and taught myself.
It was weird to hold the knitting needles that way - so different from the way you hold a crochet hook. Think of going from a baseball bat to a golf club. Very similar in their differences. :)
Anyway, it was a great reminder for me that it's so much easier to learn to do something right the first time than it is to unlearn doing it the wrong way.
My dad made a lot of money over the years "unlearning" horses the bad habits their owners taught them.
Two lessons here:
1) Go easy on yourself and others when you (or they) are trying to unlearn bad habits or even whole ways of thinking.
2) Teach your kids the right way the first time.
"Train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
Posted by Shannon at 2:26 PM