I was talking to my husband this weekend about the fact that Leisure Arts had made HD videos (also available on their website) and how I thought that was cool, but he just snorted and asked if anyone really needed to watch a crochet tutorial in high definition. I promised to show him some of the videos I've watched online that were so fuzzy and shaky that I nearly got car sick. When the simple act of trying to learn a new technique reminds you of watching The Blair Witch Project, something has gone horribly, horribly wrong with your crafting experience.
He seemed to find my comparison a little dramatic (it's almost time for Halloween. Maybe I just have scary movies on the brain), but then he's not interested in yarn crafting. Maybe I should have told him there are tutorials for left-handed people like him. I don't know if that would have convinced him, but I still think the left-handed tutorials are exciting!
In knitting, left-handed crafters are usually told something to the effect of "See what I just did? If you're left handed, just do the reverse of what I did. It's that simple!"
Actually, left-handed people are usually told this when they're trying to learn anything. Or so that left-handed husband tells me. He also told me it's usually not that simple.
And in crocheting, it's apparently really, really not that simple.
So here's a video showing you how to crochet your beginning chain if you're left-dominant. Rejoice, 10%--20% of the population! Your HD crafting tutorial videos are here and your days of muddling through instructions lost and alone are over!
The 'right' pun was unintended. I'm sorry.
But I think this is exciting! I'm a very visual/tactile learner, and it's really helpful for me to watch an instructional video as I attempt to follow along (usually 3 or 4 times in a row). The idea of trying to translate instructions for myself as I'm trying to learn a new skill would probably discourage me from even attempting it, which is why I think this is awesome. I hope you do, too.