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amy
03-01-2005, 11:01 AM
This info will help me make plans for this site.

Thanks!
Amy

ekgheiy
03-01-2005, 11:24 AM
I voted videos & how-to content :)

Nuno930
03-01-2005, 12:08 PM
Videos :D Actually, I got the link from Crafster.org Your videos were quite the topic of discussion! :wink:

Anne
03-01-2005, 12:50 PM
HGTV message boards (knitting). I posted a question with a reply to try your site.

brightspot
03-01-2005, 01:59 PM
I typed free knitting patterns in google.

beldaraan
03-01-2005, 02:38 PM
I found this site through a link on another site (a blog), when I was looking to see what was out there in terms of learning how to knit. Can't remember the person's blog, but I knew I was home when I found this site :)

javede
03-01-2005, 02:54 PM
Videos :D Actually, I got the link from Crafster.org Your videos were quite the topic of discussion! :wink:
Me too, I think... Can't quite remember, but it could also have been on another board...[Wah, I'm not old enough to begin forgetting stuff!!!]

happenin
03-01-2005, 03:51 PM
I chose 1. Although I could have answered either 1, 2, or 4.

Primarily, I found this site while Googleing for a pictured, free chemo cap pattern for a longtime friend of mine who is undergoing chemo for breast cancer. Wouldn't ya know it? In the end she opted to not make a fuss over picking a pattern and decided to wear a dollar store cap instead?! hmmmph. Personally, I think that "No Hair Day" pattern, by Sue W. Thompson at Head Huggers is just about the wildest/coolest hat I've ever seen, chemo or no chemo.

What really interested me were the pictures, skill level rating and the good overview of the projects. The techniques were also of interest (an ongoing search theme for me). After adding this site to my "Favorites" list, I came back and discovered the great tutorials (for which I have seen <some> similar at another, helpful site). I'd say this is the site's greatest asset and the early poll ratings seem to reflect it.

Additionally, I saw MANY link references from other sites to this one.

While searching I probably also saw some references that were tied to the Forums (I'm a real data digger), but I cannot honestly say I recall it specifically.

foldedbird
03-01-2005, 05:59 PM
Google...searching for videos.

Kittykat
03-01-2005, 06:59 PM
Found you through good old google. I was trying to learn how to fix a mistake with my knitting (putting the needle bac in my bag that was frogged) and your video's showed up. I was estatic...video!! You mean I can watch someone do it as a pose to figuring out written instuctions!

Contiknitter Kelly
03-01-2005, 08:33 PM
Video's.

I didn't know how to knit :cry: !


Now I do :lol: !


Thanks to you :wink: !


Kelly

Jouf
03-01-2005, 09:09 PM
I found you searching for videos to help learn to knit!

Jouf

Hildegard_von_Knittin
03-01-2005, 09:31 PM
I did a search on "braidakin" (or something like that) and somehow got to the advanced video page... go figure!
(i use yahoo exclusively to search, BTW... google doesn't do it for me)

eggplant
03-02-2005, 01:21 AM
I'm pretty sure I found the site by doing a pattern search (At this point I can't even remember what I was searching for). But it was the videos that really kept me looking around, then I checked out the forum...

Egeria
03-02-2005, 03:47 AM
I remember exactly where I found the link to this site!

It was on fluffa's page :)

oshnpashn
03-02-2005, 03:57 AM
If I remember correctly i did a google search "knitting help". gotta love google. :D

Yvonne
03-02-2005, 09:23 AM
I got here from a link on faerycrafty's blog.

amigarabita
03-02-2005, 09:34 AM
i came up with the videos after searching for something instruction-related on-line and stumbled across the forum when it was like three days old.

loofnicnad
03-03-2005, 11:02 AM
I started knitting just before last Christmas. I was struggling to learn the basics and making all sorts of mistakes. I had found the website menknit.net from a men's yahoo knitting group. From there someone recommended knittinghelp.com as a resource for solving my intial challenges and advancing my skill level. I found help quickly with the video on the basic purl stitch and have been checking in ever since to look at patterns and read the comments made by all of you wonderful, knowledgeable people here.
Thank you all.

Loof

Christina Cx
03-04-2005, 07:10 PM
I found it through a link posted to here from knitter Review Forum !

judyb
03-05-2005, 01:22 PM
I used Google to search for animations or videos related to knitting. This wasn't the first site returned in the results, but it's definitely the best! I tried using books and other web sites, but still photos and drawings just didn't make sense to me -- I needed to see someone actually doing the stitches and techniques.

This site's a godsend! Since I started in January, I've made 14 scarves (!), 9 of them as gifts (I recently switched my job, and gave a bunch of good friend/former coworkers them as presents).

I just finished my first hat yesterday (it's for a charity event, see http://www.threeblacksheep.com/getinvolved.asp), and I'm working on a blanket for my cousin's new baby. My office is full of bags of yarn, needles, ribbon and beads, and I can't wait to start new projects.

I'm totally hooked!

I've also lost 10 pounds, and my blood pressure, which was elevated during a doctor's visit the last week of December, is back down to normal.

THANK YOU AMY!!

amy
03-06-2005, 10:05 PM
Great stories! I love this thread! :)

oshnpashn, you searched for "knitting help"?! That's just perfect. :)

JudyB, wow that's incredible that knitting has become such a significant part of your life and even your health! I'm very proud to be a part of that. :)

Amy

knittergirl
03-07-2005, 05:06 PM
I found this site when searching for a sweater pattern for my 2-yr-old niece.
The Bumble Bees sweater came up and that's how I found this site. And I just keep comin' back, particularly for those moments when I totally go blank on some of the abbreviations and techniques. :thinking: :??

Thank you so much for the site, Amy.

-Casey xxx


P.S. I :heart: the new emoticons!! :thumbsup:

zibibboisgood
03-10-2005, 04:35 PM
I found you via the referral traffic for the basket pattern I have up.

I have since been referring a LOT of questions to your site. It is SUPER thank you so much for contributing so much time and effort to the knitting community :)

mamoosie
03-11-2005, 10:35 AM
I found this site through a newsletter I received at the Knitting Club I belong to.

I immediately went to it as I'm a new knitter and love the videos etc. :thumbsup:

daretoknit
03-18-2005, 01:46 PM
I searched for videos related to continental knitting. The book I'm using, Knitting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti, is great but drawings can only go so far. I'm so thankful to find your site! :happydance:

I've been knitting English/American style but the ribbing on my new tanktop is sooo slow that way. Learning a new technique is slow too, but I'm betting it will pay off for me. I'd like to finish this tanktop before September! Thanks Amy, for your help.

Nicoley
03-20-2005, 02:38 PM
i was at another fourm (i dont rememeber which becuase i have a meory of a goldfish *bloop bloop* ) and i ask something and someone linked me here... and now your stuck with me lol :cheering:

KellyK
03-20-2005, 02:51 PM
Amy, I thought I'd tell you, as well, that the staff of my LYS is WELL AWARE of you and your generosity and infinite knitting wisdom! They refer folks to you all the time!

amy
03-27-2005, 06:24 PM
Welcome and thanks zibibboisgood, mamoosie and daretoknit!

So glad to have you Nicoley. :)
Thanks KellyK!

Amy