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02-17-2006, 01:43 PM

Hi All!

I've been lurking around the site for a while and thought it was about time to introduce myself. I LOVE THIS SITE! Thank you Amy for all the wonderful instruction and great videos. I bought one of those "Learn how to Knit this Hat & Scarf" kits 2 years ago. It was incredibly frustrating trying to figure out the illustrations and the kit soon went into the closet.

Well, I bought the Knitting for Dummies book a few months ago and between that and the instructions from the kit I actually did manage to knit the scarf and something that could pass for a headband :blush: ! Well, I was pretty darn proud of that scarf even though one end mysteriously ended up several stitches wider than the other. Not bad for my first attempt and got enough of a feel for it to get "in the zone"

So I knit another scarf with this crazy "eyelash" yarn---boy was that hard to work with, especially for my neophyte self. But I did manage to complete that project and the good thing was the yarn hid my mistakes! The bad thing was that the yarn hid my mistakes so I was still mysteriously adding on extra stitches.

A few weeks ago I was at the fabric store and eavesdropped on a customer asking a knitting question and the employee whipped out her needles and yarn from her pocket and gave us an on the spot demonstration of continental style---she made it look so effortless. So I bought my yarn and first set of circular needles and a Leisure Arts knitting book which demonstrated the continental style. I found this is the technique that really clicks with me. I just find it so much easier and like I can really get a good groove goin'!

I found this site on a google search and the videos on this site have been so helpful and my knitting has now progressed by leaps and bounds. I am now officially hooked! I have now also made a hat and a stethoscope cover and currently working on another scarf for hubby.

So, that's my long short story. I look forward to getting to know and learn from fellow knitters. Thanks again for such an awesome site Amy! :thumbsup:


02-17-2006, 01:50 PM
WELCOME, Christine! :waving:

Im SO glad you found your way back to knitting.....Amy's videos have done wonders for LOTS of us!

02-17-2006, 01:56 PM
Thanks Kelly!

I'm enjoying being drawn back in!

02-17-2006, 02:00 PM
Welcome! "Drawn back in"-- I guess is a nice way of saying, "Sucked back in to the great gaping hole of obsession."
:rofling: :rofling:

02-17-2006, 02:08 PM
It's that obvious, huh?! Yeah...I pretty much just wanna roll around in yarn all day!

02-17-2006, 02:23 PM
It's that obvious, huh?! Yeah...I pretty much just wanna roll around in yarn all day!

Yup! You're one of us, all right! :thumbsup:

02-18-2006, 01:52 PM
and a stethoscope cover

If that project does not qualify you for a knitting addict - nothing will!
I love it! :D

02-18-2006, 02:19 PM
Welcome to the site Christine!! :waving:

02-18-2006, 03:17 PM
Hi Christine! Welcome!