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heatherk
10-05-2006, 01:39 PM
i figure this is the place for me to tell this story. i'm in a production of sleepy hollow (one show october 28 for those in the north alabama area:) and i've been bringing my knitting with me every night. i've recently learned and have only in the past two weeks been comfortable enough with what i'm doing that i can knit and read at the same time. so, one of the little girls there asked me if i could teach her how. i brought her some kids needles (the lion brand ones - how cute are those things?) and some of my old yarn, and she just went to town! wasn't really doing it right, but had a ball! (i'm going to keep working with her, but i was so impressed! she's not quite six!) so, now i have four other ladies in the show that are buying needles this week so i can get them started on saturday! hooray! knitting...let it spread like the plague!

cookworm
10-05-2006, 01:45 PM
That's so great!!! :cheering: One time when I was knitting at the doctor's office in the waiting room, a girl around 16 or so seemed interested in my knitting, then said something to the effect of, "I'd never be able to do something like that". I felt so bad that I didn't have any knitting needles and yarn to show her how to do it and let her keep them. I should buy some needles and yarn for when I'm KIP and if somebody shows an interest, I can show them and let them take them home. Truly, we can all be "knitting ambassadors"! :wink:

rebecca
10-05-2006, 01:47 PM
WTG :cheering: :cheering:

Jan in CA
10-05-2006, 01:56 PM
That's a fantastic way to spend your downtime.. giving the gift of knitting!

Quiara
10-05-2006, 02:10 PM
Another missionary knitter! I just love it when people show an interest and then actually follow through with an attempt. Makes me happy to share things I love with people, especially people I care about. Can't get my brother to take up knitting, though, try as I might. Wuss.

kemp
10-05-2006, 06:02 PM
That's so cool!

samm
10-05-2006, 07:00 PM
I truly like the idea of having a set of needles and ball of yarn in my little KIPing bag in case someone wants to learn! Terrific idea! Thanks!!! It wouldn't take much to put it together in a zippy bag and have it ready to share. And maybe enough to make a garter stitch hat............. samm

spooky
10-05-2006, 07:13 PM
Where in North Alabama are you ??? I used to live in Russellville and I'm now in Birmingham.

dustinac
10-05-2006, 07:47 PM
:blooby: thats wonderful :cheering:

heatherk
10-06-2006, 09:22 AM
Where in North Alabama are you ??? I used to live in Russellville and I'm now in Birmingham.

I'm from Decatur...well, I live in Decatur. I'm not from there.

cozy
10-06-2006, 09:46 AM
I truly like the idea of having a set of needles and ball of yarn in my little KIPing bag in case someone wants to learn! Terrific idea! Thanks!!! It wouldn't take much to put it together in a zippy bag and have it ready to share. And maybe enough to make a garter stitch hat............. samm

I agree, this is a great idea. Plus, I'd probably include one of those 2-page pamphlets you can get at the craft store; the ones that show the bare basics of getting started knitting.

fluffypechey
10-06-2006, 06:25 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

That is a fantastic thing for you to do. They will never ever forget it either.
You never forget the person who taught you to knit.

:hug: Sharon

psammeadred
10-06-2006, 09:37 PM
Knit a friend a scarf, and you will keep her neck warm for a winter. Teach a friend to knit, and she will buy her own sheep, knit spinning wheel cozies, sell her husband's prized baseball cards to buy the newest colorway of Malabrigo, and mumble her latest lace pattern in her sleep (thereby freaking out all who live with her).