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Jan in CA
07-02-2007, 12:59 PM
I've mentioned to my daughter a few times that there are so many young knitters now even though it's still often perceived as an "old lady" hobby. I feel like there are more young knitters that older knitters here in the forum so I thought I'd do a fun poll because I'm sure I'm not the only curious member. You may elaborate if your so inclined or just vote in the poll if you're shy. ;-)

I'll start... I'm 54 now and started knitting when I was 52.

debinoz
07-02-2007, 01:00 PM
44......45 in 15 days!!

jodstr2
07-02-2007, 01:04 PM
36.5 :zombie:

tootie44
07-02-2007, 01:05 PM
I am 36 years old...have been knitting for 2.5 years.

Silver
07-02-2007, 01:05 PM
I'm 34.

suzeeq
07-02-2007, 01:11 PM
I'm 56 but I started knitting at 14. I didn't knit for many years though, and took it up again about 2 years ago.

dakatzmeow
07-02-2007, 01:17 PM
i'm 35, although i usually only claim 29. *tee hee* i started knitting as a youngster in girl scouts, laid it down for many years, then picked it up again and haven't looked back.

as far as younger knitters, i just taught my 2 nieces to knit the other day. one is 9 and the other is 14. the 9 year old is voracious!

Braden
07-02-2007, 01:18 PM
I'm 14, started knitting when I was 7.

Kaydee
07-02-2007, 01:20 PM
23 here!

Eloewien
07-02-2007, 01:22 PM
26 currently

marykz
07-02-2007, 01:23 PM
I'm old enough to know better than to tell anyone!!!

j/k I'm 35..... and my 5 year old told me "35 is sooooo many birthdays!!!"

Carla1019
07-02-2007, 01:23 PM
41.. been knitting for about 3 years. Would love for my 14 year old daughter to learn.. But not going to happen... =(

nadja la claire
07-02-2007, 01:26 PM
I turned 44 on June 3rd. Go Gemini!!!! :blooby: :woot:

:muah: :hug:

Nadja :knitting:

auburnchick
07-02-2007, 01:34 PM
I'm 37. I started last summer.

BTW, my dd is learning how to knit. She's 15. Of course, I am using the knitting lesson as a bribe...errr lesson...to give her back her cell phone. If we both can survive her project with some respect left for each other, she'll get it back.

brendajos
07-02-2007, 01:34 PM
36 and appear to forget that often. I found myself telling someone not long ago that i was 38...what the!..... ;)

bajanKnit
07-02-2007, 01:39 PM
31 KNITTING 6 MTHS AND ALL THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN MY YOUTH GROUPS CALL ME AN OLD LADY ESPECIALLY WHEN I WEAR MY GLASSES AS I KNIT.ISN'T LIFE FUNNY?

SabrinaJL
07-02-2007, 01:49 PM
I'm 30 and I started knitting a little over a year ago.

Jess_knit
07-02-2007, 01:52 PM
I learned to knit when I was 9, but didn't really pick it up until last December. I'm 14.

KnittingNat
07-02-2007, 02:01 PM
I'm 26. I started at the age of 6, crocheted and knit occasionally through all of those 20 years. A few months ago knitting kicked in big time! :cheering:
And Conti - :notworthy:. I can only wish that at your age i would be knitting the way you do...By your posts i thought you were older, you sound so mature (and that's a compliment:rofling:)!

letah75
07-02-2007, 02:11 PM
OMGoodness, I was JUST about to post the very same topic! How odd.

I am 31.6, I started knitting about 2.5 years ago.

LibraryLady
07-02-2007, 02:43 PM
I'm 14, started knitting when I was 7.

:roflhard:

:thumbsup:

I love your reality, ContiKnitter!

43 - been knitting on and off for 20-something years.

LL

misha rf
07-02-2007, 03:03 PM
I'm 38...will be 39 in 3 weeks. I've been knitting for about a year & a half.

orcoastknitter
07-02-2007, 03:12 PM
I turned 36 on June 8th.

newamy
07-02-2007, 03:31 PM
39. I was glad to be able to mark the 30's category still...
I learned to knit right around the time I turned 38.

dustinac
07-02-2007, 03:36 PM
I'm 27... and I forget my age all the time...:rofling: someone will ask me and I'll be like twenty-eighh umm no it is 27 cause this is 2007... then I get the she is crazy look...:oo:

jeanius80
07-02-2007, 04:05 PM
I'm 27... and I forget my age all the time...:rofling: someone will ask me and I'll be like twenty-eighh umm no it is 27 cause this is 2007... then I get the she is crazy look...:oo:
me too!! 27, just started knitting this year in february. i love it. and i love how quick i am picking it up :heart: and how easy it is to get help here:happydance:

threesmom
07-02-2007, 04:23 PM
I'm 27... and I forget my age all the time...:rofling: someone will ask me and I'll be like twenty-eighh umm no it is 27 cause this is 2007... then I get the she is crazy look...:oo:

I think 27 is like that - half the time I was 27, I was telling people I was 28, for no apparent reason. :teehee: But then, I still have to think sometimes now, and if it's that bad at 32, can you imagine how bad I'll be at 72???

jjminarcik
07-02-2007, 04:30 PM
I just turned 27 and have been knitting for 1 year. Whenever I knit, DH calls me his "Old Lady". :rofling: :rofling:

PaperGirl
07-02-2007, 04:40 PM
Im 31.

My DH is annoyed that Ive taken over his recliner and the table next to it with my knitting stuff. :roflhard:

Rorshach
07-02-2007, 04:50 PM
I'm 29.99 and holding, oh, alright sheesh, I'm 31. :lol: I started knitting in 2004, so roughly 3 years. hehe and my DW is 11 months older than I, so she really IS my old lady.....ow. just got punched in the arm for that comment :roflhard:

Jax3303
07-02-2007, 04:53 PM
I'm 25. I started knitting when I was 22.

Vendie
07-02-2007, 05:40 PM
30 in 6 days! Started knitting when I was 26...no, 25 (almost 26 though).

Nobones
07-02-2007, 05:50 PM
I was 28 on the 9th of Feb. I believe age is just a number. My Dad is 63 and he's got more get up and go than his teenage son's.

I've been knitting for 18 moths now, though it feels longer than that.

chrislt8
07-02-2007, 05:55 PM
I'm 49...hitting the big 50 in August :shock: Discovered knitting in March of this year and fell passionately in love! :hug:

cougarchick
07-02-2007, 05:58 PM
I'm 21 going to be 22 in 4 months, I started knitting in Febuary of this year and have fallen in love, Before i learned how to knit i crocheted.

JoeE
07-02-2007, 06:14 PM
Just a tiny bit shy of 44.

SandraEllen
07-02-2007, 06:32 PM
Well, I just added to the largest segment. I'm 30. barely. :)

Miss Moosey
07-02-2007, 06:41 PM
I'll be 21 soon...I know this will sound silly to everybody who is older than me but I feel really old!

My grandmother and my mom taught me how to knit when I was 12, so I guess that I have been knitting for nine years (six of those years were scarf-only years, though :wink:)

Rebecca

Indygirl
07-02-2007, 06:48 PM
I'm 64 on the 15th of July. I have been knitting for about 5 years now. I use to read a lot. I haven't figured out how to hold a book and knitting needles at the same time, needless to say I don't get much reading done these days.

Krystal
07-02-2007, 06:56 PM
22 when I started, 23 now.

I had been wanting to knit forever too.

It may look granny-ish but the things we can make are so totally not.
If I could make all the neat things I can now when I was 14, my friends would have thought it was so cool.

losnana
07-02-2007, 06:58 PM
Come on y'all. I can't be the only 60-60 year old here!

iza
07-02-2007, 07:00 PM
I'm 31. And I feel so old!!!:waah:

:teehee:

I started knitting when I was very young, but stopped for a very long time. I re-discovered it about 18 months ago.

Sara
07-02-2007, 07:14 PM
Hey! I resemble that last remark!:teehee:

I just turned 39 for the first time.

Indygirl
07-02-2007, 07:15 PM
Come on y'all. I can't be the only 60-60 year old here!
Look back a few post. I'm in my 60's. I don't feel that old either:wink:

vmdeangelo
07-02-2007, 07:17 PM
18 and have been knitting for a year! I would have never started if it was not for the gorgeous yarns that can be knit up into even more gorgeous things!

losnana
07-02-2007, 07:26 PM
Look back a few post. I'm in my 60's. I don't feel that old either:wink:


You must not have clicked on the poll! I'm so glad I'm not alone. Do your dgc call you Grams?

Indygirl
07-02-2007, 07:34 PM
You must not have clicked on the poll! I'm so glad I'm not alone. Do your dgc call you Grams?
I only have one g.c. and yes she calls me Grams. I love it. How about you? what do yours call you?

DianaM
07-02-2007, 07:39 PM
28, will be 29 in November.

Grandma taught me to knit and crochet when I was 9. I took to crochet and did that alone until I re-learned to knit at the beginning of last year.

Knit1Drop1
07-02-2007, 07:41 PM
Turned 30 in March but began thinking of myself as 30 last fall so as to lessen the shock. :D

Learned to knit when I was 13 or 14 but have NOT been knitting consistantly enough since then that you would think I have been knitting for 16 years. There were a few years I never touched a needle, and years where I took to crochet instead.

losnana
07-02-2007, 08:29 PM
I only have one g.c. and yes she calls me Grams. I love it. How about you? what do yours call you?

I have 4 DGDs ages 2-9. They call me Nana.

Please excuse me for hijacking this thread. Manners, manners!

zip
07-02-2007, 09:30 PM
47, but I feel older than that lately.

Knitting_Guy
07-02-2007, 09:33 PM
I'm 45 going on 102.

larudden
07-02-2007, 09:44 PM
I'm 48 but I'm 16 in my head. Does that count?

Friskums
07-02-2007, 09:59 PM
23 I think. I forget my age all the time. How terrible is that?!

I'll be 24 in August. :D

Phretys
07-02-2007, 10:29 PM
44......45 in 15 days!!

My birthday is in 15 days, too! I'll be 41.

Debi

cheesiesmom
07-02-2007, 10:35 PM
I still think of myself as I was when I was married at 19. That was 41 years ago. Unfortunately, my body reminds me frequently that the 19 yo kid is getting very, very gray.

Knitting_Guy
07-02-2007, 10:40 PM
23 I think. I forget my age all the time. How terrible is that?!

I'll be 24 in August. :D


They say the memory is the first thing to go.

I forget what's second.

knitwit628
07-02-2007, 11:05 PM
I turned 13 on last Thursday :) and have been knitting since i was 9

Phaedra
07-03-2007, 12:23 AM
I'm 41. Started knitting 17 years ago.

hunterjenn
07-03-2007, 12:54 AM
I'll be 30 this month, so I kind of span two categories. :) I started knitting at 28.

DQ
07-03-2007, 06:58 AM
22, 23 in a couple of months ^_^

dawnk777
07-03-2007, 07:53 AM
I've been knitting off and on, since I was a child. I don't remember anymore, how old I was, when my mom showed me how. I'm 47 now.

CateKnits
07-03-2007, 07:56 AM
20!

Sarah_NC
07-03-2007, 08:41 AM
I'm 24 ~ 25 in September :oo:

Cristy
07-03-2007, 09:03 AM
I'm 28 and started knitting when I was 25.

gingerbread
07-03-2007, 09:19 AM
Let's see I am 58 :flirt: and been knitting for about four years now. My aunt taught me when I was 8 and like many didn't stay with it. Then my daughter wanted to learn and bought one of the many learn to knit kits. Well that was it for me.:heart: She didn't learn but I picked it up and haven't put it down since. I even taught my grandson how to knit. He loves it and keeps asking what am I making. I just tell him a scarf, he smiles and keeps on going. :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:

ironmaiden
07-03-2007, 09:25 AM
I'm 25 and started knitting this year.

:D

Mommy22alyns
07-03-2007, 11:24 AM
I just turned 29, so I am clinging to that age bracket there! :lol:

I was pretty self-conscious when I started my knitting class back in January. I think a lot of people have the image of it as an old-lady hobby. But the instructor was fairly young and there was another woman there approximately my age (as well as 2 older ladies).

I am so glad to have met younger knitters, and even the feisty older ones. My image of knitting is definitely changing, and I can't wait for the rest of the world to catch up. :cheering:

Feef
07-03-2007, 11:28 AM
51 (ouch). Began knitting at 49.

TRknits
07-03-2007, 01:06 PM
27 started knitting when I was 25

mathwizard
07-03-2007, 03:44 PM
I started knitting and crocheting when I was thirteen. Today I turned 25 againnnnnnnnn. I was thinking of getting close to 39 but that is too old. You are only as old as you feel!!!!! Most of the time I feel about 25.

kknittinfool
07-03-2007, 03:56 PM
45. . .I started knitting when I was 8 but haven't done it in a long time. I just started knitting again about 6 weeks ago.

Mommy22alyns
07-03-2007, 04:39 PM
Turned 30 in March but began thinking of myself as 30 last fall so as to lessen the shock. :D


OMG, I was just saying that very thing! My b-day was just a few weeks ago and I turned 29 - I told my family I was just considering myself to be 30 so I'd have a year to get used to it! :teehee:

Ronda
07-03-2007, 05:56 PM
Off to the park for a long walk, so I can't read through all these posts right now, but I will later.

But to answer the poll: I'm 41, and I started knitting when I was 39.

bobi1218
07-03-2007, 07:04 PM
I'm 31, and I started knitting about 6 months ago. My hubby makes fun of me for knitting all the time, calling me Granny and whatnot.

angel4ever
07-03-2007, 07:09 PM
I'm 32. I learned to knit many years ago (when I was about 9 or ten) from my great-great grandmother, but didn't keep up with it. I picked up the needles again just about a year ago and have been knitting off & on ever since.

robynbird
07-03-2007, 08:01 PM
I'm 35...will be 36 on the 29th of this month. I learned to knit about 3 years ago. Wish I knew how when I was 24...that's when I had my daughter. Would have been nice to make her stuff as a baby. :)

dreamsherl
07-03-2007, 08:08 PM
I'm forty-two and just beginning to live. :clink: I began knitting a year and a half ago.

Skater
07-03-2007, 08:15 PM
I'm 31, and I started knitting about 6 months ago. My hubby makes fun of me for knitting all the time, calling me Granny and whatnot.Tell him to make fun of me instead - I AM a granny.

knitwit88
07-03-2007, 08:44 PM
Im 12!

remclave
07-03-2007, 09:05 PM
:D I'm 46 and started when I was 24 and I have 3 grandchildren.:cheering:Been crocheting longer and JUST started learning TATTING! My first introduction to any of the knotting arts was introduction to macrame in high school.:rofl:

momwolf
07-04-2007, 10:07 AM
I'm 54 and holding:teehee:

JudyD
07-04-2007, 06:56 PM
:cheering::cheering::cheering: for the oldies! I'm 68. I learned to knit in 1944 (age 6) but took it up seriously at age 12. I now wish I had kept a journal of all the things I've made over the past 56 years. I know I've used enough yarn to go around the world several times. :thumbsup:

JudyD

P.S. Who is the 4th person in the 60-69 age group? There's Indygirl, losnana, me, and...

Jan in CA
07-04-2007, 07:22 PM
This has been fun and I was right about the most common age brackets. :)

annomalley
07-04-2007, 07:34 PM
I'm 37 and I started knitting at the ripe old age of 36. :)

KellyK
07-05-2007, 01:25 AM
Im 36... will be 37 toward the end of October..Ill be clinging to every last day! I've been knitting for about 2.5 years...

leedsfan
07-05-2007, 04:16 AM
I am 42 and have been knitting 26 years

iheartknitting
07-05-2007, 08:38 AM
I turned 49 in June. I picked up my knitting a year ago after about a 20 year break. During the "break" I was busy with our 3 young sons. Now that the older 2 are going away to school I have a bit more time to enjoy my knitting. Yay! (adding this to say, yes, I will miss them)

I wish that this forum was around in the late 80's, I would never have stopped!

Guin
07-05-2007, 01:07 PM
I will be 36 in a couple of weeks .

And have been knitting for about 12 years .:cheering:

AnreeAce
07-05-2007, 03:11 PM
I'm 38 by the calendar, about 6-7 based on occasional behavior. :teehee:

Started knitting about 1.5 years ago, and I'm so glad I did!

cathoo
07-05-2007, 06:55 PM
I'm 24 and am in denial. I started knitting slightly before the college teacher's strike in Ontario in 2006. I remember because I made my first pair of socks while sitting there bored out of my skull because my coop work term was at a college. I was required to still show up and "supervise the computer lab". There were no students at all... I got bored of watching the one guy play WoW (although I got to play for a day) so I knit socks. Large socks. Knee high, striped socks. And I finished them before the strike ended too, even though they were my first "real" thing other than a scarf. No one had told me that DPNs and socks were "hard" yet :mrgreen:

KellyK
07-05-2007, 07:49 PM
No one had told me that DPNs and socks were "hard" yet :mrgreen:

Yeah, well, who says?? :teehee:

susi
07-06-2007, 04:22 AM
i am shocked how young everyone is. i still think of knitting as an 'old person' hobby, obviously its not. i'm 25 so definatly not in the older category yet (although my 4 year old son thinks so lol)

susi

msoebel
07-06-2007, 11:34 AM
I am 29 years old (for the first time...but it may not be the last:lol:).

I've been knitting for about 9 months now.

I'm afraid that I seem older than I am...thanks to years of working with teenagers. They have started making jokes about "not breaking a hip" and "puttin' the dentures back in"...so apparently, I am not as young and cool as I would like to think.:pout:

Misty

redmom37
07-06-2007, 01:01 PM
I'm 42 will be 43 next week , only been knitting for a few months

cftwo
07-06-2007, 01:17 PM
I'm 36 and have been knitting since I was about 12.

gamerchik
07-06-2007, 05:38 PM
I'm 31 (I'll be 32 in September). I've been knitting for 3 months. :)

Riss
07-06-2007, 10:10 PM
I'll be 23 tomorow!

I've been knitting for all of a week... but i'm loving it and can't wait to learn more!

gamerchik
07-06-2007, 10:21 PM
Oooh, happy birthday's eve! :cheering::cheering::cheering:

MerigoldinWA
07-06-2007, 11:16 PM
I just turned 59 yesterday and was glad to be able to report in the 50-59 age group. :shifty: A friend taught me to knit in high school. Then I relearned after my first baby came along. I have been knitting off and on since then, lots of off time. I have been pretty steady over the last 19-20 years, sometimes obsessive. I :heart: to :knitting:

Riss
07-06-2007, 11:32 PM
Thanks! Happy yesterday birthday Merigold!

MerigoldinWA
07-07-2007, 12:08 AM
Thank you Riss! I have to tell you that I really like your little avatar guy. He is so quirky and that hair.... He makes me smile. Is he somebody special?

Stiney
07-08-2007, 10:03 PM
23 until August 19th, and I started knitting last summer.

Last week I was knitting with my Grammy (70's), two Aunts (one is late 40's, not sure about the other), and my 9 year old sister. :teehee:

Oh, and my dad says he's "thirty-twenty." And that he can't pass for "twenty-thirty" anymore. :roll:

pandaca
07-09-2007, 10:53 AM
I just turned 26, and I started knitting last November. And I can't believe knitting is still considered an "old lady" hobby!

brownishcoat
07-09-2007, 04:33 PM
I'm 38. My mom started teaching me to knit when I was about 12, but I didn't stick with it.

I picked it back up around age 24, but dropped it again until October 2005 and I've been with it ever since.

meearnol
07-09-2007, 05:07 PM
I'm 25 and I've been knitting for about 3 years, but only about a year seriously. 2 of my sisters make fun of me, but my 20 year old sister had me teach her. She only makes little swatches of things and then rips them out, but she says it relaxes her, and I'm just happy to have someone else to sit and knit with.

madametj
07-12-2007, 03:32 PM
17, here :waving:. started when i was 15 (i think:shifty:)

yay, i'm in the 2.58% of the kH population:happydancing:

madametj
07-12-2007, 03:36 PM
oh come on, i know there are more than 9 of us 10-20 yos out there :tap:. there's a whole 5 pages (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=48491&highlight=calling+teen) of us



its interesting to see that most are 20-29:think:. i would have guessed that 40-49 would come on top.

losnana
07-12-2007, 03:38 PM
Hard to believe there are only 6 of us 60s!

cindycactus
07-12-2007, 05:50 PM
I am 65. My mother taught me to knit mittens on 4 double pointed mittens when I was 10. Knitting is so relaxing.:happydancing:

Jan in CA
07-12-2007, 08:07 PM
oh come on, i know there are more than 9 of us 10-20 yos out there :tap:. there's a whole 5 pages (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=48491&highlight=calling+teen) of us

its interesting to see that most are 20-29:think:. i would have guessed that 40-49 would come on top.

I'm not surprised at the results. They are pretty much what I suspected.

Not everyone checks this forum so a lot of members haven't responded, too. :shrug:

Lisa_H-Town
07-12-2007, 10:36 PM
Maybe make it a sticky(?) and direct folks to it some how?

I know I went searching for this thread to show my sister how young a lot of knitter where.... I find it fascinating....
BTW: I did the poll as soon as it was posted but didn't reply: I am 42 -- Aug. 43... and have been knitting all of 6 mos. Crocheted when I was a teenager, tho. But there wasn't the internet to help, so didn't pursue it for longer than a few years.

Rhea
07-12-2007, 11:07 PM
17!

losnana
07-13-2007, 06:41 AM
I am 65. My mother taught me to knit mittens on 4 double pointed mittens when I was 10. Knitting is so relaxing.:happydancing:

Hope you replied o the poll!!

mulene
07-13-2007, 07:43 AM
I hit the big 4 - 0 this year ;P

figaro
07-13-2007, 09:52 AM
You and me both mulene, my mom still can't get over the fact that her youngest is 40. I have to remind myself though, I still think like I am at least in my early 30's!

IBAmyB
07-13-2007, 12:07 PM
39. I was glad to be able to mark the 30's category still...

:thumbsup:

I am 29... glad I could still pick the 20s category! (Though I frequently get people who think I am still in high school! :D)

Secksiebrat
07-13-2007, 01:49 PM
I'm 25. My grandmother taught me to knit when I was 5 or 6, I did it for a little while and then let it go. She died when I was 7.

My mother and I took a class at Michaels (as my mother used to knit years ago as well) and we started knitting together almost a year ago.

My mom is 49 :)

~danielle~

Ellen Edwards
07-13-2007, 03:13 PM
I haven't read all this thread--but I've always thought of myself as one of the "oldies!":oo: Gotta go read how old everyone is!

OOPS-had to come back and edit--forgot to say I'll be 58 on November 3rd!! Looks like I'm one of the REAL oldies!

I began knitting when I was in my 20's, and knitted Christmas stockings for the kids, but I was a crochet-er long before that and knitting never felt comfy!! I always loved the feel of knitting though--it was softer and draped so well. One day, when I began reading knitting blogs on the computer, I saw KNITTINGHELP.COM. I thought--"Maybe I CAN do this the right way...." and I have
been trying ever since , I guess.

I started out English which I'm so comfortable with--but I got The Knitting Workshop by Elizabeth Zimmerman, and she really advises Continental, especially when you want to do 2-handed colorwork, and I'd love to try that--ONE DAY!! I'd really love to become as good at knitting as I am crochet--which my MIL taught me in my early 20's--she taught herself from a book, and then taught me--and SHE was a lefty!

I'm more obsessed with knitting than I was crochet-but in the '80's, I would stay up all night doing counted cross stitch--knitting has become the reason I stay up all night now! (AND insomnia--maybe that's the reason I KNIT all night!lol)

lady~PURL
07-13-2007, 10:17 PM
I am 18 almost 19 and love knitting

Chrissie
07-15-2007, 10:57 AM
I have a month and a half left of being in the 20-29 age range. :pout:

zkimom
07-15-2007, 12:05 PM
I'm 50. There. I said it. 50.

I'm not happy about 50. I have a 9 YO and wish I was younger for her sake.

But life being what it is, I try to stay as young as I can for as long as I can and not be too old too soon.

I look pretty good for my age -- as Nora Ephron said in her most recent book, I Feel Bad About My Neck (and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman) (http://www.amazon.com/Feel-Bad-About-My-Neck/dp/0307264556/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-0115737-6318469?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1184514940&sr=1-1), "Haircolor is the great equalizer."

I've been knitting for longer than I can remember but I've only taken it seriously enough to form a deep obsession in the last few years.

That's about it.

Best,
Susan (who's hoping that 60 really is the new 40 cause then that would make 50 the new 30 and that wouldn't be bad at all. :teehee: )

Lana
07-15-2007, 12:59 PM
I'm 64 on the 15th of July. I have been knitting for about 5 years now. I use to read a lot. I haven't figured out how to hold a book and knitting needles at the same time, needless to say I don't get much reading done these days.

Have you tried a cook book holder on a table in front of you?
I suppose you'd loose some 'knit time' turning pages.

I turn 62 this month. Oh, yippee!

I learned to knit when I was 12 and made 2 booties (definately not a pair).

I was inspired to try again when I was about 18.

Stiney
07-15-2007, 01:11 PM
Have you tried a cook book holder on a table in front of you?
I suppose you'd loose some 'knit time' turning pages.

I turn 62 this month. Oh, yippee!

I learned to knit when I was 12 and made 2 booties (definately not a pair).

I was inspired to try again when I was about 18.

Cookbook holders have splash guards to keep the recipes clean, which is great for cooking.

For knitting or eating, I'd recommend a Book Hug (http://www.bookhug.com/), which can be purchased at Barnes & Noble. I :heart: mine.

Teeka
07-15-2007, 01:30 PM
I just turned 43 on July 4. Learned to knit six months ago--in my salad days!

G J
07-15-2007, 01:30 PM
Cookbook holders have splash guards to keep the recipes clean, which is great for cooking.

For knitting or eating, I'd recommend a Book Hug (http://www.bookhug.com/), which can be purchased at Barnes & Noble. I :heart: mine.

I like the look of that! My neice (age 13, also an avid knitter, but not on the computer much, so wouldn't take part in the poll) uses a music stand to knit and read at the same time. I'm not sure how she gets the pages to stay open.

Indygirl
07-15-2007, 01:32 PM
Have you tried a cook book holder on a table in front of you?
I suppose you'd loose some 'knit time' turning pages.

I turn 62 this month. Oh, yippee!

I learned to knit when I was 12 and made 2 booties (definately not a pair).

I was inspired to try again when I was about 18. Thanks, I'll need to pick up one of those. I'm going out for dinner with my D.D. to celebrate getting old today:balloons::rollingeyes:

Stiney
07-15-2007, 01:32 PM
That's the beauty of the Book Hug. It's deep enough to hold the paper back of Les Mis--though it's a tight squeeze towards the beginning/end of the book. :teehee: I would imagine if you were reading a magazine, you'd have to have something behind it so it wouldn't flop.

I've also used the Hug as a book display for some of my art books or comics when it's not being used for reading.

madametj
07-15-2007, 03:35 PM
yay, i'm now in the 3.24 percentile:happydancing::teehee:

I'm 50. There. I said it. 50.

I'm not happy about 50. I have a 9 YO and wish I was younger for her sake.



oh, don't worry about it. my mom had me when she was 36, and had my little sis and year and a half later. she is actually older than the grandmother of my sis's classmate!:rofling:

GinnyG
07-15-2007, 04:48 PM
52.....................soon to be 53:waah:

Foxyie
07-15-2007, 07:07 PM
22 will be 23 in august, started knitting this year.

miles
07-15-2007, 07:25 PM
41 here, gonna be 42 in August, started knitting when I was a teen but got more into crocheting, then picked knitting back up about a year ago and had completely forgotten everything I'd learned as a teen. Now I'm going to try and teach my two teenaged nieces how to knit..so yep, young women do it too!

zkimom
07-16-2007, 07:03 AM
oh, don't worry about it. my mom had me when she was 36, and had my little sis and year and a half later. she is actually older than the grandmother of my sis's classmate!:rofling:

:hug:
Thanks for that, madametj -- but that's the kind of thing that can make a grown woman cry!

Really, it doesn't bother me as much as I pretend. Most of my friends had their children later and so I'm in good company (your mom included!)

Best,
Susan

nonny2t
07-16-2007, 08:24 AM
I will turn 54 the end of September. I learned to knit when I was 13 for 4H, but didn't really get into until last August when my husband had open heart surgery and was off work for several weeks. I was afraid no one would get Christmas from us so started making stuff and now I knit everyday and I do mean pretty much every day. I love it even though I really don't venture out to hard stuff. I like what I do and enjoy doing it for others.

LibraryLady
07-16-2007, 06:03 PM
I hit the big 4 - 0 this year ;P

You and me both mulene, my mom still can't get over the fact that her youngest is 40. I have to remind myself though, I still think like I am at least in my early 30's!

The worst part of 40, for me, was persuading my mom to quit using 39! :roflhard:

Now the most fun is telling my mom all the milestone's her baby is achieving! :twisted::poke:

grey hair
bifocals
high blood pressure
creaky knees, feet, or other joint of the day...

LL

Sharly
07-17-2007, 04:42 PM
I'm 46. Started knitting 6 months ago. I think it so cool there are so many of us here representing so many different age groups and yet we have this common obsession/love/hobby/whatever you want to call it!

Itsabtme
07-18-2007, 02:43 PM
I'm 39...I'm done tho...:rollseyes: I refuse to have anymore birthdays. :fingerwag: Next year I'll just celebrate the anniversary of my 39th birthday, although I've been threatened by the Over the Hill Party to beat all (only if they can find me:) )

knitasha
07-20-2007, 04:34 PM
I'm 50. There. I said it. 50.

I'm not happy about 50. I have a 9 YO and wish I was younger for her sake

You are not alone. My wonderful stepdaughter finally found the right man at 39, married at 40, had her first child at 41 and the second two years later to the day. (This is one efficient woman: she only has to throw one birthday party a year!) As long as the biological clock is still working, why not?

1knittychick
07-20-2007, 08:40 PM
I'm 46 and I am blessed with good genes--everyone thinks I'm 35 and my youngest brother is older than me!

kblue
07-21-2007, 10:26 PM
24 started kniting about a year ago self taught which stinks a little concidering that i'm the type of person that learns easier and faster by watching not reading....THANK GOODNESS for KH VIDEOS!!!!!

Boogs
07-22-2007, 10:00 AM
Old enough to know better, young enough not to care! :clink:












...32. :mrgreen:

Shandeh
07-23-2007, 08:52 AM
43

I was exposed to knitting for the first time when I was 11, but didn't really learn until I was turning 40.

KKraft
07-23-2007, 10:53 AM
I turned 30 in May. Have been knitting for 2 yrs. When I started I couldn't imagine working on more than 1 project at a time. I now have 5 WIP.

hydeemarie
07-23-2007, 12:18 PM
18. I learned to knit about 2 years ago during the summer. I love it so much. I also learned how to crochet when I was 9... my dad taught me. But I put it down and picked it back up just a few months ago. I have been crocheting nonstop and I havent knit in a while. :rollseyes:ANyway, there you go. :thumbsup:

cassiepaige
07-23-2007, 06:40 PM
I just turned 17

madametj
07-24-2007, 03:02 PM
I just turned 17

me 2, i turned 17 last month! (june 16):mrgreen:

sugarfunpouch
07-24-2007, 03:40 PM
I turned 12 on June 28.

JGM
07-28-2007, 11:25 AM
I'll be 28 in a month, hooray for the 20 year olds! I think I started about 3 years ago.

Debbie
07-28-2007, 11:42 AM
I will be 55 very soon .... I am so glad the category is NOT 55 and older .... I like being in the 50 - 59 "slot".

knitwit628
07-28-2007, 02:12 PM
I turned 12 on June 28.

Seriously?! My birthday is June 28 too! Except I turned 13 this year. :waving:

SusanMarie1956
08-02-2007, 09:50 PM
:psst::knitting::sleepy::heart:I am 50 as of last Decemer 11.

Susan

lizardknits
08-21-2007, 11:57 AM
21

started a few years ago

JennyLeah
08-21-2007, 04:29 PM
I'm 28. Started knitting... I think early last year? Or late in 2005? :shrug: More than a year but less than 2 years ago.

ekgheiy
08-22-2007, 01:12 PM
Hard to believe there are only 6 of us 60s! I think it is soooo cool that y'all are ONLINE!!! My grammy's in her 60's and thinks she's "too old" to get online! Can you believe that??? Grrrr...

Rock on!!!!!!!!!!! :woot:

Madrina
08-23-2007, 01:31 PM
46 and I taught myself to knit about 3 months ago now.:clink:Cheers to all my Sisters & Brothers of the yarn!

ArtLady1981
08-23-2007, 03:38 PM
The Artlady is 58! (Turning 59 in December!) I just knew that Merigold and I were the same age and generation! Hey there sister! :thumbsup:

Learned to knit in 1970. (Night manager at the restaurant taught me to knit on two sharp pencils and a bit of leftover yarn from her bag.)

First project: a red/white/blue striped acrylic scarf that was 2 feet wide, and 8 feet long! Who knew? :aww:

jeanius80
08-23-2007, 04:59 PM
First project: a red/white/blue striped acrylic scarf that was 2 feet wide, and 8 feet long! Who knew? :aww:
you didn't knit a scarf silly, that's a stole :teehee:

knit.newbie
08-23-2007, 06:33 PM
I'm 18..and yea..I always get the 'it kindda feels like I'm hanging out with grandma' if I'm knitting with friends..

and I always reply saying 'well..when u start begging me to make u a scarf or a booga bag..u'll regret saying that! cuz im not making u anything!!'

hehe