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krystlelynn333 06-17-2013 12:53 AM

if only....
...i spent as much time knitting as i do looking up techniques and youtube videos on the different stitches! haha> at some point i'm sure my foundation will be solid enough that i may be able to finish ONE project without looking up a youtube video!

my name is krystle, i'm 29 years old....the big 30 in a few months. i am a hospice registered nurse, mother to a 2 year old daughter. i started crocheting when i worked in a neonatal intensive care unit. started with washcloths, then progressed to scarves and blankets, dresses.....i always longed to knit. it seems knit patterns are just so much prettier in my opinion. more refined in some way. and of course i love vintage styles so all the cool vintage patterns for cardigans and sweaters are knit. so, here i am. not-so-new-to-knitting but still fumbling my way through the dark about a year later. i have knitted a few intermediate skill dresses for my daughter and i am currently making a blanket.

Ronda 06-17-2013 05:47 AM

Welcome, Krystle! Post some photos of your finished objects! We would love to see your projects!

salmonmac 06-17-2013 06:06 AM

Hi and welcome, Kristie!
Maybe one of the best things is that you're searching around for videos and learning new techniques. That's what we all like to do. You're expanding the kinds of things you can do and trying new patterns. Sounds great to me!
I agree with Ronda, love to see some of your projects. What 'cha Knittin' is perfect for that.

Antares 06-17-2013 09:35 AM

If you haven't discovered it yet the antique pattern library is full of antique and vintage patterns. And there are some gorgeous ones--both crochet and knit (okay, and other crafts, too).

However, let me warn you: It can be quite the time suck!

DavidSydney63 06-17-2013 10:07 AM

Hey krystlelynn333 - it's so nice to see more new knitters. May your yarns bring much pleasure ... blessings, love and light.

DavidSydney63 06-17-2013 10:08 AM

Antares - thank you SO much for that WONDERFUL link. I just adore old patterns!!

DavidSydney63 06-17-2013 10:21 AM

I just read this in one of the antique books ... so much fun!

To knit a stocking, needles four,
Cast on three needles and no more;
Each needle stitches eight and twenty,
Then one for seam stitch will be plenty.

For twenty rounds your stitch must be
Two plain, tow purl alternately,
Except the seam stitch which you do
Once purl, once plain, the whole way through.

A finger plain you next must knit,
Ere you begin to narrow it;
But if you like the stocking long,
Two fingers' length will not be wrong.

And then the narrowings to make,
Two stitches you together take
Each side the seam; then eight rounds plain
Before you narrow it again,

Ten narrowings you'll surely find
Will shape the stocking to your mind;
Then twenty rounds knit plain must be,
And stitches sixty-five you'll see.

These just in half hyou must divide,
With thirty-two on either side;
But on one needle there must be
Seam stitch in middle, thirty-three

One half on needles two you place,
And leave alone a little space;
the other with the seam in middle,
To manage right is now my riddle.


Artchic528 06-17-2013 10:28 AM

Wow, a poem AND a pattern. How fun!!

DavidSydney63 06-17-2013 11:09 AM

Damned antique book libraries kept me up til one in the morning!!

Antares 06-17-2013 02:26 PM

Glad some folks are enjoying the link to the antique pattern library. I did try to warn you that it's addicting!

Thanks for posting that poem, David. That's pretty cool!

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