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Old 04-15-2010, 01:41 PM   #1
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Was teaching a classmate how to knit...
Was showing her continental-style (trying to, anyway) two other classmates are knitters but knit English style and were observing "my way" and were fascinated. One of them watched carefully and said my way seems faster/easier. I told her it's awesome if she learns to do both, will come in handy (read that here somewhere.) I was careful to be diplomatic about the styles of knitting, and explained to the noob I was showing that she should use whatever style works for her, could by my way or English knitting or something else (Eastern?)

I found it hilarious I've only done two dishcloths and two garter stitch scarves and a noob thinks I'm some kind of expert.
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:54 PM   #2
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No matter what stage you are at yourself, there will always be people who have more experience than you and people who have less experience than you. Compared to where your friend is at right now, you are more experienced. Just because you feel like you're a "beginner" yourself doesn't mean that you don't have anything to offer others who are just learning ... we're all continuously learning!

Who knows, maybe the tips/advice you've offered will be the thing that gets her interested in learning more about knitting!
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:58 PM   #3
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I referred her to this site, the videos here helped me out a lot. Another friend of mine can only crochet. I looked at some crochet vids on youtube, it's a lot more complicated! Next time I see her I'm gonna show her how to Continental, since crochet = yarn in left hand? In any case, I'm useless to show anyone English style, since I can't do it. :D
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:31 PM   #4
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Yep, it's very helpful to learn both. When I started I could only knit english..continental just eluded me, but I pushed it and now I can do both equally well.

It's not really fair to say one is better than the other so you did very good being diplomatic. Everyone should knit with what they feel comfortable with.
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:58 PM   #5
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I pretty much only crochet, and to tell you the truth, I think it is much faster and more entertaining than knitting. To me, knitting seems much slower and more complicated (directions etc.) than crochet. Just my opinion.
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Old 04-18-2010, 01:31 AM   #6
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Hi!

What's a "noob"?

Also, here's a great tutorial on continental knitting, the best I've ever seen and it helped me sort out some confusions on the subject.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuRLF...eature=related


Hope this helps!

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Old 04-18-2010, 07:46 AM   #7
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Hi!

What's a "noob"?


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It's internet slang for the internet slang, "newbie," someone who's new at something.
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I think it's a big boost to your confidence to learn all styles of knitting. I prefer to knit eastern or combination, but I can knit continental if I have a lot of decreases and just don't feel like messing with the conversions. I need to learn English for knitting with color. I've watched the videos and it really does seem to make it a tad bit easier.
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Originally Posted by RuthieinMaryland View Post
Hi!

What's a "noob"?

Also, here's a great tutorial on continental knitting, the best I've ever seen and it helped me sort out some confusions on the subject.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuRLF...eature=related


Hope this helps!

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That's my favourite Continental video (besides the ones on this site) it helped me a lot!
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Originally Posted by Lisa R. View Post
It's internet slang for the internet slang, "newbie," someone who's new at something.
I've been told that noob in a combination of "new" and "boob" at the same time, thus you get noob. It's a way of saying someone is new and stupid at the same time.

I've been told that if you aren't trying to be rude that you should put it as "newb". Just a shortened version of "newbie"
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