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Old 09-25-2012, 11:47 PM   #11
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I don't really think a beginner does realize how much they don't know. Really I don't think any of us really understand how much there is to this craft. I know I don't. It is just amazing; that is what is so fascinating about it I think.

I've told this story before, but it bares repeating. Years ago I was knitting along, sitting in the living room of the lady who owned the little LYS in my town that was right in her home. I considered her a great knitting (crocheting too) guru (still do) and I asked her, "So Verla, how long did it take you to learn everything about knitting?". Without missing a beat she answered, "I don't know everything about knitting". Right then was when I began to get a hint of how much I didn't know. If Verla didn't know everything, I was sure I never would.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:17 AM   #12
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I love knitting so much (despite the hoodie). I'm looking foward to new challenges and learning new and exciting techniques. To think, it's really only down to two stitches ... but what you can do with them is amazing.
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Originally Posted by DavidSydney63 View Post
I love knitting so much (despite the hoodie). I'm looking foward to new challenges and learning new and exciting techniques. To think, it's really only down to two stitches ... but what you can do with them is amazing.


Kind of like a computer, bit or no bit, and here we are posting at this forum with people all over the world. I love seeing things that are knitted by people the world over, learning how the techniques differ, etc. David, you finished your hoodie? I don't remember if you said, sorry.

Since this is about newbies, I guess saying that I finally learned to k and p English after learning Continental is OK. I don't know why I couldn't get it to work before but finally, I did it. That opens up more possibilities, yarn in each hand, multi color knitting, I guess that someone who is really good could do more than one color with each hand. Just thinking about makes my head ache!.
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Kind of like a computer, bit or no bit, and here we are posting at this forum with people all over the world.
I like this GrumpyGramma. So true.

Some folks knit with 2 colors in the left hand Continental style, doing it pretty much like regular, but picking up just the color you need each time. I can do it after a fashion but usually revert to working with a color in each hand. And they also have those gizmos (can't think of what they are called right now) that hold the yarns and separate them a bit for you so you can hold them both in your left hand.
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And they also have those gizmos (can't think of what they are called right now) that hold the yarns and separate them a bit for you so you can hold them both in your left hand.
I saw that, I think at Knit Picks. When I order again, I plan to add that in. It looks like a great way to do it. I've not managed 2 colors in 1 hand, I think I lack the coordination skills. Of course, that's what I blamed for my inability to knit English. LOL Maybe I need to practice?
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