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Old 03-05-2014, 11:14 AM   #41
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We have a new yarn store now after the old one closed a year ago. I'm still going to the yarn store twice a week for social knitting. They also have many classes and help days. Love it!
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:35 AM   #42
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There are no knitting police. If it works for you and isn't causing pain to hold them the way you do, who cares? Not me! If it works, it's right.

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Have you tried your LYS? Mine here is a wealth of knowledge and they have help classes 3 times a week. It's a great tool for the store as well as making new friends in the knitting world.
I am also fortunate that I have another friend that is an avid knitter who I can always ask for help on projects where the yarn wasn't purchased at the LYS.

The closest one isn't on the beaten path so I don't get there often at all. I found a co-worker who knits, but our kids after school schedules keep us from getting together, so far.
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We have a new yarn store now after the old one closed a year ago. I'm still going to the yarn store twice a week for social knitting. They also have many classes and help days. Love it!

So, you haven't had anything but a chain store to go to for the last year?
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:51 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by smeldsgang View Post
The closest one isn't on the beaten path so I don't get there often at all. I found a co-worker who knits, but our kids after school schedules keep us from getting together, so far.
It is always nice to spend time with someone over a shared interest, I hope you are able to get together with your co-worker at some point when your schedules coincide.

I taught myself to crochet at a young age, I used to do well with written instructions I loved the look of knitting for years and when I had the opportunity to learn at a LYS I took it. In the span of a few hours, I learned how to cast on and the knit and purl stitches; I eventually finished a seed stitch scarf for my DH.

Originally, a friend had told me about the class and had signed up, we were supposed to do the class together but she flaked I was upset at the time, but the joy of knitting took the place of that
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Originally Posted by smeldsgang View Post
So, you haven't had anything but a chain store to go to for the last year?
I mostly knit from stash. If I needed something I'd buy online not from a chain store. Haven't shopped there in years.
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Well, my mother taught me and she was taught by her grandmother. Continuing the line, I guess.
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Well, my mother taught me and she was taught by her grandmother. Continuing the line, I guess.

That's wonderful you've had inspiration and help through the years. I would have rather learned that way myself, but I don't know of anyone who knits.
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