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Old 05-15-2014, 07:23 AM   #11
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Hi Charlotte......you look like a serious knitter. I'm making doll clothes for an American girl doll and it isn't easy. Two of the patterns I am using are from England and they are just a tad different from the US patterns. I'm hangin' in there.
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:22 PM   #12
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Hi Patio, if you need help translating an english pattern I'm happy to assist as a knitter from England.
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thanks pinkpearl......when I said I was hangin' in...I meant by a thread. Thanks for your offer to help. I may just take you up on that if I get bogged down...again.
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:30 PM   #14
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Hi Stephanie....I'm hoping to get some help when I get stuck. I''m an intermediate knitter at best.

I meant to tell you my father is from Altoona and my father-in-law is from Scranton.

I am a beginner and have only done scarves, so far. I'm going to do some dishcloths for my daughters wedding shower gift and a table runner. This site is WONDERFUL for getting all your questions answered!
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:41 PM   #15
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smeldsgang...Hi, I lived in State College for a few years when my children were young. They are now middle aged with children of their own.
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Old 05-26-2014, 01:04 PM   #16
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Hi backatcha Pat,

I don't know so much about the serious part of serious knitter. My daughter took that picture at a family get together. I have yet to get my family trained to wait to talk to me when I'm not counting. They're worse than cats!

British knitting patterns do read a little differently to me; they seem to assume either a base skill set or willingness to trust the pattern. I can't figure out which it is, or even if it matters. I tend to read the instructions then jump in the deep end and knit, trusting that all will come clear as I knit. Most of the time it works first time. When it doesn't, I rip back, reread the instructions, and give it another go.

And thats the really cool thing about knitting: reading only takes you so far. Doing takes you all the way.
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