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Old 01-26-2006, 09:24 AM   #1061
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Old 01-26-2006, 10:38 AM   #1062
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:29 PM   #1063
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Hi there
Found this site a couple of weeks ago and have been lurking a while. Y'all are so nice!

I'm soon-to-be-47 mother of two, wife of one, webmaster to thousands, living in Austin TX. I learned to knit (English hold) stockinette at the age of 9, knit one scarf, and never knit a thing after that. :rollseyes:

My sister asked for learn-to-knit stuff for Christmas, and when I was in the store picking stuff up, I went hmmmmmmm.......

I decided that I wanted to go continental instead. Knit, no problem. But after several hours of attempting purl I found myself with hands in cramps , body entirely wrapped in yarn, my shoelaces in knots, and dinner late... with only 5 purl stitches to show for it.

So I found a site that discussed combined knitting. Well... until I tried a simple pattern stitch that involved increases and decreases It seems that you have to know what you're doing and alter pattern instructions

Finally, I found this site, and with the help of Amy's videos and the grim determination to make two garter stitch dishclothes by purling only instead of knitting only, I finally got the normal, continental purl stitch down.
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:46 PM   #1064
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I made myself learn to purl the same way, pretty much, only I was working on a scarf (still in a puddle somewhere among my too many WIPs)

Your sig line made me laugh out loud--LOVE it!!!
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Old 01-26-2006, 03:01 PM   #1065
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Welcome, all you new people!!! So glad to see all the new "faces" here.

Eristell ... perhaps you just need to come to the Midwest to find those friendly Americans you seek. ;-) ... just kidding to all you Texans out there!! I've never been to Europe. So, I have absolutely nothing to compare, but I have lived in a couple of different states, and I have found some of what you are talking about. I hope you can find some other knitters to hook up with; I've yet to meet a knitter that wasn't nice. ;-)

And TwoLeftNeedles -- congrats on conquering the Continental Purl. I, too, am a Continental knitter, and often feel like I'm in the minorty. I love it, though. I do want to give the English style a try, though, so that I can try some color work by holding one color in each hand, speaking of being all wrapped up in yarn.
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Old 01-27-2006, 02:09 PM   #1066
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I'm Jen. Knitting is something new for me. Just a few weeks. I'm rather frustrated! BUT I got the video cd (our computer is snail slow) so I'm getting better. A little frustrated with patterns though. Soemday.. ..maybe I'll get the mitten correct!
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Old 01-27-2006, 03:13 PM   #1067
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Hi everyone!

This site and forum is great! I've learned a lot of here. :D

Ou...introduction!?

I'm a 25 years old woman from Finland, deep in a cold north. I do handicrafts, mostly knitting. During past year I've noticed there is a lot of knitters in the world. And in the internet the world feels so small.
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Old 01-27-2006, 03:14 PM   #1068
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Hi everyone!

This site and forum is great! I've learned a lot of here. :D

Ou...introduction!?

I'm a 25 years old woman from Finland, deep in a cold north. I do handicrafts, mostly knitting. During past year I've noticed there is a lot of knitters in the world. And in the internet the world feels so small.

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Old 01-27-2006, 06:07 PM   #1069
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Old 01-27-2006, 07:04 PM   #1070
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