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Old 03-16-2006, 05:20 PM   #1191
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:03 PM   #1192
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Hi, everyone! So nice to meet you all!

I'm Treeling, and I've been knitting for a few years. I taught myself, not surprisingly the deep south (I learned in Louisiana and now live in the remnants of Gulf Coast Mississippi) lacks yarn shops and knitting circles. So what if it's only cool enough for wool 2 weeks out of the year! That's at least 14 items everyone should knit, right??? I'd still call myself something of an "advanced beginner" because compared to, oh, Amy's beautiful afghan, my little scarves and blankets and hats are none too grand.

Nevertheless, I've taught a knitting class to a group of inner-city middle schoolers (they loved it, boys and girls!) and am currently rallying a charity knitting group at http://immeritus.org/index.php where I'm a moderator (we're calling ourselves SPEW in Hermione Granger's honor-- the Society to Promote Everyone's Warmth).

I've linked my future fiber-ers (many first timers) at SPEW back to knittinghelp, and everyone is (of course) raving about how helpful it is. Although I own many knitting tomes (even after Katrina ate several :( ), this site is hands-down my best resource in the absence of live knitters from whom to learn.

In the past, I've knit and crocheted many scarves and hats, an afghan, etc.

I am currently working on (I have fibering ADD):

1 scarf
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2 socks (not matching )
and planning a baby blanket for Project Linus
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:21 PM   #1193
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:56 PM   #1194
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I'm Michelle and have I have just started to teach myself to knit. I'm 35 years old, but I used to love to crochet when I was young, knitting too, but the needles were so big it just wasn't as fun to me then. My LYS is about 25 miles away and thankfully they give knitting help for free on Thursdays and Sundays. I, like several people here it seems, picked up a knitting kit at a local store, because it was on clearance. Yeah... today I spent a little over $100 on needles and yarn. So much for a cheap hobby. I fear I will be spending much more in the future, but I figure you can't really put a pricetag on sanity. I've also discovered that my teaching has made me go backwards. I now knit far too tight to make and decernable pattern. Obviously I have a lot of work ahead of me but I'm glad there's a resource like this one that I can go to when I can't progress more on my own or can't figure out knit speak. Thanks. Can't wait for the day that maybe I can help someone that is learning with a problem.
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:28 PM   #1195
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:08 PM   #1196
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Hi everyone,
My name is Isabelle and I live in Montreal, Canada. My mom showed me how to knit when I was little, and I stopped for a very long time until recently. I consider myself as a beginner since all the knitting I did as a child was in garter stitch, more or less rectangular, and never finished! :D I learned thanks to this website how to purl, decrease, increase and I now have the basics to do bigger projects. I have a LOT of projects in my head and very little time, but the important thing is that I am having so much fun knitting! I have never done anything "crafty" before in my life so this is really exciting! I wish my grandmother was still alive, she was an amazing knitter and I'm sure she would be happy to see me perpetuating the tradition.
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:45 PM   #1197
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Wow. I just checked the memberlist, and we now have 3,507 members!!! Amazing!!

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Old 03-17-2006, 08:24 PM   #1198
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Old 03-18-2006, 01:12 AM   #1199
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Hi guys,

I'm a knitter from Montana who sits in solitary, woolen glory while surrounded by mountains of acrylic... although there are some nice, tiny local places including the Knit Wit, in Missoula, if you're interested.

I just found knitting forums today. I think they rock.

I'm always looking for things to put on the backs of sweaters because I get bored.

Does anybody know a better way to reinforce sock toes with nylon than to just hold the nylon together with the wool? I find it hard to tension.

Glad to meet you all!
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Old 03-18-2006, 02:16 AM   #1200
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Oh, this is just what I needed.
I'm a new, self-taught knitter - but after 2 scarves, I needed something more! I decided on a turquoise felted purse, with Navajo wool and a little Squiggle thrown in. Didn't know how to pick up the stitches on the bottom, though - but what should I find but the video at knittinghelp! I went right to it the other day and I'm moving right along. Thanks!

I'm hooked on Norwegian knitting blogs right now, although I recognize probably 5 or 6 words of Norwegian. My favorite is madebymanne.com - she blogs in English and knits wonderful things. I can't wait to share with other knitters and learn all I can.

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