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Old 04-02-2006, 11:04 AM   #1261
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Hi Mel,
I taught myself to knit with this "I Taught Myself Knitting" kit by Boye that I bought at my local crafts store. It came with a a pair of 10" #8's and 10" #10's and looking back on it now I do believe that those were perfect for a beginner. They are not too slippery to let the stitches fall off of the needle but yet they also allowed tight stitches to slide fairly decent. Now that I am a little more comfortable with knitting I love circular needles for everything! If I use straight needles they seem to always be catching on my sleeves or chair arms or something. I would suggest a pair of Boye #10's to start (either circular or straight) and they are fairly inexpensive and easily found at craft stores. I just bought a set of Boye straight #10's, 10" and I paid $3.99. As far as what lengths you need or DPN's that would depend on what you are primarily going to knit.
I hope this helps and Good luck!
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Old 04-02-2006, 11:07 AM   #1262
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Old 04-04-2006, 12:03 PM   #1263
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Hey everyone--it's been too long since I checked out who's new to the forum. My son and his family have been visiting and I was playing with my 18 month old grandson- -so hey! I had good reason. And now my son has gotten a great job with a GREAT raise-- about 4 hours from us...and they've been 10 hours away for 10 years, so I'm so happy I could , well DANCE!!

My dh and I have been up here in Virginia, our home state, and they've been in Alabama and I'm dying to get them back up here!! :XX:
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Old 04-04-2006, 12:16 PM   #1264
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Hi all,

I am new to this site but not to knitting. I notice that this is a mainly USA based site so I hope you dont mind me joining all the way over here in the UK.

I have been knitting since I was 5 years old on my nannys knee. Now I knit jumpers and things for my son and my friends kids. I find it relaxing and destressing. And boy am I stressed today. We are trying to buy a new house and our buyers have pulled out so we have two weeks to find new buyers or we lose our new house. I could scream!!!!!!!

Well I will certainly put some Q&A's up from time to time and I am on yahoo messenger if anyone wants to chat.

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Old 04-04-2006, 01:50 PM   #1265
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I'm Phillip from Michigan.

I've always been interested in knitting. I actually tried to learn to knit by myself several times before but failed. About six months ago, a coworker of mine showed me how to cast-on and do knit stitch. Since then, I've learned to purl-knit and bind off. I've sucessfully finished two scarves and now I'm working on my third with different colors. It's VERY rudimentry, but I'm having a blast!

I dream of making me sweaters and socks especially.

I LOVE TO KNIT! ('though my buddy friends thinks I'm turning little bit weird...)
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:31 PM   #1266
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Hi, Phillip. Welcome. No you aren't the only guy here. One guy is a truck driver. Haven't seen any posts from him lately.
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:41 PM   #1267
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Welcome! We have Brits and men, so you'll both fit right in!
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Old 04-06-2006, 05:07 AM   #1268
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Hi there
I've just found this thread so thought I'd say hi!

I'm Katie, and also a Brit (there seem to be a few of us here!). My mum taught me to knit when I was quite little and I made several wobbly scarves and misshapen toys in the school holidays
I'm now 25 and picked up the needles again last year. I would say I'm a bit of a naughty knitter that can't finish one project before starting two others and I get seduced by all the pretty yarns in the shop!

I've really enjoyed reading all about you & your projects (I spend far too long browsing Whatcha knittin!) on this forum - thanks! I really should do some work now before I get busted by my boss

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Old 04-06-2006, 05:12 AM   #1269
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Welcome everyone! And I second what Ingrid said, we have lots of Brits and men!!
Knitting (Hardly): Nashua Surplice Lace Top, Clapotis ,RPM socks in STR (Cobalt Bloom), Blue Sky Wrap in BS Alpaca and Silk Champagne
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Old 04-07-2006, 08:07 PM   #1270
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I'm a very very VERY new knitter and a friend pointed me towards this site. I had been staring at a "How to knit" book for four days at work and it just didn't make sense. So, I tried out one of the videos on this site and it suddenly CLICKED! Now I'm about 3/4's of the way through my first project, a scarf. (My son is doubtful as to what it's really supposed to be...but it really is a scarf!)

Anyway, I'm excited about starting and I hope to be churning out recognizable things soon!
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