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Old 03-25-2005, 01:24 AM   #121
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I'm Shelly and wanted to introduce myself! I just started knitting :XX: about a month now. I"m so glad I found this website! Amy thank you for this website and putting so much work into it I have learned alot from it.
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Old 03-25-2005, 11:53 AM   #122
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Welcome Shelly and LisaK!

Happy :XX: Knitting!

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Old 03-25-2005, 10:18 PM   #123
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Hi my name is Laura. I have been knitting about 8 mons. I love this site. Your videos have been an invaluable source of help to me. I started my first sweater this morning.
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Old 03-28-2005, 01:26 AM   #124
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I'm Julie (of course! and I started knitting on January 2! I'm the daughter of a master knitter....really, my mom learned as a very young child and can knit anything in the world....but her teaching style and my learning style never meshed. She tried to teach me once and I was soured on knitting for many years!

So I looked on the Internet for a learning resource, and started trying to learn English knitting from diagrams, and it was sooo frustrating! I wanted to pitch everything out the window. I vented to my sister, and she said, "you ARE learning the GERMAN way, aren't you? Mom will KILL you if you don't!!" My search for videos led me to this site, and I decided to give continental a try. What a difference! Within a few hours I began to understand why people knit for fun. (And yes, the first question my mom asked when I told her that I had learned how to knit was, "are you holding the yarn in your left hand?!?!")

It's been great to have a human resouce at my disposal, but really, Amy's videos have taught me almost everything I know. They are so fantastic and I refer people here all the time.

After finishing a few small projects (hats, scarves, a poncho), I just finished my first big one last week: a sweater. I haven't weaved all the ends in yet, but it's all put together and I'm pretty darn proud of it! (I increased! I decreased! I picked up stitches for the neck!) Tomorrow morning I'm off to buy yarn for sweater #2, a gift for a baby shower on April 24.

I'm also trying to learn about color right now -- of course for my first practice piece I charted a letter of the alphabet, which doesn't lend itself easily to fair isle or intarsia, so I sort of had to combine them. Amy, I'd love to see more videos about knitting with color!

Thanks, Amy, for all of your hard work. You are a fabulous teacher!!
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Old 03-28-2005, 08:09 PM   #125
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Hi All,
I am new to knitting. I have been crocheting for a little over two years. I wanted to learn knitting and tried to learn from "teach yourself" type books. Could not get beyond casting-on. Then took a class at my LYS - the tutor only taught "english knitting" and for the life of me, I couldnot get it. After the first day of class, I googled and found this site. Awesome tutorials Amy :-) - I almost immediately was able to get the continental knitting - probably becos of my crochet background. Thanks to you, Amy.

So far I have knit 1 slipper, a washcloth and am half way thru a garter stitch scarf using multi fizz.

I am looking forward to learning a lot from you all.

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Old 03-28-2005, 10:44 PM   #126
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New knitter here. Glad to have found this site!! can't wait to learn from all of you!!

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Old 03-28-2005, 10:53 PM   #127
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Welcome Laura, Julie, Subha & Zimmom!!

Glad to have you all on board!
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Old 03-29-2005, 09:55 AM   #128
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Thank you so much for this site. I have been knitting for a week now solely using your videos (I'm a continental :D ) I have been crocheting forever and always wanted to learn to knit. I am going to have a knitting lesson on Thursday, but I am so glad I began early with this site. I think the lesson will be of the most help in how to hold/manage the needles and yarn (me knitting is not a pretty sight right now!) and how to read patterns. Thanks again and I hope to make good use of this forum in my future knitting endeavors!
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Old 03-30-2005, 01:41 AM   #129
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Hey, Im Jenn and im a student and a fiber artist in the pacific nw where i run my business.

Ive been knitting since i was 5 and like to using my crafting as a tool for my politics- espeically my love of small business, feminist ideals, and environmental ethics.
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Old 04-02-2005, 01:27 AM   #130
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Welcome Kemp, have fun with your new skill!

Welcome Jenn! I checked out your site. WOW, you have incredible yarns! The fact that they're naturally made, with natural vegetarian dyes, is something I respect and appreciate a LOT. And hand spun! WOW. You're wonderful! Best of luck to you with your business! Those colors are incredible, BTW. ....I think I'll start a thread and ask you more details on your dyeing process if you don't mind!


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