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Old 04-02-2005, 03:36 AM   #131
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Old 04-04-2005, 12:38 PM   #132
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Hello everyone! I'm new here and I'm also new to knitting. I just learned last week, but I completed my first project (a purse/small bag) yesterday. :D I'm going to make a good friend of mine a purse for her upcoming birthday.

I'm almost 21 and I'm currently going to college for Secondary/English Education. I love dogs and horses, and I read and write a lot. I also enjoy making beaded jewelry, though I'm not very good at it, haha.
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Old 04-04-2005, 08:12 PM   #133
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Greetings,

I've been a "lurker" here for awhile (downloading and replaying many of Amy's wonderful videos) and a newbie knitter. Love the site and this delightful community.

I'm an obsessive quilter from Northern California. Learning to knit has provided me with a great break from my obsession.

I look forward to continuing to learn from you all.

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Old 04-04-2005, 09:23 PM   #134
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Originally Posted by Merry Stitcher
I'm an obsessive quilter from Northern California. Learning to knit has provided me with a great break from my obsession.
That's how it started for me too! I'd write more but i HAVE to go knit, NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to the group!
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Old 04-05-2005, 12:19 AM   #135
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Amy,

Thanks for the great site and your terrific videos. My wife & I just started knitting in late February, with a mediocre video & almost all the books from the local library; but your videos are what really make things clear! By the way, a couple of days after I watched you make your own needles I tried the same thing with chopsticks (using steel wool to smooth them) -- now I have a spare set of #8s!

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Old 04-05-2005, 01:39 AM   #136
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Hi! My name is Heather and I've been knitting for a few months now. I just decided one day "hey, I need a new hobby" and I've been going strong ever since. I've completed hats, scarves, purses, a sweater for my son, a jacket for myself, and just completed a hooded vest for my 2 year old niece. I live on the coast of Vancouver Island in western Canada, I have 2 boys...Levi age 3 and Owen age 1.

I've already gotten so much help from this website - it is an invaluable resource.

Knit on!! :XX:
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Old 04-05-2005, 12:27 PM   #137
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Hi from Laura!
I've been lurking on this site for a few weeks now. Posted a few questions. I thought it might be nice to actually introduce myself!

My name is Laura. (Everyone say Hiii, Laura!) I'm a 34 year old SAHM. Well, I teach preschool, but that's only 12 hours a week so I have a hard time thinking of it as working. I have one DH and 2 little kiddos - a 4 1/2 year old DS and a 2 year old DD. Before becoming a SAHM I was a school librarian.

I've been reteaching myself to knit since January. My grandmother taught me when I was a preteen. I enjoyed it, but wasn't good at it. A woman from my church taught us how to make those fuzzy scarves recently and I've been hooked ever since! Since then I've made a few scarves, a hat for my dad, and am working on a poncho for DD. I have a pattern for a felted purse, so hope to start that soon!

I am also a certified craft junkie. You name it, I've done it! So my hubby just rolled his eyes when I took up knitting again. My other huge hobbies are scrapbooking and rubber stamping. I also love to do stained glass, but that hobby has fallen by the wayside since the kids were born.

Anywhoo....sorry to go on and on! I'm lovin' this site. Thanks so much Amy for creating it! And I look forward to buying my first KH.com shirt!

Knit on!
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Old 04-06-2005, 12:01 AM   #138
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Welcome Nonahs, Merry Stitcher, Burt, Heather, & Laura!!!


Burt, the chopsticks work well? They don't snag? Sounds great, if so! Good thinking!

Laura, hopefully I'll get the T-shirts up this week as planned. Man, where did the weekend go?

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Old 04-06-2005, 01:38 AM   #139
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Originally Posted by amy
Burt, the chopsticks work well? They don't snag? Sounds great, if so!
They don't snag, because of the smoothing, but they are pretty slow, so I am not using them regularly. Also, they taper very gradually to the full diameter of the needle, so I might improve them by cutting off a bit of the tip and sandpapering a new point. (I was glad to hear you talk about commercial needles snagging -- I had that happen, and splintering! and thought it was my fault.)

I read somewhere, re knitting on airplanes, that someone took pencils on board, sharpened them, and used them as #11s! And now my wife wants us to try shish-kebob skewers as small dpns...

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Old 04-06-2005, 01:29 PM   #140
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Originally Posted by amy
Laura, hopefully I'll get the T-shirts up this week as planned. Man, where did the weekend go?
Ack! No pressure on you Amy! I had just been enjoying reading that thread, so the shirts were on my mind.
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