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Old 12-20-2006, 01:45 AM   #1691
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Hi! I'm pretty new to knitting. I've been wanting to learn since I was seven, and learned how to cast on and knit and bind off when I was ten, but kept dropping it for many months at a time. I always got bored of making plain baby blankets and scarves and dishcloths. Three weeks ago, I decided that I was going to learn to do patterns and stuff if it killed me, and turned to the internet, since I didn't know anyone who knew how to do that. Soon enough, I found a site that gave me directions on increasing, purling, and decreasing. Unfortunately, the directions on purling were wrong, and I got really frustrated, trying in vain to make this dishcloth, then found this site, and learned to purl and stuff. I also switched to Continental knitting recently, and, as soon as I get my hands on some double-pointed and/or circular needles (which will probably not be soon-I've looked everywhere, but I can't find them!), I'm going to try hats and socks and stuff.
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Old 12-20-2006, 01:53 AM   #1692
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I think I've been here long enough to welcome new members. So... welcome to the forum! I know you'll like it here
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:49 PM   #1693
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Hi, My name is Tracy and I'm from Texas.
Hi Tracie

I'm in the DFW area too! Only been knitting a little over a year and getting better.
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:57 PM   #1694
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I just have to say, WOW. I mean, just absolutely WOW.

I'm a 19-year-old SAHM trying to put myself through college and help take care of my son, Tobias. To try and raise up money, I decided to do something I've always wanted to do--start up my own craft shop. I 've always been good at making stuff, particularly hemp necklaces (which are always sexy and never go out of style, lol). I'd always wanted to make my own shop, but never had the means--until I discovered Etsy. With Etsy, I have achieved a life goal, lol. So now, since I'm already good with hemp, leather, and the like, I figured I'd try my hand at knitting. But I had no idea where to begin; the patterns made absolutely NO sense to me (okay so the patterns themselves still don't, but at least I know how to do this stuff now).

And then, I found this site, and I have to just say that this site has been SO VERY VERY HELPFUL. I mean, it's just absolutely incredible!!!! The videos are sooo easy to follow, and almost everything I need to know is right here. So thank you, thank you, THANK YOU from the very bottom of my heart!
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Old 12-21-2006, 12:51 PM   #1695
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Nice to meet you, Raven! Good luck with the craft shop!
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Old 12-21-2006, 07:21 PM   #1696
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Welcome Raven and Sporky!!!
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:33 AM   #1697
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New knitter in nyc
Hi guys GREAT SITE BTW

I'm a beginner knitter, made a few scarfs when I was up in Buffalo New York.

Now that I moved back down to NYC i'm interested in knitting some mittens to go with my scarf.

I recently purchased my stitch n bitch handbook, and am working on the fuzzy cuff mittens.

It's my first project with double pointed needles, knitting in a round, anyone who can help me would be helpfull.

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Old 12-26-2006, 03:04 PM   #1698
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welcome cinnybuns! welcome new members!
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Old 12-27-2006, 10:12 AM   #1699
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New To Knitting - Thanks Amy!
I'm a 45 yar old guy, a trucker by trade, who just took up knitting. When I say "just" I mean as of yesterday.

I am working on my very first project, a simple garter stitch scarf for my mother. It's a slow start, but thanks to Amy's wonderful videos I am starting to get the hang of it.

Many thanks to Amy for the wonderfully helpful videos. I'd still be lost without them.
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Old 12-27-2006, 07:27 PM   #1700
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Hi everyone - this is a fabulous site!

I'm a new, 14 year old knitter who's been lurking and avidly reading posts for a couple weeks. I learned to knit when I was in third grade, but dropped it for a couple years out of boredom. I picked it back up again a few weeks ago when I found this site, and this time, I was instantly hooked.

I've made a few simple scarves (garter, stockinette) and a few little projects. Right now I'm working on the Branching Out scarf, which is far easier than I expected, and fun when I'm not ripping my hair out over a dropped/extra stitch. (Which tends to happen at least once a repeat )

I got the KP Options set as an early Christmas/Hanukkah present, and love them, and my yarn stash is already building up too much for a new knitter! I'm hoping to visit my LYS for the first time tomorrow or in the next few days, and buy some yarn for a pretty shawl.

The posts here are a huge help, as are the videos, so thank you everyone! xxx
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