Welcome everyone! What a great bunch of new members.I don't really think there is a part of the world now where we don't have members. (I did Tivo Amy yesterday. It was the first time I saw the episode)
Hi all- I discovered this site as I was trying to find out more about entrelac knitting. I have been knitting for 100 years and just learned about this method! It is certainly impressive. I have been trying to read the notes that are listed here, but I keep getting sent to unrelated places??? I'm sure I'll eventually figure it out!!
I'm a new knitter from the Chicago area. I've been doing cross-stitch for over 20 years and sew a little, mainly things for the house like pillows and curtains and camping accessories - those are much less expensive to make than to buy and a lot easier to find!
I got started knitting after I took a beginning weaving class at Fine Line in St. Charles, IL last summer. I like the geometric aspects of weaving, but it's not very portable! Neither is cross-stitch. Knitting has a lot of geometric aspects to it and it's much more portable.
I watched the KnittingHelp videos and they helped a lot. But, I also watched the CraftSanity one - that worked out the best for me. I was having a lot of trouble figuring out how to hold the yarn initially. Now, I'm pretty zippy! And, my husband says that I'm not frowning as much while I'm knitting.
My name is Veronika and I'm 25 years old. I am new to knitting and got referred over to this website for help if I got stuck by a nice lady that I took a private lesson from about 3 weeks ago at a local yarn store. I live in Bothell, WA temporarily and am remodeling my home in Woodinville, WA, which I hope to be in by the end of Sept. I am originally from Czech Republic and immigrated to the US with my parents when I was 5 years old. I speak informal Czech fluently, because my parents spoke it at home while I was growing up and I went back to Czech almost every summer during my teenage years. However, English is my "first" language, because I grew up here.
My grandmother used to knit beautiful sweaters and outfits for me as a child and I have always had a great love and admiration for knitting work. I remember my grandmother's love for the craft and that is what has inspired my curiosity. My grandmother has since passed, and I never got a chance to learn the art of knitting from her. Recently, I have felt an urge to want to learn to knit and have started learning the basics.
This is a wonderful website!! And, I hope to get to know everyone on the forums, have some fun chatting, and learn more about knitting.