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Old 01-17-2005, 03:55 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by lydiaach
This website is wonderful. I am so excited to learn from it! Thanks for creating it, Amy.
I am a new knitter also!!! Welcome to the wonderful world of knitting!!!!!!
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Old 01-18-2005, 07:04 PM   #22
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Thanks, and welcome Elizabeth, Jeanne, Peg & Romania!

Jeanne, did you get your question answered? Check out the Moss Increase video, which shows knitting then purling into the same stitch. So, do that, but knit into it again before taking it off the left needle.

Romania, a few people have requested a video showing how to knit the first couple rows after the cast-on. I'll be including that in the next batch of videos. I'm not sure when they'll be up, but I'll let folks know in the "Site Updates Log" thread on this forum.

Thanks for all the nice comments, everyone! Of course I love every word!

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Old 01-19-2005, 03:50 PM   #23
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Amy, this is an incredible site: helpful, fun and already addictive (after my first 20 min.). I met you at the Fiber Arts Center group and will be referring all my students (I teach several groups) to your site. Found a couple of books I didn't know about too. Congratulations on a great idea. Wendy
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Old 01-19-2005, 10:21 PM   #24
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Thank you so much for this site. I typed knitting help in the search, but I didn't really expect to find anything really helpful. I was taught to knit by a Swedish girl so I knit continental. My grandma just watches me and shakes her head. She won't even try to answer my questions. I can't watch your videos (I have dial up and can only get 1 word every 10 or 15 seconds), but as soon as I get the money I am definitely going to order the cd. This is a wonderfully helpful site. I don't know anyone else who knits and I live out in the boonies so I will enjoy reading everyone's posts.
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Old 01-19-2005, 10:26 PM   #25
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Oh Romona, I was going to tell you. After you knit the first row you can just turn the needles around and knit the next row too. Before you know it you'll have a scarf or purse depending on how big you make it and how you sew it together.
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Old 01-19-2005, 10:54 PM   #26
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Welcome Wendy and Brightspot!

Wendy, you'll have to help me remember who you are. Were you the crochetter at last month's meeting? You're the first of my local friends to say hi on the forum! I'm so happy!

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Old 01-20-2005, 03:29 AM   #27
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I love your website!!!
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Amy, many thanks for this fantastic website! I have tried many times over the years to crochet and was so discouraged by books. Then I started watching Knitty Gritty on DIY and thought about giving it a try. I looked at some other websites and really had a hard time.

I found your website and was casting and doing the first continental stitch in 20 minutes!!! This is just fantastic.

Your videos are excellent. I love how you repeat the stitches many, many times so it's easy to really get a grasp of what you're doing.

Excellent work!!! Keep it up!

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Old 01-24-2005, 01:37 AM   #28
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Awesome website!
Thanks so much for putting this web site together. I got the "Art of Knitting" dvd for Christmas and it's not bad but how I wish it had the close-ups that your web site has. I do have some questions about some problems I'm having as a newbie but I wanted to let you know that your videos have been extremely helpful..

Random question about the videos though - what size needles and what kind of thread do you use in the vids that show knitting and purling (both English and Continental methods) ?

Thanks and happy Monday!
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I'm new and thank you for being here
Hi ....I am new to knitting and have made quite a few scarves, but that is as far as I can go. I want to learn purl, decrease and increase next and really would like to make a shawl for my 21 year old daughter. Is that expecting too much being this new, only knowing the knit stitch?? Any advice for where I go from here would be appreciated. What a great site this is. I just found it.

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Hi Cynthia~

Make swatches and practice the techniques that you want to learn. Then you won't have any fear while working on a new project. I did that a couple nights in a row and so far so good. If I get stuck on something new, then out comes the spare yarn and needles and I make a swatch to get it right. I'd say go for the shawl if that's what you want to make. Read the pattern, practice the unknown stitches, and start knitting it.

I'm somewhat of an impatient person, so I'm not really fond of knitting stuff just for practice if 1) I don't want it for myself or family and 2) I want to make something else that's really cool instead. Take the time and pleasure to knit the shawl and we'll all be here if you get stuck.

Be sure to post pics when you're finished too!!
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