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Old 10-04-2008, 09:03 PM   #5021
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Hello Smashlydawn. I think you chose the right site. Use the videos, they are super helpful. I have been knitting for almost a year, and learned how to here on this website. I am 26, and it is great to see someone who is younger taking an interest. The only people I know who knit are aunts and great aunts of mine. I even tried to teach a friend so that she could knit with me. Crocheting is also fun, have you tried that?

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Old 10-05-2008, 12:11 PM   #5022
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I must agree with you. The videos are EXTREMELY helpful. My mom has been knitting since she was 18 (I am 21... so that means she has been knitting for a LONG time ) and she tried to show me, but I just wasn't getting it. I found this site by accident and I was able to teach myself that same night. My mom knits English style, I knit continental. My mom uses the single cast on, I use the long tail (so we are totally opposite of each other!) Actually, when I went to the yarn shop about a week later to buy some crochet hooks, I decided to buy some knitting needles too and a week later I made my first scarf from an Ella Rae book. When I brought it back to the shop to show the owner, she was so impressed, she didn't even believe I was a beginner.

Personally, I think if you start out using good materials, it makes learning easier and more fun (I started using addi turbo circulars and the yarn from the yarn shop).

I also enjoy crocheting, I have been crocheting for a year and it is advisable to learn both because of versatility. I found continental was easier to learn because I hold the yarn in my left hand when I crochet, so knitting English style was almost impossible.
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Old 10-05-2008, 04:50 PM   #5023
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Hi - new to the site
I'm a 30 something mom of 2 who likes to knit, quilt, and sew anything. I also teach full time and am currently in grad school (finish next year) I just stumbled onto this site while trying to locate some videos so I could teach about 15 middle school girls how to knit.

I've never really taught anyone how to knit before so I needed all the help I could get. This site has been a great resource.

My grandmother taught me how to knit - continential method and that's all I've done. I self taught myself crochet. I prefer to knit but do enjoy crochet from time to time.

I'm currently working on a knit lacy shrug... saw the pattern and had to knit it. I wish I had more time to knit, but I try to knit at least 2 rows a night - this is hard from me because I'd rather sit and knit for hours straight.

I'm looking forward to getting checking this site out more often.

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Old 10-05-2008, 06:12 PM   #5024
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I am so glad I found this site to help me with all my knitting questions. I am just starting and will be asking so many questions.

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Old 10-05-2008, 10:01 PM   #5025
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What a great site. I just started knitting last week and I have found this to be very very helpful and easy. I really like the videos! I am so excited to learn how to knit!! Thanks so much.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:58 PM   #5026
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Hello, Everyone , Newbie at knitting , this is my first day and would like to say that this is a great site.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:00 AM   #5027
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Hello! I'm new to this wonderful place as well (suppose that would by why I'm posting in this thread ).

I've been sort of lurking for a couple weeks now, but I've been loving the videos and the refresher to help me relearn to knit. I learned from my Godmom when I was 12 and now I'm 26 and picking it up again.

Not sure how much I'll really really post, but I'll likely be around quite a bit as with budgets tight for Christmas, homemade gifts will be the trend this year, especially with my eyes watching for sales on yarns!

I just started working on a scarf for my future mother-in-law for Christmas, and she even got to pick out the colors, so she seems more excited than me!
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:29 PM   #5028
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Hi everyone!!! I'm just getting back to knitting after a hiatus that lasted about a year and a half. I started knitting 4 years ago.

I live in MN with my new husband (we were married 8/23/08) and our Boston Terrier, Lucy. I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you and chatting about knitting.
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:50 PM   #5029
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Hello from knitsky
Hi there...

I am knitsky and I am doing my best to introduce myself, hoping that this message gets through.

I am back to knitting after about fifteen years, and I am just loving being bac. Right now I am looking for knitting patterns for Patons Grace. So far I have some exquisite scarves, but that's about it. Any suggestions?

Glad to be aboard...
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:40 PM   #5030
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Hi! I'm new here. I've been crochetting for nearly 15 years and I want to learn how to knit. I would love to be able to make knitted sweaters, socks, scarves, etc. I tried to learn how to knit a few years ago (from books) but my stitches were so tight I broke the yarn! So I'm hoping that the videos will be a wonderful learning tool as I personally don't know anyone that knits.

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