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Old 10-08-2005, 04:00 PM   #621
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WELCOME, Tracy!

You will also find that with some projects, bigger needles, sometimes just 1 size up, can make the fabric SOFTER. You'll get a feel for it...have fun with it!
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Old 10-08-2005, 04:19 PM   #622
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Well the sz 10 IS softer...looser and softer.

Thanks Kelly...

Larger needles...makes things look different...makes things softer...got it!

There's so much to know...I feel like I'll never learn it all!
I just want to be able to knit lots and lots of afghans and scarves and socks to go with my tea ,and my poetry, and my books....

Just imagining a world of yarn and tea makes my heart go pitter pat.


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Old 10-08-2005, 04:20 PM   #623
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Old 10-08-2005, 04:31 PM   #624
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You guys like tea and books?

YEAH! I didn't know there was a club. Highschool would have been WAY better! :rofling:

Thanks for the welcome guys... :XX:
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Old 10-08-2005, 07:31 PM   #625
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Hi everyone! My name is Lesley and I'm a beginner knitter. I have been only knitting a few days now. I bought the book "Stitch 'N Bitch" to teach myself, as no one I know knits and I live in the willywags of Maine and there are no classes near me :( Has anyone else here read the book? It's a riot! :D Anyway, I got the slipknot and double cast on pretty well, but when I got to the English knitting I was completely stumped. Luckily, someone on another forum that I frequent (scrapbook-related) posted a link to the videos on this site. I found the video of the English knitting and was psyched to finally understand how to do it!!

So, then I got poking around on this site a little more and I have to say that it completely rocks! I really look forward to sharing with you all

Like Tracy, I have always wanted to learn to knit. I thought that it was super cool to see the creations that came out of balls of yarn! Now that I have a child (a daughter, Lily - 5 months), I REALLY want to learn because I want to be able to make her the cute little ponchos, hats, scarfs, etc And on a personal level, my maternal grandmother was a knitter - she died when I was 10. I feel like learning the craft that she enjoyed would sort of bring me a little closer to her, even though she has been gone for nearly 13 years.

So that is me, in a nutshell...
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Old 10-08-2005, 07:33 PM   #626
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Old 10-08-2005, 08:23 PM   #627
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Welcome Lesley and Tracy!

Lesley, I know exactly what you mean about feeling closer to a grandmother who knitted. My grandmother, who passed away 5 years ago, didn't knit but she did crochet and tat. Somehow when I'm working with needles and yarn I just suddenly feel so close to her. It's very cool. I wish I had taken up knitting while she was still living so we could've done our handicrafts together.

Anyway, welcome to both of you. I've only been here a couple of weeks and I have already learned so much. I love this place!
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Old 10-08-2005, 08:47 PM   #628
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Welcome to the nuthouse one and all! We may be nutty but so much fun
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Old 10-09-2005, 01:01 PM   #629
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Old 10-10-2005, 01:10 AM   #630
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Wow, how'd I get so behind on this thread?
Hi to all the new folks, and welcome! Nice to read and get to know more about each of you!

Beth, thanks for the sweet comment (like 10 pages back! LOL). And thanks to Knittokeepwarm.

Virtuella, welcome! One of my closest friends is from Norway.
Welcome Anne.

CLG, welcome aboard, glad we've got you hooked! (or is that a crochet term? ...We've got you poked? erm, never mind).

Welcome Liz and Tracy!
Welcome Lesley! Stitch n' Bitch is a GREAT book, you'll find plenty of fans here. That's so nice about your grandmother, knitting is special that way to me as well. My maternal grandmother is still alive, but I rarely get to see her, and knitting makes me feel closer to her as well.

Oh, all the talk of having tea makes me want to have y'all over for tea. This is my favorite time of the day, other than knitting in the evenings of course! I have a serious tea fettish, I don't know if I've ever even mentioned it. Flowery gold-rimmed tea cups are the one thing I really "collect." And every day I sit down and have tea with my girlish set, and delight that my husband will have it with me. Sometimes I let him use a mug, although occasionally he actually asks for a tea cup, which thrills me to no end. Wonderful, but not quite the same as drinking tea with girlfriends!
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