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Old 11-17-2009, 05:55 AM   #6391
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Hey everyone,

I've been knitting for a few months now and am finally feeling comfortable with it. The videos on this site helped A LOT and through some trial and error I'm here and ready to help y'all
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:28 AM   #6392
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:44 PM   #6393
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Hello, I've been lurking here for the past couple days and decided I should introduce myself....

I just started knitting again. I learned a few years ago, and got back into it a few months ago. My nutrition class for college was offering extra credit for making a hat or scarf for a homeless shelter here in MN. I thought it was a great idea and I banged out my scarf and not I can't stop knitting.
Just learned how to make hats. I also asked for the harmony interchangeable circular needle set for christmas, which my mom ordered early for me.
Here is a couple pictures of the hats I made, need to get a pic of the scarf I made.

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Old 11-20-2009, 08:20 PM   #6394
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Hello all!

My name is Austin from Phoenix and I seem to be the only guy knitter that I know of. I am currently in high school and studying to be a civil/architectural engineer. I keep my knitting a secret due to the discrimination and hate around me. However, I found this forum to let my ideas and thoughts out! I also crochet and prefer the "faster projects". Right now I am crocheting a scarf for my mother. I hope to meet you all soon!

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Old 11-20-2009, 08:37 PM   #6395
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Well, you're not the only guy knitter here, there's at least a dozen, maybe more. Mike also crochets too. Welcome Austin!
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:23 PM   #6396
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The high school crowd can be rough but stick with your creativity! I crocheted when younger and now do both crochet and knit.
If you are only doing small projects, let me challenge you to make a motif afghan. The blocks are 'small' projects, then you join them together and you have a wonderful warm afghan.
Knit 2, Purl 2, Knit 2, Purl 2, Knit 3......Darn!
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Old 11-22-2009, 12:22 PM   #6397
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Hey all...I'm new to knitting and the site I go to a weekly tatting group where I'm the co-teachery type person and since this last week it was just the two teachers....I made her teach me to knit!!!! Since we meet at hobby lobby the supplies were right there I just figured it was time!!!! I do Civil war reinacting and though tatting is period correct, knitting has sooooooo many yarns options that look so yummy anyway just my intro
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Old 11-22-2009, 07:32 PM   #6398
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I should have stopped in here first! I'd like to wave to all of the other new folk.

I've been knitting for 20 years, since I was expecting my third child and was desperate for something to do and my neightbor taught me to knit and it took. I've stuck to simple things like blankets, scarves and hats. I've now decided I want to knit socks and stocking, and if I have an affinity for it, sweaters. The few sweaters I've knit have been simple patterns that even I could follow and not get too wrong, so I'd like to try something a wee bit more challenging.

My goal right now it to turn a heel, and shape a gusset, all while keeping control of my work. It's a challenge. Especially with people walking into my den asking me what I'm doing. You'd think they'd never seen me knitting before.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:53 PM   #6399
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I just wanted to thank you for this site. I have been trying to learn to knit for some time and with the help of this site, I was able to finally learn to knit! I have been a crocheter since I was 9 and wanted to do something different. I have always admired the knitted patterns, but was aggravated that I couldn't do I can! Thanks Again!
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:35 PM   #6400
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Hi! I'm teaching myself to knit and this site has been a great help. I love the videos.

I learned crocheting from my landlady when I lived in Germany; she knew how to knit but I didn't stay there long enough to learn. A Japanese friend taught me a simple cast on, knit and purl, and bind off but I haven't done anything with it.

I'm pretty confident in crocheting and can do a simple knit swatch in stockinette but that is about it. I picked up the Basic Knitting book by Leigh Ann Berry: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started and I'm trying out the teddy bear sweater pattern with some leftover yarn from a crochet project. Its simple but fun; the yarn is splitting on me which is adding stitches left and right. Yes, I've learned to frog.

I'm looking forward to learning some more from the great knitters in this forum.
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