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Old 09-01-2010, 09:57 AM   #6591
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Hi Melissa!
Welcome to KH! I'm kinda new here too, but not new to knitting. However, I don't consider myself an expert. My advise would be...don't worry about the tail for now. When you've finished knitting a piece, thread the tail onto a tapestry/darning/or knitting needle and weave the tail,in and out of a few stitches,(about an inch), on the wrong side. Then snip off the excess.
You might want to post this question over again in say, "General Knitting". (Start a new thread.)I just don't think it's getting enough exposure up here in "Introduce Yourself". You are going to find that everyone is so friendly here and soooo helpful! Never hesitate to ask a question, no matter how silly you might think it sounds. NO SUCH THING AS A SILLY OR STUPID QUESTION HERE! I'm sure you'll get more advise from much more experienced knitter than me.
You are going to love knitting! The best of luck to you! Jeanie
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:24 AM   #6592
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Hi Melissa, welcome.

You can leave the tail hanging for now, if it's a bit long then wind it up a little.
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:19 PM   #6593
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Hi again Melissa!
I reread the reply I sent you and thought I should clarify something so as not to confuse you. When I was talking about threading the tail onto a tapestry/ darning/or KNITTING needle...instead of KNITTING I should have said "yarn needle". Oh silly me. Of course knitting needles are the ones you're knitting with! You'll be a pro in no time at all.
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:38 PM   #6594
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another new gal

I am Dee. Self taught knitter who was just informed that I knit inside out!! I did try to do it the wright way, but. it doesn't work for me. I've been knitting 2 years. Know the basics and can even knit a sock, no I don't do two unless they are baby socks I have a beautiful warm red sock all sockinett stitch, waiting for a match!! It will be a year old this coming January. Problem? I can't find the pattern I used. truth be told, my dog actually did eat it. I have learned to laminate my patters or else!!
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:05 PM   #6595
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Heya!
Heya I'm MissRandom :D
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:57 AM   #6596
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:57 PM   #6597
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Hi deeklaver!
that is one of the funniest introductions I have read here! Welcome and have fun.
Try knitting patterns that are available online and bookmark them or download them to a dog save environment. Then they will get a match eventually.... or you get a new excuse

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Old 09-12-2010, 09:33 PM   #6598
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Im so happy I found this site I am a beginner knitter and I already have found you guys to be a great help! Can't wait to complete my first project.
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:35 PM   #6599
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Hello! I'm Ruth. I taught myself to knit when a teenager, then taught myself to crochet. Except for a brief period about 20 years ago, I've been just crocheting for about 40 years (except for a dozen year hiatus while I did needlepoint). Anyway, I started crocheting again in 2007. And a couple of months ago started knitting again. I'm retired Air Force, now managing a self-storage place. One grown son, at home. I also lead a prayer shawl type group in my church, and sing in a community choir. I was happy to find this wonderful community of knitters, and have already (re)learned much of what I'd forgotten.
Since I've seen at least one other 'Ruth' here, I am....

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Old 09-16-2010, 08:41 AM   #6600
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Nice to meet you all! I'm Inna. I taught myself to knit when a teenager, then decided to focus on the effective simple models. Most of them can be knit within few days. I'm working in IT company. Just moved to New York. I was lucky to find this wonderful community of knitters. Hope I can help others and meet friends here .

I've addded several photos of the most simple projects:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/53967420@N03/4994651628/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/53967420@N03/4994651598/

And several more difficult:

https://sites.google.com/site/airknittingfashionstyle/

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