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Old 02-28-2005, 11:30 PM   #61
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Hi Amy,

I went to Michaels yesterday with a friend to take another knitting class.

The sweet lady who teaches told me i was casting on the wrong way. ( All this time)....

I learned how to cast on a different way so my edges would look nice, plus she showed me how to knit a new color starting with every row.

Remember that throw i was going to knit? Every row has a different type yarn. Ribbon, Mohair, you name i have it...

Today i am practicing for the first time using circular needles.
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Old 03-01-2005, 03:41 PM   #62
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Just thought I'd introduce myself... I'm Canadian, but living in Sweden for the moment. I'm actually attending school here on an exchange, I go back to Canada fairly soon though...I've always been interested in knitting, mostly watching my mom do it, but alas, when she tried to teach me, I was in highschool, and thus thought I knew it all...turns out I was wrong! So knitting didn't happen then. When I came here, I met up with some fellow Canadians who, like me were board, so we learned to knit, it was a logical decision. It was kinda neat, because everything my mom had taught me came flooding back and I was finally able to knit. So I'm still learning lots!

And thank you so much Amy, you're site is great, and has helped me loads!
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Old 03-01-2005, 03:48 PM   #63
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:52 PM   #64
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Hi. Just thought I should come and introduce myself. My name is Sara and I am from Wisconsin. I just began knitting about 6 months ago and am only on my second project. I have two children and a job and it keeps me pretty busy, so I am trying to find more time to advance my skills.

This board is great and this website has been a godsend. Friends told me about it and once I started looking around, I have been back almost every day since. Thanks Amy for putting your skills out there for all to see. :D
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Old 03-01-2005, 11:57 PM   #65
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Welcome Sara! I like your username.

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Old 03-02-2005, 09:12 AM   #66
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Ah, I see this is where everyone pops in to say "hello"

My name is Karen and I'm from the Netherlands. I once learned to knit (and crochet and do needlepoint and make lace etc etc) from my mum when I was little but haven't done anything with those skills from about the age of 13/14 and up. Recently I picked up knitting again and found that I still 'sort of' knew how to get things done but did not remember exactly.

Someone who saw me write about it in my journal (*points to Miss Bummble*) kindly pointed me to this website and it's been a GREAT help! I watched most of the video's for the basic stitches and found out I actually know all of them already, so now I'm using them to help me understand the English names for the different stitches

Sofar I've only done test-cloths, just to practice but I've found a nice bag on the free patterns page (the chunky hip bag) which I will be buying yarn for tomorrow and I'll finally start on something a bit more useful and challenging than just these slaps of cloth I've been doing sofar

Amy, I understand it's your site; it's absolutely amazing and I thank you for all your trouble. It makes HUGE differences for me in understanding English/American patterns that I find online.

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Old 03-02-2005, 10:42 AM   #67
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Welcome Karen!

Hmmmm, maybe I should put this in the title: "Introduce yourself!" There, now it's official!

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Old 03-02-2005, 02:54 PM   #68
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Okay, well, since it's official....

I think I found and joined this site about a week after it started. I started knitting at the beginning of the year. Been coming here almost every day since I joined. I live in Alberta, Canada and can't wait to start knitting sweaters. That is going to be my specialty one day, since I have many opportunities this far up north to wear them :D

I am a happily married stay-at-home-mom with an extremely cute 20 month old son. My other hobbies, besides knitting, include: reading, Pilates and playing World of Warcraft (online computer game).

I have met a lot of people since joining these boards and look forward to meeting more people. This place is a great community.
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Old 03-02-2005, 06:11 PM   #69
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Hello, all!

First, THANKS AMY for your generosity of time and talent! YOU are quite a chick!

As for me, I just started knitting about a month ago & have QUICKLY become addicted! Here's what Ive got under my belt so far:
3 scarf & matching purse sets
1 scarf for me (all above with fat wool blend & eyelash held together)
1 toddler scarf/hat/babydoll hat set
1 baby booty

Here's what I have on the horizon:
2nd baby booty (tonight)
bathroom rug (loopy with big fat cotton)
doubleknit hats for DH & bro
sweater for chihuahua (pictured below)

I am 34 years old. Ive got 3 dogs and 3 parakeets. I love any living thing with fur (including my hubby), fins or feathers! My family is pictured below.

This August will be our 10th wedding anniversary & we're going to Costa Rica! We're birdwatchers and will also love monkeywatching, dolphinwatching, tapirwatching, etc. while we're there.

Im an exec asst & development (fundraising) coordinator for a local retirement community.. Ive been here 6 years and LOVE LOVE LOVE my job. I can bring my pooches to work and I get hugs every day.

I think that's about it.....
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:51 PM   #70
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Hi everyone!

Another thanks to amazing Amy, you've really been a great help.
I learned to knit (Continental) many years ago - my mother taught me when I was about 10. I fell in love with yarn then, still can't keep my hands off the stuff. I did a lot of weaving, still have the loom, and always will but it's gathering dust these days as I've been wanting something more portable.
I really needed some help getting started again with knitting, now I've actually finished baby blanket, a little girls lacy poncho, several caps, scarves, etc.

Many more projects to come, I can't wait!
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