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Old 09-05-2012, 07:33 PM   #7051
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Hi, Im a newish knitter. Ive crocheted for years and have taken up knitting for about the last 6 months. I started with knifty knitter looms and made a bunch of stuff. I decided to get needles and give them a try. It took me awhile to get used to holding them, I did, and now Im in love with knitting.

I love yarn. I love all the different colors, and being able to choose what colors you want.

I joined ravlery, and I love knitpicks. I love looking through patterns.

So far Ive made mostly socks. Im trying to learn sweaters now. Im almost done with one shirt/light sweater. I just have to finish off one sleeve. Its a raglan. Ive got another sweater going, its a sew together type. Its also what got me to seeking forums!!

Im looking forward to many more projects and years of knitting, and am happy I found this forum. Im looking forward to chatting with other knitters.

Ive also dabbled a bit with drop spindling. I would love to be able to spin my own yarn.

I know before long Im going to want to dye my own yarns as well.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:07 PM   #7052
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Hi Pearl and welcome! There are really helpful people here and tons of people with experience with pointy sticks and string I'm self and book taught and have only been knitting for about 10 months. This is the place I come for help, ideas and sometimes just to hang out and read what others are up to.

Very nice to meet you!
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:21 AM   #7053
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Thank you, Nice to meet you too! Im self taught also, mostly internet and youtube.

KnittingHelp has become my main place to learn. Im glad I joined the forum, it looks like its going to be fun plus I like looking at all the projects people are working on. It does give a person a lot of ideas
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:15 PM   #7054
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Hi and welcome Shai, Pearl and Ginger. Great to have you all here. Shai, whatever you question there's a place to ask it and we'll all by happy to try and give you an answer or two. Glad you all found KH!
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:37 PM   #7055
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Hiya, I'm Kelsey, brand new knitter here. If anybody can recommend some patterns to start off with that would be so helpful.

I tried to make a scarf once, but gave it up quite quickly, now I'm ready to start again, I think...

The reason I'm restarting is because of a book I read called Witches on Parole (trilogy). If you like fantasy (and knitting, there is not tons but it plays a big role) you should give it a read. XD
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:40 PM   #7056
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Hi kelsey - what would you like to make? Scarves can get very boring after a couple feet, so you might want to find a smaller project. Or don't do a project at all - make a sampler. CO 20-30 sts and practice the stitches, increases, decreases, fancy stitches, whatever, use the videos on the Tips page for how to do ribbing or seed stitch. The Pattern pages have some fairly easy ones you can look through.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:44 PM   #7057
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I think I might try my hand at making socks. XD
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:46 PM   #7058
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No problem. Socks are small. If you don't find anything on this site, check www.knittingpatterncentral.com, www.knitty.com or www.dailyknitter.com - there should be something on those sites you'd like.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:53 PM   #7059
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Socks are good and there are lost of useful techniques to learn while you're making them. This is a great step-by-step tutorial for socks. Everything you need to know.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:59 AM   #7060
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David - in NSW
I also like this site and find it FAR more helpful than others. I'm a knitter of intermediate skill from way back. I'm also secretary of Sutherland Shire Spinners and Weavers Inc., a social group (mainly spinners and weavers but quite a few knitters).

I guess I'd like to learn to spin wool, one day. I just don't have time.

I live in Sydney, Australia (near to the airport).

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