What a sweet, sweet girl you are. I can't thank you enough! Really i'm knitting bcuz of you. No doubt about it. Let me tell you a little where i'm coming from. (To others this might get a little long so feel free to stop reading anytime, this is for Amy anyway.)
I've been a quilter for several years now and since my sewing room is now in the back house I don't do it much anymore. (My 4 kids like to spend most of their time in the front) So I thought I should learn to knit, I can do that anywhere. (i've been saying this for a couple of years now too) My mom in law was/is self taught and said she'd help me so great!, I went to JoAnnes got me a learn how to knit kit w/ an hr. long video for $14.00 (Which I wouldn't mind sending you since your the one that actually got me knitting :D ) Good, I got the cast on no problem same as yours but with a slip not ( which like you said u really don't need.) but it was teaching me the English method which was fine since I didn't know any different. Well I got stuck right away I 'bout ran out the tape rewinding it the 1st night. So I had my MIL stop by the next day she showed me soo fast and it was so easy for her I just got more confused. She did say though "She wished she knew how to knit the european way, that it was so fast and she thought easier. So I honed in on that and got on the internet for a book on "european" knitting and went on to amazon and was pointed in the direction for the Elizabeth Zimmerman books. Well I bought 3 of hers for 60 + $'s. I waited & waited got the books finally and got stuck immediatley. I had to put my needles with my very nice cast on (since I got very efficient at doing that by this time) down. I told my husband, forget it I can't do it... It's not for me.(I was soooo fuming inside...) The next day I went to Google (Maybe yahoo) and looked up Elizabeth Zimmermans website and noticed they were selling videos from her PBS broadcast in the 70's. So I told myself I have got to get these videos they were 90 sumthin $'s i believe. Luckily my husband wasn't home bcuz I was gonna hit him up for the money
So I searched a little more (I had already searched and read and read and searched and really thought all I was gonna find was what I had already seen!) But....... Then..... I found your site and I said "this is it!" this girl sells videos that aren't already 30+ years old (nothing aginst E.Z. god bless her.) so I looked for prices and COULD'NT find any! DUH, you are giving them away free, bless your soul! Considering all the time and effort you've put into this site (and of course your own money!) I don't see why you don't charge a fee of somekind. Geez, I was gonna pay. and i'm not the only one that would! I even looked into a neighborhood knitting class, I couldn't find one! Especially teaching Continental knitting. I'm just really thankful and really grateful and speechless that your not making a buck off this site. You certainly deserve to in my opinion. I'm now knitting and gonna actually finish the scarf that came in my learn how to knit kit. And not because of the video either (which wasn't as insightful, slow and close up as I had need it be.) It's really bcuz of you and your website. I sat down with my needles and yarn and learned in a matter of minutes. (Countless practice hours though
) But what else can I say? Kudos to you Amy. I hope you do make a mint off this site someday. You should.
Oh! 1 more thanks 2 u, i now have a somewhat wittier screenname. not as bland as just, "Kelly" :D :D