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Old 10-11-2005, 05:06 PM   #1
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Hi!
Hello, my name is Hilary-I have been knitting sporadically for a few years. I learned about 5 or 6 years ago but didn't keep it up. I taught myself the Continental style knitting from the book "Knitting in Plain English" by Maggie Righetti. It looked like less effort than English style, and I was afraid to let go of the needles for even long enough to throw my yarn over, lol!

My first "big" project (not including a few dishclothes and baby booties), started at least 5 years ago, and quite possibly more, was just finished a couple weeks ago. Its a plain old vest with garter stitch borders and stockinette stitch everywhere else. Not terribly attractive, and its way too big too-but I was so proud that I actually finished it! I love the yarn color though so I may rip it out and redo it. Someday.

I am so happy to have found this site, what an incredible learning source Amy's videos are!! Thank you for them, they are wonderful!! Not to mention so many great knitters-seeing y'all's projects is a great motivator!

I am really enjoying seeing what everyone's making. I am a sewer also and I can't wait to make my own knitting needle cases. I am currently working on a sweater for my two yr old daughter, Grace. Its the baby sweater from "Last Minute Knitted Gifts". I'm using a pretty lavendar baby yarn from my LYS and its making such a soft fabric :D I want to knit my DH a sweater too, but I thought I'd start small, LOL!

I already have a very bad yarn addiction...and this in addition to a *truly* massive fabric stash :rollseyes: I'm in big trouble :D but I love it!! I (not so) secretly wish I lived in a nice cold Northern climate so I could have an excuse for making a whole wardrobe of warm beautiful sweaters. On the other hand, short sleeve lightweight sweaters must be faster and cheaper, right? South Texas is not bulky sweater heaven, *sigh*

Anyway, I am really glad to have found this great place!

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Old 10-11-2005, 05:08 PM   #2
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Welcome Hilary! You sound like an addict, just like the rest of us. I agree that kids' sweaters are a great way to start--all the techniques in less time.
I live in the northern climate, and love making nice wooly sweaters. I would really think twice about moving south, even though I'm really tired of snow!
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Old 10-11-2005, 05:17 PM   #3
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Old 10-11-2005, 05:21 PM   #4
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Old 10-11-2005, 06:12 PM   #5
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Welcome Hilary! I have the Last-minute knitted gifts book too. I love it! I got it as a gift last year for Xmas. Are you doing the orange pullover with the green buttons (pictured)? I love that sweater!!! Let us know how it's going!

BTW: I really want to make the sweater on pg. 112 for me!
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Old 10-11-2005, 06:19 PM   #6
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Hi Hilary! Welcome. Where in south Texas are you? Further south than me? I know what you mean about the climate--but you can knit tank tops year round! And you might need a sweater for 10 days out of the year. :D
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Old 10-11-2005, 06:50 PM   #7
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Wow, thanks for such a warm welcome!! I already luv it here :D

Liz, yes that's the one!! Isn't it cute? I've got about 4 inches knitted so far, and I started yesterday-it's going fast! Well so far-I'm really nervous about the sleeves and the placket, though! I've never gotten too far on DPN's, but I guess I gotta learn someday! I made two of the mohair and wool ribbed scarves, too, using some Rowan wool and a fluffy mohair type I had, and also one from Lions brand thick and quick plus Paton's Divine. I will try to post a pic if I can figure out how! I was going to send them to my DMIL in Montana and now I found out she's coming back to Texas! Don't know how useful they'll be now, but they are purty!

Mer, I'm in San Antonio-its actually "cool" today, at about 74 right now-I'm lovin it!

Oh, Willow is soooo adorable!! She reminds me of my DD who loves to run off with my yarn and sewing stuff :D

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Old 10-11-2005, 07:10 PM   #8
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Old 10-11-2005, 08:40 PM   #9
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Hi Hilary!! We're happy to have another knit addict here!
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Old 10-11-2005, 09:34 PM   #10
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Hilary, I just took a trip to San Antonio in June! Whaddya know!!! My DBF has a lot of family in Texas (San Antonio, Austin, Kingsville, Houston) and we went there to bury his parents. :( Not the best reason to visit, but it was good to meet that half of the family. I'll have to let you know when we travel through there again!!
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