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Old 08-19-2006, 12:06 PM   #1
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Life before knitting...
do you guys remember what you used to do with your free time before knitting? I just can't seem to remember! LOL!! I have a big order coming from knitpicks (if you consider over USD$130 a big order) and I have nothing on the needles and just don't know what to do with myself! I have a few balls of austermann mayfair left but I only have straight needles sizes 6 and 8 so they are just sitting there. Now I don't know what to do to keep busy while waiting for my yarn and needles to come!

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Old 08-19-2006, 12:14 PM   #2
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I used to read voraciously. Now I divide my time between knitting & reading.
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Old 08-19-2006, 12:19 PM   #3
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Like cozy I was an avid reader. I still am, actually. If I'm doing a simple pattern I will prop a book open on my lap & read while I knit. Other than that, prior to knitting I was addicted to counted cross stitch. I started that when I was 16. I hope I am as "in" to knitting in 17 years as I was/am cross stitch.
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Old 08-19-2006, 12:20 PM   #4
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Re: Life before knitting...
Originally Posted by KnittyKitty
(if you consider over USD$130 a big order)
Yes, yes I do.

No place to buy a skein to hold you over under your order arrives? Maybe you can frog something and re-knit it! Or, just hang out here.
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Old 08-19-2006, 12:21 PM   #5
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I used to watch the stocks, still do but at least with knitting I'm not so wound up.
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Old 08-19-2006, 12:53 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by stitchwitch
I used to watch the stocks, still do but at least with knitting I'm not so wound up.
I was addicted to CNBC for a while!
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Old 08-19-2006, 03:08 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by knitaddict
Like cozy I was an avid reader. I still am, actually. If I'm doing a simple pattern I will prop a book open on my lap & read while I knit. Other than that, prior to knitting I was addicted to counted cross stitch. I started that when I was 16. I hope I am as "in" to knitting in 17 years as I was/am cross stitch.
Ditto for me-- I started Counted Cross stitch (CSS) and the end of high school and enjoy it, but now that I have learned to knit, I haven't touched one of my CCS projects since May. I still enjoy it, it's just nice to have a break. And I budget reading time too.

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Old 08-19-2006, 06:46 PM   #8
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I'm an avid scrapbooker and have spent many years taking heaps of photos (I love photography) then making scrapbook pages out of them.

I started knitting years ago, but gave up on it... then one weekend while on holiday I got bored and decided to give it another go (to have something to keep my hands busy). I finished my first real scarf in one weekend and after that I was hooked...

I haven't scrapped a single page in over a month! :O
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Old 08-20-2006, 02:10 AM   #9
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I also did a lot of scrapbooking before I started to knit. I've alway been creative, made cards (especially chrismas cards) and did lots of other things. But now it's mostly knitting, although in my vacation, I did a lot of scrapbooking again and also started on my chrismas cards. But I still prefer to knit.
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Old 08-20-2006, 06:12 PM   #10
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Well, I read alot more... my poor pile of books is crying for attention...
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