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Old 10-31-2008, 12:39 AM   #1251
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Hi Wanda - while I live a bit far away, through the magic of Ravelry I found this for you:

There is a group for fiber lovers in and around Greenville, NC and East Carolina University (and yes, it includes knitters).
Their weekly Sip and Stitch takes place every Tuesday from 7:30-9:30pm at the Tipsy Teapot, located on Evans St in downtown Greenville. They invite you to come, pull up a comfy chair, grab a cup of tea or a dessert, and enjoy the fiber arts with them. NOTE: while this group is not primarily instructional, I've no doubt you'll find someone to get you started and help out .... I'd bring along a skein of yarn, at least 2-sizes of needles, and a 'beginning' book to show that you're serious
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:01 AM   #1252
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I've seen Ravelry mentioned frequently.
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Through the magic of Ravelry...
So, is there a thread or post giving details about it. Is there a fee for membership? Is it worth it to get a membership over there?

Anyone in the Capital area of NC? From what I have seen on this thread, not many members are from eastern NC (Raleigh to the coast).

ETA: NCWanda, I'm a bit closer to you but still not that close. That Ravelry group sound like an alterntive for you to consider.

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Old 10-31-2008, 10:42 AM   #1253
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OMG - it is a *visually-oriented* haven for fiber enthusiasts, but developed primarily for knitters & crocheters. It's still 'officially' in BETA, but getting quite close now to public.

NO FEES of any kinds. Go to www.ravelry.com and sign up. Used to take MONTHS, now a matter of days.

There is a *HUGE* group for Raleigh, very active. And groups for projects, foods, professions, interests, designers, etc. There's even a group for denizens of KnittingHelp.com!

Warning: Ravelry is a serious time-drain ... but also a fabulous tool. You can inventory your stash, library, pattern books, all with pictures. You can look at, and search, yarn & patterns for days ....

I'm "Lakeout" up there, once you get your invite drop me a line & say hi, be glad to try to help you out, it's rather overwhelming
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:34 PM   #1254
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Originally Posted by OffJumpsJack View Post
Anyone in the Capital area of NC? From what I have seen on this thread, not many members are from eastern NC (Raleigh to the coast).
I spend every other weekend in Raleigh. Headed there on the morning train actually! Haven't ventured out to any LYS there tho. Been to Michaels a billion times, because we don't have one here in High Point.
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Old 10-31-2008, 04:26 PM   #1255
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Lakeout, if I remember correctly Valdez is near you (is it spelled Valdes and sounds like Waldez or vice versa?) My DW and I were there, she was in a church choir that went there to sing a worship service (I played the groupie). LOL Another year they went to Boon. Another time they went to Wrightsville. I've even been as far a Bervard. (who knows where that is?)

Howdovely, do you really take the train? (That wouldn't be a scarlet steam engine would it? -an HP reference.)

My church has a prayer shawl ministry, but I haven't felt comfortable about KIP. I have taken my backpack to a few of my children's soccer games and sat behind everyone to be out of vew.

I've put my request in for Ravelry, now if I can remember to check my email for the invite... LOL

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Old 10-31-2008, 06:12 PM   #1256
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Howdovely, do you really take the train? (That wouldn't be a scarlet steam engine would it? -an HP reference.)
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Yes I do really take the train. I LOVE it. Two full hours of uninterrupted knitting! I always got caught in traffic on I40/I85, and with the price of gas -- it just made more sense to take the train. I can't drive there for less than $11. I'm actually not a native HPer, so I didn't get the HP reference...
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I think he might have been referring to Harry Potter.
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I've seen Ravelry mentioned frequently. So, is there a thread or post giving details about it. Is there a fee for membership? Is it worth it to get a membership over there?
Ravelry's great! It's definitely worth the time you put into it. I love to use it to see my stash, because there is no way I can remember everything I have in my craft room. (I have over 1000 skeins of yarn in there!) When I start a new project, I look at my stash on Ravelry to choose the yarn I want, then I dig through my room until I actually find it!
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NCWanda,

I've had a fortunate crossing of paths with someone who knows of a knitting group in Greenville, NC. I've made contact through ECU (East Carolina University) with a knitting group at a local church in Greenville, NC.

I'm currently waiting for their reply. You can PM me for more details, and if you still need someone to teach you to knit.

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Old 11-12-2008, 02:29 PM   #1259
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I think he might have been referring to Harry Potter.

Oh!!! I'm such a ding dong! haha. I don't do Harry Potter either, so that went right over my head! Thanks for clarifying!
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