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Old 01-29-2007, 10:01 PM   #11
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I agree KH is an invaluable resource for tips, community, and just good fun~!!
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:27 PM   #12
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yeppers, i have to agree, this is where i choose to lay my hat. Although, sometimes i get no knitting done at all because of this site, you naughty, naughty people
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Old 08-05-2007, 08:35 PM   #13
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This forum ROCKS
I have been browsing on many forums and I must admit that this is the best forum ever. I am new to knitting and when I have attempt to do a new pattern and there is a stitch that I am unfamiliar with I check the teaching videos which shows me what I have to do in clear and precise instructions.

I enjoy the new bobble and cabling without cable instructional videos

Just a little note to let you know that this forum ROCKS!!!
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:09 PM   #14
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I "big puffy heart" this site too! I think the fact that Amy is a stickler for not having too many board on the Forum keeps it navigable (sp?) and intimate. No matter what time of day you can post a question and you'll get a quick kind reply, even if you go to bed and wake up to check the next a.m.

When the site goes down, it's like cutting my yarn in the middle of the row!!!

I have to second this. My knitting has come a long way because of this forum.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:45 PM   #15
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I think we all feel that way! When the board goes down we act like someone stole our morning coffee.

Hopefully that is a thing of the past since we upgraded servers! I always joked that when KH was down worldwide productivity increased.

I am glad you guys liked the forum. I remember when KH was just starting out, one of the first things Amy asked me to create was a forum. I sort of dragged my feet a bit, thinking it wouldn't be that popular. I figured I could add it in later when we had more time. But she kept on the issue and I we made it a priority. I guess the rest is history. The forum was "discovered" almost immediately and is now the heart and soul of KH. We are glad people embrace it so fully and call it their home on the web.
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:27 AM   #16
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Most of the boards I went to were either nearly dead or breathing their last gasp... or if you posted it was hard to get a response or the board itself was hard to negotiate and difficult to find things in. [quote]

Okay, this is a shift from the puffy hearts and marshmallows.
knittinghelp.com is a good, lively, helpful forum, and the recent changes in format have made it even better.
But the tone of the original quote saddens me.
It is not necessary to knock other venues in order to praise this one. They have other objectives, other demographics, other issues, other "personalities."

The TKGA forum, for instance, is skewed toward people involved in the Master Knitter program. Which is as it should be, since TKGA sponsors the program. Participants tend to be more experienced knitters looking for new ways to hone their skills and develop their craft. There aren't too many newbie questions, and not too much general blather, but I've never met a nicer, more knowledgeable, more helpful bunch. You may not get a dozen answers to your questions, but you'll get thoughtful, friendly, in-depth advice.

knitty.com is quite naturally geared toward knitty readers. There's a lot more personal, non-knitting stuff and the demographic seems to be younger than TKGA. The vibe is irreverent but caring.

knittinghelp.com seems to be somewhat oriented to the less experienced knitter -- lots of beginner questions and concerns. That's fine. Amy's teaching videos are excellent and I've seen them recommended on other forums. (Knitters are generous people.)

I've only come across one forum that was downright unpleasant. Participants seemed to enjoy putting down others who asked "stupid" questions and indulging in snarky gossip. Fun for some, not for me.

The point is: there's a place for everyone in the world of knitting, and many people populate several boards that serve different needs. I'm happy that Donna has found her place. That doesn't mean that the others are no good.
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:01 PM   #17
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I am a newbie too and a long time crochter. I love this forum so much. It seems I was just like you and finally found this board.
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:21 PM   #18
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I love coming here to find out what's new in the knitting community. I've learned so much from coming here and am so glad to see it flourish.
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:25 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by sheldon View Post
Hopefully that is a thing of the past since we upgraded servers! I always joked that when KH was down worldwide productivity increased.

I am glad you guys liked the forum. I remember when KH was just starting out, one of the first things Amy asked me to create was a forum. I sort of dragged my feet a bit, thinking it wouldn't be that popular. I figured I could add it in later when we had more time. But she kept on the issue and I we made it a priority. I guess the rest is history. The forum was "discovered" almost immediately and is now the heart and soul of KH. We are glad people embrace it so fully and call it their home on the web.
Thanks for putting together such a great forum...complete with smilies!

Thanks to KH I learned to "cable without needles" today....

Keep up the great work, guys!

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Old 08-06-2007, 01:54 PM   #20
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I am so inspired by this forum to try new things. Just looking at all the wonderful completed projects and patterns is so uplifting.
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