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Old 07-13-2007, 01:49 PM   #1
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Who first taught you how to knit? Have you passed on the tradition?

I learned from BostonBecca, who patiently deals with my frustrations and whimpering when something goes wrong. It helps to be dating someone so knowledgeable!

Some day, I hope to do my part to pass on the skill!
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Old 07-13-2007, 01:50 PM   #2
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I taught myself from a book. The Wright's I Taught Myself Knitting book. Hardest thing ever to learn from, but I did it. I've never had a "real" knitting lesson, what I've learned, I've learned from books and websites.
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Old 07-13-2007, 01:52 PM   #3
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I've been told this thread already exists, whoops! Newbie mistake!
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Old 07-13-2007, 01:53 PM   #4
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I taught myself from a book I purchased at Hobby Lobby. Then whenever I had problems, I googled for help and found this site.

I am currently teaching my dd to knit, but I'm using it as a bribe.

I'm not sure if she'll keep up with it. Oh, and I taught a teacher at my school how to knit, and I've offered to teach some ladies at my new job. They've been ogling my booga bag and "hinting" that they would like one. I've offered to teach them to knit instead.
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Old 07-13-2007, 02:00 PM   #5
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My Mom is teaching me, and I use KH. I am helping my little one, and my sister-in-law. I read a lot of books, watch all AMy's videos, read other people's questions and answers..... and just keep trying.
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Old 07-13-2007, 02:14 PM   #6
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After a few months of searching my old local area for a class that taught knitting I finally found one through the Adult Education classes. My teacher was a great teacher from Scotland who had been knitting for 40+ years! After the class ended, we all decided to keep it up at Starbucks once a week for more help and company. She moved to Texas with her daughter and from what I know the class is still meeting every week.

I am so blind I did not see the part where you asked if I am going to pass it on. I am going to try to teach my 3 girls (5, 4, 18 months) when they all get a bit older. I have already bought a set made for kids so someday maybe...
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Old 07-13-2007, 02:18 PM   #7
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Old 07-13-2007, 02:35 PM   #8
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I learned from a video, sadly, not Amy's, though after I learned of the site, have used her videos as a supplement. I find it incredibly relaxing, and mind focusing.
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Old 07-13-2007, 03:00 PM   #9
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My mom taught me and my 3 sisters and all of my summer friends and my 3 cousins (boys) how to knit. I spent my summers on a lake in the Adirondacks. My mom taught us all how to knit there -- we would all sit in our beach chairs on the beach and knit mittens for winter (or scarves depending on our skill level). Then I stopped until I found out I was to be a grandmother so picked it up again. I have taught my daughter to knit (The mother of my grand daughter) but now that Abby is very mobile my daughter doesn't knit -- it's too frustrating with Abby getting into everything.
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Originally Posted by auburnchick View Post
I taught myself from a book I purchased at Hobby Lobby.
That's exactly what I did!
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