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Old 10-20-2008, 04:27 PM   #41
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Don't worry lieke I am a slow knitter too(I have a icky rheumatoid condition which causes some setbacks) so even a small sock takes me a while to do which can be very frustrating but I can say one thing..the plus is that when the FO is complete I truly treasure it
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:13 AM   #42
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I guess I'm fortunate that I'm a fast knitter but I have to say it's not
something I aspired to haha I only realized recently that I must knit
fast! I think in my case it was just a matter of necessity to get
things done. I taught myself to knit right after having my dd and
was really slow but I was doing it to relax so didn't care. The older
she has gotten the more of my time she demands so I have a limited
time for knitting and I guess subconsciously I started getting faster
and faster just so I could get things done in the short time each day.
I think if you are enjoying your knitting it doesn't matter if you are
fast or slow!

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Old 10-21-2008, 07:38 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by *KnitPixie* View Post
Don't worry lieke I am a slow knitter too(I have a icky rheumatoid condition which causes some setbacks) so even a small sock takes me a while to do which can be very frustrating but I can say one thing..the plus is that when the FO is complete I truly treasure it
Yes, I feel like that as well. I'm currently wearing a recent FO which took me almost a year. I totally love the cardi and knowing it took me almost a year makes me love it even more.

I know how long a sock can take. If I finish one in a month, I'm really pleased with myself, because that's really fast. I guess I only managed to finish anklets within a month.


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I guess I'm fortunate that I'm a fast knitter but I have to say it's not
something I aspired to haha I only realized recently that I must knit
fast! I think in my case it was just a matter of necessity to get
things done. I taught myself to knit right after having my dd and
was really slow but I was doing it to relax so didn't care. The older
she has gotten the more of my time she demands so I have a limited
time for knitting and I guess subconsciously I started getting faster
and faster just so I could get things done in the short time each day.
I think if you are enjoying your knitting it doesn't matter if you are
fast or slow!

Libbie
I totally agree with you. The only thing that matters is if you enjoy you knitting. That's why I don't do deadline-knitting. I just don't enjoy the stress. It doesn't relax me as knitting is supposed to do. In contrast of you, I didn't start knitting faster when I got less time (due to my internship and now masterpaper I'm currently working on), but I did enjoy the little bit of knitting time I had more. I guess I'm a bit of a process-knitter, I just love to knit.
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:25 PM   #44
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I'm totally ready. I'm really looking forward to seeing what patterns my pal will like. It's a nice way to find new patterns as well.
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:22 PM   #45
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Thats one of my favorite parts of swapping as well...and the buying the yarn for my pal and a little for myself of course Did I mention I love swaps
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:09 AM   #46
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Hi!

Okay... I just couldn't resist. I simply loved the only ever exchange I participated (hereby dating myself) the mini-sock exchange and I have my lil' socks in my knitting bag and they accompany me everywhere... so...

because of being welcomed out of the retirement side of the web-site by *KnitPixie*...




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Old 10-23-2008, 02:45 PM   #47
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Yay!! I am so glad you decided to join us..welcome back to knittinghelp


1 more day left to sign up everybody ..and then the swap is on
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:59 PM   #48
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I don't want to wait anymore!!!!!! I am so excited about getting my partner!
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yeah... I want my partner now too... I even went to the local Alpaca farm... but they wanted $25.00 for a single skein... which wouldn't be a whole project now, would it?
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I don't want to wait anymore!!!!!! I am so excited about getting my partner!
I totally agree! Can't wait any longer!
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