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Old 02-22-2009, 06:15 PM   #1
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My name is Shirley. Named after my mother's love of the film star, Shirley Temple. So this should tell you that I am a 74 yr old senior citizen who has taken up knitting again after many, many years of family and career activities. I am a self-taught knitter and look forward to the excellent information available on KnittingHelp.

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Old 02-22-2009, 06:19 PM   #2
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Hi Shirley,
I too am a self taught knitter and picked it up recently after years of crocheting. I have just finished my first sweater for my daughter. I did an easy sweater pattern free download from the LionBrand website. I am very proud of it. She wore it to work on Friday and got so many compliments! Yiphee! Can't wait to hear about some of your projects.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:24 PM   #3
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Welcome to KH, Shirley!
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:51 PM   #4
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Welcome to Knitting Help, Shirley! That was my mom's name, too.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:15 PM   #5
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That's great, Shirley, to pick up the needles after so many years of being busy with other things in life. I hope you enjoy it very much, and this is a great place to get help and share.

Do you still have your needles from when you were knitting previously?
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:28 PM   #6
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what's your fav thing to knit?

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Old 02-22-2009, 10:55 PM   #7
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Welcome Shirley! You'll love it here, everyone is wonderful on these boards. Very supportive and encouraging and helpful at the drop of a hat!
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