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Old 05-25-2009, 01:59 PM   #11
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I wish I could say I've learned #3 in the few years I've been knitting. lol

I spend way more time online chatting/replying in threads here and on Ravelry browsing absolutely everything, than knitting some days!

I will have to start using lifelines - I never really thought of it that way and thought it was something specific to lace since it's almost always associated with doing lace. Since I've not done lace before I never looked into it, but now I can see that it would be helpful in just about any knit project situation
I knit under my desk at work.

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Old 05-25-2009, 03:15 PM   #12
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Lulubell - You made me laugh out loud! 1 month in and already thats an issue for me!
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:04 PM   #13
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Lulubell - You made me laugh out loud! 1 month in and already thats an issue for me!
And my poor credit card gets a hammering too. I have recently found the Vintagepurls website and oh! the beautiful hand dyed sock and lace yarn I just had to have. She only does a few skeins of her 'limited edition' colours. I now have 3 skeins of beautiful colours, another on the way, and have signed up for her sock club (closed) which will give me 3 more lovely skeins.

It is so damn addictive!!!
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:13 AM   #14
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Yes, #3 is the one I'll probably never learn. Especially since I discovered Ravelry...

Also: It's only yarn. Have fun!
It's OK to take a break from knitting. (That's what the Internet is for.)
Try to have some idea of what you're going to do with the yarn before you buy it.
Count your stitches.
Try to keep your WIPs down to a dozen or so at a time!
...knitting well is the best revenge!

"Be who you are and say what you feel because
those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

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Old 06-02-2009, 12:09 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Irishmam View Post
I have been knitting for about 1 month now and was taught by YouTube (really)

Here are my top 3 things I have learned so far - please add yours

1. Always count your stiches. You should see the scarf! Never mind, at least I got to practice how to decrease.

2. Never leave your knitting where your 4-year old can reach it. She pulled out the needle holding all the stiches.But like I said, it was not a very good scarf.

3. Be careful you do not spend more time online looking at yarns and talking about knitting than actually doing some knitting

Amen Sistah!
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:22 PM   #16
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I do all kinds of crafts (decorating, sewing, embrodiery, crocheting, knitting, etc.). So I organize my computer files by similar projects such as sewing and embrodiery in one folder, crocheting and knitting in another. I add a letter at the beginning of the file name to indicate what type of project it is: k- for knitting, c- for crocheting, etc.

Another trick that I have is that I never just print out a pattern off the web or save the link (links change). I will either copy and paste it into a Microsoft Word document or I create a PDF file from it.

Quick comment about Irishmam's #3...
A few weeks ago I read the thread "who knits under their desk." It got me thinking: Has anyone figured out how to surf the net while knitting? I think it would be distracting. But then again, I am a semi-new knitter.

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