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Old 01-29-2007, 10:48 AM   #31
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I brought one to work with me today because my boss will be out all day and I'm going to be mighty bored
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:55 AM   #32
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I wish I could knit at work. Too busy lately, though.

That, and I actually need to learn how to, first.
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:00 AM   #33
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I tried to teach myself how to knit ... it didn't work out so well.
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:23 AM   #34
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I had a friend show me how she did her crocheting, it looked pretty easy.

Yeah, I think it's easier than knitting, at least easier to do while studying, watching TV, etc. and generally looks nicer (there's not obvious holes, dropped or added stitches, uneven edges, and makes a thicker fabric). However, the cost of buying enough yarn to make a nice afghan is more than just going to Kohl's and buying one. That's why I quit.
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Old 01-29-2007, 12:49 PM   #35
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i knit once in a while, i use one of those round things to knit scarves and those lil hats.

the last scarf i knitted i screwed up royally now i have to find a way to fix
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Old 01-30-2007, 01:57 AM   #36
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Ok I'm done with the gray one

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2.../scarfdone.jpg

Next up a thinner tan one for my friend who wont leave me alone about making her a scarf
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:18 AM   #37
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Yay, a knitting thread!!!

I learned to knit when I was in high school. I've picked it up again off and on through the years. Currently, I have misplaced my needles, so I guess I'll have to go buy some new ones. There is such a plethora of yarn choices these days, that I don't even know where to start.

Geeky knitting story....when I was a senior in high school I was cast as Marmie in a production of "Little Women". I actually had my knitting on stage with me and used it to keep my hands busy during several of the scenes. After one performance, a woman came up to me and told me that she could tell that I actually knew what I was doing and wasn't just "pretending" to knit. hehe. And I gave the finished product (slippers) to our director on closing night.

Dammit, Sicy, now I'm going to have to go out, buy materials and get started on making something! lol.
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I got a catalog for yarn in the mail last night. I never get catalogs for yarn.

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looks good on ya Sicy
I usually get my yarn from the thrift store. You'd really be surprised how much yarn they have there, and for like 25 cents!!!
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looks good on ya Sicy
I usually get my yarn from the thrift store. You'd really be surprised how much yarn they have there, and for like 25 cents!!!


Yeah some of that stuff is soooooo expensive!

Nice scarf, sis!
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:55 AM   #41
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Dammit, Sicy, now I'm going to have to go out, buy materials and get started on making something! lol.



The needles arent really expensive, and the yarn I've been getting has been around $5.00. I have never seen any at the thrift store though! I will have to keep my eye out next time I'm there.
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Old 01-30-2007, 03:26 PM   #42
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I've knitted for years. My grandmothers and mum were/are knitting fanatics. Mum's lefthanded which is brilliant for learning off!!!

I mainly do baby stuff and beanies. I get bored on 'adult sized' stuff!!
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sicy try big lots, they have some really nice textured ones. The scarf i'm wearing here is crotcheted loosely with loops every so often super easy. Mom tought me when I was little to keep me busy.
I gotta get back into knitting and crotchet
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Cute!
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:37 PM   #45
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I love knitting, it's a great thing to keep my hands busy while watching tv, on the train, whatever.

Here's a hint, when you're ready to cast off (end your scarf) go to knittinghelp.com They have tons of free videos on that site that will show you exactly how to do all kinds of knitterly things, and you can watch over and over until you get it right.
Ooo oooo, I'm def going to check out that site, Molly!!! thanks!

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I like your scarves, Sicy! I just finished a pair of red/black/white striped socks that I like to refer to as my Vertisocks. Such is the depth of my nerdiness.


Socks....with triple- stripes, yet!!! near

I have yet to go beyond scraves......but I've made some prety nice ones- with various Knit/Purl patterns, using 2 colores for stripes/color blocks, and similar colors - medium teal and dark teal [i] med is acrylic and dark was cheniele, purled or knited in a a curving sine-wave pattern !
WHen i finally am able to go premium, and at one of my places that i get on the net that has the scanner, I'll show some.
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