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Old 02-08-2007, 11:07 PM   #91
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It's longer than my arm now!
Yay!! Having fun with it?
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:55 PM   #92
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socks are not at all hard to knit!

yeah, riiiiiiigghhhttttttttt .





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Old 02-08-2007, 11:56 PM   #93
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I started knitting last winter. http://www.knitty.com/issuespring05/...nchingout.html[/url] I must have ripped out my work 1000 times, but learning how to do those tricky stitches was a huge help in reading other patterns.

I made that same scarf as a Christmas gift for someone using Noro Kuryon's self striping yarn and I love how it came out (you can't see the pattern in this picture, but its there):

I'm currently working on this cable scarf. I'm enjoying making it, but the scarf itself is a bit thin for my liking.


The yarn is Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, and its fantastic and sooooo soft.

lovely!
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:58 PM   #94
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I must admit. This thread made me start knitting. I'd been wanting to learn for years, but was never able to get it right, but then this thread happened, and love2bmama posted a link to a wonderful site called knittinghelp.com, and I learned to knit

but eventually I ended up with a small knitted square with only a few mistakes, and I felt accomplished:



And so then yesterday, I started on a scarf:



It's sooo soft, and I love it, and it could actually stand to be narrower, but it'll be nice having a big chunky scarf like that It's addicting though

I have high aspirations though. I can't wait to start using fancy yarn and self-striping yarn and double pointed needles!

WTG, DOL!!!

fancy yarn!!!
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:01 AM   #95
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I LOVE to knit. I learned along with alison0313 at knittinghelp.com.
And before that I made these:



Keeps my hands warm in my freezing cold office.

Buying yarn is a sickness. I love, love, love going to the yarn store. I've spent more on yarn than anything else really. Well, except my car payments, lol.



SO niceeeeeeee!

I'm thnking of gaunlets. but not with aLL that cable!!!!

and hardly any or NO decreases/increases EIHER! I'll be using ribbing around the wrist section..........
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Old 02-11-2007, 12:07 PM   #96
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Thanks very much! I have never been and honestly I've never even heard of it. But now I wanna go!!

Don't know how far I'd travel for yarn though. Sounds dreamy though...sigh.

Found it! There are stitches conventions in California (Feb. 22 - 25), Illinois (August) and Baltimore (October), and Camps in North Carolina (April) and California (June). The website is knittinguniverse.com. Hope one of these is near you!
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Old 02-11-2007, 12:22 PM   #97
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Thanks!! I'm in Canada so it'll be hard to get to them, lol.

Hopefully they come to Canada? We'll see, I guess.
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Old 02-11-2007, 12:50 PM   #98
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I'm on my purple thinner one now. This one is for ME. I am excited. I am also working on a thin black one too.

And I learned how to cast off finally


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Old 02-11-2007, 01:20 PM   #99
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If any of you are looking for a small project to use up your yarn, these Comfort Dolls for Africa are very easy to make and a really wonderful idea.
http://www.icross.ca/project.htm

Basically you send the dolls to ICROSS, they then use them as cushioning when they ship AIDS medicines and supplies and then give the dolls to children.

Pretty neat idea I found out about from Donna on the Zootopian Hawaiian board, here's a pic of some of her dolls:

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ahh!! those dolls are so cute! What a great idea, to use them as packaging.
thanks for sharing the link! I think every knitter has leftover yarn, I know I have tons.
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:58 PM   #101
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Those are so cute!!! And that is a fantastic idea with the packaging and then distributing. I have to much yarn I can't even tell you. It's sick, lol.
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I learnt to knit at primary school. Can't remember any of it now though. It would be so nice to be able to knit scarfs and gloves and stuff though.

NIce knitting everyone.
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I crochet, and the rest of my family knits, so we have fun going to yarn stores together. I am currently into making baby toys (rattles, animal slippers, teddy bears) and afghans, though I have so much less time at school. I'm also working on a scrap afghan - little squares of 2 yards of scrap yarn that I'll eventually have to crochet togehter. I have about 300 and I need 1000! I just do them whenever I have a new color of scrap.

I really want to learn to knit, but I've got so many crochet projects, and I can do a lot with crocheting so it would be frustrating to start over.
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If any of you are looking for a small project to use up your yarn, these Comfort Dolls for Africa are very easy to make and a really wonderful idea.
http://www.icross.ca/project.htm

Basically you send the dolls to ICROSS, they then use them as cushioning when they ship AIDS medicines and supplies and then give the dolls to children.

Pretty neat idea I found out about from Donna on the Zootopian Hawaiian board, here's a pic of some of her dolls:

My SECOND thought was that this is a wonderful idea! My FIRST thought was "oh -- they ALL have Edge-beanies.."
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I started my class this week. It took me almost the entire hour to get casting on down , but now I'm pretty good at it, and I'm working on the knit stitch. She taught us purling, too, but I was too busy sucking at casting on so I'll have to get to that soon.

I was sitting in bed last night before bed, just doing my stitches. This is going to be addicting.
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