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Old 01-27-2007, 08:04 PM   #1
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Does anybody here knit?



So my neighbor and my mom kind of taught me how to knit and I decided to start with something easy. Scarves! Yeah my first one was a fiasco, somehow every time I'd knit a row it added an extra stitch, so it ended up looking like a skirt or something

So I started over and got some help from my neighbor and so I'm doing a black one with a tight knit and a gray one with a larger knit. So far so good except for a few mistakes. Now I will just have to figure out how to end them when I'm finished












I am liking the gray one better and I think I could have even gone thinner.

So er... anyone else have some knitting pics/stories to share? Most likely not but it couldnt hurt to try
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:12 PM   #2
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oh knitting was my thang! sometimes it was the only thing that helped me pay attention in class (when i didn't have to take notes). i even used to knit when i managed a video game store. but that was more for the customer's reactions. i was tired of people judging me (the juxtapositon of me being there was odd for them, they assumed i knew nothing of games because of my sex.) i remember this one time this guy came in and asked "why are you knitting?" and i said "because i'm a woman working at a game store." and he laughed.

i always forget how to start...and how to end. and like you, somehow i managed to add an extra stitch or forget one, so i'd have weird holes everywhere.

i sucked at it, but it was very theraputic.
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:35 PM   #3
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i like knitting, even if i'm not very good at it, it's very relaxing. my granny and mum taught me when i was younger and then when i got a bit older my parents bought me my own bag for wool and needles.

i'm left-handed and an experienced knitter can always tell straight away so i have no doubt i make really rare looking things. i tried to do a sock once with three needles but because of the extra needle and the left-handed factor i just made a huge knot. it's probably still lying in holland, wonder if i could get a picture of that for you. it's a shambles.
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:36 PM   #4
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I knit, kind of, I enjoy it, but all I know how to make are scarves! I have lots of scarves. Mind you I don’t wear any of my masterpieces; I couldn’t even pawn them off on my grandmother. It’s relaxing nonetheless.

I’ve even had knitting night with some friends a few times.


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Old 01-27-2007, 08:44 PM   #5
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Today I´ve learned that "to knit" is"tejer"


I don´t know how to knit, but I have several pieces maden for me I would love to learn but I just don´t have patience
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i like to knit. my grandma taught me a little bit before she died, i never did like to knit or sew but now that shes gone i kinda have to cause who else will....i sewed my pants and my sweater the other day, it worked out kinda nicely
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Today I´ve learned that "to knit" is"tejer"
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:29 PM   #8
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Sicy I am jealous!! I have been wanting to learn for years now-I just really need to go take a class!! Good for you!!
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BAW knit me a banana hammock but it just wasn't large enough....












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I have always wanted to learn.
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I'm taking a class starting next month.

I always wanted to learn how.
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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.

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.
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HEY! I did a funny!....
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HEY! I did a funny!....
I'm drunk and I caught it.

Hey want me to make you a new one? I'll have time on the train to nyc, heh
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