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Subject: Calling All Knitters!
Date Posted: 4/14/2011 10:57 AM ET
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I'm a newbie knitter (just started in December), and I'm obsessed!  I spend a fair amount at PBS (in the Historical Fiction section as that's my genré), so I thought I'd pop in here and find some knitting peeps and maybe talk some knitting.  I'm also on the hunt for knitting pattern books - mostly newer stuff like within the past 5-10 years.  I have some specifics, but generally I'll entertain any option.  If you have knitting books that aren't listed here for whatever reason, please PM or e-mail me with your list, and I'll check it out.

Okay, knitters, talk to me!  Would love to start some sort of sub-group or at least some threads of our own.  Ravelry is a wonderful place and resource, but it gets a bit big and overwhelming. I'd love a "cozier" group of on-line knitting buds!

Date Posted: 4/18/2011 8:59 PM ET
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After a couple of years of gathering dust, I have recently picked up my knitting needles and crochet hooks again.  The last couple of months have been stressful and knitting and crocheting seems to help.  Funny thins is, I haven't been reading much lately.

I mostly like to knit little toys and bags.  I have never attempted a sweater or a pair of socks, mostly because I have a short attention span.  What if I knit one sock and never get around to the other?

While I don't have any knitting books to offer, I will mention that there is a PBS group on Ravelry.  It's a shame that it doesn't get much love.

Edited to add:  Do you knit English (yarn in the right hand) or Contential (yarn in the left hand)?  I'm a die hard Contential knitter and don't think that I could ever knit English.



Last Edited on: 4/18/11 9:01 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/22/2011 6:17 PM ET
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I'm up for joining a PBS knitters group! I just started knitting again as well. I learned in college and found myself picking it up again this past Christmas. I am still very much a beginner - other than a couple of scarves and bookmarks, I haven't done much, but I have picked it up again, and it is even more fun than I remember. I just learned the yarn-over technique, and it's crazy how many patterns you can make with just knit, purl and yarn over! I am with Terri, though ... socks scare me. I think I will be sticking to "flat" things for awhile. I found some cool websites with free knitting paterns:

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/baby_blankets.php

http://www.knittingonthenet.com/scarves.htm

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns

They are fun to look at!

To answer Terri's question - I knit Contential. I find it much easier. I have experimented with knitting English style, but it felt awkward.

 

Date Posted: 4/25/2011 11:43 AM ET
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There is no reason to be afraid of some sticks & yarn.  You wont learn without trying.  You can always  rip it out & start again.  It is the way you learn.  I'm an intermediate knitter & I will try anything.

Date Posted: 5/2/2011 3:32 PM ET
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Shelly, sign up for Lion Brand www.lionbrand.com/content-knittingPatternIndex.html

You can get lots of free patterns. They also have a Facebook page.

Date Posted: 5/2/2011 3:36 PM ET
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Here's a project that I knit scarves for every year.

 

http://www.scarvesforspecialolympics.org/

Date Posted: 5/2/2011 4:09 PM ET
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Hi, guys!  Yikes!  For some reason I wasn't getting notified of responses to this thread, even though I had it marked as "to be watched."  Weird!  I'll look for the PBS group on Ravelry.  Didn't know there was such a thing! If anyone is interested in some sort of group here at PBS, let me know!

Subject: Past Issues of Knitting Magazines
Date Posted: 6/13/2011 7:32 PM ET
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I have past issues of kntting magazines (Verona, Creative Knitting, Knit 'N Style, Interweave Knits, Debbie Blis) and catalogues (Knit Picks, WEBS, Patternworks, The Wool Connection). If anyone is interested, please email me at Bkejet@gmail.com and I can let you know what issues I have. Thank you - Barbara

Date Posted: 6/17/2011 12:15 AM ET
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I am an intermediate knitter and do knitting on and off...in my former job, I helped to facilitate a group of beginning knitters...I like to do scarves, afghans, dishclothes...if anybody out there has some of those unpostable knitting books with no isbns (especially within past 10 yrs or so), send me a PM...As long as I don't  already have the title, I would be interested..(just about anything but sweaters or socks (no patience for those lol)..especially if you have a deal!

Subject: older knitter here
Date Posted: 7/15/2011 4:48 PM ET
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I have been knitting for the past 20 years. I would say I'm an intermediate knitter.

  I like knitting for charity, and making Christmas gifts.  Anyone else in here like to knit Christmas gifts?

 

Am presently working on a blanket for Project Linus:  http://www.projectlinus.org/



Last Edited on: 7/15/11 4:49 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/22/2011 4:08 PM ET
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I love to knit. I have been working on hats for Hats for Hunger. They also have a group on Ravelry. And it was all started by a 9 year old boy. Amazing. I just sent them 4 hats.

I just finished a set of golf club covers for my brother. And I am working on a sock yarn blanket thats all rectangles knitted together. I love it.

Also come check out FIX (Fiber Indie Experience) on Raverly. Lots of knitters, spinners, crocheters and weavers there. Indie dyers are an amazing group of people.

 

Jennifer

Date Posted: 11/16/2011 4:28 PM ET
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I would also be interested in unpostable knitting books if anyone wants to get rid of them. It seems the knitting books do not move very fast on the wish list. My wish list is being taken over by knitting books lol.

I am knitting socks for Christmas for as many people as I can get finished. I am also thinking about some hats if I have time.

My advice to any newbie knitters is to look for a yarn store in your area that offers craft night. I go to craft night at Puffy Mondaes and I have learned so much from the ladies who also go there. If anyone is interested she also has a website puffymondaes.com

I would be happy to join a knitting group here and I am also on ravelry as tafloyd if anyone wants to be friends there.

Date Posted: 1/21/2012 6:00 PM ET
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I knit and crochet.  Currently I mostly make shawls and lap robes for our church Prayer Shawl Ministry.

Date Posted: 1/22/2012 12:06 PM ET
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Crochet is more my thing than knitting but with sweaters becoming so thin they might as well be t-shirts and good ones costing the earth I've been thinking about doing a cowl neck sweater with bishop sleeves for warmth and style.  I haven't used a pattern in many many years.  As a knitter I am definitely a beginner.  I've done one cable sweater.  Now crochet on the other hand...lol.