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Subject: Any experienced knitters out there? Let's talk some knitting!
Date Posted: 9/25/2008 1:43 PM ET
Member Since: 6/9/2008
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I think it would be good to trade helpful websites, blogsites, knitting book reviews.

-Hilary

Date Posted: 9/25/2008 3:05 PM ET
Member Since: 6/21/2005
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I have one word RAVELRY!

www.ravelry.com

its still in its beta testing stage but you can sign up for an invitation to join.

 

Date Posted: 9/25/2008 10:52 PM ET
Member Since: 7/6/2008
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I totally second Ravelry. I just found out there is such a thing as glow-in-the-dark yarn thanks to it. Joy!

And the wait list is Much shorter now.

My favorite knitting blogs are:

http://knittingiris.typepad.com/knitting_iris/

http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/

http://www.saartjeknits.nl/

The last one doesn't post much because she has a baby, but wow her pictures are gorgeous.

Subject: GREAT KNITTING SITES I KNOW OF
Date Posted: 9/26/2008 10:40 AM ET
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what types of knitting are you interested in?  Fair Isle?  Lace?

My interest is in lace as well as textured knitting such as Bavarian twisted stitches and aran cables.  I have done a lot of intarsia, but i think i am done with this for the moment.

I have collected a number of very good websites for different types of knitting; if you are interested, please let me know your top interests.

In addition, I have a very good collection of books (not for trade though!); I could recommend some titles if you let me know your interests.

-H

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 10:51 AM ET
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I liked doing socks and sweaters, tanks in the round. Dont like knitting in pieces and putting it together.

as little seaming as possible for me! lol

blogs I like:

http://knitandtonic.typepad.com/knitandtonic/

http://stitchywitch.wordpress.com/

http://www.glampyre.com/

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 11:46 AM ET
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I think E Zimmerman has patterns that do not require sewing, or that require very little sewing.  check out...

http://zimmermaniacs.blogspot.com/

 

http://www.knitting-and.com/wiki/Baby_Surprise_Jacket

http://www.knitting-and.com/wiki/EZs_Surplice_Baby_Jacket

 

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 4:54 PM ET
Member Since: 4/26/2008
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Hi..I'm new here. I can knit and crochet....but am just barely past novice.  I used to make slippers.you know the old Aunt Maggie knit and pearl ones.   What I would like now is an EASY knitting pattern for more of a slipper sock or bootie (for adult)... Does anyone have such a thing? I found one on line, picture and all but it would not allow me to print it.  I need the picture and easy instructions... I feel silly asking this because probably most of you are far more accomplished than this... : )

Date Posted: 12/6/2008 11:11 AM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2005
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I'm another Ravelry fan!! My queue is excessively long - but there's just so many great free patterns that I don't want to forget about. LOL

There's a great blog called Wendy Knits (found at wendyknits.net ) that I enjoy reading from time to time. There's a lot of great blogs out there - but Wendy's sticks out to me.

I'm a sock knitter - not sure if it's because I love doing them so, or if it's out of necessity. Probably a bit of both :) If I'm not doing socks, I'm either knitting something else, crocheting, cross-stitching, spinning or sewing.

Great to meet other knitters!!!



Last Edited on: 12/6/08 11:16 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/6/2008 8:14 PM ET
Member Since: 6/1/2005
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You are cordially invited to become a member of a new knitting discussion group:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gatheringwool/

Hope to see you there as well as here!