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L. G. (L)
Subject: Knitters?
Date Posted: 5/31/2007 9:02 PM ET
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Who are you and what are you working on?

I just bought some cotton yearn to start a double-knit blanket in blues and white. :)

Date Posted: 5/31/2007 9:21 PM ET
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I'm working on the same scarf I started 2+ years ago -- maybe my husband will get it in time for winter 2007-08. :)

Date Posted: 6/1/2007 12:06 AM ET
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I am not currently working on a project, but I need to start something soon!  My yarn stash is huge, and on top of that I have at least three years of "Sock of the Month" club kits that haven't been started.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 6/1/2007 12:48 AM ET
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Oooh Pamela - sounds like fun!  I too haven't knitted in awhile - since J was a baby.  That's why I decided to buy some yarn and re-start my blanket.

Date Posted: 6/1/2007 7:49 AM ET
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I'm a ring knitter...does that count?  I can't do normal knitting; I tend to stitch very tight and by row 4 or 5, I can't get the needles in the loops! 

I'm currently doing baby hats for the neo-natal units here in Indianapolis and Hasbro Children's Hospital in Rhode Island (that's where my boyfriend lives)  I had a call yesterday that Indy is running low!  It allows me to contribute something back (since I have little time to volunteer) and I get to rest from my busy schedule. 

~kelly jo

Date Posted: 6/1/2007 2:37 PM ET
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I took a knitting class about a year and a half ago, but I didn't do much knitting after that. So I need to try and get started again.

Date Posted: 6/1/2007 3:27 PM ET
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I knit, but I'm not currently working on a project.  I am, however, working on a crochet afghan.

Dawn

Date Posted: 6/1/2007 4:25 PM ET
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I just finished a cotton string bag last night and just need to weave in my ends. I have a few other projects on the needles including socks that will never end and a gift for my mom. I'm hoping to start my first lace shawl sometime this summer, but knowing myself, I won't finish it for a long time! I really should get back to those socks.

Date Posted: 6/1/2007 4:59 PM ET
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I have three kniting projects that I am currently doing....a pair of socks....a sweater for my niece for christmas and a scarf in the shape of a dragon....(plus a crochet project too - a baby romper also a chirstmas gift)

 

 

Date Posted: 6/2/2007 10:37 AM ET
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I knit and crochet. Want to start beading, also, but don't have the time or room at this time. Maybe soon. Working on a pair of socks and a baby blanket at the present time. Love to knit socks!

Date Posted: 6/2/2007 3:12 PM ET
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I'm a novice knitter, I started earlier this year. So far I've tackled scarves, a couple hats and shawl, but nothing too complicated. I want to try socks next! Right now I'm working on two scarves, which seems silly in June, but I hope to give out a lot of knitted items to family for Christmas, so I've got to work on them now!

Date Posted: 6/3/2007 4:43 PM ET
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I dabble. I really need to take a class I think. I can knit scarves like a madwoman, and have done a few granny squares to check out stitches, but nothing significant. Anything more advanced than knit, purl is beyond me. But I did just discover knittinghelp.com which seems pretty informative and hopefully will help me get beyond the basics.

Date Posted: 6/4/2007 10:02 AM ET
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I'm thinking about putting my afghan down for the summer (just too hot to work on) and taking up scoubidou (you know, the camp lanyard lacing that we used to do in camp).  You can make a lot of cool different things with it, so I want to learn how to do it properly.

Dawn

Date Posted: 6/4/2007 4:32 PM ET
Member Since: 4/17/2007
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Currently on the needles are a pair of socks made of KnitPicks Dancing (Garter Rib pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks)  and a shawl (about to be ripped out and be reborn as the Cherry Blossom Shawl from a back issue of Interweave Knits)

Impending knitting includes 2 baby blankets, one afghan for a child, a sweater for my husband, and restarting the lace shawl and lace stole that my dog ate and I finally feel ready to face again. 

Date Posted: 6/5/2007 6:26 AM ET
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I would love to learn to knit:) Where is a good place to learn???

Date Posted: 6/5/2007 8:35 PM ET
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Jan, I learned by using the Stitch 'n Bitch book - very helpful instructions. But there's a fantastic website that I've since been using - http://www.knittinghelp.com - it has videos of various techniques so you can actually see the knitting in action. :)

Date Posted: 6/5/2007 8:39 PM ET
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I've been knitting for about a year and a half. I have a knitting blog at http://whatkarenknits.blogspot.com/ with pictures of my finished projects as well as my current WIPs, which include:

My first pair of socks. Sock #1 is finished, but I have yet to even start sock #2. I really need to go ahead and cast on or else I fear I am going to always just have the one sock.

An Irish Hiking Scarf (with cables) made from Malabrigo, which is the softest, most wonderful wool yarn that I've touched yet. I've already made one of these in pink (and love it), but when I came across some more Malabrigo, I felt like another scarf needed to be made from it, so now I'm making on in a dark green.

Harry Potter Gryffindor scarf. A book recently came out (Charmed Knits) with Harry Potter patterns, so I've bought lots of yarn to make various things in the book. I'm so excited and especially can't wait to get started on my Quidditch sweater (so maybe I'll have it ready by winter).

Date Posted: 6/6/2007 1:19 AM ET
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Date Posted: 6/6/2007 6:58 AM ET
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Cool blog Karen! I got lost reading for a while. I adore those felted bags!!

Leeann the scarf is so pretty and the socks are so FUN and bright! Great stuff!

Date Posted: 6/9/2007 3:09 PM ET
Member Since: 10/30/2006
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My siggy has my current projects. I have a sock I have to recast because I left it out and our 15 month old decided the needles needed to be removed. (I hadn't gotten very far with the ribbing so I figured it would be easier to frog it than to put the needles back in.) I also am knitting 2 different scarves.

Soon I'll be starting another project. A blanket for my cousin's baby. Her first baby is due in October.

Date Posted: 6/10/2007 8:17 PM ET
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Hi! I'm new to this site, and also a knitter.  Right now I'm making a pair of Anemoi Mittens from www.eunnyjang.com.   I made one mitten already, but it was waaaaay to small, so I'm starting over with them.   I also just got a new sock book, so I'm exicited to make a pair out of there. It's Folk Socks by Nancy Bush :)

Date Posted: 6/23/2007 10:22 AM ET
Member Since: 9/22/2005
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I just learned how to knit and right now I'm starting on a scarf and it's going good, even though my mom says that I knit way too tight. A really great kniting sight is www.knittinghelp.com and it has alot of great pointers and a BLOG and actual video of how to do the stiches. So go ahead and check it out.

Date Posted: 6/27/2007 10:01 AM ET
Member Since: 6/21/2005
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I am working a few different things.  I just can't stop from casting on new projects even though I am not done with the old.  Lets see I have a baby blanket on the needles, a lace scarf, a winter scarf, another blanket but throw size, A sleevless shirt for myself and a baby bootie.  I think thats it. 

Date Posted: 6/27/2007 4:25 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/28/2007 1:13 AM ET
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I have lots of knitting projects in the works: lots of scarves, some bags, socks, a headband, and a cardigan.  My knitting often has to compete with my other interests such as beading, scrapbooking, and reading.  So, it can take me awhile to finish some of my projects.  I do occasionally go to some social knitting groups and enjoy that.

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