Encouragement and Testimonials

Here you can read or submit your own humorous stories and bits of encouragement, whether they be nostalgic, mirthful, or thought-provoking. Any memorable, true-life knitting story qualifies, so sit back and relax to read--or submit!

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Sunday, February 12, 2012Name: Maxwell

Subject: How great is this SITE!?

Comment: I am a 11 year old, male knitter! This is a good site for me because I started 2 months ago and already knitting a Domo Kun Plushy! It provides good tips and tricks for helping me with my row count (I do get distracted sometimes) and the awesomest beginner patterns to the great challenging "expirienced knitter" patterns. You guys are da BEST!



Thursday, January 26, 2012Name: Charly

Subject: Knitting

Comment: i have been knitting for two years (started when I was 18 and a senior in high school. im 20 almost 21 now). I just learned how to knit with dpns (double pointed needles) and I'm making a baby hat. Im thankful for a sis who was able to teach me how to use dpns and explaining the pattern. (for the first two inches its knit two purl 2 and the rest is knit until its the length you want it)



Sunday, January 22, 2012Name: Baylie Hall

Subject: My friends say knitting is just for old people!

Comment: I bet they'll change their minds after they see the socks I'm knitting!



Tuesday, December 20, 2011Name: Nicki

Subject: Your website

Comment: Hi there, Ever since I found your website, I find myself on it everyday, to see what new patterns appear. I love to knit, and I make blankets for my local animal shelter, and they love them, I love the fact that I can provide something soft, and warm for a shelter dog, or cat to cuddle up on, it makes me sleep at night. Thank you, and keep up the good work.



Sunday, December 18, 2011Name: Steph

Subject: Kniting for not long

Comment: I started knitting when I turned 21 (2 years ago) after having a baby and I have to say its good to save money but even better when you have knitted a cardigan, etc and someone asks about it you can say I done it! It feels amazing when you see the looks on their faces, my daughter knws when I am making stuff for her, keeps me busy but there are some patterns in this world that have tried to beat me but I come back to it and do the pattern in a breeze, done a 3 out of 4 difficulty, I am impressed how much I have improved in a short amount of time, I LOVE THIS SITE, never off it!!!



Thursday, December 08, 2011Name: Tracy

Subject: soooo...

Comment: bored with yarn? try (yarn made out of) plastic bags. made a pencil case itz way cool :)



Tuesday, December 06, 2011Name: Tracy

Subject: WHAT!!!!!

Comment: I have a few friends who don't wanna knit... they think itz too "old".... whatz wrong with them?!



Tuesday, December 06, 2011Name: achola

Subject: knitting for sanity

Comment: hi nyox, im just like you, kenyan and always knitted to fancy. i learned to knit watching my mother and did my first shawl aged eight using reeds (oleng') and bits of old cardigans recycled into yarn. now i live in edinburgh with two children, few friends and lots of bewildering cultural discoveries, but knitting is keeping me sane (thank god) and making me new friends:), but im having to learn patterns, its quite gutting when you do rows and rows while the baby sleeps (precious few moments in my case !) only to have to undo it all because its an odd shape!



Saturday, December 03, 2011Name: Tracy

Subject: luv this site

Comment: im 12 too... knitting is like my life. it hav two friends that i taught to knit and i just turned the heel of my first ever socks! yay!



Thursday, November 17, 2011Name: Sam

Subject: Beginner!

Comment: I was taught how to crochet many years ago (I'm 16 now) but I eventually stopped because I was distracted easily. When I was going through my crochet phase, my Grandmother asked me if I knew how to knit, and decided to teach me. I always thought it was too hard and that I would never try it again afterwards, until very recently. A girl in my french class was talking about how she had just boughten really nice yarn to knit a scarf, and that got me thinking! I searched some videos on youtube the next day and found some knitting needles my aunt had gotten after my grandmother passed away. My aunt doesn't know how to knit, so I've taken over her yarn too :) I wasn't too bad when I started, but I keep getting better as I practice. It feels really good to try it again, it reminds me of my grandma and the good memories I had with her.



Thursday, November 17, 2011Name: Anna

Subject: Great knitting patterns

Comment: This site has fantastic patterns for someone just starting out with knitting and developing their skills. I started knitting this year and have knitted two bitsy bears for my baby cousins :)



Wednesday, November 16, 2011Name: Anonymouse

Subject: Young Knitters

Comment: I'm glad that there are so many young knitters (like me!). It's a useful skill that every girl, indeed, every child should learn. Keep on knitting, young people! For the older people, please offer to teach children to knit. I was blessed to have an adult friend to teach me to knit. I have enjoyed it so much, I would like others to have the chance to try.

Never give up; It can be difficult, but you'll manage!



Thursday, November 10, 2011Name: Bella

Subject: Knitting

Comment: Hello, I am 13. I started to knit when I was 11. I gave up for a year but began recently. I also know how to crochet. Keep knitting, never stop. My school is selling kitted items and using the money to buy animals for people who live in Africa of Asia or Europe or South America (etc) who don't have money or food. I also want to thank this site for giving me the encouragement to keep knitting. It rocks.



Saturday, November 05, 2011Name: Rosemary

Subject: Still Learning

Comment: Want to say thanks to Tammy for telling about "First Knits". I pretty much only know how to knit & pearl, very basic patterns. I am excited to get the book & see if I can't learn to do more. Love knitting & just knitted my son a blanket & am in the process of knitting my husband an afghan that will fit his length. 6' 1". I would really like to knit a pair of socks but still learning the art of knitting.



Thursday, November 03, 2011Name: Tammy

Subject: never give up

Comment: if you start a project finish it, even if it turns out to be a cushion instead of a jumper or a flower instead of a hat (both these things have happened to me.)




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