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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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Tuesday, July 20, 2010Name: Deborah Thompson
Subject: Thank You!
Comment: I have been knitting for over 20 years. Mostly large square afghans. In the past 5 years I have been challenging myself and trying to improve my skills by learning to knit cables, socks, and sweaters for babies and my husband! Thank you for such a great site and the encouragement that you offer!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010Name: Jessamine
Subject: Knitting, crocheting and your brain
Comment: My great-grandmother is 100 years old now. She has been crocheting for years now. She is almost totally blind, but she knows the stitches by heart. She says that the crocheting has helped her brain stay active and alert. If I live to be as old as my great-grandmother, I'm going to keep up my knitting!
Friday, July 09, 2010Name: Mandi
Subject: The Left Handed Knitter
Comment: I never picked up knitting because I was told only a leftie could teach a leftie. Actually, anyone can teach a leftie - with a little patience.
Thursday, July 01, 2010Name: zbird123
Monday, June 21, 2010Name: babs
Subject: just knitting
Comment: Knitting is a hobby, a way to earn a living, and a stress reliever. I learned to knit when I was 7. I am now 69 and in this time I have knit countless, sweater--adults and children,hats, scarfs, socks. You name it and I have probably made l of the item. I would like to recommend to all knitters the two books by Mary Thomas. Dover Publishing, on the net, has them in reprint. They are old but good. Maybe your library has a copy or here in US we can use inter-library loan. Her work is the basics for most of the modern knitting books. Keep on knitting!
Saturday, May 22, 2010Name: JayJay
Subject: Never give up...
Comment: Hey hey!
Sunday, May 09, 2010Name: Mabelline
Subject: new knitter
Comment: I am only thirteen, but i am a knitter non stop:) I always carry a small work to school-ie, swatches, toys- and my friends love it because they get (mostly) free stuff. I can also whip something up to decorate a present, or a bookmark, or whatever they become obsessed with. Its so much fun to find and design patterns, and i look forward to teaching my soon-to-come baby sister to knit.
Sunday, May 09, 2010Name: Mabelline
Subject: oh my
Comment: Thank you so much for posting the things from cancer survivors, surgery undertakers, etc. they are so inspiring because the mother of one of my best friends was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, and i wish i knew to knit then. Thank you.
Thursday, April 15, 2010Name: Roxanne
Subject: Teaching Kids to knit
Comment: This place has become busy since the last time I checked in. I have a learn to knit group at the school where I teach. I invite any 3-5th grade student who wishes to learn to join me at recess time twice a week when I don't have a duty. They come when they choose and not if they wish to go out. (Knitting should be relaxing not a chore.) We have great fun. The best part is watching those who might not normally socialize, talking and comparing projects. I know that someone has really caught the bug when they start helping and fixing each others problems!!! I love this craft!!!!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010Name: Cathy
Subject: Just starting!!
Comment: Just before Christmas I learned I had a tumor in my neck/jaw and was told the surgery would be in Feb....then tests..surgery date was moved up. Since I knew I was going to have some "down time" coming I bought a bunch of books, some yarn and needles..Now I'm knitting! My kitten & puppy have turned 2 sweater attempts into cat scarves and my test patches make my husband tease that "those sweaters are too small". But now I have a hoody pattern & new bag to hide my "stuff" from the terrors in and I am starting in earnest. I'm surprised at how many people started with scarves & I seem to be jumping in in the middle! LOL But I love it! I've also quit smoking during this & the needles have really helped me threw it all!!
Sunday, February 14, 2010Name: Anne Marie
Subject: New Knitter at 59
Comment: I love your patterns and spend hours just browsing them. Thank you so much for all your work.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010Name: Yasmin Farhana
Subject: In love <3
Comment: Hey! I have been knitting for one year and i have to say that knitting helps me to be patient. Not to mention, i can saved up money by making my own scarfs and pencil case! :D
Tuesday, February 02, 2010Name: sarah
Comment: i learnt the basic knit one, purl one from my mum, when i was about 7 years old - it didnt last, as much as i wanted to learn more. my sister-in-law is inspirational and knits such fabulous jumpers and everything else, that i told myself off and picked up a set of needles! She has recently had my first nephew so i decided to knit a jumper for him - i have completed one side and am in the middle of the other - it is soo addictive, i love it -until my 7 year old picks up the needles and i have to keep stopping to help her...dont know who she reminds me off!! i am amazed at how many children and young people are on this site with their knitting stories- how fabulous and inspirational!!
Monday, February 01, 2010Name: Susan
Subject: new knitter
Comment: I have been a crocheter for many, many years. My church is doing a mission project to knit baby sweaters so I decided to learn to knit. I found a wonderful group of women who meet each week and knit and share. Nancy taught me the basics. Upon reflection I realized I had bit off more than I could chew trying such a difficult pattern right away. I found a easier sweater to practice on. Thanks for all the encouraging words.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010Name: Mrs. Mousie
Subject: new for 2010
Comment: Hi Mrs. Mousie here. I wanted to tell you all whats up for the new year. Right now I have my Starbucks drink and 2 knitted "transitioning (red) holiday (from x-mas to valentines day) tube projects I'm working on. I've just become an Aunt!! So I'm making a blanket (very first one!) for my new nephew!!Well, thats all for now.
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