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Friday, February 09, 2007Name: Alisha

Subject: Knitting

Comment: Wow, I just happened by the site today, and let me say, it's awesome. I'm 16 and have been knitting 3 years. I had to teach myself, because around me, NO ONE knits, I know shocker. I found this site encouraging, because it lets me know I'm not the only "spaz with sticks" as people at school have taken to calling me. Love the site, good job, and keep up the good work, maybe I'll get to post a pattern soon.
CwSR,(Chicks with sticks rule)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007Name: Crystal

Subject: Amy Doll

Comment: I made the Amy Doll from the Toys menu. She is such a great knit and turned out so nice! Check her out at:

I just had to give kudos to this great pattern!

Saturday, January 20, 2007Name: Rebecca

Subject: Loving Knitting

Comment: Hey Everyone! My name is Rebecca and I am 12 years old. I started knitting in August 2006 (Newbie!!!) And I love it!! It is relaxing and really eases the stresses of Middle school. I am currently working on some Red socks for my Mom. They will be my second project on double pointed needles. Anyway, I hope everyone has a good day today( Hopefully you will be knitting!) BYE!!!!

Saturday, January 06, 2007Name: Krystal McDougall

Subject: Love to knit

Comment: Knitting is fun to do. I made my first baby hat. I made a head ban. You should try to knit because it is fun.

Saturday, December 30, 2006Name: Debi

Subject: Like Daughter Like Mother

Comment: My daughter, who is incredibly talented at crafts, took up knitting a couple of years ago. She has for the most part taught herself and makes beautiful things! I just spent 4 days with her over Christmas and she taught me how to knit and purl. She is a wonderful teacher! Today I learned how to cast on. I'm so excited and I can't wait to make my first scarf!! Instead of her learning from me, I am learning from her. Pretty cool.

Friday, December 29, 2006Name: Maria S. Garcia

Subject: Knitting

Comment: Some folks don't get it and never will. I have accepted that fact, thank goodness I do get it !!!!! Knitting is soooo medicinal. I just wish I had more time to knit, knit, knit. Hopefully, like a feline I too, will have nine lives ( all spent knitting! )

Thursday, December 28, 2006Name: Danielle

Subject: I did it!

Comment: Okay so its only one but I'm making the "Easy Knit Elf Slippers" and I finished one of them! I JUST started knitting the day after christmas. I think that I am going to purl the other square because the stitch pattern is the same and then I will know both stitches. I am so happy that I did it and it looks good. A few mistakes were made but I am one of those people who has to have a project I cant just knit (or crochet) squares for "no reason" like they recommend in my book I wanna make something! but to anyone learning I think that this is a great project even if you dont have kids you can donate them to the local crisis nursery or hospital. I LOVE both of the sites! I started out at CPC (as I learned how to knit when my mother taught herself but she preferred crochet and I was like 7 and she never knit got into knitting, so of course I forgot how to knit!) Recently however I wanted to relearn because I am cloth diapering my twins and I want to knit them some wool soakers! So my mother in law bought me knitting supplies for Christmas and I am doing it!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006Name: katy

Subject: anyone can do it

Comment: i taught a foreign exchange student we had staying with us to knit and with 3 weeks she was doing it ALL BY HERSELF
i have just taught my 6 year old daughter to do the knit stich and she thinks it is great
she is just like mommy

Wednesday, December 27, 2006Name: Patricia

Subject: Knitting isn't just for girls

Comment: Knitting shouldn't be reserved for girls or grandma's...friends of mine often joke that i look like a grandma or that i'm acting girly though i'm usually a tomboy. Knitting isn't just for girls or grandmas!!To the men who currently knit, high 5!

Thursday, December 07, 2006Name: theresa

Subject: knitting

Comment: I have just started knitting a couple months ago and am so pleased to see a site like this. I have a easy ONE LINE pattern for beginners I would like to share; its for a scarf. I am sure there is some other variations that someone also could come up with to give this same look
size 15 or 17 needles
cast on 15 sts. purl 1
K 3 repeat this to the end last 2 stitches knit; do this on EVERY row and it makes a nice pattern and quick and easy for a beginner just wanted to share

Saturday, December 02, 2006Name: Alison

Subject: From the UK

Comment: I love this site. I often spend my lunch hour at work looking at the brilliant patterns. I work full time, and am also doing a degree through the Open University, so I mainly look for small projects I can do between courses. I've just finished the '2 needle kids socks' posted by 'a bunch of crazy kiwis', for my grandson, and he loves them. I've also made 'Bev's 2 needle socks' for myself, and was proud as they were my first socks. At the moment I'm knitting a hat from the 'simple hat pattern'. It's my first try at knitting in the round. I'd never even heard of knitting in the round before I went on the site, but it's great fun. Keep up the good work. It's also great to see posts from children who are knitting - I've just taught my 10 year-old granddaughter, and she's loving it too.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006Name: Caitlin

Subject: Inspiration from a dream!

Comment: I learned to knit from my aunt when I was a little girl many years ago. For years, I never anything more complicated than a garter stitch scarf, and then I didn't knit at all for at least 10 or 15 years. About a year ago, I had a dream that I was knitting, and the next day while walking around town,I happened on a yarn store that I had never noticed before. I just finished my 3rd sweater, and my first cable-knit sweater, and I'm getting ready to tackle my second lace project. As someone told me, if you can knit and purl, you can make anything.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006Name: June

Subject: Knitting is the best medicine

Comment: I was diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer and given three to six weeks to live. I chose to have chemotherapy and radiation. I knitted through all my treatments on the way to treatments and on the way home from treatments. I continued knitting and have taught a couple of friends to knit as well.

Saturday, November 18, 2006Name: jasmine

Subject: i can knit

Comment: Hi i am jasmine i am 10 years old and have been knitting 4 four years now when i was 5 i saw yarn and so i took two pencils and just started knitting! IT WAS LIKE MAGIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL THOSE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT THINK THEY CAN'T KNIT... PICK UP 2 PENCILS AND I GARENTEED THAT U WILL LEARN

Thursday, November 16, 2006Name: Mousie Woman

Subject: love that knitting!

Comment: Hi MousieWoman here, Guess what? The 2 scarfs I just finished knitting, One of my caregivers daughter and niece Bought BOTH of them! and payed me $5!! Now they want me to make some more scarfs, right now I'm working on a soft purple one for them! I just cant get enofe of this site!! Tonight I'm relaxing with my Starbucks hot chocolate(thats my favorite drink at Starbucks) and really enjoying reading these "encouragement & testimonials", Man, this is just as relaxing as knitting, I love it!!!!!! What can I say ? I just totaly love to knit!!!!!

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