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Thursday, November 09, 2006Name: Mousie Woman

Subject: love this site!!

Comment: Thanks for letting me be part of this site!! I really enjoy reading the entrys people put in here. I'm still enjoying knitting more than ever, alot of times when I knit I'm never without my mice or Starbucks drink! For me knitting with my Starbucks drink and my crochet mice helps me even better than medication!!!!!!!!!!!! I just finished the "fall" scarf, now I'm working on a purse.Take care
Mousie Woman 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006Name: Debi

Subject: knitting

Comment: Thank you for the free patterns. I'm just getting back into knitting after a long period of time. I am knitting while recovering from surgery and was thrilled to find out our church was donating some items to some children in W.Virgiania. Thanks to you I will be able to do the Lord's work while recooperating!
Thank you!

Friday, November 03, 2006Name: Ivy S.

Subject: Fun and Love

Comment: Hello! I'm 14 years old and have been knitting since I was a little girl. I don't remember exactly when I started, but I have been knitting for at least six or seven years.

Anyway, I do knitting in fits and starts. I haven't knitted at all this year, but I just began to work on several projects, including a little pair of striped mittens for my baby sister Rebekah. (She turned 3 recently and I gave them to her for her birthday.) My mom is going to have another baby soon (number seven!) and I am planning on knitting a hat and glove set for him/her.

Knitting is a wonderful way to express love. In Proverbs ch. 31, the "virtuous woman" is described as working with her hands, and having no fear of the cold weather for her family. I pray that I will be a blessing to my future husband and children in this way.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006Name: Debbie

Subject: Yarns

Comment: Hi! I've been knitting only for about a year, but am amazed by the variety of yarns available out there. If you see any "sheep & wool" or "yarn & fiber" festivals in your area, do yourself a huge favor and go - the yarns they have for sale are spectacular! Most of them are hand-dyed, hand-painted and hand-spun. You can watch them shear a sheep, alpaca or llama and then spin the yarn right there on the spot. Most of these gorgeous yarns come in hanks, so it helps to have a swift and ball winder to turn them into manageable yarn balls.

Also, for those of you who get the DIY network on cable/satellite, look for a show called Knitty Gritty - they have lots of good tips and guests like Lily Chin demonstrating new techniques!

Monday, October 16, 2006Name: Laurin

Subject: 13 years old

Comment: I am 13 years old and have been knitting about 6 months. If I can knit advanced projects, then you can!

Thursday, October 12, 2006Name: jean

Subject: resist fading

Comment: I am always dissapointed when the color fades from my dishcloths, so I have discovered that soaking my cloths in vinegar and water before use helps greatly to set the color in the cloth.

Thursday, October 12, 2006Name: Mousie Woman

Subject: update =)

Comment: Hi Mousie Woman here, just wanted to tell you what I've been up to. I just finished knitting 2 scarfs and working on a 3rd!! This one is done with "fall" colors. In the Taxicab this morning on the way to Gavilan College I started a knitted "wallet purse" I am most relaxed when knitting by candlelight, drinking Starbucks hot chocolet with my crochet mice!!
Mousie Woman 2006

Friday, October 06, 2006Name: Gena

Subject: Passion For Knitting

Comment: I've crocheted for 26 years. My mom taught me to knit 36 years ago. We used to spend our lunch hours knitting sweaters and vests and scarves together before she died. Knitting was never "second nature" to me though. I'm picking up my knitting needles again and look forward to carrying them everywhere I go. I am in awe of these young ladies 12, 13, 15 years of age who love knitting all ready. They are so inspiring to me. It's delightful to read these messages from all over the world. Thank you ladies for sharing your love of knitting here and adding so many great tips.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006Name: Marit Kostol

Subject: Greetings from Norway

Comment: Hi, I stumbled across this page earlier this year, and I really enjoy it- lots of great patterns! I've been knitting( and crocheting and sewing and...)all my life,had a patient grandmother who taught me.I'm very fond of lace knitting (doilies). Thanks again for a great page.

Saturday, September 30, 2006Name: Pam

Subject: Site

Comment: Thanks for maintaining this great site. I've recommended it to loads of people. In the UK we have some of the worlds most boring knitting patterns and they charge us about $6 each for them! Now with the Net we can break free of this monopoly and providing we can convert the terms/wool we can have a great range to choose from! Thanks once again!If anyone from the UK could do more online patterns that would be even greater!

Sunday, September 17, 2006Name: Georgiana

Subject: What a find!

Comment: I've accidentally "stumbled" upon this sit and it's a treasure. I've been knitting for over 30 years and it most definitely is a stress reliever. I'd like to encourage those of you who are relatively new at this to keep up the good work. You never know who you might be able to bless with a finihed item

Sunday, September 17, 2006Name: Amanda

Subject: knitting

Comment: I am thirteen and have just started knitting. My Aunt Kim tried to teach me when I was 10 but by the time I was home, I forgotton how. I finally picked up a book in the yarn section and figured out how to do it. I am finding it hard to find time to do it escpecially since I just started back to school, but I am striving toward the finish of some of my projects. Thanks for haveing this site, it is a great help and is so easy to access.

Monday, September 11, 2006Name: kelly

Subject: knitting

Comment: i find it great and im knitting a dolly it looks cool

Friday, September 08, 2006Name: Kellie

Subject: Love Knitting!

Comment: I took knitting lessons over 20 years ago. I learned how to do the basics then quit. It just made me stressed. A year ago after visiting this site I decided to try again. I love knitting now! I have made scarves, hats, dishcloths, a tank top, cozies and just finished my first sock. Cast on my first second already so it doesn't stay lonely long. I'm so glad I decided I would try again.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006Name: Rusty

Subject: self taught at 57

Comment: I was looking for something to do during all those hours I sit at work waiting for my next client. (I'm a hairdresser wh ohas trouble with boring down time) I've been artistic all my life and have done all mediums, but you can't take any of them to work. So I decided to knit and went on a website and found directions. (I had to reverse the words "right" hand and "left" hand..being I am a lefty. After a few tries I am making 3 scarves at a time! I love all the yarns with fur or eye lashes.

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