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Tuesday, April 25, 2006Name: Anna Victoria Reich

Subject: Encouragement. Inspiration!

Comment: I like this website lots!! Just completing a nautical sweater and reading the instructions carefully has brought me closer to knitting. I find knitting is a peace of silence to the mind for me and thanks for the website, it is helping lots!! Thank you very much, Anna Victoria Reich in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Monday, April 03, 2006Name: deborah

Subject: knitting is peaceful =)

Comment: Hi I've been here before, I love this site!! When I read all the stories in here, it puts that "spark" back in to knitting for me! Oh, how I love to knit(and crochet) I crochet cute little mice,(there's no pattern for them though, I made them up!!) and they keep me company while I knit, (I even have some of them knitting!) Right now I'm working on a scarf, its a soft blue color. When I was young, i remember seeing my grandmother knit, it looked so cozy to see the blanket on her as she knitted it! I wish so bad I had the "drive" to knit when she was still alive!! Oh, we could have had so much fun, she with her coffee, me with my hot chocolate, sitting by the fire knitting. I dont think theres any thing more tranquilizing than that!! HAPPY KNITTING TO ALL, sincerely,
Deborah & mousies

Tuesday, March 28, 2006Name: Heather

Subject: serene knitter

Comment: With a passel of little kids my life is HECTIC to say the least. But when I plop down in my favorite chair at the end of the day and pick up my yarn and needles I swear I enter into a zen state. The whole day dissolves and I reconnect with myself. Thanks for the great site!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006Name: Lisa

Subject: New and Obsessed

Comment: I just learned to knit two weeks ago and can't get enough. This site is the first one I visit every day; what a labor of love - thanks so much for sharing it with all us compulsive knitters.

Sunday, March 12, 2006Name: Doreen A

Subject: knitting addiction

Comment: I learned to knit as a child from my Nonni and my aunt taught me to crochet. Due to a leg injury 3 years ago I became reacquainted with knitting. I've gotten so that my knitting bag goes with me every where. It is my obession. I make my own needles and embelish them with beads. I recently felted my first purse. I LOVE this site, have it bookmarked and it is my first stop when looking for a pattern. Keep up the GREAT Work!!! {{SMILE}}}

Thursday, February 23, 2006Name: glenda

Subject: knitting

Comment: HI Thank you for this site and the encouragement. I have been knitting off and on for past 2 years. Knitted for a short time when I was a kid put hd no encouragement and no one to talk with about. Now I just found a Tues. night group that meets at a coffee shop and we sit and knit and chat It helps me finish things. It's so miraculous to connect with people by this hobby. I finally can calm the everyday anxiety I have lived with all my life. I'm 42 and life is good. Knitting helps me also with grief. Thanks to the Lord and knitting, I will face life on lifes terms.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006Name: Cheryl

Subject: knitting stitches

Comment: I always knew how to knit but all I knew was the garter boring but in the appartment building where I live someone gave away a great collection of knitting and craft books so I grabbed them all and I finally learned how to do some other stitches like the stockinette stitch.

Sunday, January 15, 2006Name: Cheyenne

Subject: Love that knittin'!

Comment: I'm 12, and I learned to knit Summer 2005, taught by a close friend of my mama's. I'm working on a 6-strand scarf right now, and the ability to pick up a strand of yarn and 2 needles is absolutely amazing! Thank you for such a wonderful website, and happy knitting! (PS: I'm gonna have a knitting blog before long <3)

Thursday, January 12, 2006Name: Raewyn

Subject: Stress Buster

Comment: I learnt to knit when I was 4 on meat skewers (which my Dad made smooth)by my Grandma. Knitting has been a real stress reliever- you can get yourself lost in your knitting. I have just come across your site - what a beauty - now I have more excuses to knit. It is lovely that we all can become one through such a restful hobby. Keep up the good work - from a knitoholic in New Zealand.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006Name: Daniele

Subject: Left-handed knitting

Comment: I LOVE to knit. My grandmother taught me when I was about 13 and I just picked it up again about a year ago. It really does relax me. I explain it to people that it is very Zen. I become the needles and get lost in the stitch. The only issue I've had though is that all my patterns are written for people who lead the yarn on their right hand and I lead with my left and I don't know how to "flip" the directions. BUT... I refuse to put my needles down.

Thursday, December 29, 2005Name: Doranne

Subject: Knitting

Comment: My Great-Aunt taught me to knit when I was seven years old. It has been a constant source of fun and fascination ever since. I am never bored, and I am never without my knitting bag. I'm grateful to my Aunt Anne, and bless her for giving me a skill that has stood me in good stead all these long years.

Sunday, December 11, 2005Name: Kathy

Subject: Thanks a million!

Comment: I'm an avid knitter. When I'm on a knitting binge, my family knows to "wait until the end of the row" to bother me! I only recently discovered this site and have returned to it time and time again as I planned my Christmas knitting. Thank so much!

Friday, December 02, 2005Name: Sue Johnson

Subject: Love this site!

Comment: I rediscovered knitting about a year ago after putting it down for many years to raise a family and work. What a joy it was to discover all the beautiful new fibers and patterns! This site is a wonderful resource, and I check it daily for new patterns and ideas. I love to knit and try to improve my skills with every new project. Thanks for a great website.

Monday, November 07, 2005Name: Jai

Subject: Knitting is RELAXING

Comment: I started knitting 3 years ago and have been hooked every since. It's very relaxing and takes your mind off of stressful things. It de-stresses you. The ability to create something from a ball of yarn and 2 needles is amazing. I encourage people to find a hobby that helps them to relax. My hobby is knitting.

Monday, August 01, 2005Name: Julie

Subject: Proud of my sock!

Comment: I was a very terrible crocheter for many years. I learned the basics when I was 5 but I never really understood the technique until about six months ago when I stumbled across Crochet Pattern Central looking for a baby bootie pattern simple enough for me to make quickly. What a great site! I decided though that if I could crochet beautiful baby things, I could certainly knit as well! So, I have taught myself to knit by using the tutorials on this site. I'm still not very good at it, but I have now knitted some cute baby layettes (with only a few mistakes!) and just last night I completed my very first sock! What pride I take in that accomplishment! Hopefully, I'll find time to make the mate to it! I really thought that I would never get the hang of this, but practice really does make perfect...or at least closer to perfect!

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