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Wednesday, August 17, 2011Name: Ashley

Subject: Knitaholic

Comment: I am 20 years old and have been knitting for a full year. I am completely addicted to knitting. I have knitted tiny aliens, scarves, baby hats, scarves, cowls, stuffed animals, and more scarves. Knitting has taken me to a new world and has helped me to express my self more. I am a typical New Yorker who suffers from anxiety and learned to use the craft as a way to calm my nerves and relieve stress. I am happier and it has also helped in my relationships at home and with my boyfriend. I would like to thank that first person who decided to pick up to sticks and start wrapping string around them. :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011Name: Angie

Subject: Awesome hobby

Comment: I get lost in my knitting... I love it so much that even while am watching tv, i cant stop knitting. I end up listening to the movies instead of watching them... hahaha

Tuesday, August 09, 2011Name: Jayne K

Subject: Knitting & Crocheting

Comment: I started knitting when I was 9 years. No money to buy needles I got bamboo sticks and burnt them at the ends to give them a smooth point. At Age 12 I made myself a nice shortsleeved sweater. I knew how to do basic crochet outlines but today with this web I can crochet any outline and learnt to read crochet patterns through crochet tutorial at age 45. Long live the web. I am Kenyan I enjoy knitting the most intricate and detailed patterns.

Monday, July 18, 2011Name: Tabitha

Subject: Life-saving knitting.

Comment: Hello. I am 14 years old and have been knitting approximately 2 years, and would like to say that knitting quite literally saved me from committing suicide. my first boyfriend of 9 months dumped me with a text message and, what's worse, had lied when he said "he wanted to be friends". It was a very dark time for me. i wanted very badly to kill myself and end it all...but what saved me was projects. "i have to finish this, i have to finish that, just finish this and then do it". not suprisingly...i never did. Thank you knitting.

Monday, June 27, 2011Name: Vikki

Subject: beginner

Comment: Im 28 and have been knitting only for a few weeks and I find it very addictive! So far ive made 2 necklaces, a bracelet, 2 flowers for my hair, a headband, a small summer shawl, a cute little shoulder bag and 2 mice for my cat! I never realised how much their is to learn but if you take it slowly and learn one thing at a time its not too overwhelming. I have been taking advantage of all the wonderful videos on youtube and raiding my local library for knitting books and I cant seem to be able to go very long without picking up a pair of needles, or reading a book or website on knitting! Im also surprised at how far ive come in a short amount of time, for instance 1 week ago I could not increase, decrease, change colour or follow patterns and now I can do all of those things. Theres still so much to learn and I can't wait!

Friday, June 17, 2011Name: Ami

Subject: Hats galore!

Comment: I've been knitting ever since first grade and I am now in college. However, for the first few years, I just enjoyed watching something form and I never finished any of my projects. This year, as I was out of money, I knit a personalized hat as a Christmas present for each member of my family. Seeing their smiles was worth the weeks of cramped hands and stiff fingers. Love it!

Monday, June 06, 2011Name: Anne

Subject: Knitting and Crochet patterns

Comment: I have been knitting and crocheting for my local hospital for premature babies and have got my patterns from this web site some i have adapted as they need to be very small. I would like to say i love this web site.

Saturday, June 04, 2011Name: Ellie

Subject: knitting

Comment: im 12 years old and i LOVE knitting. I like knitting amagurumi it keeps me busy thanks for all the patterns knitting pattern central :D

Saturday, April 09, 2011Name: Patti Blackwood

Subject: knitting/crocheting

Comment: My Great-Aunt Julia, who just happened to be left-handed, taught me to crochet at age 11...something I needed as that was the year my mother was something for us to do together every so often and I needed a woman's nurturing spirit.....I learned to knit about five years ago when my first grandson was on the way....learned from books and video, I am obsessed with it. Just now learning cables and lace....

Tuesday, March 29, 2011Name: Nonny2t

Subject: This and That

Comment: I too am a lefty except I actually knit left handed. I do not knit continental, I knit left handed, which can be a real challenge figuring out patterns sometimes, but you can always frog it and do it the other way. It has taught me patience, that's for sure. One of the most fun things I ever knitted was a joke for my grandson. I am really, really rodent phobic and since he has been a toddler (he is 11 now) he has enjoyed this bit of his Nonny's personality, sending me cards with mice on them or gifts of little mice or rats. We would go into a pet store and he would tell me he wanted to show me something then try to drag me to the rat aisle, {{{shudder}}} So, for Christmas one year, I found this kit that was a rat scarf. It was a series of rats knitted one after the other like a trail of the creepy things with the ending one having a long tail. It was knitted in gray and they had these long poiny noses and these creepy red bead eyes. Believe me, it took a stomach to finish it. It was so much fun seeing him open it on Christmas morning and wear it all day even having to put up with his shaking the tail at me.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011Name: Roxanne

Subject: Knitting group

Comment: Sitting here listening to five students grades 2-5 chat about government as they knit. It's amazing what you hear and see when the yarn and needles are flying.

Sunday, January 09, 2011Name: Mabelleine

Subject: :)

Comment: I was one of the few first youths to post here. A few months later, i am proud to find an amazing amount of teenage knitters posting too! i like to think that i brought many young knitters from the needle closet:)

Sunday, January 09, 2011Name: Nyox

Subject: knitting & crotcheting

Comment: I don't follow any patterns I just follow what takes my fancy and what I see in my Kenyan by the way and new to this and need to share what I have done so terribly GOOOOOOD at what I do!!!

Saturday, January 01, 2011Name: rita

Subject: knitting

Comment: Good to see that there are so many knitters. I could not be without knitting - started at the age of 9 - now 78 and still knitting for Charities. Keep clicking those needles.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010Name: BellaKnits

Subject: knit and crochet world peace

Comment: I'm a 16 year old knitter and crocheter, and have been knitting for 2 years, crocheting for one. I know theres suppose to be like the whole hook vs needles rivil thing, but honestly, if you're a person who finds your attention isn't keep past a few project on either, then try learning both. I'll go between a few crochet projects and a few knit projects; I call it stages. I find that knowing both makes me better at both because it really helps spread understanding of how I'm manuvering the yarn. I like different things about each craft, and certain projects are better in either one or the other. So be open minded, give both a shot, you might be surprised. (And yeah, if your curious, I'm posting this on Crochet Pattern Central too)

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