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Wednesday, December 15, 2010Name: Kim

Subject: Awesome kids

Comment: I find it so awesome to read all the kids that are knitting. It is a wonderful art that I have high hopes that can keep on going. It is a great hobby that i thoroughly enjoy and am proud of all you teens that are keeping it alive. This sight is fantastic. thank you for all your hard work.

Thursday, December 09, 2010Name: Truffles

Subject: Beginnings

Comment: hey ya'll i just recently tried knitting again and have found that along with crocheting (i've been crocheting for 7 years) that i am able to keep my sanity in this hard time with my dad being so sick. I am 14 and am enjoying the needle arts to the fullest!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010Name: Karmaslaugh

Subject: Knitting

Comment: About three months ago, I was tired of reading my books, my authors don't write fast enough to keep me busy and when I read, I always go outside to have a smoke. I was tired of the habit, so I was curious about something to keep my hands busy. Growing up I always thought that knitting was sissy and it looked really really hard, but after my first youtube video, I went to buy needles and yarn. I have been hooked every since! So far I have made three scarfs and I did end up buying looms for the three hats I made, but once I get better needles, I will probable lose the loom for a while, I love my needles! And...I am not entirely finished 100% with smoking but I have dramatically slowed down, my official quit date (as per the cessation program) is December 15, after Finals in school and before the big hourrahh starts for Christmas. So thanks everyone for being a great community, I enjoy the patterns and the encouragement!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010Name: Kuna

Subject: Learning stitches

Comment: I never had much help from "learn to knit books" or online diagrams, what helped me the most was actually youtube videos! These are a different way to pick up new stitches and are often more helpful than a diagram because you can see exactly how the stitch is made, what direction etc.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010Name: Roxanne

Subject: Lefties

Comment: I am left handed. I was taught to knit by someone who didn't know there was a different way for lefties to knit. So...I knit right handed. I teach knitting to students at the school where I teach. I teach everyone to knit right handed. Yes, even the lefties. We make accomodations as needed.

Saturday, October 30, 2010Name: Knitwit24

Subject: Just beginning

Comment: Hi everyone! I just began knitting a week ago...last Saturday to be exact (10/23) I was frustrated with the knit stitch, but kept it up, and now I can cross from knitting a row to purling back to knitting! I'm so excited about knitting my first project, but I'm going to keep practicing until I get my stitches right :)

Monday, October 25, 2010Name: Mrs. Mousie

Subject: e-books & knitting

Comment: Hi, I'm still going strong, working on my nephew's blanket! I started in January and its October now!! (just a few more rows to go!!!! I just resanty found something totally cool,(that added some "zing" to my knitting) I can "read" a book on the computer(e-book) while I knit!I can read my new favorite book "Percy Jackson& The Olympians" series and knit at the same time =)

Thursday, October 21, 2010Name: Barbara

Subject: Try different things and do it your way

Comment: My aunt tried to teach me to knit when I was 9 but she was so fussy that I gave up in 5 minutes. Ten years ago, I inherited her knitting books. I used the diagrams and taught myself. But scarves were boring; sweaters were slow; cables were awkward; socks, you have to make 2 of them. LACE is my thing. If you don't like sweaters, try scarves; if scarves are boring, try hats; etc.. The "right" way to hold the needles only comes with practice, so don't sweat the details and take your time.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010Name: SallyMae

Subject: Family Bonding

Comment: My oma(grandma) taught me to crochet when i was younger and it has always been something we enjoy doing together. Last time she was up here in wisconsin from texas, she taught me to knit, and I love it. I'm the only one left in the family who keeps up with it so it's a great bonding experience for my oma and i

Tuesday, October 12, 2010Name: Cookie

Subject: Yarn Over

Comment: For years I struggled with how to yarn over, then I asked someone how and they showed me. Silly me waiting all these years when all I had to do was ask. So ask away when in doubt!

Monday, September 20, 2010Name: Judy

Subject: Pink sweater

Comment: My aunt knitted me a beautiful pink sweater when I was 10 years old. It had silvery and mohair accents. My mother saved it in a cedar chest. I found it and it washed beautifully. So that made the sweater over 50 years old. I am 67 years old! Inspired me to start knitting. Very relaxing while watching TV, etc.

Monday, September 13, 2010Name: Amensej

Subject: Hospitals, Ugh!

Comment: I started teaching myself to knit a couple years ago, after learning to crochet (I can do it, but not well) Never really enjoyed crocheting. Knitting seemed to fit me better. Put it down and picked it up again, but never seemed to get the hang of it until I found out that my mom's neighbor knits. after having her walk me through knit, purl, increase etc I finally started to really enjoy it, and when I dislocated my knee and was laid up for 6 weeks during the healing process, I finally got the courage to kip (Knit In Public) Its amazing how many people would like to learn, but don't know where to go. My good friend wanted to learn so we have worked together with some laughable results lol as she is a leftie. I'm 26 now and its funny to go to a doctors appointment and get chatting with the little old ladies about what u are working on!

Sunday, August 29, 2010Name: Colleen

Subject: the teacher

Comment: I have been knitting for 42yrs off and on, I first learned to knit at the age of 12 in 4H from a wonderful Polish woman I called Momma Graham. One of my projects were socks with dp needles and I thought I would never finish, last fall Momma Graham pasted away at the age of 87 and I figured it was time to takle dp and socks again. I've found a new love, in the past year I've made myself seven new pairs of socks.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010Name: luv knitting167

Subject: knitting

Comment: i just luv knitting. im 10 yrs old and its 1 of my fav hobbies. i just finished knitting a hat and it was so much fun.

Sunday, August 01, 2010Name: [email protected]


Comment: Hi! Thank you, I LOOVEEEE all the patterns on this site, and I'm working on 3 things all at once! I'm only 13, and I'm pretty much addicted at the mo! So, thank you!

[email protected]!! xx

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