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    Stop Getting Pregnant!

    I knit my friends baby blankets, which is something I love to do, dont get me wrong. But they keep getting pregnant! I have no time between one project and the next! I finally have 2 months to work on a blanket for myself, but that is only until my one friend knows the...
    kalistasadi kalistasadi 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    Projects

    I just started knitting about a year ago and I've really been bit since I started taking public transit.  I have found that I enjoy knitting socks and gloves quite a bit, because the basic patterns are so adaptable and relatively quick to knit up.  Lace has become a...
    Kazel Kazel 19-21, F 2 Responses May 4, 2007

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    Slip Stitiching!!

    I learned to knit when I was a little girl, probably at least 10-12 years ago. Gradually I lost the fire and excitement of it all (I think it was after I knit 10 hats for presents one Christmas) and stopped doing it as regularly. A few times I started again, but it was more...
    PenguinPie PenguinPie 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 21, 2011

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    The Big Sweater For The Big Teddy Bear

    This is the fastest big sweater I've ever made. It started slow, like a week to do that back and front, doing it in the evenings when I worked earlier. Then a few days ago it suddenly sped up because I felt an urgency to finish it, as if it were an important symbol that I didn...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F Oct 15, 2013

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    Wool Forever!

    My grandmum taught me knitting when I was a kid, but I never really picked it up until I was much older. Now I love it and knit every day. It's great to have something to do with my hands when I'm waiting at the dentist, or taking the metro to work. Also, the delight of the...
    BCNwapa BCNwapa 21-25, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2006

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    Knitting Woes.

    I've been attempting to put together a hand knitted bridal purse filled with the usual "bridal" items (also hand knitted) but I'm finding that my goal isn't as easy to reach as I'd initially suspected. I've already completed two knitted "glove" type patterns and both of them are...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2011

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    Self-taught

    Last year, in November, I taught myself how to knit just because I found some bamboo needles in my house. Since then I have also learned how to crochet and I have started a knitting/crocheting group in my hometown. The purpose is to keep knitting and crocheting from becoming a...
    mscrazylady mscrazylady 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2011

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    I Am a Reject When It Comes to Knitting...

    Self-taught, self-motivated, self-personal (??? that didn't make sense). I stink, basically. I can only knit, I can't purl, and I have been working on the same scarf (a scarf!) for two years now. And yes, it is my very first project. How embarrassing... It doesn't help...
    EmKat EmKat 16-18, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2007

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    Knit 1, Pearl 2

    I used to knit and crochet when I was a child. I've made scarves, etc.  When I became a teenager, I moved on to other interests and had new hobbies. I was in a craft store not to long ago and walked passed some yarn.  I don't what made me decide to stop and go back and look at...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    Scarves!

    I just do scarves ;) 'Coz scarves are awesome and I have no idea how to do anything else XD. Last autumn I made myself my very own Tom Baker scarf! And just recently I made my brother a stripey blue scarf for Christmas! Those are the only two things I have ever made (other than...
    ShadoWolfx ShadoWolfx 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2013

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    Awful At It!

    I learned to knit from my friend's mom during her independent study class last year. When I first started I didn't really like it. I thought it was kind of difficult and she didn't show me how to cast on which was frustrating. Since then though I have gone out of my way to watch...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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    An Unlikely Knitter...

    As a 17 year old, male student, it's fair to call me an unlikely knitter. I learnt from a friend after asking where she got her sweater from. Only to find she had made it herself. In the weeks that followed I knitted 3 Christmas scarves and am currently in a knit and natter group...
    jsaomney jsaomney 18-21 3 Responses Jan 1, 2012

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    Knitting

    I learned to knit about 20 years ago while I was in shelter but then didn't do it at all. Then about 3 years ago I saw a pattern I wanted to learn so I picked up knitting again. I make mostly small things, facecloths usually, and am still a beginner really.
    Angelique Angelique 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2007

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    Felted Slippers and Magic Loop Socks

    hello knitters, I use needles on a regular basis!  My favorite projects are felted slippers and toe-up socks. 
    gitah6 gitah6 41-45, F Mar 31, 2008

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    First Fitted Knit Project: Take 1.

    So yesterday, I decided to venture out of my comfort zone and attempt to knit a fitted sweater for myself using some new angora yarn I purchased recently. So far, I've encountered a few minor set-backs but I must admit that I'm pretty happy with what I've got finished so far. All...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 2011

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    First Fitted Knit Project: Take II.

    I haven't been working as much as I'd hoped to be able to on this sweater but I finally did finish the body portion and I'm ready to tackle the arms now but I'd love to have a little bit of feedback so here's what I've got done so far: I'm having a little bit of trouble deciding...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 3, 2011

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    It Started About A Month Ago

    I read this novel, The Friday Night Knitting Club. The story wasn't that great, but a week after finishing it I just had to get my hands on needles and yarn. I was in a rut at work and wanted some new activity to get my mind off it. I also wanted to convince myself I wasn't too...
    xryss xryss 31-35, F Sep 20, 2013

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    Cupcake Hat

    I'm new to knitting. I've only made three things, but I'm very artistic, and have made lots of string/yard related things before so I cought on very fast. I just finished making a hat that looks like a cupcake. It has a brown base and a pink top. I took the same pink yard to...
    GurlPowa GurlPowa 18-21, F Apr 14, 2011

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    GIfts and Therapy

    I've been knitting several years now, and not only is the cliche so true (yes, it IS relaxing!) but at the end of your stress relief session, you have something beautiful to show for it!   I've made 30 scarves or so (including some super cool camo yarn scarves) as...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 22, 2008

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    Knit Dangerously

    I decided I hate making gauge swatches and made a simple beret from the top down. I can say I really love designing my own patterns and not being a slave to other people's designs. I love learning new advanced techinques to add to my toolbox of tricks, like shaping techniques and...
    hekatemoon hekatemoon 22-25, F Nov 28, 2012

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    Tips For Learning to Knit

    1. Makes friends with KnittingHelp.com it has videos of every technique I have heard of, from the basics to the advanced.  It is the site that I used to teach me how to knit, and to understand exactly how I was purling.  All online videos are free to use, and can be...
    EPErica EPErica 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 27, 2007

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    Trying To Sell

    I have been knitting for a while now and recently started to try and sell some of the things I make. Maybe you could check my etsy shop out? The web address is http://www.etsy.com/shop/TimelessLovesCrafts. Thank you!
    Deanna903 Deanna903 18-21, F Jul 26, 2013

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    Dispelling The Myth.

    I am 33 and I've been knitting off and on for several years now. In fact, my 8 year old is already well on her way to becoming an avid knitter herself and I am happy to take full credit for that! But just in case anyone assumed wrongly, no.. not everyone who enjoys knitting has...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 31, 2011

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    Knit For Life

    Very therapeutic, I learnt from a book. Ilove to create things so i knit while i watch telly. ' like i am not wasting time while watching TV but doing something else for the one-two hours. I buy the scrap/unwanted wool from charity/thrift shops (dead cheap) then sort by...
    myk111 myk111 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2007

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    It Has Become All-consuming

    I learned to knit when I was 15, and picked it up again when I was bout 20. I have developed a serious yarn habit ever since. Yarn, Yarn everywhere!
    treiga treiga 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2007

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    A Close Knit Group

    I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would learn to knit and actually like it. For the last Super Bowl, which was held in Indianapolis, there was a call to knit scarves for the volunteers. There was a knitting group forming. Some nice ladies were going to teach some men...
    Doggonnit Doggonnit 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    My Latest Project - Intarsia

    I have decided to make this: http://www.knitrowan.com/download.aspx?id=189&fcd=3 for my friend's birthday gift. I must be mad. I am not the most experienced knitter, and this will be my first intarsia project. To make matters worse, I hate working from a chart. I have nearly...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 15, 2011

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    Making Hats

    A couple of month ago I learned myself to knit and i'm knitting hats now. actually I have a second job now, because I sell them. It's really nice to do because it's relaxing and clears my head. I'm making hats for people at my school, my friends and relatives :) I love it!!!
    BeInTwoMinds BeInTwoMinds 18-21, M Nov 11, 2012

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    Magical Rainbow Coloring

    I Love to Knit.  It keeps your hands busy while your mind is doing other things.  It is almost like a fidget habit.  Well I made these cabled fingerless gloves last year.  The yarn was a beautiful rainbow coloring, hand painted, and spun.  I so enjoyed...
    Krypton Krypton 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2008

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    well I learned to knit in 2010 to calm my nerves

    when I started going through Pre menopause. It helped me.. now I make hats and scarves for the holidays for my family...
    nana70 nana70 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Knit n Purl ~ Guy Or Gal.

     The below patterns though pretty simple but looks elegant. Some Crocheting is done in the former. Worth a try!
    mejj mejj 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2013

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    I Am An Award-winning Woolcrafting Diva

    I knit, crochet and needlework and handcraft my own original designs and have for decades. There are some fabulous fibres out there and I'm always on the lookout for them. I am very fortunate to live in an area of the country that affords me the opportunity to stitch with some of...
    warmwhisper warmwhisper 46-50, F Jun 28, 2010

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    So Much To Knit, So Little Time..

    I learned how to knit over the summer, and honestly I have become an absolute fanatic! I am definitely not all that great of a knitter, and I still have a lot to learn, but I love that sense of accomplishment that you get after you finish a project. It's wonderful! I'm knitting a...
    Noellez Noellez 13-15, F Jan 23, 2012

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    I Love To Knit!

    My mother taught me how to knit when I was about 7 years old. I didn't really get into it until I was about 19. I love knitting, and I've even created a few of my own patterns. I wish I could do it for a living, but it's not profitable.
    a68taurus a68taurus 41-45, F Jul 28, 2012

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    My Happy Place.

    I've been knitting off and on for some years, but have become more seriously addicted to my needles and yarn over the course of the past year and a half. For me, knitting = a sense of accomplishment and peace. It's something I can bring with me anywhere I go and something that...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F Apr 18, 2011

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    Superior

    I don’t care what anyone tells you, knitting is by far easier than crocheting. The knitting needle keeps track of all your stiches, your tension is determined in three rows, and best of all, it is extremely easy to tell right side (rs) from wrong side (ws). Oh, yes, I love to...
    Swanfirefly Swanfirefly 18-21, F Dec 30, 2012

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    I Want to

    I am envious of people who knit.  I always wanted someone to teach me. I can crochet, but it's not the same as knitting. Hopefully, next winter I will be a knitting queen!
    PiscesDream PiscesDream 41-45, F 4 Responses May 7, 2007

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    I Just Started 3 Days Ago...

    And this is what I've got so far:It's a little uneven, but I feel proud of myself anyway. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 16, 2013

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    Felting

    I'm about to start my first felting project, so naturally I'm testing the process out on a swatch first. I'm a little nervous about it: I don't have much time, I'm using a white wool yarn (which everyone says is notoriously difficult to felt), it's an intarsia pattern, I don't...
    MonseigneurBienvenu MonseigneurBienvenu 22-25, F Dec 1, 2011

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    Empowering.

    I couldn't sleep. I couldn't eat. And I couldn't stop thinking. For one perfect month , I was on top of the world - dating an amazing guy who couldn't stop raving about me and about to embark on the most exhilarating and exciting career move I could dream of. And then - poof! It...
    rarewitch rarewitch 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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    Self Taught!!

    I have been crocheting since I was 11 years old...OH wait! This is about knitting. Just kidding.  I saw my first pair of knitting needles at an auction in Louisiana. I looked at them and said..."What's this?" I knew how to crochet, but no one else in my family was...
    Silvers1desire Silvers1desire 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2008

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    Past Tense of Knitting Is 'knat' ? :)

    sorry, couldn't resist the title.. :)  I have been knitting for 30 yrs.. First item I made was a sweater for my ex.  His mother knitted(knat) such things as the fairIsle designs and I was amazed.. Figured I could learn to knit by doing it.  So picked out a patten...
    ButterFish ButterFish 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 10, 2007

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    Knit 1, Purl 2...

    I started learning to knit over two years ago. I'm not a very methodical student--usually I pick a project and then learn the skills I need to complete it. I like to make gifts for my friends. At first it was just scarves, but lately I've been working on small stuffed animals. I...
    MonseigneurBienvenu MonseigneurBienvenu 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    I still have a lot to learn but I am looking to share my interest in the way of making custom cloths for Christmas. My brother loves The Nightmare Before Christmas - specifically Jack Skellington - so I've found a site that grids an image for the purpose of knitting. I'm going to...
    Knabble Knabble 18-21, F Oct 2, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I love knitting! I wish I had some friends that knit and were crafty like me.
    starry25 starry25 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    My elderly aunt loves telling jokes while she knits. She is a real knitwit.”
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 30

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    The assessments are pricey and if you ovulate irregularly you could possibly endure more than one every month kit at any given time, but may be practical when you’re not...
    Joshua950z5kh8 Joshua950z5kh8 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    I've been dating my boyfriend for over a year. We have a great relationship for the most part and we get along great, but I've always been a shy person around new people and his...
    ellielondon ellielondon 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I am a very recent high school graduate. In the speeches at graduation, they were talking about starting the "new chapter in your lives." I have strong ideas about where, who...
    jpk29 jpk29 18-21, F Jul 24

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    I can't wait for winter all curled up in a scarf and a baggy knit sweater chatting with a friend with a lovely cup of freshly brewed coffee in my hand, comforting/calming coffee...
    Ennevi Ennevi 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 25

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    1/I talk a load of rubbish 2/I have eyes like chocolate buttons 3/I love listening to Sam Smith and Bruno Mars 4/ I can snaffle a whole pack of jaffa cakes to myself 5/I love...
    angelofsweetness angelofsweetness 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 26

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