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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...
    BeInTwoMinds BeInTwoMinds 18-21, M Nov 11, 2012

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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...
    Doggonnit Doggonnit 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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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...
    GurlPowa GurlPowa 18-21, F Apr 14, 2011

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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...
    EPErica EPErica 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 27, 2007

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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...
    xryss xryss 31-35, F Sep 20, 2013

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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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    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...
    a68taurus a68taurus 41-45, F Jul 28, 2012

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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...
    ButterFish ButterFish 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 10, 2007

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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...
    ShadoWolfx ShadoWolfx 13-15, F Feb 4, 2013

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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...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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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...
    EmKat EmKat 16-18, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2007

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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...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 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...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F Oct 15, 2013

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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...
    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...
    Swanfirefly Swanfirefly 18-21, F Dec 30, 2012

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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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    Just Started Knitting - Okay so one day I up and decided I want to learn how to knit.  I asked around and apparently no one really knits anymore, I was actually...
    SukYoung SukYoung 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2010

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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...
    Deanna903 Deanna903 18-21, F Jul 26, 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...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 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...
    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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    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...
    kalistasadi kalistasadi 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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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...
    BCNwapa BCNwapa 21-25, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2006

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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...
    Knabble Knabble 18-21, F Oct 2, 2011

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 15, 2011

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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...
    PiscesDream PiscesDream 41-45, F 4 Responses May 7, 2007

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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...
    Angelique Angelique 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2007

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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...
    myk111 myk111 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2007

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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...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 3, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 22, 2008

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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...
    mscrazylady mscrazylady 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2011

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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...
    Kazel Kazel 19-21, F 2 Responses May 4, 2007

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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...
    Silvers1desire Silvers1desire 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2008

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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...
    rarewitch rarewitch 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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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...
    MonseigneurBienvenu MonseigneurBienvenu 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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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...
    jsaomney jsaomney 18-21 3 Responses Jan 1, 2012

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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...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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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...
    MonseigneurBienvenu MonseigneurBienvenu 22-25, F Dec 1, 2011

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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...
    hekatemoon hekatemoon 22-25, F Nov 28, 2012

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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...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 31, 2011

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    Depression - I've been officially depressed since I was 12, although I can remember the feeling of a great void much earlier than that at around 4.Apart from an overactive...
    failedrorschach failedrorschach 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2009

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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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    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 1...
    PenguinPie PenguinPie 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 21, 2011

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    My wonderful Granny taught me to knit when I was very young (I think about five or six) and I have always really enjoyed it. I particularly love lace knitting and have made up some...
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    Laying in bed, knitting, as you do at 5 to 1 in the morning 😝
    KitKat292 KitKat292 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Can't take it anymore. Feel like screaming. In the past 24 hours I have done all that's been suggested - I'm now blonde, I was brunette yesterday, I've shopped, had a massage and I...
    Bittersweet14 Bittersweet14 26-30 3 Responses Mar 22

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    So everyone here is really open and friendly. It seems to me that people are posting their life stories or their struggles. So here it goes. My mom is my hero. Both my...
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    I am 18, and overweight. I don't have an abundance of friends, but I have a close knit circle, so when I was 16 and reached out to someone I had met online, it was a really big...
    DeJeKlu DeJeKlu 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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