I Knit

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    I'm currently working on knitting several

    wildlife nests for the wildlife rehab I work at. They require a very tight knit so the animals claws do not get stuck in them. For this project I've been using cotton yarn on bamboo needles. The trouble is, this yarn is "sticky" (for lack of a better word) and it's putting a...
    naturefreak1 naturefreak1
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 26, 2015

    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

    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

    I'm going to make my first scarf

    so hopefully it turns out good.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 12, 2015

    I'm trying to explain how the hat I knitted is

    rainbow to my grandfather... Him:"but how is it all those colors??" Me:"the yarn changes colors on its own..." Him:"so you switch yarns for all the colors??" Me:*sighs* "no. The yarn already has the colors,they just gradually change from red to orange,from orange to yellow and...
    RachelDare RachelDare
    1 Response Feb 6, 2016

    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

    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
    1 Response Dec 22, 2008

    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

    Knitting a scarf with size US 50 (25mm) needles.

    It feels weird working with such big needles.
    mwiltshire mwiltshire
    26-30, F
    Dec 29, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2007


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    46-50, F
    Jul 28, 2012


    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

    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

    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
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2012

    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

    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

    I just made some gloves

    because my hands kept getting freezing cold during the night time, i'm quite proud with the result.
    deleted deleted
    Feb 5, 2015

    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

    Aw yee I'm so f*cking cool I go to a knitting

    circle at my church. Everyone there is sixty and over except for me and this guy Trevor whose only a year older than me. It's kind of a funny sight to see- twenty old lady's and two punk teenagers all knitting
    RachelDare RachelDare
    Jan 22, 2016


    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

    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

    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


    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

    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
    1 Response Jan 16, 2013

    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
    22-25, F
    Jul 26, 2013

    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


    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

    I love to knit scarves

    and easy things. I am no good at patterns
    crimsonpetal crimsonpetal
    41-45, F
    Dec 29, 2015

    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

    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, 2014

    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
    51-55, F
    3 Responses May 7, 2007


    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

    Lets admit it. The only reason we learned how

    to knit was so that we could make Harry Potter scarves.
    thatvegangirl thatvegangirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2014

    Working on a penis cozy.

    Wont take a whole lot of yarn.
    JackDaws88 JackDaws88
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 27, 2015

    I'm a guy and I knit,

    Often helping to make afghans for a local charity fundraiser. Years ago when I was 8 years old and stayed at my grandparents house My grandmother shower me how. Grandma was always doing arts and crafts projects and at the time it looked kind of fun, That and I was board stiff...
    nylonbritches nylonbritches
    56-60, M
    1 Response May 27, 2015

    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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