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I Like Knitting

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    Knit, Knit, Purl, Knit...

    i learnt the very basics of knitting as a child but gave it up in my teens. over the last 4 or 5 years i've picked it back up, learning more detailed things myself with the help of online resources such as revelry, knitpicks and youtube. knitting is one of the great joys in my...
    desikitteh desikitteh 26-30 Dec 3, 2011

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    Knitting

    Hi all, My Nan taught me to knit when I was a younster..Then I didn't knit again until I was 29...I always find it therapeutic to knit..especially when its something easy like a garter stitch scarf so I can just clse my eyes and drift a bit..atleast until I drop a stitch! I am...
    taintedbutterfly taintedbutterfly 36-40, F Jan 11, 2013

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    I'm A Yarn Nerd :-p

    I've been knitting for over 15 years now, but strangely enough, I've only been doing the garter stitch in knitting dishcloths and scarves.  It was only this past month that I learned the purl stitch/stockinette stitch, and so I knitted some hats - very poor excuses of hats, but...
    Masihi Masihi 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2011

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    I've only just started

    but I really enjoy it. I've been working on this scarf on my free time for my bf, it's actually been a pretty warm winter here but I hope that he'll like it and will be able to at key use it in the future ^^
    TiredOfBeingHurt TiredOfBeingHurt 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    Cold Feet

    As soon as I can get some new needles I'm going to try my hand at socks.
    Twitcher Twitcher 31-35, M 4 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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    I Like To Knit

    I like to knit lace clothes, weather it be socks, sweaters, or mittens. I also like a lot of cable knitting too.
    ScotsQueen ScotsQueen 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    I Like To Knit

    Even though i knit things for giants, or sometimes brownies, i think I'm actually pretty descent. I haven't gotten to Fair Isle status though. That is yet another mountain to climb. Knitting is something i have become good at an actually enjoy doing like painting. Im currently...
    InspiredbyHair InspiredbyHair 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2011

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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 22-25, F May 26

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    I'm Self Taught.

    I started really badly with a very old learn-to-knit pamphlet but quickly graduated to youtube, knittinghelp, and new stitch a day. It's one of my favorite activities and has gotten me through a lot. It's been therapeutic and useful and all around self-esteem building. I've even...
    SofiaGrowsFlowers SofiaGrowsFlowers 22-25, T 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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    Blanket

    I'm knitting a quilt for my first child. I'm not pregnant now, and I don't plan to for a while. But I do love my child(ren), even if they don't exist yet. The quilt is beautiful. It has brown, pinks, and oranges in it in a diagonal pattern.
    egamirorrim egamirorrim 18-21, F Jun 26, 2013

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    Knitting Is Awesome!

    I've been knitting for about 7 or 8 years now, and have made tons of hats, scarves and 1 dress. I've also made socks, but they're certainly not up to par. I have to tube part down pat, but when it comes to the heels, I mess up every single time, and it comes out looking like a...
    CrushedDandyLioness CrushedDandyLioness 31-35, F Apr 18, 2012

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    Gauge Swatch Allergy

    I'm new-ish to knitting having only learned about two years ago and so far I have stuck to easier projects that don't require fit. I have done tons of shawls, scarves and slouchy hats so I think it's time to tackle a sweater. I have never done a gauge swatch and I'm plus sized...
    AnattheDestroyer AnattheDestroyer 31-35, F Jan 24, 2013

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    Mistake :0

    I always knit or crochet thing waaaaay to boig or waaaaaay to small! i need better "keep count abilities"
    InspiredbyHair InspiredbyHair 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2011

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    I Make My Own Designs

    I use a commercial pattern as a base, but make my own designs. One of my earliest was a Space Invader sweater for a young cousin. Other projects are 3 patchwork sweaters, lace ones, a Scrabble board, and domino game.
    IMSURE IMSURE 56-60, F Jun 9, 2013

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    Self Taught

    I am slowing teaching myself how to knit.. I do crochet and I recently just started back doing it. I find that when I am stressing it relaxes me and allowes me to give that energy to my project.
    lonelycoolchick lonelycoolchick 41-45 Dec 4, 2010

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    My Invented Squares Into Squares Knitting Pattern (good For Knitting Blankets)

    For all the ladies here who love to knit, especially if you love to knit squares for a blanket, I invented a square-into-square pattern where you can use any colors you like. To me it's verry easy to knit, and it's much better then knitting four squares that you have to sew...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 31-35, F Apr 18, 2010

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    Still A Newbie

    I recently went down to visit my parents and there house is boring to say the least. However mum like me is really crafty, so she taught me how to knit. I am currently on my first project of making a scarf but it seems to be taking forever. I really enjoy this and it is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 13, 2010

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    In a Feeble Attempt to Ignore the Pain Inside

    I don't know why but I took up this hobby as a way to occupy my mind. If I'm trying to figure out a pattern, I'm not thinking of anything else. My heart hurts. The one I want to love me, just won't. He keeps me going enough to barely hang on. Not a week goes by though that he...
    lisa36 lisa36 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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    I'm currently knitting the cowl thing

    that katniss wears in the beginning of catching fire.
    incrediblelife1011 incrediblelife1011 16-17, F Nov 22, 2014

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    Ok, since I've been under "medical" house

    arrest I've taken up knitting. I already had the supplies from a few years ago when I wanted to make myself a hat, but I got so annoyed by it I rage quit. Now it's the only thing to keep my mind off the pain. All I need is a good show on Netflix and no interruptions and I'll go...
    CaptainBlake CaptainBlake 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I mostly knit sweaters in open lace design.

    I use baby yarn. I make the sleeves and back solid for warmth.
    SweetMae SweetMae 61-65, F 2 Responses Jan 29, 2014

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    Just bought the pattern called "Through The

    Woods" by Kalurah, on Ravelry. It's only $4 if ya want it.
    incrediblelife1011 incrediblelife1011 16-17, F Nov 22, 2014

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    Like my childhood im babysitter by my tall mom... She always give me her foot to play while she on phone also cooking..
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    I guess I can learn to like to the new lead!!!!
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    i like girls even better but they think im weird and how my face looks
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