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« on: December 17, 2004 07:12:00 PM »

Since there have already been rumblings about next month's knitting project, I figured I'd better get this forum up and running. 

If you really have strong feelings about knitting something other than a scarf, go ahead, but I thought it would be fun to see what kind of scarf everyone could come up with.

I think I'll be buying knitting needles after Christmas, as I've never knitted before.  Is it bad that I have had SnB 1 for a couple months and haven't done a thing with it?? 
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2004 10:33:57 PM »

Getting a little ahead of ourselves aren't we?


I already have the yarn (since last month!!) and everyday I look at it, thinking "When the hell is January gonna get here?!"
 





On another note: today is the one-year anniversary of me learning to knit!    Grin
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2004 10:48:18 PM »

Okay, I kind of started already... This yarn is so thin that I'm hoping to be done before Feb:)
 My friend got me the yarn (Navy blue wool with flecks of color) from the Aran Islands in 2001, right when I was learning to knit, & I have been too afraid to use it.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2004 10:49:50 PM »

if anyone is interested i saw a sign for this site when i was in joann's:
http://www.learntoknit.com/home.php3
you can also learn how to crochet there too.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2004 10:27:15 AM »

Um, my great idea was to adapt a lace design I saw in a knitting book and use cotton/acrylic yarn + regular sewing thread with small glass beads on it. I hate knitting cotton, I've only done lace ones and I have no idea if the beads will work the way I think they will. So I thought this would be a real challenge and I was really looking forward to it  Wink.

Now it seems that because of the bregnancy my hands are so swollen that it's hard for me to do anything at times. I will have to reconsider taking part of this knitting craft-along Embarrassed. I still hope that somehow I'll manage to make this scarf.
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2004 09:36:32 PM »

I am hoping to use the scarf that I have been knitting for the last two months. It has yet to get done. Then I get to figure out how to end it;p Maybe by the deadline for this swap. it might be done;p
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2004 08:22:06 AM »

Hi all! I taught myself to knit about a week before xmas!! Grin I used the S&B book (it's a great book btw) I started out using a sportsweight white yarn and smallish needles (10's I think) and that was taking forever and I was having trouble keeping the tention in my yarn holding hand so i switched to slightly bigger needles and different yarn, I dont remember what it is called. So far i have about a 12 or so inches finished. Then I decided to switch to really big needles (19's) and some wool ease thick and quick in teal and have finished a little over half my scarf, but I'm almost out of yarn so i need to go get more. Well I thought i'd just post on my progress. I was kinda dreading this month cus before the other day I've never knit or even tried to knit. I'll post pics soon!  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2004 08:58:56 AM »

Alleycat- I'm in the same boat as you....I've never knit, either, and am kinda nervous about the whole thing.  I purchased size 10 knitting needles and some purple yarn yesterday.  There is a free knitting class in town Monday......I think I'll end up checking it out.  I'll keep the large knitting needles in mind.
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2004 09:17:34 PM »

Beginners beware!!!

WHATEVER you do, don't be fooled into thinking that those 'Learn to Knit' kits for 8 year olds are easy.  Ya know, the one where you can make a scarf, purse, or doll blanket.   lol.  I did, and it had the most awful drawn pictures.  I ended up using some flash animations online to learn and threw the directions away. 


hahaha, I feel like such a dork now. Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2004 09:47:13 PM »

I'm cheating a little bit because I've already started my scarf.  But this is just the push I need to actually finish. It's my first scarf and it's a little daunting to keep knitting something that just goes on forever and ever and ever

So I'm doing a garter stitch w/ Moda Dea Ricochet in Salsa. very pretty yarn, I lurve it. 

I have about a foot of it done so far..
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