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« on: October 12, 2007 07:37:18 PM »

I haven't picked up my knitting needles since January despite collecting knitting needles all year from the thrift store, hobby lobby, and clearance at Wally world.
Well last week at work I printed a pattern for a triangle shawl. I don't normally like shawls but this one was really simple and used big needles, (yeah!) and best of all ribbon yarn (which I just bought 12 skiens of).
So I finished my crochet project for the Arsty Toys challenge and Couldn't decide what to work on next besides my spinning. (which is drying ATM.
So I picked up the set of 19's I got today at walmart (5.00) and started knitting!
I have now tried 3 different increases (I like the bar increase best) and I"m making the shawl!
I am almost halfway done! I"m so thrilled. Now who can I make shawls for for christmas? *ponders*
Anywho I just had to share becasue I've missed my needles even though I love crocheting and can go so much faster.
I new you guys would understand. So I had to tell someone. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2007 11:51:54 PM »

Yay! Good job Grin
I love the feeling and comfort in picking up a forgotten, but much loved, hobby. It's just oh so wonderful Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2007 12:03:30 AM »

Yeah, I know how you feel... I set down my hooks for the longest time, just because I didn't have the time to do anything but finally picked them up this year (as well as doing a lot of knitting too...).

Nothing like coming back to a well loved hobby Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2007 09:21:35 AM »

Yay! Way to go!
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2007 07:45:59 PM »

That's great!  I just picked up my needles again after almost 20 years!!!  I've spent so much money on pretty yarns, needles and crochet hooks in every single size, cute totes, needle cases and such...but I'm only able to make scarves!  I'm trying to learn the lingo before attempting to read a pattern.
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2007 05:19:49 PM »

Thanks guys! I kt's like finding an old friend again. Smiley
That's great!  I just picked up my needles again after almost 20 years!!!  I've spent so much money on pretty yarns, needles and crochet hooks in every single size, cute totes, needle cases and such...but I'm only able to make scarves!  I'm trying to learn the lingo before attempting to read a pattern.
I bet you can read a pattern. Print out a abbreviation list and keep it at ready. Pick one that is really simple. That's what I'm doing. I think knitting abbreviations are much scarier than crochet ones but I'm getting trough very slowly. If I see a pattern I like with a stitch I don't recognize I read the description and find a tut to tell me how to do it. Smiley Learn something new everyday right?
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2007 07:38:45 PM »

Good for you! I started back in about a year ago after a long break (though that didn't really stop me buying yarn, go figure!) and now I can't stop!
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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2007 02:08:52 PM »

Good for you! I started back in about a year ago after a long break (though that didn't really stop me buying yarn, go figure!) and now I can't stop!
Sometimes all you need is a break from the knitting, but not always from they supplies!
Good Job!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2007 02:18:33 PM »

YAY! I am back too! I couldn't manage any type of hobby (ya know, like showering or brushing my teeth) let alone a hobby that actually required brain function!  YAY! now I am back!!
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2007 08:20:01 AM »

Whoot! I finished my shawl. I'll post pictures soon. Smiley Congrats to those who are re-discovering the craft with me. Smiley I can't wait to see your finished objects.
I printed a few patterns yesterday and bought a bunch of page protectors for them to go in my knitting pattern notebook. Smiley
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