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« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2006 08:14:10 PM »

Hi!

I just wanted to add that I have carpal tunnel as well, and I just learned to needle knit. What I will tell you is the looms are easier because of the difference in weight distribution - you rest the loom and the knit piece on your lap, the table, the dog, whatever, whereas you rest the needle and the weight of your piece (at least until its long enough to hang downward) on your wrists and arms.

The looms are good for most things, but I think I like the needles for smaller, tiny gauge stuff.

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Thanks for the information. I was afraid of that, as I sometimes even have problems with sewing for long periods of time by hand, and beading, which are two things i also love doing.
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« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2007 07:50:06 AM »

I agree that a child board for looming/knifty knitters would be great! While it IS knitting, it's got enough of its own quirks that a dedicated spot for posts would be very helpful.
Plus, if all the cool FO's were in one place, it would be easier to convice others that it's not cheating!
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« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2007 08:59:32 AM »

I agree that a child board for looming/knifty knitters would be great! While it IS knitting, it's got enough of its own quirks that a dedicated spot for posts would be very helpful.
Plus, if all the cool FO's were in one place, it would be easier to convice others that it's not cheating!

Hahah  How is it cheating?
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« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2007 02:43:55 PM »

I don't mean to be a pain about asking, but I was just trying to search for a pattern someone posted, and it's kind of hard to find in the knitting forum, and not everyone calls it a knifty knitter, some people call it a loom, pegboard, etc.

Is there any feedback from the admins on if we can get a loom knitting forum off the knitting forum?
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« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2007 05:32:22 PM »

None, really. Lothruin (who runs the knitting forum), hasn't said anything other than that she supports loom knitting and needle knitting.

There are dozens of types of looms, so it would be good to have its own child board, but hey, for now, there are a few nice threads going.

If you can't find something, just post in the knifty knitter thread and one of us will help you find it for now!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2007 05:47:54 PM »

I don't mean to be a pain about asking, but I was just trying to search for a pattern someone posted, and it's kind of hard to find in the knitting forum, and not everyone calls it a knifty knitter, some people call it a loom, pegboard, etc.

Is there any feedback from the admins on if we can get a loom knitting forum off the knitting forum?

what pattern are you looking for?
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« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2007 07:26:29 PM »

None, really. Lothruin (who runs the knitting forum), hasn't said anything other than that she supports loom knitting and needle knitting.

There are dozens of types of looms, so it would be good to have its own child board, but hey, for now, there are a few nice threads going.

If you can't find something, just post in the knifty knitter thread and one of us will help you find it for now!  Roll Eyes

yeah, I know, but that's kind of my point...I shoudn't have to post it to an already existing thread just to get something that if we had our own board for it could be found by scanning topic lines.  I ran a search for "knifty knitter" and didn't find what I was looking for, so it might be in themiddle of a thread instead of as it's own topic.

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what pattern are you looking for?

I can't remember what it's specifically called - caloremic or something like that? (probably also why searching didn't help), but the bonnet type hat/scarf thing. I'd like to make myself one because I keep tieing my scarf around my head since I hate hats!
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« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2007 05:50:52 AM »

I know what you are talking about.

it's on like pg 15 of the the long knifty knitter thread. like at the bottom of it.

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« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2007 08:41:12 AM »

If we have a child board for knitting looms (I would NOT suggest to Leah a child board just for Knifty Knitters, of course...) then we would also have to have a child board for knitting machines and other non-hand-knit methods of knitting.  I have always thought the great thing about Craftster's knitting boards is that these alternate methods of knitting are not segregated.  That all people who knit in whatever fashion are welcome.  I also am not certain that the actual volume of posts for knifty knitters merits it's own child board.  I would suggest that if you aren't already doing so, simply "tag" your thread titles with "Loom" or "Knifty Knitter" so they can be easily found via the search function.  I'll bring the possibility up with Leah, and it isn't that I'm not listening to you all, but I'm not convinced it'd be a neccessary addition, and I don't want to see loom knitting removed from the regular boards.
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« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2007 09:23:51 AM »

I use a knifty knitter, and have done for a while, I'm a huge fan. But I have to agree with Lothruin, I think that using "knifty knitter" or "Loom" or something in the subject titles is enough to make it easy to find these projects. Having all knitting methods together will help dispel the myth that it's not "real" knitting.  Smiley
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