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« on: June 02, 2006 09:19:20 PM »

OK, so I crochet, and I've been trying for 2 years to knit even a swatch, and have failed miserably every time.  So I read up on it and saw a couple of things: That Continental style knitting would be simple for someone who's used to crocheting, and that the best place to learn to knit was the Stitch n Bitch book.  So, after getting the Happy Hooker for mother's day, I loved it enough that I figured I'd get the knitting one and see how I do.  I bought it today, and while I haven't done any actual projects, I have several swatches of even knitting and one of a surprisingly good stockinette stitch.  So I'm all excited, and I really wanted to share with people who would understand, and since I learned from this book, I figured I'd post here.  So, yeah.  WOO-HOO!!!   lol  Projects to come soon!  Probably a scarf, but hey, that's good for me...I'm just happy I'm not dropping stitches!  lol

The funny thing is, no matter what I looked at or who I talked to, I just could not get the process down.  I sat down with this book, and my first swatch was not professional looking, but it didn't look like something a beginner had done.  It was easy.

Yay!!!
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2006 12:20:23 PM »

EXCELLENT, congratulations!  You'll be knitting like crazy before no time!
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2006 07:40:00 AM »

Thanks!  Yeah, I'm so excited, I think I've mastered purling now, too...it was REALLY slow going for a while.  So to celebrate, I went out and bought Stitch n Bitch Nation, too.  lol  I think I'm going to make me some beaded skull wristwarmers!  lol
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2006 09:02:15 AM »

Yay!  Congratulations!

I know exactly what you mean 'cause I had been trying to teach myself to knit (I crochet) since last Thanksgiving and absolutely could not get it...until Stitch n Bitch.  I also highly recommend the Yarn Girls books too!

Anyway I know that wonderful "AHA!" feeling!  I am almost done with my first top. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2006 09:00:48 AM »

Congrats! 

I only knew the knit stitch, cast on, and bind off until I encountered the Stitch 'N Bitch books.  They were very helpful and I have to admit seeing things I'd actually want to knit was pretty motivating. 

Heh, this is is turning into "Stitch 'n Bitch changed my life".

Enjoy your new skill.
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2006 08:01:46 AM »

Yay!! I learned to knit on a whim about 2 years ago. I was at the library and saw SnB and laughed and been knitting ever since. As a helping hand and the fact that I can't just do one thing I taught myself crochet (before SnB HH came out) as well. I'm not as good at it as I want to be yet, but I still adore it, too. I was so thrilled to see HH!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2006 01:43:11 PM »

You go, girl.

Stitch and Bitch Knitting really made the knitting 'click' for me. It's a very good reference book, and I remember how I literally glowed when I did my first bind off for my garter stitch scarf.

Soon you'll be knitting up a storm. It's a grand hobby to get into, just grand.
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