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« on: September 30, 2003 06:13:23 PM »

Hey. I'm Jennifer. I'm new to the board. So a big hello to everyone.

I'm also very new to DIY type stuff, and I have no idea where to begin. Right now I'm interested in knitting and such, but I'm not sure where to get supplies. I've been having car troubles recently, so it's hard to get to the few craft stores that are in my area.

Does anyone know where I should start first, get supplies, etc? Any ideas would be highly appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2003 01:28:57 PM »

I started at the library - I did a search for "knitting" and found a whole bunch of books - so I just started checking out a dozen at a time.  That way, I could weed through what was and wasn't going to work for me.  I learned to knit by reading a book but have since discovered that I work my knit stitches oddly and have to compensate as a result but hey, it's still knitting! I also started buying yarn and needles at ebay and at smileysyarns.com.  For example, I got a great set of 12 pairs of bamboo needles at ebay for about $40.  It turned out to be a huge saving and I have lots of different sizes.  I also surf for free patterns - knitty.com, woolworks.org, just do a google search for free knitting patterns - you'll end up clicking through a lot of data!  Good luck and happy knitting.
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2003 03:07:36 PM »

I am new to knitting as well but i will pass on the little information i do have that has been helpfull to me. Kitty.com is a great website.
If you are looking for a great book that has easy but interesting patters for biginners here is a great one:
Knitting pretty ISBN 0-8118-3533-2

Hope that i have helped
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2003 05:55:58 PM »

Knitting pretty has an excerpt with free patterns. Check it out: http://www.chroniclebooks.com/Chronicle/excerpt/0811835332-e0.html
They are all apporiate for beginning knitters except maybe the mittens.
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