Hi! *waves* I just bought my knitting stuff today!

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girlisrad's picture
Joined: 04/24/07
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Hi! *waves* I just bought my knitting stuff today!

I literally like JUST got my kit!

I am self teaching via book and video! As of this afternoon I have learned to cast on with one needle and with two... and thats as far as I have gotten lOL!

Thought I would introduce myself... since I am sure I will have a bazillion questions... hope there will be someone here to help out a newbie!

I am Joee (i recognize alot of you!) and I am a SAHM to my two boys and knocked up again with ANOTHER boy. I have decided I am going to knit all their underwear from now on (with wool) and make them wear them when they are bad...

Ok ok... I just wanted a hobby, and knitting seemed a very fun and NOT so expensive one!

Hope to get to know you all!

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Joined: 07/28/04
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Welcome! I too have two boys and am expecting a third.

I'm self-proclaimed obsessed knitter. Watch out, it's addictive!

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"CamelNoodle" wrote:

Welcome! I too have two boys and am expecting a third.

I'm self-proclaimed obsessed knitter. Watch out, it's addictive!

Your on the June Board! Hooray! Now I can pop over there and bug you LOL....

So I already have a dumb first question...

When I am ready to take on my first potholder (isnt that what everyone does, a potholder?) Do I need to unroll my yarn from the skein and into a ball? IS this the way to do all yarn? Or do you leave it in the skein?

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Hi Joee!

You can leave it on the skein. Try to find the end that comes out of the middle. Sometimes I don't do this because I can't find it right away so I just start with the other end. Shhhhh! Lol

When the yarn comes as a 'hank' that's when you have to wind it into a ball.

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"AshnBill" wrote:

Hi Joee!

You can leave it on the skein. Try to find the end that comes out of the middle. Sometimes I don't do this because I can't find it right away so I just start with the other end. Shhhhh! Lol

When the yarn comes as a 'hank' that's when you have to wind it into a ball.

Thank you! I was using the wrong end LOLOLOL.... Of course I havent gotten to a knit stitch yet so I didn't suffer any...

Ok and another question for you...

I have discovered there are lilke 300,000 styles of knitting already.

So what "style" do you use?

So far I feel like the "Continental" stitching is a bit easier for me...
BUT I am learning the English too so I can use what I need when I need it!

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Joined: 09/24/08
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welcome! congrats on boy#3

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Welcome aboard! This place can be slow....but fun. I've been working on a hat for a very long time. I should finish it soon and post it. I knit less in spring and summer though...that's when gardening takes over!
(I'm the Nana here.)

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"laney83" wrote:

welcome! congrats on boy#3

thank you! Biggrin

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"gardenbug" wrote:

Welcome aboard! This place can be slow....but fun. I've been working on a hat for a very long time. I should finish it soon and post it. I knit less in spring and summer though...that's when gardening takes over!
(I'm the Nana here.)

Hi!

I cant wait for SPRING!! LOLOLOL

So... how long do you all think it took you to get to the point where you could actually knit something? So far all I have done is knit, screw up, unravel, and repeat LOL...

I am determined to practice till I am GOOD. BUT i am getting impatient already LOL!

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I was about 10 years old. I knit a scarf for my grandfather. It took over a year! I remember it was checks..in brown wool.