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    Default 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!
    I'm back, baby.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by CamelNoodle View Post
    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!

    When the yarn comes as a 'hank' that's when you have to wind it into a ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AshnBill View Post
    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!

    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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    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.)
    Leo (3 1/2) with Malcolm the cat

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    Quote Originally Posted by laney83 View Post
    welcome! congrats on boy#3
    thank you!
    I'm back, baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardenbug View Post
    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.
    Leo (3 1/2) with Malcolm the cat

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