Knitting

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  1. Jeanee Burke

    Jeanee Burke Member
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    I am thinking of taking up knitting or crocheting. Seems like it's a rather inexpensive hobby. Any other knitters out there?

    My mom was great at knitting and a perfectionist, too. So she really made some remarkable things.
     
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    I enjoy both knitting and crocheting, especially in the winter when the weather is cold and dreary, and a person can't really do much out in the yard. I think we might have some threads here in the hobby section by others in the forum who enjoy this kind of easy pastime.
    I like to make small projects that I can finish easily, like socks and slippers, and little throw rugs.
     
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    I will probably make things that I can finish easily, too. I guess I can probably get info. on Amazon.
     
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    Wish I could knit but moreso wish I could make my own clothes :)
     
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  5. Holly Saunders

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    I can knit and crochet, but I don't do it any more, I get bored with it too quickly!!.. I'm typically a very impatient person so that probably has something to do with it...
     
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    Yes, I knit. I learned the basic garter stitch, casting on and off when I was 7 or 8 and that's all I knew how to do until my early 40's. I bought one of those teach yourself to knit books and learned to purl (which I hated at first, I felt like I was knitting backwards) and other stitches. Free things on YouTube and tons of free patterns on Ravelry.
     
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    Someone tried to teach me to knit once...and as long as I could just knit a straight piece I didn't do to bad. But the time in my life that my friend was trying to teach me knitting was just a season to full of raising my own kids and taking care of other kids with a Home Day Care I started in our home so I found I just never really got into knitting.

    My friend also taught my daughters and me Cross Stitching which I did find we all enjoyed and gave us something to share together.

    I like to sew baby quilts and blankets most of all.
     
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    My grandmother taught me knitting and embroidery when I was young...I enjoyed it when I visited her. I taught myself to crochet and did that in my 20's and 30's but after that I never did any of those things again.

    I did try crocheting awhile back but just couldn't get into it.

    When my grandsons were babies those homemade blankets where you just cut and knotted the ends were popular and I did a few of those but I really don't enjoying doing sewing type crafts....at least not for a very long time.

    @Babs Hunt ...I could only knit straight things also....my first project was an ugly scarf for my hubby for Valentine's Day.

    He wore it though...out of love ❤️
     
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    Thank you for the information on YouTube and Ravelry. This is the first I have heard of Ravelry. I knitted when I was very young, too, but forgot how.:D
     
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    You're welcome. Ravelry has tons of free patterns. Whatever you are looking for just search with free and you will find a lot.
     
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    I was taught knitting as a child but like @Holly Saunders I am an impatient person so found it boring. My mother was always knitting and being a "loose" knitter everything turned out twice the size, ;) I had an annual Christmas jumper/sweater that would hang down below my knees, :eek: .... I recall my father (who like me was a gadget person) bought her a knitting machine once, which though it worked well she never really took to, mainly because it defeats the relaxing nature of hand knitting...
     
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    That's good to know Kitty! Sounds like you really have a hand on knitting. ;)
     
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