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    moving target c0urt's Avatar
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    does anyone here knit

    does anyone here knit, and how did you get started?
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    Are you trying to make your own bike gloves?
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    granted I need some bike gloves.
    I think i want a stupidly long scarf.
    a little shorter than a dr who scarf.


    so basicaly i will knit till it burns
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    I've knit since I was 4 yrs. So that would be....oh cr*p...

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    I can knit, but only do it rarely anymore. My mom taught me. jim
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    Surely not me, but my it's my wife's obsession. She's off at a knitting group right now.

    Her mom taught her, is how she got started. But from what I've observed most knitting stores offer classes these days...

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    I knit and crochet. I bought a how-to book and taught myself. I started when my daughter was a baby and made sweaters and booties for her. I can make pretty much anything now as long as I have a pattern.
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    I need a dog sweater.

    or should I say I need a sweater for my dog.
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    this tandem rider chick does

    http://www.claudiasblog.net/

    she rides and knits and all that stuff.
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    My sister does. We are really not helping much huh?
    When in doubt, style it out.

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    The easiest way to learn is to get a good book with illustrations on how to move the yarn and needles. If you want personal instruction most yarn shops (or craft stores like Michael's) have classes or someone who can help you.
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    Google it. There are videos and such on how to knit. Try this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKHLEquvqoU

    There are others, but this one shows you how to end up with a scarf! Good luck!

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    I knit.

    My grandmother started my lessons and a roommate helped me along as I was learning. I hated the beginner's books. I still do.

    You can also google the web; lots of beginners sites out there. I can't recommend any; I already know how to knit.

    Yarn stores are great places to get general information. Take a printout of the photo you showed here to a yarn store, show it to anyone who works there, and they can get you started on what materials you will need. I wouldn't suggest buying anything until you have learned to knit---just go to get cost and what's involved.

    You can also take classes at most yarn stores.

    There's a lovely yarn shop on Bainbridge Island, just down the road from where you're now at.

    http://www.churchmouseyarns.com/

    They might have classes (probably for a fee). Their website isn't the most helpful; give them a call or email them for information.

    There are also lots of places in Seattle; if you are willing to come over to Seattle for this, I can recommend some.

    I knit everything from lace to sweaters. I knit my own bicycling mittens now. They rock.
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    I don't knit myself, but a very good friend made me a kickass scarf last winter.

    Unfortunately the only pics of it are on her blog and blogger is a pain when it comes to hotlinking images, so you can wander over and take a look if you're so inclined.

    By the way, she's also willing to take commissions for knitted pieces, just tell her Marrock sent you.
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    I gots yarn and needles. W00t!!
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    My mom taught me when I was a kid. I relearned 4 or 5 years ago using a book "Stitch N *****" by Debbie Stoller. If you're an absolute beginner I'd head over to either a craft store for lessons, or go to the neighbourhood laundromat where a kindly grandmother will show you how to knit.

    Scraves a wee bit boring after awhile. Mittens are totally easy, and fingerless gloves even easier. Hats are fun and quick to make too.

    What colour yarn? What's it made out of?


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    Can you post a pic of the yarn and needles? I like to see what everyone else is working with.

    I always have to use use all the willpower I possess to avoid buying those lovely carved wooden knitting needles, which are a dream to knit with. As are bamboo needles.

    If you have any questions or problems with your project, feel free to PM me.

    You know, it's funny, how popular knitting is. I was knitting while commuting on the bus in the winter, long before that b!tch Julia Roberts started knitting on the sets. And, when Julia did it, it was suddenly really cool to knit in public.
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    Good luck on the knitting Court. I'd like a sweater if its not too much trouble.
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