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post #1 of 27
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So my neighbor and my mom kind of taught me how to knit and I decided to start with something easy. Scarves! Yeah my first one was a fiasco, somehow every time I'd knit a row it added an extra stitch, so it ended up looking like a skirt or something

So I started over and got some help from my neighbor and so I'm doing a black one with a tight knit and a gray one with a larger knit. So far so good except for a few mistakes. Now I will just have to figure out how to end them when I'm finished.












I am liking the gray one better and I think I could have even gone thinner.


Also, JEEZ I am so careful about keeping the yarn away from the cats but I had a 4" piece in the bag for some reason and it fell out.. well I am sitting here at the comp and I hear Zoey behind me 'eating' something, I turn around and she had the 4" piece of yarn hanging out of her mouth I pretty much jumped off my computer chair and dived head first over to her, grabbed her and pulled it out before she could eat the whole thing, she had already had about 2" of it in her throat! Just about gave me a heart attack!


So er... anyone else have some knitting pics/stories to share?
post #2 of 27
I can knit, though I haven't done too much of it in a while. I've been doing a lot of crocheting tho.

Your scarves both look great!
It's not too hard finishing off knitting when you are done.
I can probably find you some good links that can help you with that part.
post #3 of 27
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Thanks!! My neighbor can probably show me but I should learn myself
post #4 of 27
I can knit too. I don't like to finish them off though.
I prefer to crotchet and sew.
By the way, your scarfs are NICE!!!
post #5 of 27
I am so jealous. Have always wanted to knit but just can't do it. I bought a book and tried to teach myself and cannot get the hang of it. They offer a class at a yarn shop here and I think I'm going to try again. BTW your scarves look great!!
post #6 of 27
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You guys are sweet, I dont think they look that great but they are my first one so .. I guess they're not too bad lol. It's REALLY easy actually. I thought it would be complicated but it isnt once you get going.

Is crocheting easier than knitting?
post #7 of 27
YES!!! I mean I think it is a ton easier.
post #8 of 27
Annie's Attic has great tutorials for both knitting and crochet. There are written instructions as well as video demonstrations.

This is link a to binding off knit projects

http://www.anniesattic.com/knitting/...=352&type_id=S
post #9 of 27
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Cool thanks!

My friend also says crocheting is easier but my mom says she thinks knitting is easier so I dont know!
post #10 of 27
I don't knit or crochet, I wish I could, people have tried to teach me, but my fingers kept getting all tangled up.

I do like to cross stich though.
post #11 of 27
I knit and crochet. There are a lot of good little booklets out there with basic info about stitches, casting on and off, etc that you might find useful.
post #12 of 27
http://www.knittinghelp.com/

This site is wonderful, it has lots of short videos for anything you need to learn. You can hit replay over and over again until you finally "get" it.

Good luck and there are tons of knitters out and about, just keep an eye open.
post #13 of 27
I'm learning how to knit too. My mom and grandma are both super-crafty and here I am finally learning how to do some of it too. I bought a book that helped some, but it really made more sense when my friend sat down and showed me what to do. I've got a small scarf going but I accidentally picked up a stitch from another row and need help to get it fixed, so my project is on pause. I love the gray one - cool yarn!

Thanks for the helpful links, guys!
post #14 of 27
Oh yes I knit - but haven't done so for so long. I used to do a lot when the children were little, things for their teddy bears, dolls and for the kids themselves.

I have itchy fingers now, I feel like knitting

You're doing great! Keep at it - it's such a feeling of achievement when you finish something.
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by jean-ji View Post
http://www.knittinghelp.com/

This site is wonderful, it has lots of short videos for anything you need to learn. You can hit replay over and over again until you finally "get" it.

Good luck and there are tons of knitters out and about, just keep an eye open.
Oo thanks, videos are just what I need, I am a visual person.
post #16 of 27
aw your scarves look so nice!

I have this obsession with scarves at the moment, my favourite black one got burn at the night club i was at

I wish i could learn! might have to ask my mother to do me one!
post #17 of 27
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How terrible is it that I brought my knitting to work today because I knew my boss wouldnt be here .. lol.
post #18 of 27
I'm in the process of learning to knit with some friends. I'm working on a scarf. My problem is the same as yours with the kitties. I was practicing on some extra yarn and I came home to find Rambo had successfull KILLED my knitting (pulled all the yarn out of the bag and off the needles) and was looking pretty proud of himself. Everytime I sit down to knit one or the other of them comes and tries to pull the yarn away from me. We'll see how this scarf comes out!!! LOL
post #19 of 27
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Oh I know LOL they always try to play with the yarn while I'm knitting so now I tell them NO and keep it as close to my body as I can so that its not flailing about and not as tempting hehe.
post #20 of 27
I think knitting is easier than crocheting, but crochetting is quicker. Scarves are fun and quick to make and with all the cool yarns out there now, you can make them really colorful and fluffy in no time. I learned a lot about knitting from a little book on making dishcloths. It had different patterns and I think I tried all of them. You make them with cotton yarn, and they are great for washing dishes. (my mom loves it when I make her a new one).
Slippers aren't too bad either. just google free easy knitting patterns and you're bound to find something you like. Have fun!
post #21 of 27
I've knitted these cat toys before. They are fairly quick and easy and can be done with left over yarn.
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/PATTdimsum.html
post #22 of 27
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Well I'm done with the gray one!



Next up a thinner tan one for my friend who wont leave me alone about knitting her a scarf lol. Sheesh, let me practice a bit first!
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by Emma's Friend View Post
I've knitted these cat toys before. They are fairly quick and easy and can be done with left over yarn.
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/PATTdimsum.html
Ohh cool! I didnt even think about making cat toys, those are probably easy!
post #24 of 27
I love knitting!
Your pics reminded me of how my knitting would become thinner or larger when I was a kid - looked like a pyramid most of the time although it was supposed to be straight up...
These days I have gotten a lot of practise, but I may add that I've been practising for at least 20 years now, so don't let your first mistakes bother you, it does take a while to get a hang of it*encouraging smile*
The biggest project I've done so far was a cotton sweater for my by - 14 colors in mostly one-by-one patterns and both mum and MIL thought it'd drive them "crazy" and how they "couldn't possibly do such a thing" - well, after all it was *my* project!
Took a while and my honey hasn't worn it as yet, but then he's in hospital right now...maybe i can finally get him to wear it now
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Minerva View Post
I love knitting!
Your pics reminded me of how my knitting would become thinner or larger when I was a kid - looked like a pyramid most of the time although it was supposed to be straight up...
lol yes! When I started the first one I couldnt figure out why it kept getting wider and wider ... now I slip the first stitch isntead of knitting it and and that seems to have worked.
post #26 of 27
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Here's a couple more scarves I'm working on



post #27 of 27
Very cool - beautiful job on the scarves! I sadly have made zero progress on mine. Too busy working and then too tired to pull it out and try to figure out where I left off. I think I'm better off having a "supervisor" around to help me when I get stuck.
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