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#271 of 279 Old 08-08-2004, 09:27 AM
 
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Knitting.... just picked it up and I'm doing ok, but I think I have stage fright! I am working from a free soaker pattern and just past the ribbing, but my increases look really loose! Is this a big deal since they will be sewn together?
Should I try something a lil less ambitious first??

All you knitting mama's amaze me! Crochet is sooo easy for me compared to knitting
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Crochet is sooo easy for me compared to knitting
That's funny (I mean ironic!)... I'm the exact opposite! :LOL
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LOL! I think its the two needle thing that I am finding daunting.. a needle in each hand.. so what do I do with the yarn??

Its getting easier and I really do enjoy it, I just think my fear of messing up something I have worked so hard on keeps me from Just Doing It!

I love these support threads, tho Its very encouraging to see that newbies are cranking out truely lovely things.
How do you all ever find the time??
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hi, my name is Shannon, and I am a new knitter-been at it for 2 weeks now. I have made a pair of soaker shorts (nearly finished-but the legs are giving me a pain in the neck) and have started a newborn soaker for a friend. As far as time, I have found that by simply cutting out 2 or 3 pesky meals a day-I have time to sew diapers, clean house and knit
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I started knitting about 6 weeks ago. I made a cute baby sweater from Vogue Knitting Baby but I haven't assembled it yet. I am hoping to make a matching hat for it.

This shrug is my current project. I am using Homespun in a dark steel grey and Wool Ease in Wood. Its really gorgeous even though its acrylic.

I've crocheted for years but knitting seemed so intimidating. It still is. I have printed out a ton of free patterns online that I hope to make. And all my friends are getting knitted scarves this year.
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That shrug looks so cool! I'm still stuck trying to k1,p1... I don't know what I'm doing wrong.
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The shrug is so easy. Its all stockinette stitch with some increases and decreases. I am not totally sure that I did my increases correctly but it looks ok. Basically, its a long scarf with tapered ends that you join for sleeves.

I just find it overwhelming - too many neat patterns and not enough time to make them all!
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Didn't see this thread before!

I'm Shannon, been knitting now for 2 or 3 weeks. I'm 1/3 done with a green-heather wool scarf (stockingette at the end and then k4p4 ribbing) and just spent too much $$ for yarn, new needles, and a pattern for a rollneck sweater for my little boy. The yarn is this nice soft tweedy wool/silk/cotton mix in a dark orangish red, which will hopefully go well with his fair complexion and yes-I'm-of-Irish-descent red-tinged blond hair.


DH is shaking his head at me, convinced this is a phase! I knit in all my free time lately, which is not much since I WOH FT and spend the rest of my time with DS.

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Hi mommas! I'm on the last six rows of a scarf for my son. It is cute but kind of funky. I can see about five mistakes that I won't be making next time. The knitting doesn't make me nervous but looking at patterns makes me nuts. I guess I need some mroe time before I can decipher a pattern without running for help.
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