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And so it begins. I've learned to knit now. I'm a dish towel-making machine! I haven't learned anything other than knitting and perling and the combination of the two. I haven't learned to increase or decrease yet but I'll give it a try after I'm done with my latest dish towel. So far, I love the Sugar and Cream brand yarn. I have exactly two pair of needles - size 8 and 10, long plastic things.

This totally beats crocheting. It's such a challenge to machine-sew something, or scrapbook, or paint because my kids get clingy when they see me hovered over a project like that. But with knitting, I can just take it with me. I can knit on the floor with them while they play. I can knit in the car, anywhere really. This is awesome! I'm hooked!

Any advice on getting started? Any pointers? If I get ambitious, I'll post pictures of my beloved dish towels.
 

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Congrats! It is very addicting. I love it for all the same reasons you do. Right now, I'm doing some sewing projects and its such a mess, and this huge ordeal, yk? I love that with knitting I can just start it up, then set it down, then start back up again. No real mess, no hassle, small and portable...

I second knitty.com. Also, I recommend getting yourself a good knitting book. Stitch n Bitch is a great one to start off with, or if you have the money, Vogue Knitting is the holy bible of all knitting books!

Have fun
 

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If you don't have the money for Vogue Knitting, get the Vogue Knitting Quick Reference one. It's spiral bound and has pretty much everything you ever need to know, and a lot less than the big Vogue book (which I'd love to have but can't afford!).

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Congrats!
I taught myself to knit last winter and enjoy it alot.
I have amassed a huge stash of wool yarns that I'll probably not get to use anytime soon, although it's fun to collect it.

I have the Vogue Knitting book and it's awesome!
Pretty much everything you could ever wanna know is in there!
 

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Originally Posted by mamamaya
Congrats! It is very addicting. I love it for all the same reasons you do. Right now, I'm doing some sewing projects and its such a mess, and this huge ordeal, yk? I love that with knitting I can just start it up, then set it down, then start back up again. No real mess, no hassle, small and portable...

I second knitty.com. Also, I recommend getting yourself a good knitting book. Stitch n Bitch is a great one to start off with, or if you have the money, Vogue Knitting is the holy bible of all knitting books!

Have fun

I actually just bought the Stitch 'n' Bitch book last night - it's great! There is a second book that I'm asking for for Christmas. They had a pattern for fish net stockings that was way cool.
 

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That is really cool! I learned to knit last year, too and it has given me a creative outlet that I can do (somewhat!) with small kids and carry around in the car. Soon you'll be knitting all kinds of stuff and surprise yourself.
 
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