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Anybody out there knit?
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Since this is the "non baking" section for discussions, I was wondering if anyone out there knits.  Since I've been recovering with my hip, I have found time to work on my socks.  I finished
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Re: Anybody out there knit?

posted at 4/9/2011 6:30 PM EDT
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Wow Wa-Ha K -- that's wonderful!!    She's a gorgeous little thing.  I love the felt skirt!!  Ohhhhhh how I wanted one in the 50s ... a gray one with a poodle. You made that?  It's amazing.  Congratulations on having so much talent.   When you have time - show us more.
Posted by Nancy G


I remember in third grade one of my classmates had a gray skirt with poodle.  I never had one and don't remember wanting one.

Re: Anybody out there knit?

posted at 4/9/2011 11:40 PM EDT
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No, I don't knit.  Do some sewing and embroidery.  Wish I could knit and/or crochet.

Re: Anybody out there knit?

posted at 4/10/2011 2:25 AM EDT
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Sorry, I never learned how to knit and I don't think I want to learn now when I have
all these cats!!!

Wa Ha,  What a pretty doll. What a talented lady you are!!! Awesome that you are
teaching your granddaughter to sew too!!

Re: Anybody out there knit?

posted at 4/10/2011 5:10 AM EDT
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Years ago I tried to knit.  I don't even remember what came of it if anything. 

Re: Anybody out there knit?

posted at 4/10/2011 7:12 AM EDT
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I taught myself to knit as a teenager. I read the book and then started, but I do not have the patience to knit anymore because one dropped stitch can be a disaster. I do crochet  simple things like small prayer shawls and afghans. When I did knit, I made my future husband a turtle necked cable sweater, but in FL sweaters aren't worn too often.

Re: Anybody out there knit?

posted at 4/10/2011 8:27 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: Anybody out there knit? : Erica: Try Stitchery.com,  Herrschers.com, and/or keepsakeneedlearts.com   I have found lots of kits on these sites.  I'm sure there are others, but these are a start for you.
Posted by Barbara B

Thanks - I will check all of them out.  The only one I was familiar with is Stitchery.com, and to be honest, I hadn't thought to look there!  And Nancy G. - ebay is a great idea - I'll check there too.  A wonderful way to spend a rainy Sunday morning!

Re: Anybody out there knit?

posted at 4/11/2011 10:12 PM EDT
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Hi WA-HA K,I just started posting on the new site.I have never had the pleasure of meeting you.I think that is just great that you are teaching your Granddaughter to sew.The young women of today for the most part don't know how to do too much.That's so sad.I sew also and I learned on my mom's old singer.I was making bunnies and dressing them.I also make curtains and things for the house.But it is real nice to meet you now.I do hope all goes well for you with your up and coming surgery.Keep in touch.

Re: Anybody out there knit?

posted at 4/14/2011 11:24 AM EDT
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I use to knit as a child.  I learned in 4-H.

Re: Anybody out there knit?

posted at 4/14/2011 1:36 PM EDT
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Hi WA-HA K,I just started posting on the new site.I have never had the pleasure of meeting you.I think that is just great that you are teaching your Granddaughter to sew.The young women of today for the most part don't know how to do too much.That's so sad.I sew also and I learned on my mom's old singer.I was making bunnies and dressing them.I also make curtains and things for the house.But it is real nice to meet you now.I do hope all goes well for you with your up and coming surgery.Keep in touch.
Posted by gale g


I think teaching kids to sew is kind of a lost art.  I was reading something in the paper that said not to waste time mending. If something has lost a button or has a rip, just throw it away and buy a new one.  Bad idea.

Re: Anybody out there knit?

posted at 4/17/2011 1:18 PM EDT
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Judy, I have to really thank you for starting this discussion!!  I have had my 10 year old grand daughter with me for the last few days while her parents were in New York.  ( her older siblings ages 15 and 17 were staying home with an older cousin (age26) taking care of the dogs too).  Anyway I had a kit to make sock puppets for Jaimie ( the 10 year old)  however that didn't go over very well, so I took a clue from you and dug out some old knitting needles, found some yarn and started her on knitting.  She loves it and is so proud of the beginning of a little (15 stitches) swatch she is making.  I told her to keep practicing and then I would teach her how to purl, cast on and cast off.
Just a little side note:  the needles I found were on their original cardboard and the price was 49 cents!!  So you know how old those are!!
I never would have thought about teaching her to knit if you hadn't started this discussion.   Thank you very much!

Re: Anybody out there knit?

posted at 4/17/2011 4:12 PM EDT
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Judy, I have to really thank you for starting this discussion!!  I have had my 10 year old grand daughter with me for the last few days while her parents were in New York.  ( her older siblings ages 15 and 17 were staying home with an older cousin (age26) taking care of the dogs too).  Anyway I had a kit to make sock puppets for Jaimie ( the 10 year old)  however that didn't go over very well, so I took a clue from you and dug out some old knitting needles, found some yarn and started her on knitting.  She loves it and is so proud of the beginning of a little (15 stitches) swatch she is making.  I told her to keep practicing and then I would teach her how to purl, cast on and cast off. Just a little side note:  the needles I found were on their original cardboard and the price was 49 cents!!  So you know how old those are!! I never would have thought about teaching her to knit if you hadn't started this discussion.   Thank you very much!
Posted by Barbara B


Barbara, you certainly are welcome.  I have a sister Barbara who knits like a fiend.  She is in charge of the knitted stuff for her church fair and contributes many items herself.  She also tried to recruit ladies to knit.  I always have to get her to help me with my sock heels as I don't do many and forget in between sockx.  I'll be going to her house in June so I'd better get my sock nearly to the heel so I'll be ready for help.

Re: Anybody out there knit?

posted at 4/17/2011 8:26 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Anybody out there knit? : Barbara, you certainly are welcome.  I have a sister Barbara who knits like a fiend.  She is in charge of the knitted stuff for her church fair and contributes many items herself.  She also tried to recruit ladies to knit.  I always have to get her to help me with my sock heels as I don't do many and forget in between sockx.  I'll be going to her house in June so I'd better get my sock nearly to the heel so I'll be ready for help.
Posted by JUDY O

Judy, you can't believe how strange your story is to me.  Years ago (50 plus) when I was in high school,  I was really into knitting argyle socks.  Every male in the family, and some that were not in the family had a pair of my argyle socks ( remember all the bobbins needed).  I loved to make the heels of the socks.  I thought it was so "cool" how the heel formed in just a few rows of knitting.  Your story of how your sister "Barbara" really made me remember about that episode in my life.

Re: Anybody out there knit?

posted at 4/17/2011 8:57 PM EDT
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When I was a teenager a friend of mine tried to teach me to knit.  Not much luck.  The most I ever did was make a scarf lol.  But I have crocheted several blankets for babies and throw covers for the couch.  Funny thing is that my Mom always knitted fancy doilies but didn't know how to crochet until I showed her.  Then she started crocheting all sorts of things to give away.

Most of the kids today are too busy texting to learn how to do other things with their hands.  So sad.

Re: Anybody out there knit?

posted at 4/21/2011 12:54 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Anybody out there knit? : Judy, you can't believe how strange your story is to me.  Years ago (50 plus) when I was in high school,  I was really into knitting argyle socks.  Every male in the family, and some that were not in the family had a pair of my argyle socks ( remember all the bobbins needed).  I loved to make the heels of the socks.  I thought it was so "cool" how the heel formed in just a few rows of knitting.  Your story of how your sister "Barbara" really made me remember about that episode in my life.
Posted by Barbara B


Ah, yes, I remember the bobbins.  I made a sweater that had an argyle strip across the front.  This was also more than 50 years ago.  I don't know how to crochet, but may try to learn when I get "old and retired".  I did a bit several years ago when my mother was trying to show me but I have a hard time remembering which stitch the crochet hook goes into.  They all look alike to me.  Unfortunately my mother is gone now so I'll have to learn from a book if I want to do it.
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