I am soooo excited. I love this website.

garyhrx's picture

Almost all the women in my family knit or crochet. My maternal grandfather was a furniture builder but during the great depression when he was out of work he used to do tatting. I am a frantic Type A personality that must be going or doing something every waking minute of the day. I started to crochet about 20 years ago and found that I could really relax while "sitting and stitching". I want to learn to knit because I like the kinds of projects and textures that knitting provides. tHere seems to be such positive energy from the men on this site. what a welcome change.

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albert's picture

Welcome aboard! There's a

Welcome aboard! There's a ton of unknit stitches out there waiting to see daylight- enjoy!

scenter's picture

Welcome, jump on in the

Welcome, jump on in the water's fine :-)

MMario's picture

Welcom to MWK! there are

Welcom to MWK!

there are ways to more or less reproduce tatted designs in crochet - not sure if anyone has ever figured out how to knit that distinctive type pattern - or if it is even possible without horrendous joinings.
MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MMarioKKnits/

crmartin's picture

Welcome to the group,

Welcome to the group, looking forward to seeing your projects.

Randy

RareSteek's picture

Good to have you join us!

Good to have you join us!

scubasinger's picture

Tatting: my grandma used to

Tatting: my grandma used to do that, too. It's on my list of things to learn. I just love the lace edgings you can produce with it.

scenter's picture

Tatting is very easy - there

Tatting is very easy - there is really only one stitch to learn (it's a larks head knot from boy scouts) formed using a shuttle, the 'picot' loops are formed by allowing space between stitches, and linear (non ring) tatting is done with two shuttles, but uses the same stitch. The major craft stores have books and supplies. For learning it is easier use a crochet cotton thread in size 10, and not the finer 'tatting' threads.

Good luck, and ask if you have questions

Kerry's picture

Welcome to this fun and

Welcome to this fun and informative site.

eyedoc's picture

Hope you enjoy it as much as

Hope you enjoy it as much as I have! Welcome!
Shawn

jrrenola's picture

Welcome!!! This is a great

Welcome!!! This is a great site - supportive, informative, and entertaining!!!

purlyman's picture

Hey Gary, Welcome! Welcome!

Hey Gary,

Welcome! Welcome! You'll love this site. Have fun!

steve kadel's picture

the site's been all good for

the site's been all good for me. i'm very grateful

MasonM's picture

Welcome! Mason Linux:

Welcome!

Mason

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