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Weekly Topic #13

Happy St. Patty's Day!!!

Instead of a standard question this time, I thought I would try to get more lurkers to post. So, all you guys that don't normally banter with us.....Come on in and join the talk. Let us know who you are and a little about you. AND I would also encourage everyone (longtime memebers too) to post a photo....it helps when you can put a face with a name.

Come on....don't be skeeeerd!!! Sealed

Ok, I'm a little late on the

Ok, I'm a little late on the intro, but better late than never, right?

My name is Kenny, I live in Savannah, GA and I just started knitting a little over two weeks ago. I was bored and looking for something right-brained and crafty one night to balance out my left-brained day job and came across this site. I read thru the forums and the rest of the site and thought "Hey... this could be fun. And there's a whole bunch of guys who knit!"

Then off I went to the local Wally World and picked up some cheapy circular needles, some cotton and some acrylic yarn and a beginning book and off I went. My first experience with circulars sucked because of the very stiff plastic cable, so I went back and got some long 14" needles aluminum needles and worked up a bunch of swatches just to get the whole stitch thing down. After a couple dishcloths and a trip to Michael's for some wool yarn, a few knitting books and a few more sets of needles, I'm about halfway thru my first cable-patterned scarf. Just in time for summer. Great timing, huh?

So... I'm currently having a good time with it. And if I get addicted... and it seems I just might... then remember you guys are to blame. :-)

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Sorry, mate, but if you're

Sorry, mate, but if you're now doing a cable pattern scarf, you're already addicted!  Don't give up on the circulars.  Get yourself some quality ones and you're sure to fall in love with them (but, then again, I am biased).  Welcome to MWK!

 

I've got knitting fever in the worsted way.

I'm afraid it sounds like

I'm afraid it sounds like you have already been bitten by the knitting bug!  Welcome to the group.  This is a really great site...I have gotten a lot of help and inspiration.

 

Luke 

Hey guys!  I'm a newbie

Hey guys!  I'm a newbie here and wanted to say hello and introduce myself.

I taught myself to knit about 20 years ago but haven't done it much for the last several years.  This January I took up knitting again as part of my effort to free myself from cigarettes.  (Ten weeks now!  Yeah!)  I've recently been knitting felted clogs after my Mom sent me the Fiber Trends pattern, and I've started experimenting with making socks using cheap K-Mart yarn until I know what I'm doing.  I really enjoy working with four needles!

I'm pleased to have found this site and hope I can contribute something from time to time.  Happy knitting to all.

Stuart

kiwiknitter's picture

  I strongly encourage all

 

 I strongly encourage all the members here to post their photo.  When I log onto the site and see the photos of members who've recently posted, it's like walking into a gathering of my favourite knitting group and seeing all the familiar friendly faces greeting me!  And, I confess that a photo helps me to remember people more easily.

I've got knitting fever in the worsted way.

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Hi my name is Kenny and I

Hi my name is Kenny and I just found out about this site.  For some reason, I was getting this site confused with the Men Who Knit Web Ring... which I'm a member.  I thought they were the same thing.

 I have a blog at:

http://boiknit.blogspot.com 

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Hi all- I've been knitting

Hi all-

I've been knitting for a couple of years now and just stumbled onto this site this month. I'm juggling almost 10 different projects. 6 of them are in various states of competion, one is cast-on and that's about it, 2 I have all of the supplies but haven't even cast on yet and one is still rattling around in my head...

I'm not too big on novelty yarn and adore natural fibers. My latest project is a scarf made of recycled sari silk and banana leaf fiber.

 

That's all about me so far...

Cheers,

Sam 

Don't be shy. Knit away,

Don't be shy. 

Knit away, knit away

Spot on!

Spot on!