Learning to Knit

United States
September 20, 2008 7:14pm CST
I used to knit a lot. I just loved seeing the finished product. It was amazing to watch a roll of yard take shape into something useable. After my kids were born, I did not knit as much. It seemed taht I did not have the time. So you can imagine my surprise when my youngest daughter who is 25 now, teach herself to knit and come home to show me what she could do. There are not too many younger people knit these days. Do you knit?
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@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
21 Sep 08
gee I haven't really seen anyone knitting for years, I can remember years ago as soon as the cold weather came there was knitters everywhere, at work in the rest room, on the trams anywhere a lady could sit down not I never see them any more....
• United States
21 Sep 08
My daughter tells me that it is back in style. LOL
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@GardenGerty (90988)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Sep 08
My husband tells me he knows how to knit. He thinks he needs to do it on his boring job when he is on second shift. He sits and watches a video monitor. He is a Security Guard, at a food plant.
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@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
21 Sep 08
Well then I admire your husband, most men would not even try simply because it is not considered a man thing and even if they did no many men would admit it, I think your husband is one cool dude...
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
21 Sep 08
When I was a teenager (long time ago) I had taught myself how to knit. I didn't like it much so I ddn't keep it up. I like to crochet, I have done that since I was a kid, my mom taught me. I have made all he grandkids baby afghans, now some of them are getting grown, I have been thinking its time to make them grown up big afghans. I just don't seem to have the time. I have two other big afghans to make before I take that project on.
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• United States
21 Sep 08
LOL I enjoy knitting. Maybe I should start again. I am into making soap now
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
21 Sep 08
I have never tried to knit before. My grandma used to knit all of the time and she was really good at it. My aunt knits also.
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• Canada
21 Sep 08
I can knit scarves, and squares for baby blankets, but that is about it. nothing too complicated, but people can always used scarves and baby blankets, so I am in luck with my knitting skills. I made myself a really nice black and white scarf some years ago, and I'm thinking of knitting a scarf for my husband one of these days. I think he'll probably need it up here in Canada, during the cold weather.
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• United States
15 Oct 11
i used to think that knitting was for sissys and i used to make fun of my sister for knitting all the time i always called her a geeky nerd and stuff like that...then three years ago when i was a senior in high school i joined a knitting club that the school offered i figured that it would be an easy extracircular activity and since i quit cheerleading i needed to find something to put on a college application so i learned to knit and then i started to think it was cool i do not have much time to knit but i do it when i can
• Ireland
21 Sep 08
Like you villageanne, I used to knit quite a lot. I would say that I was actually addicted to it. Once when I was on holidays here in Ireland, the weather was so bad that I was stuck in the hotel for most of the time so I got really bored and had to go the shops for some wool, needles and a pattern. I used to knit traditional aran sweaters and I often sold them on eBay. It was mostly people in the USA who purchased them and they would write and ask me if I could knit some more for them. I have now found other interests so I gave up the knitting.
@GardenGerty (90988)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Sep 08
I tried to teach myself to knit, but I was eleven, and it did not fly. I do crochet. maybe I will teach myself sometime. I buy needles and yarn at yard sales. I like the idea. I am using a loom right now, trying to make a poncho for the granddaughter. This knitting loom works on the same principle as the spool knitters we used as kids. Have you seen any of those?