Do you knit?

@joram328 (504)
Philippines
August 11, 2010 9:37pm CST
Hi! I love to knit but I just don't have the time. I was able to learn about this hobby when I was still studying in Baguio City, and up to now, I still love doing it. I was able to buy some materials just last week, and I'm hoping to make some projects in the next few weeks. Who among you here shares my passion for this hobby? Can we share tips, patterns, materials perhaps? Just kidding. But having a friend with a similar hobby will certainly be nice...
9 responses
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
12 Aug 10
I do not know how to knit but I know how to sew even though I am a male. I can even do better than some female. But do not misunderstanding me that I am the soft type..No I am not. I have made bed sheet, pillow cover, bag, pencil box made with jean's cloth, curtain and many more. It is not my hobby either but I just know how to do it. :)
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
that's so cool! hey, if women can do what men can, surely men can also do what women can, right? i heard that knitting is a good activity to soothe nervous kids. maybe, it would also be a good stress buster for adults, men and women alike.
@joram328 (504)
• Philippines
7 Sep 10
yes, indeed that IS cool! a lot of men would prefer not to do "women's" stuff and you ARE different. my advice? you should learn how to knit :)
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
8 Sep 10
Yes, I am thinking to learn knitting. Actually I like to learn. I will like to know and learn anything that is new to me. Many job that people think that it is a women job but it is dominate by man. Like chef, cooking suppose to be the strongest skill by women but most of the chef in 5 star hotel or well known restaurant mostly are man. So, who say man cannot do woman job?
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
I remember that I used to love knitting in high school. I think my needles have been stacked somewhere in my room in my parents' house. Last year, I tried crocheting a muffler for my mom for christmas, but I wasn't able to finish it. Maybe I'll knit instead - I think it's faster that way You studied in Baguio? I'm a native of that place Be going up this weekend
@joram328 (504)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
Yup finished college in UP Baguio while staying in Upper Mabini. Small world huh? From where are you? Maybe that's why we have some natural affinity to each other. Last week, I was searching the net to buy some bamboo knitting needles because I found out that mine was already broken. There was none available locally so I had to search ebay. Fortunately I found some but the shipping rates are quite high. Next time you go up, maybe I can ask you a favor like buying some knitting materials for me, lol... Kidding aside, I miss Baguio too. The last time I was there was 3 years ago yet. If you have time maybe we can chat and try to get to know each other better.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
like kindred spirits, right. i'm glad you liked baguio. it's my home - well, actually, the neighboring municipality, la trinidad, is. sure thing, just pm me what you want to get. bamboo needles, thread, and all. but, i think the knitting business is going down there. last time i was looking for nice yarn, there wasn't much to choose from, not like before. and the quality has changed. maybe divisoria would be a better place to look for those things.
@joram328 (504)
• Philippines
7 Sep 10
actually, i have gone to divisoria but i found it difficult to find yarn. but then, i went there on a sunday, so maybe a weekday would be different. i will try again one of these days. it's so bad that the knitting biz is going down in baguio. i loved the way they sold it there - you know, they way they weigh the thread and sell it per kilo. i really had fun doing that and buying all the colors i liked! you know, baguio is really my favorite place. i was also fortunate to have stayed in la trinidad (near the market) for some time when i was much much younger. come to think of it, during my college days, i was also able to stay temporarily (about a few months) at tomay, also in la trinidad. wow! we really resonate a lot! btw, i have just received my bamboo knitting needles (straight and circular), aluminum knitting needles and crochet hooks from US and China, yesterday, which were all bought on ebay. my gosh! it took almost 4 weeks of waiting time from date of ebay purchase! still, it was worth the wait. now i really have to go back to divisoria, lol... it's really nice to find someone with a lot of things in common here. by the way, why haven't you published your articles on bukisa yet? you should you know. you told me you were a writer and i'm really excited (looking forward!)to read your articles. bfn...
@lexx87 (1711)
• Mexico
22 Nov 10
Yes i knitt everyday of my life i love knitting is part of my life . I love knitt and knitt , i work and go to university and it is my hobby and i love the yarns i think i spent money everyday of my life buying and knitting stuff.
30 Dec 10
I like knitting too. Just got into it recently and am attempting my first project. I did a little one before and when hand stitching it together it didn't stitch that well. Next time will try to make it up better. I think I will practice first though. One thing I found was that today I was really annoyed about something and thought I'm going to do some knitting and after a while I forgot what I was annoyed about. How good is that? Next time I'm stressed or upset I think I'll get those knitting needles out. The thing I like about knitting is the various things you can do, not just clothes but accessories, jewellery, cushions, toys, etc. All of these I haven't got to make yet. I am taking it one step at a time. I am the only one in my family that likes knitting. My sister does not understand why I like knitting. She likes taking the piss and calls me granny when I say I've been knitting. Maybe because I'm in early 20's and some people think it is only for older people. Saying this, I have met other people of my age or similar age who knit. I told her she should try it as it may be cheaper to make stuff than buying her baby's daughter's clothes, toys, etc from shops and her own clothes, etc. The thing is I'm the only one in the family who loves creating and making things. Oh well, can't win them all.
@joram328 (504)
• Philippines
11 Jan 11
Hello shiningstar1! I'm happy to know that you like knitting. I am also called "granny" by my older sister but I really don't mind because I am already in my early 40s. But you are still very young and you love to knit? That's impressive! I'm happy you were able to find enjoyment in this hobby. Come to think of it, I was also in my early 20s when I first started out. It's really a great feeling to be able to create things out of virtually nothing. Last year I was able to make some knitted Christmas decors, but I wasn't really able to make much because I was more focused on my online job. This year I hope to make more though. It's also very relaxing to be able to knit and it is sort of like a stress-reliever for me too while I'm watching TV before I retire for the night. I'll be adding you as a friend so we can exchange patterns sometime. :)
• United States
7 Nov 10
No I don't know how to knit. I've tried to figure out to cast-on but was not able to figure it out exactly. So I figure it took me long enough to figure out hot to crochet & it goes faster (I've been told) I think I'll just stick with that then.
• United States
7 Nov 10
If you can get someone to cast on for you, you can start off with the knit stitch. Then you'll know the knit-on cast-on. Either that, or you could try a different cast-on. Some are easier than others, and as you learn more, the others will come to you.
@peavey (15865)
• United States
20 Aug 10
I love to knit but don't do much of it until the weather turns cool. I usually make a few gifts during the year, and I try to make all my dish cloths and some hand towels besides slippers and things like that. What kind of projects do you have planned?
@joram328 (504)
• Philippines
7 Sep 10
Actually, i plan to do some christmas ornaments and a few things for the house. I'd also like to make myself a shawl or an afghan.
@frishy (222)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
Hello i do knitting before i know the basics :) and i want to do that again :)
@joram328 (504)
• Philippines
7 Sep 10
then do it! i have been so busy lately, yet i've set aside time to knit and crochet because i really find it therapeutic to hold my needles/hooks and yarn and be able to create something out of it.
@belaaa (181)
15 Nov 11
Hi I love to knit too, but I made it very slow :(. On Vogue Knitting have awesome free models, that you may by will like it. Check it!
• United States
18 Oct 11
i also love to knit but like you i simply cannot find the time to dedicate to this hobby i have been working on the same sweater for almost two years and the same blanket for about six months...just to give you an idea of how busy i stay haha it is also hard for me to get myself motivated to knit sometimes and when i try to knit with other things on my mind i cannot focus and i end up dropping stitches and messing up so i have to be able to concentrate when i start to knit
@louie847 (351)
• Philippines
26 Sep 10
I tried doing knitting before because it seems easy to do and just out of curiosity on how it works. But I was wrong. It was a little hard because you have to be good at hand and eye coordination something like that. I asked my mother to teach me the basics. I started a few of it and eventually I was not able to finished it. I was trying to do a sling bag because a bag made out from yarn and being knit looks cool.