Learning things

@GardenGerty (149115)
United States
November 27, 2022 7:37pm CST
My oldest granddaughter wants a particular size and type of knitting needles. Specifically15 mm double ended needles that are not wooden. I do not knit and a lot of things I am reading, like "interchangeable tips" and circular knitting are all news to me. So for at least part of this weekend I have spent time virtually perusing knitting and needlework shops. Since I have not bought anything, it is fairly inexpensive shopping. Do you knit, or shop for knitting supplies? What is your favorite website?
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@RubyHawk (82213)
• Atlanta, Georgia
28 Nov
I learned to knit when i was a child but it's been so long. I'd have to learn all over again.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
29 Nov
I never stuck with it long enough to learn. I bet I could do better now than when I tried as a kid.
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@RubyHawk (82213)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Nov
@GardenGerty it might be something you'd enjoy learning,
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@allknowing (111406)
• India
28 Nov
I have no interest in any kind of needle work although I tried my hand but gave up.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
30 Nov
I used to do crochet, with yarn. I think your interest is growing things and designing your home. And photography.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
30 Nov
@allknowing I know, we need individuals like you.
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@allknowing (111406)
• India
30 Nov
@GardenGerty To each their own as they say. I am a people's person and do things that involve them such as having parties (lol)
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@BarBaraPrz (40285)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Nov
I can knit, and I have knitted, but am not knitting now. I don't go to knitting websites, though.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
30 Nov
I got some clarification from her mom and I can get her a set with various sizes.
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@BarBaraPrz (40285)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
30 Nov
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@LadyDuck (425772)
• Switzerland
28 Nov
I knit and crochet sometimes, but I have everything I need from years, I only shop for yarns.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
30 Nov
She is just getting started. I am going to help her build her collection of tools.
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@LadyDuck (425772)
• Switzerland
30 Nov
@GardenGerty - We learned to knit in school when I was a kid, I still have my collection of tools from those days.
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@just4him (272359)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Nov
Good luck. I don't knit.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
30 Nov
Neither do I, so that is how I get confused.
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@just4him (272359)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Nov
@GardenGerty For me, knitting is confusing.
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@JudyEv (300065)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Nov
Mostly I use wool that been's given to me. I've never bought knitting or crocheting items online.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
30 Nov
I have a great supply of yarn. Mostly purchased at thrift shops.
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@JudyEv (300065)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Nov
@GardenGerty I had oodles of yarn in years gone by but now I'm down to just a little.
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@LeaPea2417 (35354)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Nov
I can do basic crochet. I bought needles and yarn at Walmart awhile ago.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
30 Nov
that is what I do, basic crochet.
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@wolfgirl569 (69801)
• Marion, Ohio
28 Nov
I have a couple of knitting looms. They are pretty easy to use. But know nothing about needles.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
30 Nov
I can do the looms. They are pretty easy.
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• United States
28 Nov
I love to crochet but know nothing about knitting needles Hope you find what you're looking for and that sounds like a good gift
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
30 Nov
I am trying hard to do stuff really in their current interests.
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@Dena91 (17591)
• United States
28 Nov
I never was able to learn to knit or crochet. I hope you can find the knitting needles your grand daughter is wanting.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
30 Nov
I have a hard time sitting still long enough to do it, but I do enjoy it.
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@spiderdust (13843)
• San Jose, California
28 Nov
Some friends of mine used to own a knitting and yarn shop, but they've since closed. I've been getting most of my knitting supplies from Michaels these days. 15mm? Non-wooden? Double pointed? You pretty much need a pair of steel spikes, it sounds like.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
30 Nov
I found out that she was wanting to make a cowl from a pattern she has. Yes, my husband said those would be big.
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@spiderdust (13843)
• San Jose, California
30 Nov
@GardenGerty It would be much easier to find circular needles in that size (I have a pair), but that's not what she's asking for. I just reached out to friends on Facebook for suggestions, hopefully we'll collectively find something!
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@oahuwriter (28237)
• United States
28 Nov
I learned a few things. My Mother's friend said, go to thrift shops to buy needles and yarn, until you decide you'll get serious about knitting. If you like crocheting, you'll probably like knitting. Nice doing things with grandchildren.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
30 Nov
Most of my crochet supplies are from thrift shops.
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@oahuwriter (28237)
• United States
1 Dec
@GardenGerty I see. I like getting jeans from thrift store.
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@NanaMc (655)
29 Nov
I crochet, I can knit but I don't like it. Well I can't say I don't like it but I don't enjoy it as much as I do crocheting. I don't invest much into it and the only place I really shop for anything crochet related is Walmart.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
29 Nov
I can crochet, but haven't in a while. I have plenty of supplies any time I want to though.Most of it has come from Walmart or thrift shops.
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@Beestring (9725)
• Hong Kong
28 Nov
I've learned knitting at high school. But I was not good at it.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
30 Nov
I may have to learn. I think it takes lots of practice.
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@Beestring (9725)
• Hong Kong
30 Nov
@GardenGerty Buying knitwear is so convenient that I'm lazy at learning how to knit. :)
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@DaddyEvil (112401)
• United States
28 Nov
Nope. I crochet once in a while. I've made several bedspreads and a lot of scarves. (Curtains once. )
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
30 Nov
@DaddyEvil Sounds very ambitious, but also awesome.
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@DaddyEvil (112401)
• United States
29 Nov
@Fleura Yes, they were but I used heavy curtain rods to hold them. I made them with the same pattern I used to make her bedspread and pillow. I never needed a carpet or I might have tried that. I did crochet table runners from twine and crocheted one bedspread from twine. That one took me several months!
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@Fleura (24239)
• United Kingdom
28 Nov
Crochet curtains?? Weren't they heavy? I remember someone once telling me that when they were young they couldn't afford a carpet for the stairs, so instead the whole family set to and knitted one! It continually stretched in use so every now and then they would have to fold a bit over so it wasn't loose and a trip hazard!
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@RasmaSandra (61002)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
28 Nov
I never knitted and never wanted to learn, I was more into needlepoint at one time,
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
30 Nov
I have not tried needlepoint, but it looks really pretty to do.
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@1creekgirl (34595)
• United States
28 Nov
Many years ago, I taught myself to knit and made scarves for several of my family. But that was the end of it, lol. The best part was picking out yarn.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
30 Nov
I agree, I love all the fantastic types of yarn that are available.
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@Fleura (24239)
• United Kingdom
28 Nov
I do knit, but not fancy stitches. I am just beginning to learn cable stitch and I came across this which I found helpful, there are some 'knit and chat' videos where you can follow along which I'm going to try (and yes I had to buy a cable needle which I've never heard of before, luckily it cost only a few pence!) https://www.youtube.com/@NerdyKnitting
?? Learn how to become a confident and adventurous knitter with Nerdy Knitting. Hey, I'm Tonia, the creator of Nerdy Knitting. I'm a Master Hand Knitter, Knitwear Designer, and Certified Knitting Teacher. I LOVE knitting and am passionate about sharing tha
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
30 Nov
I may share this website with her.
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@Fleura (24239)
• United Kingdom
30 Nov
@GardenGerty I haven't actually tried knitting along with the video yet but I hope to give it a go soon!
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@LindaOHio (113577)
• United States
28 Nov
I used to knit, crochet, needlepoint and embroider. I haven't shopped for supplies in years.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
30 Nov
But you do not do any of it anymore?
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@LindaOHio (113577)
• United States
30 Nov
@GardenGerty The arthritis is too bad in my hands.
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@CarolDM (200478)
• United States
28 Nov
I have never done any knitting. I wish you the best of luck.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
30 Nov
I think I would like to learn.
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@CarolDM (200478)
• United States
30 Nov
@GardenGerty Many enjoy it as a hobby.
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