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Exclamation How many knitters and crocheters?

I have become addicted to knitting in the last year. I found a forum, knittingparadise thru a link here and within hours was knitting. I hadn't knit since I was a kid and never thought I would again.
I have crocheted since I learned when my girls were little. I still do a little crochet, but knitting has me wrapped! I have purchased three interchangable needle sets, and more yarn than I can shake two sticks at.
The library here was reopened in a new bigger building, and therefore more knitting books. I check them out and take photos of the patterns I like and have them at hand when I'm ready.
I have favorite yarn sites and check them everyday for new sales. Lionbrand, Berroco and Bernat are great sites for free patterns and how to videos.

So... how many are there, what do you like to make, and what's your favorite yarn, site, needles?

I have heard from several knitters whoalso have birds, I think it goes together quite well.

Cannot believe I misspelled crocheter in the title, how to fix it please?

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Is the title spelled correctly now? I hope so, but if not, let me know.


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Yes Nanay, thank you!
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I am a knitter, you gotta check out ravelry. It is an excellent resourse for knitting and crocheting. Welcome to a new addiction!

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I knit! Right now I've been knitting little stuffed animals. Right this moment I'm working on an owl.




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I've never even tried to knit but I'd love to!

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I knit and crochet. It took a while to get myself into knitting though. Crocheting is much faster. Now that I'm not as young as I used to be I guess my patience is better so I've taken a liking to knitting. My mom is a big knitter and she's incredibly fast. She's actually made bedspreads. That would be a lifelong project for me. I'm getting better though. As far as websites I like Ravelry too. I have tons of old pattern books from my mom and my aunt. They're from the 60's and 70's so some of the patterns are a bit funny and some are back in style. I do have some current books too but there's so many free patterns online that I don't bother buying too many.
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I used to crochet more, but the movements involved are more than when knitting. It hurts more to crochet now that I have arthritis in both shoulders. So my husband does the crochet and I knit. We make a fine pair.
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I think it's awesome that your husband crotchets. I wish I could get mine to pick up a hobby like that. I just found out one of the IT guys at work borrowed his aunts sewing machine to make his Halloween costume and I was equally impressed.

I can see where the movements would be more painful with crochet. I'm left handed but I crochet and knit right handed because that's how I was taught. I know I don't hold the yarn the right way but I get the job done. I thought maybe I could teach myself the left handed way but it was far too confusing so I stick with the right handed way mom taught me.
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I wanted to learn to spin yarn in the worst way, but every time I tried I made a horrible mess of it, but, even worse, my hands and arms wouldn't take it. I have to operate a braille writer at work, and I have to use sign language. Years ago, though not for many years now, I also had to do "in-hand" signing for a student who was both deaf and blind. Of course, I also have to do all the computer work required of every other teacher, and I want to be on the fourm. At any rate, with all of that required of my hands for work, I just decided I couldn't take the chance on doing that hobby even though I really, really wanted to learn to spin. Maybe Cannary will pick it up, though. She would LOVE to do it if she knew I couldn't. That would make it really cool in her mind.

I used to love to do embroidery when was a kid. I've not tried to do it since developing all of my arthritis and having this work load, so I don't know if I still could or not.

My mom does both knitting and crochetting. I suppose that maybe I didn't learn to do it because I am like Cannary in that respect. It wasn't cool because my mom could do it.


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Just like everything else, I can never seem to finish anything! So when it comes to knitting, I have knitted a lot but not finished much.




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My grandma taught me to knit but I havent knit much. I have knit 2 scarves for myself thats it and then I got bored of it that was years ago I stopped but Id love to try and get back into it again.



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I don't knit but I bet you could make some cool toys with bird safe yarn!


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I LOVE all things yarn! I can crochet a few stictches, but have gotten pretty good at it. I am learning to knit, but have been working on the same shaw off and on for over a year. I am swo much faster with my crochet hook that I get frustrated, but I really want to learn to knit sweaters and socks.

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I want to knit some cute hats. I'd actually use that.




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