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MuddyYork Posted - 03/06/2014 : 06:36:47 AM
I am from Toronto, Canada. I learned to knit as a child in the 60's from my mother and great-grandmother. I recall that our materials were very "British" and I still have a substantial collection of Aero needles with UK sizing on them. I was taught the English style of knitting. My mother held the right needle like a pencil (Mary Thomas was their primary source of knitting know-how) but after struggling with that for a while I adapted the overhand style and taught myself continental - I use both) My female mentors mostly created slippers, tea cosies, hats, mittens, scarves and many, many squares for blankets. My great-grandmother made the finest lace edgings which graced all our pillow cases for many years. My mom and I developed our skills together and at 16 I finished my first garment - a yoke fair isle sweater which I still wear, even though I cast off the neck too tightly! I knit regularly through the next decades, mostly for others and then for my children (lots of intarsia!). I have been off the needles for several years for various reasons, mostly to do with supporting my children through some pretty tough teenage years. We have all come through OK! I kept my stash and supplies with me through the upheavals and occasionally swatched and fiddled. Just dived back in after Christmas and am shocked to realize the last knitting mag I bought was in 2004. I feel like Rip van Winkle waking up to find everything has changed. For example, thought I would make some socks (our feet are soooo cold). Went to buy sock yarn in grey or maybe..grey! You could have knocked me over with a feather - jacquard?!, self-striping?!, pink! Wow! And the wealth of information, advice and mentoring on the internet has actually overwhelmed me. I have been getting to know this site for a few weeks now, learning how to access forums. I think you are all amazing, supporting each other in this wonderful craft. And thank you Clara. I have read all the archives and feel an excitement about knitting that I haven't for years. This is the first time I have ever posted on a forum. Hope I did this right.

Lizzy
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jtamsn Posted - 03/13/2014 : 03:59:42 AM
Welcome to the forum! Hope you enjoy the fun and inspiration!
Judy
marfa Posted - 03/11/2014 : 5:52:59 PM
How do.

Welcome, Lizzy. It was fun to read about you & your family's history in knitting.

You sound like you are feeling like you have come through the Way-Back Machine w/Sherman & Mr. Peabody - there are so many fabulous yarns & colors & needles & knitting accessories & very cool knitting bags. Woo hoo, there's a party goin' on.

Keep us posted, Lizzy.
Martha

http://marfasmewsings.blogspot.com
MuddyYork Posted - 03/11/2014 : 2:42:16 PM
Thanks for the welcome. Working my way through some of the other forums. Posting in "yarn" right now. I am really interested in the materials we use so following discussions in Yarn and Needles.

Lizzy
blessedinMO Posted - 03/06/2014 : 10:31:10 PM
Hi everyone in the knitting world. I grew up in NY and lived in So. CA the last 20 years before moving to MO a year-and-a-half ago. My first knitting project was a washcloth for my dad for Christmas when I was just about 6 years old, and that was just about 70 some years ago. I have been knitting ever since, but I take short sabbaticals once in a while to do thread crochet. I love to learn anything new, and look forward to sharing stitches, laughter and friendship, and look forward to meeting you all.

Maggie
socks4all Posted - 03/06/2014 : 1:45:19 PM
Yes, the knitting world has change, and for the better. The internet has brought so much (sometimes too much) information and connected-ness. Welcome back to knitting, don't be a stranger!
phlame Posted - 03/06/2014 : 10:55:00 AM
Is the site shut down....I haven't had any new posts since 3/5. ????

Shirley, Dana Point, CA

...I'm fairly certain that, given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world.



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