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Ditzy Girl
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Posted - 08/10/2004 :  7:35:43 PM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message
When I was taking my sock lesson today a young girl ( young teenage) came in and wanted some sticks to knit with. I just smiled and thought here is a new knitter. When she came up to pay, I was sitting close to cash register, I asked her what she was knitting, her answer a shawl for her mother. I thought that was nice and told her so. I just think that is so cool.

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

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Posted - 08/11/2004 :  05:38:08 AM  Show Profile Send spin_or_knit a Private Message
I was knitting a sock a while back in the doctor's waiting room, and someone said "You look like you are knitting, but you can't be. You have too many sticks." I thought that was cute. DPNs do look like sticks, though.

How are your sock lessons going, Zola?
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Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 08/11/2004 :  06:10:29 AM  Show Profile Send Schleppenheimer a Private Message

I love your story about the "two sticks to knit with." Makes you feel like there's a future for knitting!
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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 08/11/2004 :  06:54:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit Dagny's Homepage Send Dagny a Private Message
Actually, a lot of other laces still call them sticks. I was (re)taught to knit by a very old Finnish lady who spoke very little English (she prefered to swear at you in Finnish) and she always called needles sticks.

Dagny in Maine

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Gabber Extraordinaire

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Posted - 08/11/2004 :  07:39:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit VaxGirl's Homepage Send VaxGirl a Private Message
Interesting... I used to work with several Russian immigrants. One day I was knitting and one of guys also called them sticks. I wonder if that is the translation for some languages.

"SmellyCat, SmellyCat, what are they feeding you?"
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Pinky Yarn
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Posted - 08/11/2004 :  10:59:45 AM  Show Profile Send Pinky Yarn a Private Message
i've had non-knitters call them sticks, but u have to admit, they DO look a bit more like sticks than needles if u ask me

- Katie

"Say what you mean, and mean what you say"

The next generation of knitters :-)
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Posted - 08/11/2004 :  11:34:26 AM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
To me needle impies an opening to put thread through. My son calls them sticks sometimes.

"There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness." Gandhi
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Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 08/11/2004 :  11:40:22 AM  Show Profile Send knittykat a Private Message
I think it's cute. It boils knitting down to its most basic explanation: sticks & string. Makes it seem a lot less intimidating when you're learning!

Kat in Illinois
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