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pacjar
New Pal

USA
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Posted - 01/17/2013 :  5:47:53 PM  Show Profile Send pacjar a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi fellow knitters,
My name is Pat and I am an art teacher. Over the years I have tried almost every art and craft possible but I never tried knitting. Dec of 2011 while at a JoAnn Fabrics store I realized that the only thing left was knitting so I decided to take Knitting 101 and I just love it. I can not wait to get home to knit. Right now I am learning to knit socks and having so much fun.

I am reading Clara Parkes book The Knitter's Book of Socks and that is what brought me to KR. If you have struggled with socks this book takes all the mystery out of it so you can make beautiful comfy socks.

Looking forward to meet some of you online.
Regards,
Pat

Shalee
Permanent Resident

USA
2046 Posts

Posted - 01/17/2013 :  9:25:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit Shalee's Homepage Send Shalee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Pat. I sure wish Clara's book had been out when I started knitting socks! Are you using dp's or a circular needle? I did graduate from Clover dp needles to circular and now to a CSM (circular sock machine). Now I have time to hand knit something other than socks, which I do love doing, but there are other types of knitting I just didn't have time for! I can't imagine life without knitting!

I know you will love it here, everyone is so friendly.

Sharon in NW PA
I always wanted my own library but I didn't realize it would be all knitting books!


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BobbiSocks
Warming Up

51 Posts

Posted - 01/17/2013 :  10:15:45 PM  Show Profile Send BobbiSocks a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Another sock knitter and artist...welcome!! :)




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Originally posted by pacjar

Hi fellow knitters,
My name is Pat and I am an art teacher. Over the years I have tried almost every art and craft possible but I never tried knitting. Dec of 2011 while at a JoAnn Fabrics store I realized that the only thing left was knitting so I decided to take Knitting 101 and I just love it. I can not wait to get home to knit. Right now I am learning to knit socks and having so much fun.

I am reading Clara Parkes book The Knitter's Book of Socks and that is what brought me to KR. If you have struggled with socks this book takes all the mystery out of it so you can make beautiful comfy socks.

Looking forward to meet some of you online.
Regards,
Pat



"I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul."
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donnawatk
Seriously Hooked

766 Posts

Posted - 01/18/2013 :  04:37:28 AM  Show Profile Send donnawatk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Pat, I think knitted socks are warmer. That coud be its because I made them. Welcome to KR and Happy knitting. Donna
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Grand-moogi
Seriously Hooked

Australia
783 Posts

Posted - 01/18/2013 :  05:55:19 AM  Show Profile Send Grand-moogi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
WeLcome Pat from Australia. We do not seem to wear hand knitted socks here. Maybe because we do not have the cold climate. Anyway I do hope you enjoy the forums.

I knit a hug into every stitch
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hillstreetmama
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USA
3448 Posts

Posted - 01/22/2013 :  10:26:19 PM  Show Profile Send hillstreetmama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I wish the internet had been around when I first learned in 1976. I didn't know any knitters, and stopped altogether a few years later when I got busy with a family. I lived in northern Iowa at the time, and if I'd only known about EZ back then, I'd have driven to Wisconsin for the opportunity to learn from her. Sadly, I discovered her books and videos when I came back to knitting about 10 years ago, and can only know her through those books and recordings.

Welcome to the forum, Pat. There are lots of great people here who are ready to inspire, help and enable!

Jan
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Luann
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USA
2673 Posts

Posted - 01/23/2013 :  1:05:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luann's Homepage Send Luann a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Welcome, Pat! I too had tried many different crafts before knitting took hold. I enjoyed them all - I was serially faithful to rubber stamps, beading, origami, embroidery, needlepoint... but around 1997 I found knitting and it just hit the spot in a way the others never did. Here I am 15 years later and it's still my favorite thing. I still turn to the others for a change of pace, or a specific project, but knitting is my one true love.


Knit and let knit!
http://www.luannocracy.blogspot.com
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jtamsn
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USA
1688 Posts

Posted - 01/24/2013 :  03:39:22 AM  Show Profile Send jtamsn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Welcome to the forums, from Maine. I always have socks in progress. They are a very portable project to throw in your purse when going to appointments etc. I have been knitting since I was a small child, but just started socks about 10 years ago. I remember my mom knitting argyle socks with bobbins when I was young.
judy
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robinstephanie
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USA
1257 Posts

Posted - 01/24/2013 :  09:15:47 AM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Welcome, Pat, from northern California. I started knitting two years ago, at 41, and about a month in I was asking myself, "Where has this been all my life?" With all your additional art skills, you'll have some really terrific skills to enhance your knitting. Oh, how exciting. (:

Robinsteph

Different is good. ~Matthew Hoover
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lella
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9714 Posts

Posted - 02/14/2013 :  11:42:36 AM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello from San Diego, Pat. I'm also a sock knitter, and love it. The sock topic in the one forum is quiet but we are all here, knitting away. Welcome to the KR.

Lella

Zippiknits

"Life is good if you don't weaken." Calvin Coolidge
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crafty1mjw@comcast.net
Seriously Hooked

USA
910 Posts

Posted - 02/16/2013 :  5:09:02 PM  Show Profile Send crafty1mjw@comcast.net a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A hearty "Hello" from Colorado, pacjar! Welcome to the KF! Looking forward to reading your posts here in the forums!

craftymjw

Keep on knitting!
The more, the merrier!
A balanced diet is a peanut butter cookie in each hand!
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eldergirl
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USA
1809 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2013 :  9:40:24 PM  Show Profile Send eldergirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Pat, and welcome to the KR Forums! I'm from Baltimore, and learned to knit from my grandma when i was six or seven. Before that, I learned how to wind balls of yarn. I still wind balls from skeins in the way she taught me!

Knitting is really wonderful, isn't it? And socks! good for you!

Keep posting and tell us what else you are knitting!

Best wishes

Anna

Life is beautiful.
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