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SwampCatNana
New Pal

USA
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Posted - 06/20/2013 :  07:10:12 AM  Show Profile Send SwampCatNana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's been a while since I've been on the forums, and I'm not sure I said hello the first time. Soooo - here I am! I live in Boston, actually a section of Boston called Jamaica Plain(no "s") but I'm originally from New Bedford(MA) via Long Beach CA! Confusing? Yeah, for me too.
Not sure what info should be entered but I've been away from knitting for about 40+ yrs. Just returned this past January. I was never a very good knitter to start with, and made only simple things, self-taught.
Since returning I have warped into all kinds of knitting! Socks, shawls, mittens, coffee cup holders, and, the latest, a summer top in a lacy knit!
I've taken on-line lessons, saved mucho vids from youTube, and have in general become a very good knitter. Surprising myself!
Are there any of you in my area?


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kbshee
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USA
4166 Posts

Posted - 06/20/2013 :  07:25:12 AM  Show Profile Send kbshee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi! Welcome (back)! Lots of Bostonian knitters here--I used to be one but now live in Oregon. Go Bruins!

kim in oregon
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SwampCatNana
New Pal

USA
13 Posts

Posted - 06/20/2013 :  07:32:33 AM  Show Profile Send SwampCatNana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Kim! When, or at what age, did you desert us? What part of Boston did you live? Been back lately?


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robinstephanie
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USA
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Posted - 06/20/2013 :  3:57:29 PM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi there, SwampCatNana—I remember you—who could forget your handle!?

Welcome back, and boy howdy, you've gone beserk in the best of ways. Congratulations on your branching out. Very cool.

Robinsteph

Different is good. ~Matthew Hoover
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jtamsn
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USA
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Posted - 06/20/2013 :  5:16:33 PM  Show Profile Send jtamsn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Welcome, from just up 95 in southern Maine! Lots of knitting support and inspiration to be found here!
judy
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purlthis
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USA
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Posted - 06/20/2013 :  5:38:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit purlthis's Homepage Send purlthis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My work is in Boston, but I'm in Columbus, OH. I was just in Cambridge last week!

Rachel
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As I get older, I prefer to knit. Tracey Ullman
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SwampCatNana
New Pal

USA
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Posted - 06/21/2013 :  11:05:24 AM  Show Profile Send SwampCatNana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you all for your welcomes! I'm glad to be back.
Purlthis - your work is in Boston and you live in OH? WOW - quite a commute!
Robinsteph - just got back for my lys and am a bit poorer! Bought 2 hanks of Cascade Pima cotton in lilac for a summer top to wear over tanks. It will be the second one I've made! Love doing them as they knit up so fast.
Kim - the Bruins are in the playoffs and I've been remiss in not watching. (hanging my head in shame.........)

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purlthis
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Posted - 06/21/2013 :  5:45:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit purlthis's Homepage Send purlthis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
We do it all online, so I don't have to travel there often. : )

Rachel
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SwampCatNana
New Pal

USA
13 Posts

Posted - 06/22/2013 :  11:04:43 AM  Show Profile Send SwampCatNana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How lucky for you Rachel!


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susanjg@fidmail.com


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Posted - 06/24/2013 :  7:36:46 PM  Show Profile Send susanjg@fidmail.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This is my first post on KR although I have been reading it for years. I am a Rhode Islander by birth,have lived for 40 years in St.Louis,my daughters and grandchildren have lived in Boston,spec. JP. I was a New England knitter but despaired when moving to MO. but eventually the bug hit there and I was a long time member of St. Louis Knitters Guild. Now I have moved with my retired professor-husband to Bellingham,WA. where the fiber artists really stand out.
Have an Etsy shop of fiber products (Odyssey of Threads),on vacation until we get the boxes under control but back soon I hope. Also on Ravelry as oceanwide. Hello!
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SwampCatNana
New Pal

USA
13 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2013 :  04:39:52 AM  Show Profile Send SwampCatNana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
WOW, Susan. You've really lived lots of places. I feel underprivileged having only lived in New Bedford and Boston in MA, Phoenix in AZ, and Long Beach in CA!
Glad you finally decided to start posting!
What is the area of your husband's teaching? Do you work also?

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ozknitter
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Australia
3291 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2013 :  06:06:22 AM  Show Profile Send ozknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Lee,

Welcome back to Knitters Review Forums, I have been away for quite some time myself.

Jamaica Plain sounds very exotic.

Knit in peace and harmony.


Rose

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SwampCatNana
New Pal

USA
13 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2013 :  08:05:47 AM  Show Profile Send SwampCatNana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ozknitter

Hi Lee,

Welcome back to Knitters Review Forums, I have been away for quite some time myself.

Jamaica Plain sounds very exotic.

Knit in peace and harmony.


Rose





It's a great place to live but nothing exotic! Just a nice New England city. Actually, we are part of Greater Boston and are considered Boston residents. I love it here.

http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/store
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robinstephanie
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USA
1257 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2013 :  08:34:24 AM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Susan, a warm welcome to you too. I've heard terrific things about Washington's fiber arts community. Lucky gal!

Robinsteph

Different is good. ~Matthew Hoover
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susanjg@fidmail.com


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Posted - 06/25/2013 :  5:40:02 PM  Show Profile Send susanjg@fidmail.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Robin Stephanie: Suddenly, today in the middle of unpacking boxes, I want to to do a crocheted necklace in a spiral. Do you know how?
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SwampCatNana
New Pal

USA
13 Posts

Posted - 06/26/2013 :  05:28:54 AM  Show Profile Send SwampCatNana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sorry Susan, I don't crochet.

Have you tried http://www.knittingparadise.com/?

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robinstephanie
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USA
1257 Posts

Posted - 06/26/2013 :  2:24:05 PM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Susan--

No, I don't know how, I'm a beginning crocheter. But I bet there are some patterns on Ravelry. Do you know about Ravelry?

Robinsteph

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flicka
Seriously Hooked

881 Posts

Posted - 06/26/2013 :  5:20:22 PM  Show Profile Send flicka a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It seems odd to post to a thread titled "Hello from Boston" with a reference to a yarn shop in Bellingham, Washington! Susan, you and your husband picked a fantastic place to retire. I hope the collapsed bridge didn't make you wonder about that. I'm sure you know about this shop:
http://woolstation.com/
which I used to visit when I had kin in school at Western Washington University. For some reason they have a lot of Australian yarn.

Also, welcome back SwampCatNana. I look forward to seeing more of your posts. I admire an adventurous knitter.

flicka
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SwampCatNana
New Pal

USA
13 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2013 :  09:52:53 AM  Show Profile Send SwampCatNana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Flicka! The funny part is I'm a good example of that old adage: "Ignorance is bliss!"
Since I don't really know what some of these methods require or represent, I just go ahead and do them.
Maybe if should be: "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread!" LOL

http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/store
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ozknitter
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Australia
3291 Posts

Posted - 07/28/2013 :  06:09:52 AM  Show Profile Send ozknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Susan,

Welcome to Knitter Review forums from Australia.

I hope you meet many new friends here and have a lot of fun.

Knit in peace and harmony.


Rose
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