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Hi All!

It's been so long since I've posted on any of the AllNurses boards, I wouldn't doubt if nobody remembered me! :chuckle

I have recently taken up knitting and am looking to conect with other knitters...Anybody out there?

Thanks!

Sara (still on track to graduate, May '05)

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I used to knit my kids' sweaters when they were little. I have a linen/silk shawl I've been neglecting for years.

In a book, I saw a pattern of alien heads, called "shadow knitting." Since my son plays bass guitar, and his guitar has alien heads on it, I was going to make him a scarf for his birthday in February if I can figure it out.

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I used to knit alot, especially baby stuff but haven't knitted for a few years, My mother also used to knit and was also a dab hand at using a knitting machine too

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No, but I would looove to learn. It sounds so feminine to me. I love the idea of sitting on the porch knitting and sipping lemonade...

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Learnt to knit when I was 8 and it actually saved my high school home ec marks. Couldn't sew on a machine to save my life, but some of my knitting got me the extra credit I needed to pass the course.

Best part of knitting is its a great diet aide. Can't eat with a pair of needles in your hands!!!

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No, but I would looove to learn. It sounds so feminine to me. I love the idea of sitting on the porch knitting and sipping lemonade...

I don't think learning to knit is the hard part...I taught myself! If you really want to learn, buy a book/kit and some yarn and go at it! :)

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Learnt to knit when I was 8 and it actually saved my high school home ec marks. Couldn't sew on a machine to save my life, but some of my knitting got me the extra credit I needed to pass the course.

Best part of knitting is its a great diet aide. Can't eat with a pair of needles in your hands!!!

I was thinking the same thing yesterday when I wanted a snack but also wanted to finish the row I was working on, then the next, and the next, and the next..... :rotfl:

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Me! Not that I've had time to do any knitting since the second week of this semester. I'm planning on knitting a lot during my winter break. :)

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[Q]No, but I would looove to learn. It sounds so feminine to me. I love the idea of sitting on the porch knitting and sipping lemonade...[/Q]

A lot of yarn shops will teach you for free or are happy to give advice as you go, if you're like me and can't figure it out from a book.

Granted, yarn in specialized shops cost more, and can be too much for a beginner, but you could buy a set of needles or maybe a few accessories there, especially if the workers are nice enough to help you.

By the way, silverdragon's alienhead looks much like the alien I'm going to make as soon as the yarn I ordered gets here.

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The "Knitting for Dummies" book is really good.

Right now i'm knitting a chenille wrap.

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Hi Sara,

I am new to this board. Was actually going to start a post about computers in labor and delivery suits.

I do knit quite a lot. I love it. Haven't had much time recently as I am working on my degree. Been in L&D for 15 years.

I manage to knit up a few hats a month for the nicu. Gives me an excuse to do it at work when it is slow.

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So for those of you working on a knitting project(s), what are you doing?

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