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I don't think so, you're just looping yarn around 2 sticks!
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Posted to Thread #14219 at 6:21 am on Mar 24, 2009
My Granny showed me how when I was a kid and after she died I stopped. But 2 years ago I took a class at a local yarn shop with my sister and it's snowballed from there. You should find your local shop and see their class schedule. I have never been to a shop without everyone being so nice and helpful and encouraging.
The nicest part of knitting to me is that of helps me relax and destress because I have to pay attention to the moment. The tension in my body and mind is reflected in the fabric I create so it keeps me on point. Also, the feel of the soft squishy yarn in my hands, the satiny wooden knitting needles and the colors of the yarn, it's such a tactile and visual pleasure - like cooking! The feel of the food, the knives, the heat/cold, the feeling you are creating something out of nothing, the parallels are amazing!
I hope you try it and PM me if you need help finding a store!
"Well-behaved women rarely make history."
Other messages in this thread:
- this was worth reading just for "optimal geek chow" . fascinating and use up your fondant. [NT] - AngAk - 7:05pm on 03/23/09
- How amazing, I like their laymen's explanations. Reminds me that I found a knitting site - Heather_in_SF - 8:56pm on 03/23/09
- Very cool. Am thinking of taking up knitting... Is it difficult? [NT] - ErininNY - 9:49pm on 03/23/09
- I don't think so, you're just looping yarn around 2 sticks! - Heather_in_SF - 6:21am on 03/24/09
- Yes, take a class. one class should get you started. I have been knitting too much---tendonitis! - AngAk - 6:36pm on 03/24/09
- That was a great book! I cried most of the way through it, good thing I was knitting a particularly - Heather_in_SF - 8:50pm on 03/24/09
- yes to Ravelry. same ID as here. I haven't figured out that site yet. I have several free hat - AngAk - 9:40pm on 03/24/09
- Thank you Erin! I had seen the fractal cookies but these are even cooler! - Lana in FL - 2:24am on 03/25/09