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Linda R M
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USA
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Posted - 02/20/2014 :  08:02:54 AM  Show Profile Send Linda R M a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi all,
Just joined this forum after reading about Clara's career path in an old Vogue Knitting magazine. I've admired Clara's smart, informed yarn discussions on Knitting Daily (and miss her on new episodes), so I think I will learn a lot from joining this site, from her and from you all.

I taught myself to knit years ago from a Reader's Digest needlework book, but didn't get serious about it until my daughter learned in college and got me interested again. I mostly knit smaller items - hats, mittens, socks, scarves, toys, and little accessories. I love casting on a new project and even enjoy the finishing details. I have completed a few sweaters.but I get bored with longer term commitments. (I also struggle with hand and finger pain from long bouts of repetitive motion - would be interested in any tips to help with that.) I love looking at other knitters' projects on Ravelry, so look forward to sharing ideas and inspiration on this forum.

Shalee
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Posted - 02/20/2014 :  4:05:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Shalee's Homepage Send Shalee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Linda and welcome to the forum from cold NW PA. Since you mentioned small projects and toys I thought of Phoeny's patterns. Here is the link to all her darling patterns. www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/phoenixknits-on-ravelry

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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marfa
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Posted - 02/22/2014 :  2:42:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit marfa's Homepage Send marfa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How do.

Welcome, Linda, & thanks for telling us about yourself.

There are always hints & experiences others have that can give us assistance. Here's something that works for me: I have a few projects going that involve a variety of yarns & needle sizes. My hands are pretty much pain free if I remember to alternate what is on the needles.

This has helped me for many years & I am grateful still for the moment when that became clear to me. Recently I was working on a shawl that I really really wanted to finish & so I neglected my other projects. D'oh, my hands began to ache. I remembered what worked, switched projects & waa la, my hands are better.

Martha

http://marfasmewsings.blogspot.com
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jtamsn
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Posted - 03/01/2014 :  05:19:50 AM  Show Profile Send jtamsn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Welcome , from Maine! Lots of support and inspiration to try new techniques here!
Judy
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