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Terry56
New Pal

USA
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Posted - 08/28/2013 :  03:48:51 AM  Show Profile Send Terry56 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello!
My left-handed sister taught me how to knit, and my mother helped too. I was 9 at the time. I started with a green and gold stripped scarf that I knitted on intermittently until mom finished it for me. A few years later mom bought me my first sweater pattern and wool to make an Icelandic sweater. I was hooked. I've made six more Icelandic Sweaters, lots of socks, mittens and hats. I stopped knitting for about ten years, until my son said he wanted to learn to knit so he could make a scarf. We got about 4 inches into it and he told me he really wanted me to make it!
We lived in Russia from 1991-1998, having gone there for our Faith. The women there knitted differently and much more quickly than I had ever seen. They said it was the Continental style. Never heard of it and they moved too fast to see what they were doing. When my son handed off his scarf I decided to see if there were any videos on YouTube that taught that style. There were and I haven't looked back!

Right now I'm working on a Aran sweater for my son. I just have the shawl collar to finish!

This is getting kind of long. For me knitting is a wonderful outlet for my creative nature.

I'm happy to join this forum and glad to meet another Maine-iack in the knitting world!
Terry56

Mshark
Warming Up

USA
90 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2013 :  05:55:45 AM  Show Profile Send Mshark a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Welcome Terry56! Wow, that leap from a scarf to an Icelandic sweater is breathtaking. You'll find lots of other adventuresome knitters around these forums, so don't hesitate to poke around and get in the conversation.

Miriam
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Yarn Longa Vita Brevis Est

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donnawatk
Seriously Hooked

766 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2013 :  06:56:11 AM  Show Profile Send donnawatk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Terry56, Welcome from Chicago. I have been looking for yarn for top down Icelandic sweater by Ragga Eiriksdottir. Good for your son for trying to knit. All I get from my son and daughter is will you make me this.Donna
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jtamsn
Permanent Resident

USA
1688 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2013 :  10:20:39 AM  Show Profile Send jtamsn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Welcome to the forums, Terry, from Portland! I'm impressed that your son lets you knit sweaters for him! Neither my husband or son wears sweaters.....too hot! I have a brother who lives in your community. Where do you like to shop for yarn? I hope you enjoy the knitting inspiration found here.
judy
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eldergirl
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USA
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Posted - 08/28/2013 :  11:07:51 PM  Show Profile Send eldergirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Terry! Welcome from Baltimore! I have fond memories of Maine in the summers some years ago., and envy you the weather when you can happily wear Icelandic Sweaters! The mid-Atlantic is HHH just now (horribly hot and humid), not a breath of air, fog, just plain ugh!

There. had my rant: sorry! So I am knitting socks...my usual summer knitting....but I am setting myself a goal to knit a sweater for myself, and I am difficult to fit, so I am quaking in my boots about this.....

You have an interesting travel history, living in Russia and all..and congratulations to you for learning Continental knitting!

We are so happy to have you here on the KR Forums!

Best wishes,

Anna

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