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By college knitters, for college knitters. :)
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22nd-Jan-2012 11:11 am - intro post!
Hi! I'm Andy, new to the community but not to college and knitting. Am a third year in English Philology at the University of Tampere in Finland (yeah, that little fleck of snowy awfulness wedged between Sweden and Russia. But hey, at least I've got an excuse to knit a shit ton of scarves and mittens, eh?) and have been knitting for... Well, I guess I started when I was 8 years old, but after an twelve-year hiatus I re-found knitting last year and am getting more and more excited by the day. I'm currently finishing up a hot pink pullover in some very lovely 100% wool, maybe I'll post a picture here once I'm finished!

This seems like a fun community, shame that it's been so quiet recently. *frowny face*
9th-Aug-2010 04:35 am - Free Amazon Prime for students
Amazon is currently giving free 1 year memberships to Amazon Prime (free 2 day shipping, $3.99 overnight shipping) to current students with a .edu email address: http://www.amazon.com/gp/student/signup/info I'm not sure how long they're offering this (it doesn't say on the site).

Just thought i'd give fellow students the heads up on this in case you haven't heard about it yet. This is going to save me a ton on shipping textbooks this year!
3rd-Aug-2010 09:26 pm - Seeking yarn ....
Hey all, www.knitpicks.com just stopped selling Andean Silk in Cinnamon (tan) -- and I need 4 more skeins! Anyone have a few skeins of that color they'd be willing to sell?

30th-May-2010 05:52 pm - New
So I just found this community...I think it's pretty cool.
I'm graduating in a year or two from college and honestly, knitting has been awesome for me. haha.
So I took on a huge thing as my first knitting project and have yet to finish. I'm doing a scarf that involves double knitting...crazy? I think I am. haha. I'm about 3/4 done with it...but I know it's kind of crazy to do it as my first project. I've been doing it on and off for the past few years just because I'm so busy with school. I'll post up pictures when I'm done...but it may be awhile from now. haha.
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7th-Mar-2010 09:54 pm - New newbie knitter!
So, I'm new to this community and my livejournal is not even a day old... I thought I'd look around for a knitting community and didn't I just find the perfect one?

I haven't been knitting very long, only since January, but I'm absolutely addicted to it. I'm slowly trying to progress my skills, moving from simple straight needles to circular, from plain knit to purling, and it's awfully exciting. Hopefully this community will help me find new and exciting directions to go with my knitting. 

I've had friends who've visited me at school and been surprised how many people they see knitting. But isn't it one of the hippest things to do? It's so much fun when someone asks, "Where did you get that?" and you can say, "I made it!"  
6th-Mar-2010 01:43 pm(no subject)

I found this picture on another community and I'm really hoping someone here can help find the pattern for this or something similar?

I am selling at help_haiti a very sought after Estonian book by the knitting and lace making community "Pitsilised Koekirjad" by Leili Lehismets (Reimann) to help to raise funds for Haiti.

Additional Info: The Book is a hard cover, a first edition, was published in 1978 by publisher Valgus. Has 168 pages, 434 Estonian lace knitting patterns. IS IN ESTONIAN!

The book is in a relatively good condition but the spine is damaged in the upper level from both sides of the cover.

To see pictures of the book go to:


Too bid on the book go to:

11th-Nov-2009 12:49 am - Intro!
Pagan: Pentacle
Hey guys! I was looking around for knitting-related LJ comms, and when I saw this one I thought it was just what I was looking for! I'm a first year Master's student at Ball State University, majoring in secondary education and going for my teaching license. Lookin' to be a French teacher when all's said and done, maybe even go as far as PhD.

I'm still pretty new to knitting; I have no idea how long ago I started, probably a year ago at most. My grandma taught me how to crochet 2 and a half years ago, and I've been addicted to yarncraft ever since. My current specifically knit projects are a pink-n-black striped bed for my cat, and a rather interesting scarf.

I actually really wanna go into a little more detail on this scarf: has anybody heard of NaNoWriMo? November is National Novel Writing Month, where participants are challenged to write a 50,000 word story within the 30 days of November. I signed up this year, got a story goin', but didn't get very far at all; I kept knitting a scarf when I should have been writing. After a few days I thought to myself "hey, why not do something productive with this instead?" So NaScaKniMo, National Scarf Knitting Month, was born. I've given myself the remainder of November to knit a scarf of 50,000 stitches; so far I'm at 12,000, and if I keep doing 2,000 a day I'm on track to finish with a few days to spare. I'm fairly certain I'm not nearly cool enough to be the first person to have thought of this--has anybody else done somethin' like this before?

Anyway, lovely to meet you all and I hope we'll be good friends!
5th-Feb-2009 11:14 pm - Hat, version 2.something
My fiance doesn't wear scarves (my signature item) so I taught myself to knit in the round and made him this hat. I forgot what brand yarn exactly, only that it's British, virgin wool, and comes from a black sheep (I told my fiance that he was the little boy who lives down the lane).

I used this very nice pattern from Stephanie Likes To Knit. This was actually my second hat as I knitted the first one entirely too small height-wise and too wide as well. This one, is a keeper and I'll be giving it to my fiance for Valentine's Day (so that I don't have to think of something else to get him).

x-posted to other knitting comms.
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