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06/21/2004

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Margene

I'm in the same catagory...always overspent on books and yarns! We ARE on the same wave length. A person's knitting confidence grows as they knit and as their desire to try something new is born. You said it very well. We are all always learning.

jillz

It's a very refreshing feeling passing that threshold that you mention. It definitely gives me confidence to try new things when I finally get something right that I thought would be difficult and I wouldn't be able to do.

Annie

I think anyone who can knit a scarf is capable of knitting anything. You said it best- "one stitch at a time". And I have to add that once again blogging has pushed my knitting forward. I probably never would have been inspired to knit a Charlotte's Web shawl if I hadn't seen such beautiful examples all over the blogs.
You and Margene are definitely on the same wavelength today. Another great post!

Allison

Great post. Luckily, I am self-taught and there was no one to tell me anything was "hard". One of my first projects was lace. And I made mistakes and learned from them and it still came out good. But there are always new techniques to try and new knitting challenges to pursue!

Carolyn

I'm not one to back down from a knitting challenge, but my mind just "doesn't do lace" for some reason. I'm glad you are faring well with it.

Iko

Another online knitter and I thought that I should make "No Knitting Fear" buttons for our sites.

Jessica

I totally agree with you on how I think of knitting and what quakifies as beginner/intermediate/advanced etc. I also thought more "advanced" techniques would possibly always be beyond me. My "I will never be able to do that" technique that I didn't learn until I wanted to was cables. Cables just seemed impossible. But then there was a project that I really wanted to do and now I can cable with the best of them. I even went so far as to learn to cable without a needle (thanks to Wendy's site) and now that seems even easier than cabling with a needle. I say always have fun in knitting. Isn't that why we do this? Love your blog.

Karen

What a great thought-provoking post!

Lisa

I don't know if you'll take this as a compliment or as an insult, but reading your blog entry gave me the thought that you're the Carrie Bradshaw of knitting.

Vera

I've been knitting almost than a year now, but I can knit socks, bags, sweaters, and some lace. However, I still see myself as a beginner, probably because I have crocheted for over 30 years and I can do so much more in crochet.

I mentioned this at my "Sit and Knit" a couple of weeks ago when another member told me (sternly) that I shouldn't call myself a beginner anymore, and that I do very good work, and that I knit better than many who have been knitting for many years.

I'm guess I'm always looking at what I can't do--like fair isle, intarsia, beaded knitting, etc. I do know that I can't do them because I simply haven't. I'm still amazed that I can do Charlotte's Web.

Other bloggers have "pushed" me along too.

Perhaps I can use one of those "No Fear" buttons, though.


Norma

I love the message in this post - it resonates with me perfectly, as well -- it's what I've been thinking, I think ;-) but hadn't yet articulated. I like the way you write -- I'm going to add you to my daily reads.

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