chemicallace: A cropped picture of me snowshoeing in the Twin Lakes area of the Cascade mountains, wearing a blue knitted hat I made. (Me in the Snow)
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People don't seem to be taking my encouragement to make an introduction post seriously, so I thought I'd make one and people can introduce themselves in the comments.

I'm [personal profile] chemicallace. I am a graduate student who has been knitting on-and-off for about five years. My knitting interests include lace, historical knitting, and science-themed knitting. Saga, my cat, likes to eat wooden knitting needles and assist with my work. My last finished project was a hat with chromosomes on it and my current one is a Christmas stocking.

Who are you? Anything we should know? Cookies?

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Date: 2010-01-09 07:12 pm (UTC)
gloss: (dykealicious)
From: [personal profile] gloss
Hey! I am a lapsed grad student (ABD in classification/cultural history) and fiction writer. I started to knit in high school and continued for a couple years in the early 90s, then moved away from it; I took it back up again about 2 and a half years ago. I've recently gotten into making socks, after lace & sweaters had been my obsession, and I'm psyched to join this club.

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Date: 2010-01-09 07:18 pm (UTC)
ysobel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysobel
Hi! I'm [personal profile] ysobel (also [livejournal.com profile] isabeau and isabeautiful on Ravelry), and I've been knitting for, er. A while. My favorite things to knit are socks and wristwarmers/fingerless-gloves/etc.

Due to mobility restrictions I can't use normal needles any more, so I am adventuring in knitting looms and going "ackflail" a lot because it is a very different thing than needle-knitting. (Which I miss like whoa.)

And, um. I am here because I like knitting stuff, and because a lot of people I know are doing sock clubs but I do not have the money for them, plus I have stash I should be using up, so a bring-your-own-yarn knitalong thing works for me.

Assuming I can figure out how to do fancy tricks on the loom... :x

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Date: 2010-01-09 07:19 pm (UTC)
domtheknight: espresso machine brewing into little white mugs (Default)
From: [personal profile] domtheknight
I've been knitting since I was 5 (and crocheting since I was 8). I made some scarves, and they were boring, and I went through a hat phase (gave them away to all my friends) and an afghan phase (okay, I'm still sort of in that one).

This summer at a family reunion my mother, who taught me everything I know about craft stuff, was knitting two socks at once on two circs. That intrigued me, since I'd always thought that I'd forget or get bored and just never do the second sock. I haven't looked back, and my stash of sock yarn is out of control, and I have four pairs of socks currently in varying stages of done-ness (only one of them past the heel).

I'm super excited for this club because I can never pick patterns for myself (I'm indecisive) and I like talking about knitting!

In conclusion: that might have been more than you wanted to know.

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Date: 2010-01-09 07:22 pm (UTC)
gloss: (Default)
From: [personal profile] gloss
Learning to do socks two-at-a-time was the breakthrough for me! I'd tried a couple times and failed miserably, but this method (+ the Fleegle heel) made all the difference.

...I need a knitting icon. Hm.

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Date: 2010-01-09 07:27 pm (UTC)
domtheknight: espresso machine brewing into little white mugs (Default)
From: [personal profile] domtheknight
It's awesome! I keep trying to convert people to it.

I'm curious to see how this pattern will work... it's the first one I've done with serious changes between the left and right socks.

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Date: 2010-01-09 07:45 pm (UTC)
ysobel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysobel
Two at once is the awesomest thing *ever* for anything that comes in pairs. (When I was doing two whatevers on circs, I just used one long circ with the Magic Loop method, but it's pretty much the same principle.) Not only do both get finished together, but they're both the same length zomg.

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Date: 2010-01-09 08:15 pm (UTC)
domtheknight: espresso machine brewing into little white mugs (Default)
From: [personal profile] domtheknight
I know, right!!! And they both have the same stupid "whoops I didn't read the pattern right" mistakes (... not that that happens to me, except for like all the time).

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Date: 2010-01-09 08:33 pm (UTC)
dragonfly: stained glass dragonfly in iridescent colors (Default)
From: [personal profile] dragonfly
I am dragonfly and I only learned to knit last year. I am still in a scarf and hat and afghan phase because I am easily intimidated. *g* I tapered off in my knitting abruptly when I got a laptop, because now the laptop goes where my knitting used to. I plan to lurk at a couple of knitting communities in order to learn things and maybe have someone I can ask my stupid questions.

Hi!

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Date: 2010-01-09 08:52 pm (UTC)
zats_clear: (Knitting Green String Theory)
From: [personal profile] zats_clear
I am [personal profile] zats_clear here, there, and everywhere...

Apparently, some of mom's knitting instruction actually took when I was a kid because when I picked up needles about a year ago, it all came back. Not that I ever did anything other than basic knit stitch and never so much as finished a scarf!

Now is all different, I am having a ball with knitting and have made many scarves and other things. I try to work in a new trick with each new pattern a choose. Socks will be happening, just not quite yet. I will lurk and admire until then. The whole reason I picked up knitting again was to knit socks, and I have a copy of the two at a time book.
Edited Date: 2010-05-03 02:05 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2010-01-09 10:38 pm (UTC)
yvi: Kaylee half-smiling, looking very pretty (Default)
From: [personal profile] yvi
Heya, I am Yvi, a graduate student in the biological sciences very close to having to work 12 hour days to get my thesis finished in time :/ I started knitting only a few months ago and haven't yet tried my hand at socks, but I have knitted mitts and lace before, so I hope that I will manage to produce something wearable. Since I am in Germany getting ahold of the recommended yarn is probably going to be a bit tricky for me.

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Date: 2010-01-10 12:41 am (UTC)
ct: a shooting star (Default)
From: [personal profile] ct
I'm [personal profile] ct. [personal profile] houseelf is my occasionally-updated knitting journal, and I'm houseelf on Ravelry. I'm an undergrad IS major focusing on java and web applications, and as a non-traditional student I have to say that one of the things I like best about knitting is that the knitting circle at my LYS is made of women my own age.

I've been knitting since... hmm... 2005? I like knitting lace a lot, but overall my knitting interests run towards anything small and sturdy enough to handle being in a backpack. My family also sees me as a source of winterwear, so I've done a lot of scarves and hats, too.

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Date: 2010-01-10 01:59 am (UTC)
thistleingrey: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thistleingrey
Hello. I taught myself to crochet in 1996 and to knit ~2.5 years ago, so I'm only recently a sock knitter. I suspect it's a passing phase between thread crochet and attempting to knit complicated thread stuff, just to see whether I can, but it's definitely a fun phase; I love the fact that socks can be basic or obnoxiously complex, that they're portable while one works on them, and that something useful (usually) results from the time spent....

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Date: 2010-01-10 07:41 am (UTC)
zarhooie: Girl on a blueberry bramble looking happy. Text: Kat (Default)
From: [personal profile] zarhooie
I'm [personal profile] zarhooie aka Kat. I don't knit but I was in the right channel at the right time when this comm got thoughted up so here I am. Consider me the community cheerleader. :)

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Date: 2010-01-10 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] nacbrie
I'm [personal profile] nacbrie. I've been knitting for just over a year, moving between fingerless gloves, hats and daleks. I've done two pairs of socks (red and black stripes and superman socks), but I'm looking forward to trying some in wool and non-DK yarn. I'm an undergrad science student, and have discovered that while knitting in lectures can get you some funny looks from the lecturer it's very fun.

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Date: 2010-01-10 06:13 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] nacbrie
And there were cookies mentioned in the post, so I give you the chocolate chip cookie receipe of amazingness.

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Date: 2010-01-12 01:44 am (UTC)
thistleingrey: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thistleingrey
Heh, yes--I took knitting to the meeting at which HR wanted to tell us all about workplace sexual harassment. Ditto the funny looks, but it kept me awake and ± listening....

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Date: 2010-01-12 02:05 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] nacbrie
True, true. And I like to think the gloves have a little bit of organic chemistry love stitched in with them.

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