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LAETU5 Posts: 1,405
1/16/12 11:15 A

i made s sweater but it still is minus a sleeve because I don't' know how to add it...need to get my step mom (or some other knitting friend) to add on the other sleeve for me since I was wrong in thinking I understood when she showed me how she added the first sleeve.

If I relied only on my own knitting for sweaters I'd go cold. It's also cheaper to buy sweaters pre-made here too.

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PEDAL-PUSHER Posts: 6,501
1/16/12 11:08 A

I have knitted my entire life...I don't even remember learning and have knitted HUNDREDS of sweaters, not to mention afghans, hats, scarves, etc. I always have about 15 projects going. I knitted a sweater back in the 80's and now it fits me again! My dog also has a hand made sweater......I would certainly rather make hers than buy them.

There are TONS of sites to help you with your tension' I was a tight knitter and really had to work at making my stitches more loose. Find some free patterns for dishcloths and practice with them.....mistakes won't really matter. I prefer the handmade ones over purchased, and have made my own shopping bags, prefering them over the plastic or even the reuseable canvas ones.

buying is much quicker, and cheaper even here in the states, but there is a great feeling in creating your own. Knitting also helps keep my hands busy when in front of the TB, so I am less likely to snac, and hand made items make great gifts!

Knit on!

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1/16/12 10:03 A

I have NO IDEA how to knit so I'd rather buy already made.

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GMTHORSON Posts: 1,738
1/16/12 8:31 A

I like to knit my own but I really prefer to buy one from someone with more skill at knitting.

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1/16/12 7:59 A

Haha, I hope you continue to work on your tension. You'll get it; just keep practicing!

My next knitting project is going to be a sweater actually. It's daunting. I've never done anything so big before. I'm sure there will be many mistakes made along the way, but I'm really excited to get started on it.

EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,665
1/16/12 7:13 A

buy one ready made. In Malaysia, it's just better to buy ready made as the yarn or wool costs even more if you make your own! Hard to believe but true.

Of course, if you make your own it's more unique.

I really want to but my knitting tension sucks, so I guess I'll just have to buy them ready made!

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