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susiecb Wed 01-Jun-11 11:30:44

Do have a look at the ravelry website if you havent done already lots of hints, tips, free patterns and knitting crochet chats and projects. I have just started knitting agin after 30 years (while I worked) and so pleased to be doing some really fashionable non-granny stuff for me!!! A new friend introduced me to a knitting group who meet in the pub - we chat more than we knit I think!

HildaW Wed 01-Jun-11 15:40:46

Heard of those Susuecb....some are called Knit and Natter...some Stich and Bitch!

susiecb Thu 02-Jun-11 08:51:43

ooh don't think we have a name. Was too tired to go last night so watched Cold Feet on BTVision!

duchessofessex Tue 12-Jul-11 17:23:43

just love that HildaW...stitch and bitch pmsl x

ninnynanny Wed 13-Jul-11 08:55:25

I love Ravelry, get most of my patterns from their website and love looking at what other people have made using the same pattern (different variations). I am knitting for my grandaughter at the moment (easy baby cardigan knitting pure and simple free download). It's the best pattern I have ever used and easy, knitted on 24 inch circular needles (which I had never used before), no seams, body knitted in one piece and sleeves knitted on the body, no sewing up at the end just the hood seam on the hooded version. Have just finished the hood version and now started new one with collar but using 2 different types of wool to make it personalised. smile

Baggy Wed 13-Jul-11 09:17:49

I belong to a stitch and bitch group. Over the summer a (fairly) local cafe which also sells wool and other crafty items is opening on Monday evenings for just this purpose. It's very popular with ages raging from nearly seventeen to nearly seventeenty!

jennydaisy Tue 20-Mar-12 00:42:56

I love Ravelry too. I'm always surprised at how generous (and clever)the designers are -lots of the patterns are free. I've used the Drops design site and Patternfish too. I envy those of you with a local stitch and bitch group. My nearest yarn shop is a train ride away (and I live in London!)

SuzieB Fri 30-Mar-12 19:15:15

And I love Ravelry - can't recommend it enough. Lots of lovely people (and the very occasional miserable b....r) always ready to help with any queries - and lots of great patterns.

Sook Sat 31-Mar-12 21:01:16

I particularly like Frankie Brown who designs delightful patterns for childrens toys etc and posts them on Ravelry. They really are lovely. Whilst the patterns are free, if you wish you can make a donation to The Childrens Liver Foundation.

SuzieB Tue 03-Apr-12 19:20:18

Thanks for the info. Sook. I will go and look Frankie (?male or female) up.

maggiew Thu 12-Apr-12 17:58:44

Ravelry is my favourite website. I hadn`t done any knitting for 25 years until my first granddaughter was born 3 years ago. I now have two granddaughters and always look at ravelry for patterns and ideas. I have paid for the odd pattern too but there is such a variety of lovely things that it`s a pleasure to browse the site.