Knitting With Kids

I think everyone has experienced the frustration in teaching someone to knit.

Today was a great episode on Teaching Kids to knit. The show had great beginner projects like Bean Bags, making a cute hat, and making a Swatch style Scarf that could easily become a simple Harry Potter wizard style scarf with the right colors. I loved that the "Knitsters" today were little girls! It brought a fresh and young perspective. I bet today's show really got a lot of kids interested in learning how to knit.

The guest today was Melanie Frick. She wrote Kids Knitting: Projects for Kids of all Ages, and she also wrote the popular book Weekend Knitting. Both books have really good reviews on Amazon.

Also, I was looking for knitting journals on LJ. I even did a search for knitting Add me communities, and I could not find one. So, I created a knitting add me community.

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I am so excited to find a site for the DIY show knitty gritty.  I started to watch it about 2 or maybe 3 years ago when it first aired. I have kind of stopped watching for a while because I had seen every episode there was.  But I did not know they started a new season. I will certainly set my DVR to record all new episodes. My knitting stats are as follows. I have been knitty for about 3 years now.  I consider myself to be an intermediate. Can we post pics of our work here? If so I will post some projects I have done.  As with all knitters I believe, I have done tons of scarfs for family and friends, hats, blankets, cable cardigans, stockings, and ponchos. Thanks for letting me join. I can't wait to get my feet wet here!!

Hi There!

I am new to your group...I'm addicted to knitting and to watching Knitty Gritty, too. I was asked to post a photo of my most recent project, Vickie Howell's Lana & Clark Ascot, so here it is!

It was knit up with Vickie Howell's own brand of yarn - Rock - color "Joan." The picot edging was really fun to do!

I have done up a few other Vickie projects. Here is one from her book "New Knits on the Block". I present the Monster Hat on my nephew Tommy:

One other Vickie Howell project - her January pattern of the month from her blog:

Here is the link if anyone else is interested in making the pattern. If you use the same brand of yarn, you get wonderful results:

I'd love to talk with people in this community about knitting, Knitty Gritty, and to share ideas and help with problems.

I know it's not directly related to "Knitty Gritty," but it's pretty neat.

This is near where I live:

At age 10, Brighton knitter gets national attention

BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) - Despite only being ten years old, Kate
L'Esperance is getting lots of attention for her knitting.
The Brighton girl was one of six winners of this year's Schaefer
Yarn Company Design Contest, a national knitting competition. Her
entry was a colorful backpack that took her about a month to knit.
Kate says she's been knitting since she was four or five.
Her mother Laura L'Esperance owns a knitting shop in downtown
Brighton. She also entered the contest, and was another of the six
For winning, they're featured in the June edition of Knit 'N
Style magazine, a national knitting publication.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Hey Folks!

I wanted to let you know that we will soon be starting Round 4 of Secret Pal on LJ!

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Every knitter has some yarn that has been sitting in their stash forever. It was usually bought on impulse and is not designated for any specific project. It might be some yarn that was gifted to you, or a particular color yarn that didn’t look the same from the picture on the internet.

Project Linus donates handmade blankets to children. Some of the blankets are quilts and some are knitted blankets. There is a chapter in every state, and most states have more than 1 chapter.

I would like to encourage everyone to knit something for Project Linus. Make a blanket and donate it to your local Project Linus chapter. They will take your blanket to a facility where it will be given to a deserving child.

Maybe you don’t have the time to donate the energy into making a blanket. Contact the local or closest chapter and you can donate materials. Most chapter coordinators are very grateful for them, and can put them to good use. Materials must be new, unused and free of contaminants such as mold, mildew and smoke. They should be cotton or cotton/poly blends. Knits, double knits, wool, and some other materials are not acceptable. So, email them and see what they need.


4/23 "Kitchen Couture" with guest, Jordana Paige (That's right, the bag lady)

4/30 "Hooked on Knitting" with guest Lily Chin

5/28 "Spot on Adornments" with guest, Christina Batch (EOC of Adornment Magazine)

Pssst! Don''t forget there are also two NEW episodes from season 8 on DIY this week including, the viewer anticipated Yarn Harlot sock show.