How long have you been knitting and how much do you knit?

You ladies, and men;) are where I want to be one day. Just very knowledgeable about knitting in general. It seriously amazes me. :notworthy:

How long have you been knitting? Did you take classes or figure it out by yourselves?

How often do you get to sit down and knit and for how long? One quick row or do you get some knitting in at one sitting?

Sometimes I go a few days without being able to knit and I miss it. It’s like I don’t know what to do with my hands.:aww:

I learned how to knit when I was about 5, relearned how when I was about 9 or 10. Didn’t knit again until my late teens (and I didn’t know how to cast on properly, so I would knot the yarn onto the needle, or have someone else cast on for me). I’ve really started knitting seriously about a year ago.

I’ve been knitting just a couple years now. I learned mostly from! When I first started, I was knitting every night. I’m sort of taking a knitting break right now. I messed up the last 2 projects I worked on, so I’m not knitting anything at the moment and haven’t for about 2 months now. I think of projects that I want to do. I keep coming here. I’ve bought several patterns. I keep looking at knitting magazines. I’m on Ravelry or here looking at other people’s knitting! I look at my yarn and I have sort of a “longing” to knit, but I’m still mad at myself. :smiley:

I bought the Knit Knack Kit to learn to knit. After that my husband’s aunt that lives out in VA corrected some of my small errors a couple of moths after I started knitting.

Come July I’ll have been knitting for 2 yrs. I also crocheter, but lack some of the MAD skills some people have.

As for how much I get done in my knitting really depends on my mood and the time I have during the day. I carry a smaller project in my purse so i can knit in the car (not while driving of course) or while at the doctor.

I normally have 3 projects going at once. One for my purse, one for knitting group and the one I keep at home to work one. This last one is normally something larger or requires my TOTAL concentration.

I learned from a book and from KH. I’ve only been knitting less than a year and a half.

My knitting time depends on my schedule. I am usually knitting while waiting for my food order in a truckstop or in the evening after I have parked for the night.

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I learnt to knit from my mother when I was about 10, then stopped knitting in my early 20’s and didn’t start again till 4 years ago… a 30 year break. In the last four years I’ve learnt a lot, mainly by just doing it, but also from googling for information on the Web.

I knit as often as I can - in the car (as a passenger), train, waiting rooms, watching TV, etc - I’m lost on the days I don’t have time to knit. I really miss it.

When I’m not knitting, I’m planning - dreaming of what to knit next, and particularly working out colour schemes. What you can do with colour fascinates me.

This sounds pitiful, but I also dream about knitting and yarn… I sleep talk and quite often my poor husband has to put up with weird discussions about knitting, in the middle of the night.

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Learned when I was about 5 or 6 from my Grandmother. That makes it 34 or 35 years…knit just about everyday (partly for my job and partly to unwind at the end of the day)

I’ve been crocheting on and off since I was little - just learned to knit in 2006. Mainly taught myself and figured out much more here with the videos. I try to knit or crochet (mainly knit now though) every day, even if it’s only 30 min. A girl needs her fix ya know! Most nights I can get in a couple of hours, sometimes more. On days where life is too hectic though I really miss it. If I go too long without fondling my yarn my family can tell … LOL

I’ve been knitting about a year and a half. My dd wanted to learn, and I had to learn to teach her. We found a mom-daughter knitting group and the folks there helped us learn…and between times I watched the videos here on KH–couldn’t be where I am without that. Also, something I haven’t seen recommended too much–the first book I bought was Knit-Fix! :slight_smile: I figured with all the mistakes I was making, it would be good to figure out how to fix them without having to wait weeks for someone to show me what to do. Once I realized things could be fixed, I got much more adventurous!

As to how much I knit, it depends on the schedule. I usually take a small project with me anytime there’s the possibility of having waiting time—when picking up a dd from work, or going to a restaurant and waiting for food. My main knitting occurs on Tuesdays…my dd has a 1-2 hour trumpet lesson, and a 2 hour jazz rehearsal, so I get at least 3 hours in on Tues!

I also sit with my little girls as they are going to sleep (long story), and I get 20 minutes or more each night doing that. If I ever watch a movie or anything like that, I knit. Basically any time I find myself just “sitting” I try to knit.

I taught myself to knit about 7+ years ago. I try to knit at least a little everyday, but overall, I’m slow at progressing through projects. When I do sit down to knit, I range anywhere from a few stitches, to a row or two, and on a good day, a few inches in length.

I have only been knitting for about a year and a half. I am not good at figuring things out for myself so I ask my co-workers who knit or come here for help. My friends from work taught me to knit. I have been knitting quite a bit lately…a couple of hours in the evening and if I have time on the weekends I will sit and knit off and on all day


I learned to knit in 1972, my first FO was a shawl out of cotton thread. I loved it. Between 1972 and 2004 my knitting was sporadic with years sometimes passing between fo’s. When my kids were babies I did lot of hats, blankets and slippers. I had a knitting surge in 1996, the year I got divorced, and made some sweaters and ponchos and lots of scarves and hats.

But then I met my DH:heart: and the knitting needles got put away for a bit.

THEN in 2004 I had the HUGE pleasure of meeting Eric Schaefer from Schaefer yarn. He gave me some Schaefer yarn as a “Thank you” and I’ve been a fiber fiend EVER since.

I don’t have NEAR as much time to knit as I’d like but DH and I car pool to work and he fixed me a nifty knitting light on the visor so I can sit and knit while he drive, that’s a guaranteed 40 minutes a day to knit.

I am a volunteer EMT and on Firday nights and every thrid weekend I am on duty and get to knit to my hearts content (as long as there aren’t calls).

I learned to knit in May '05 when I joined KH…I learned by watching Amy’s videos :happydance:

I try to knit every day but it doesn’t happen all the time…depends on the family and what they have in store for me :rofl: …I will get in some knitting at night while the kids are sleeping…and sometimes during the day if Roo is content…although usually any free time during the day I have is on here :teehee: (under quick links is knitspy and so sometimes I knit while reading that)

When I was 8 1/2 months pregnant with my third child I stopped going to church. I was tired of everyone asking about when I was going to pop. : ) So every Sunday I was all alone at home. One night I had a dream that I could knit. My mom suggested I try to, I had nothing better to do that day, so I taught myself to knit. It took a whole day to figure out knit stitch. : )
That was 5 1/2 years ago. I try to pick patterns that I will learn something new, and I enjoy writing my own and I hardly ever follow a pattern 100 percent.
The baby I was pregnant with has asked me to teach her to knit. Its the cutest thing. She controls the right needle and is about to take over the left.
I try to knit a little every day. My life seems to balance more when I take the time to knit. I probably only get in about 4 - 12 rows a day.

and I’m totally addicted. I’m not particularly good at it but i’m better than I was! :slight_smile:
I don’t get nearly as much done as I should because i spend too much time surfing the net, hanging out at the LYS or whatever. I have about 4 things going right now.

My biggest problem is organizing my stash!

I learned to knit just over 2 years ago. I learned by watching the videos here and reading the Stitch N Bitch book.

I go through knitting spells…lol…There are times when I’m knitting like crazy, everyday for weeks straight, then I’ll get kind of burned out and do something else like read a bunch of books or focus on my writing and photography, then there are the times I end up getting bored of it all and do nothing then go crazy because I have nothing to do but I don’t feel like knitting, reading, or taking pictures…lol

I have been knitting for 10 years. I took a basic class, but basically taught myself the more complicated things as I went along. I taught myself how to crochet and I have also been doing that for 1 year. I absolutely love to knit. It is my salvation. I try to sit and knit for at least an hour a night, but sometimes, I have to make do with a quick row here and there. I take it wherever I can and try not to be too rude about it.

I learned to knit when I was 17, 1973-74. I knit for maybe 8-10 yrs or so, then got more into counted cross stitch and pretty much stopped kniting. Did a rare/very occassional knitting or crochet project thru the years.

About 3-4 yrs ago I realized I had bought several balls of lion brand sock yarn from Michaels/AC Moore and thought I’d better knit up some before buying any more. After the first pair, I pretty much pushed the cross stitch stash to the side to make room for more and more and more yarn!

I’ve never taken a class, always self-taught. So much easier to do that now, with the internet, then it was back in the 70’s!

I probably knit some most every day, maybe just a hour, maybe on the weekends 3-5 hrs. A lot depends on what else is happening w/my family (DH, 1 DS).

I’ve been knitting since January of last year. I knit almost every day. Sometimes a few minutes, but usually at least an hour or more. I take a sock everywhere I go in case I have to wait.

My mom taught me the basics, and Knittinghelp vids taught me all the fiddly stuff in between (especially handy when moms not around)

I knit ALL the time…I have projects stashed everywhere…at least one at home, one for the streetcar, one for my fiancees house…hides a little one at work…etc…

I would say I am a advanced to beginner intermediate…I am still trying to make my projects look like the picture…with the 100% perfect tension…(not that mine is bad…it just isn’t knitting machine perfect…perhaps I am way out of my league trying to get what a machine does) I am slowly delving into spicier projects with trickier stitches!