Introduction of a Newbie

Good Afternoon All!

I’ve been admiring this site from afar for a couple months now and decided to take that first leap into actually [I]posting[/I] in these forums…as opposed to just admiring :slight_smile:

I look forward to interacting with all of you! Some of you I’ve already chatted with in the [B]wonderful[/B] knittinghelp chat room!

I’m currently on row #70 of my Simple Shrug from the Caron website (, it seems easy enough so far. I’ll post some pics when I get a little further along.


Welcome to KH! :waving:

Welcome, Laura!

I’m in Northern VA - not too far away!

Can’t wait to see your shrug…


I’m VERY new here, too! I am a relatively new knitter, determined to move beyond my comfort zone of scarves. I am currently working on a baby poncho, but even that’s pretty amateur. I guess you’ve got to start somewhere though, eh? I look forward to ideas, feedback, and suggestions on this site!

Erinlynn, My first project was a toddler poncho, it turned out beautifully and I’m very proud of it. If you’re looking for a great (easy & quick) poncho pattern, you should check out the one from the Caron website (my new addiction)

Thanks, Laura! That might be just the “step up” I need!! :aww:

Hi, I’m new here as well and have been knitting as long as you have. :mrgreen:

Hello Kelly! Nice to meet you! What are you currently working on?

I have done felted bags and have many of them in the upcoming works for teacher gifts.
I just finished my first sock and it even fits my husbands foot. :yay: Since he actually has two feet;) , I will try to make the another one and hopefully be successful.
I admire you for knitting a poncho. That seems daunting to me. I can’t even imagine what it would look like.:roflhard:
Be sure to show your work when done.:slight_smile:


Laura - I saw thisvideo for a toddler poncho, and I’m basically improvising. It’s a really simple pattern! (Still sticking to my rectangles!) We’ll see how it turns out, I guess!

Thanks Mason, by the way, your knitting blog is awesome! I’ve already got it bookmarked!

welcome to the forum

:woot: Welcome to KH!!

Welcome all! I am a relatively newcomer to this site, less than a year and I find this place and people so inspirational and I believe you will as well.

Welcome to KH. Glad to have you aboard!

Hi Mason,
I am new to this website, and not a techie, so hope I get this message stuff right.
Glad to see a guy knitting. Have you ever read the book “The Manly Art of Knitting?” My yarn shop owner has a copy. Very interesting. It talks about knitting a rope hammock with pool cues! Even has a pattern for a saddle blanket.
Judging from your cowboy hat, looks like you live out west?
I’m in Memphis, TN, but not a native. Originally from Maryland.
I will try your blogspot, however, this computer at work may block it. If so, I’ll try at home.

Welcome, welcome! I’m sure you’ll find everyone here friendly and helpful, I know I have! Do post pictures of your finished shrug. I’d love to see it.:slight_smile:

Welcome out of lurkdom :slight_smile:

Hi there, and welcome to KH. :blooby: