Friday, August 27, 2010

Quilters AND Knitters

I'm curious to know how many of you quilt and knit.

I taught myself to knit this last year, and I'm proficient in the basics, but I really would like to learn about knitting socks.  So, I think I'm going to go to the local (well, local for me...60 miles away in Bismarck) quilt guild this Saturday and check it out.

I thought since I was curious, I would put up a poll, and to entice you to participate, I'll give away some sock yarn.

I thought this would be a fun yarn for a pair of lovely fall socks.

Make sure you vote and then leave a comment and I'll put you in the drawing and if you decided to blog about the give away, you can have two chances to win.

Good luck!


Kucki68 said...

Are you on Ravelry yet? The knitting mecca:

Donna in NE La. said...

Right now just a quilter but would love to learn to knit!! Retiring in November so maybe I will have time to take some knitting lessons!!
Donna in NE La.

kd maine 77 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I have quilted for many yrs & knew how to knit in my 20's but thought it was too slow! My daughter got me into making socks 2 yrs ago & now I can't stop...I'm way ahead of her now.

Jeanie in MO

Crafty Maine Mom said...

I have been sewing since I was little. I learned knitting in college and have really been more of a knitter than a quilter until about two years ago. I found a quilt shop and could not believe the quality of fabrics that was available. I made quilts for my children and I have been quilting ever since. But I don't often have a lap project in quilting so I using knotting to fill that space.

sosarahsew said...

I put down that I was a devoted quilter and knitter although the knitting part just recently came back to me. I have stash and several UFOs for both so I feel justified in saying I'm devoted (maybe I should be 'committed').

sophie said...

I have been a knitter for many, many years before I became a quilter. When I had a job with lots of flying involved, I always brought my knitting and, even though I pretty much stay put these days, now that fall is just around the corner, I'm ready to pick up my needles again and ... probably knit some socks ;-)

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Jo said...

I do not knit. BUT my daughter does. I get her to knit for me. Knitted dishcloths and my SLIPPERS are my favorites. I purchase gift certificates and yarn for her all the time. I've tried but I love quilting too much to start a hobby that would take me away from it.

Barb in Mi said...

I have been knitting since my teenage years. Guess it was a knitting craze back then in Germany and everybody did it. Lately I have started up again and are mainly knitting socks. Guess what: they just busted me on Friday at Airport security in Mexico for bamboo knitting needles in my carry-on...Go figure.
I only started quilting a few years ago. I love it, but it is not as portable as knitting (though I probably have to switch to crochet for flights...). As for knitting instructions: no idea - all my info is in German and I believe some things are done differently. Good luck!


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