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Jul 16, 2017 07:45:38   #
I will always be a Beginner/Easy knitter, because of my fibromyalgia, and other ailments. That boring mindless stuff people dont like to do, is what I like to do best, since its mindless, and relaxes my muscles, and doesnt stress me out, or tighten my muscles, counting and changing stitches, lol. Also, prefer chunky and bulky knits,finish faster. Have too many projects I want to do, and not the fastest knitter!, lol.

What about you?
Jul 16, 2017 07:51:19   #
BlueBerry36 (a regular here)
Beginner to intermediate an kind of lacy and challenge any new stitches...
Jul 16, 2017 07:59:27   #
I guess intermediate. I love doing lace shawls. Now that I found this new book 6000 + pullover patterns that has such a huge range of sizes and ideas I might make myself some tops. I do mosaic knitting but haven't done true fair isle and never plan for for steeking. There's still a lot I want to learn but knit prayer shawls, which in my opinion can be pretty and fancy too, not just plain, and have a hard time justifying any "me" knitting.
Jul 16, 2017 07:59:59   #
I am just like you but I have arthritis in my fingers and hands. I make baby blankets and simple shawls for charity groups. And I love the bulkier yarn too.
So I guess I'm a beginner too
Jul 16, 2017 08:02:05   #
tobo11 (a regular here)
Intermediate. I still have trouble with double pointed needles, so now I use two circulars but would like to learn to use Magic Loop.

Withme it's the eyes, so I tend to avoid very dark colors.
Jul 16, 2017 08:02:22   #
tobo11 (a regular here)
Intermediate. I still have trouble with double pointed needles, so now I use two circulars but would like to learn to use Magic Loop.

Withme it's the eyes, so I tend to avoid very dark colors.
Jul 16, 2017 08:08:33   #
Somewhere I have/had a certificate that proclaimed I was a "Master Knitter" which I received years and years ago. The thought of it has been a subject of laughter many times through the years when I have goofed with various projects.
I consider myself a fairly proficient knitter and can do anything I desire but find that I really enjoy the mindless knitting I do for charity.
I can and have done my own patterns but they a usually just produced as an ongoing process to achieve my imaginings. I can help others which means the most to me.

Don't think labeling means anything other than for patterns to help us to decide.

Just enjoy what you do.
Jul 16, 2017 08:17:50   #
knitbreak (a regular here)
I love doing lace shawls and scarves. Now I'm knitting a vest pattern that's suppose to be easy,but NOT!
So I guess I'm an intermediate knitter?
Jul 16, 2017 08:19:47   #
Never going to be a master knitter because my tension is not always consistent and I certainly don't know lots of proper answers. I do know enough to figure out how to make the design in my head come into being most of the time (if not I frog and try again). In my head I call myself a 'casual' knitter.
Jul 16, 2017 08:27:40   #
I've knit sweaters that fit, plus lace shawls from charts, but have frogged many times. For mindless work I knit or crochet scarves for the various charities in our area. I like the 'casual' label, since I like a challenging project, but also like to relax & do very simple works.
Jul 16, 2017 08:29:18   #
Kadoonya (a regular here)
I knt for pleasure. Sometimes I enjoy a challenge or learning something new. But, I have been knitting for decades and I know what I don't enjoy. I don't do lace because I hate charts. Some sts bother my arthritis. I avoid dark colors. I don't make many gifts because they are often not appreciated. I don't knit 'to order'. I taught myself to knit socks, love the freedom to design my own using the basic architecture. Took a course this Winter in two color knitting. It has opened up possibilities but I am not proficient at it. I want to learn brioche, maybe entrelac. I am lucky that Webs is my lys.
I love to knit and I want to enjoy the process as well as the finished product so that is what guides my choices.
Jul 16, 2017 08:32:59   #
I have always said that you knit or crochet what you like and are comfortable doing-- and for me I like to knit something that is usable. Sometimes the smaller easier projects are the prettiest.
Jul 16, 2017 08:35:09   #
Sherryc (a regular here)
I've knitted off and on for nearly 60 years, so I guess I'd be in the advanced knitter except..... I hate charts!!! Give me written directions, please.

I like to knit light weight, lacy, difficult patterns or patterns with lots of texture; i.e., cables, intricate texture patterns. It keeps me interested, keeps me absorbed, keeps me concentrating.

Where I live, it too hot in the summer and not cold enough in the winter for heavy sweaters, so I just don't knit any of the heavier yarns. I do use worsted for afghans, as it can get pretty chllly, sometimes downright cold for a little bit in the winter.
Jul 16, 2017 08:35:47   #
Not sure. Just like knitting. I am up for a challenge if I feel like it. Been knitting about 65 years.
Jul 16, 2017 08:36:20   #
I don't know what is meant by beginner, intermediate, expert. Its all knit & purl and whatever is done with those two stitches. I think you are a good knitter if you have nice tension and knitting looks neat. For me, that is enough of a struggle! I wish I could make up patterns... at that point, I would think of myself as a real knitter!
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