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I've been knitting for about 2 years. I've only knit scarves and afghans. My next project is a baby blanket as my daughter is expecting our first grandchild in September! After I finish that, I plan (and need to stretch my skills) to learn how to knit baby things like: booties, hats, layette items, etc. I want my grandchild to be dressed in style. I then need to move into making myself a sweater. Even though I didn't learn to knit until I was 51, I want continue to grow in my skills. I tend to not stretch myself, but with encouragement and now, my new grandbaby, I will force myself to move ahead to improve my skills. Eventually, I want to learn to crotchet. I look forward to reading everyone's comments and to ask for help and advice.
 

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Welcome! The grandbaby that I have coming in April pushed me to get started again. I don't know how I learned to knit and had to teach myself to crochet as I'm left-handed and my mother was right-handed. Funny thing, I taught myself right-handed. So far, I have loom knit two hats and a pair of baby booties, knit a sweater (I have to put it together) crocheted an afghan and am knitting one to go with one of the hats, the sweater and booties. I'll try and post a picture when I get them finished. My thought (and I tend to jump in with both feet) is just go for it.
 

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Welcome and congrats on your new grandbaby : )
 

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Hello & welcome!
Have u tried using a knitting board or a Knifty Knitter? They nay help u create the baby items that u want to do until u learn ur stitches or get comfortable with making baby gifts.
I think that the knitting boards turn out better quality projects than the KK's. But the KK's produce things faster. If u use the KK's long looms then those are similar to the KB's. But u cannot adjust the ling looms to create wider projects than the loom. I find the KB's to be easier than needle knitting.
Anyhow, welcome & congrats from Bellingham WA.
 
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