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    Default Where could I learn to knit?

    I remember knitting scarves but I really can't remember how I did it, plus I think I had to get my mom "to cast me off" (not sure if that is right).

    Is there knitting lessons somewhere? I have thought about calling a nursing home to see if they have a program to match me up with a resident that would like to show me how to knit....is there something like this offered at nursing homes?

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    Here's some basic instructions:
    Knitting Instructions, Learn to Knit - The Yarn Co.

    And I would be happy to hang out with you for an evening to get you going!

    I like that nursing home idea! If there isn't that kind of program, there should be!

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    There's always knittinghelp.com which has videos!

    Also, join Ravelry.com and find the knitting groups on there...there are a few LondonMoms on the KnitLondon group!

    If you have any questions - I can try to answer! Or if you'd like to grab a coffee and knit some evening I'm all for it!

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    I've done a bit of knitting but I have the same problem, casting off and I don't know I could follow a pattern now. I think pearls might mess me up! If you find something M let me know, maybe I will join you.

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    Dr. Muffy should definitely host a knitting night!!!

    I'd be in! i suck at it.

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    Ug, I'm supposed to host a knit night! First weekend DH doesn't come home, everyone's comin over and bringing needles.

    There is a monday night group that meets at coffee culture on Dundas. I showed up with yarn and sticks and some nice knitter got me started. A year later, I love it and have made a few neat things, like my turtle. Monstermom was there, as was Corazenia.

    I can't get to the Monday night anymore with DH not home. But everyone there is super nice!

    There's also a pretty big group that knits every other Wed at Westmount library. They would also be helpful.
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    Thanks ladies, I definitely would be in for a knitting night! I have this picture in my head of me showing up at coffee culture or the library with knitting needles and nobody else there...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinmommy View Post
    Thanks ladies, I definitely would be in for a knitting night! I have this picture in my head of me showing up at coffee culture or the library with knitting needles and nobody else there...lol
    Quite the opposite. CC knows they're coming and pushes a bunch of tables together - there's like 10 regulars who never miss a night, and another 15 occassionals.

    And I've not made it to Westmount lately, but I hear it's got a big following too.

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    I am extremely interested in learning to knit! I have never knit before but with a baby on the way I would love to be able to knit it some cute little baby things. So if you here of any programs or if anyone is having a knitting night I would love to tag along

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    youtube has fantastic videos to follow along with!

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    Ok, I will host a knit night.
    Dh comes home this weekend, but probably not next weekend.

    Soon as I know I'll start a thread. I live between Westmount and White Oaks for those of you who need transportation planning.
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    Colleen I would love to come to this!

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    Check the library schedule. They also have a knitting morning if that works better for you. I believe the one in Sherwood is Wednesday mornings, and it advertises knitters helping knitters. I've never been, but it looked like a pretty diverse group when I passed by a few months ago.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pumpkinery-Creations/220912411314225

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    I'd be in for this too. I bought a bunch of stuff a few years ago thinking I would teach myself to knit. Yah, haasn't happened yet!
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    Colleen's right about Westmount Library. There is always a crowd, and there are lots of brand new knitters and lots of seasoned knitters to help. And they meet every Wednesday night between 6:30 and 8:30. There is also a huge crowd of knitters every Friday night in St. Thomas at The Little Red Mitten which is a flippin' awesome yarn shop. I went last week, and I am planning on going again tonight. I like going to the Westmount group, but can't go this week coming up, but will likely go again the week after.

    The monthly gathering at Coffee Culture is starting to dwindle and talks on Ravelry are showing that they may be considering a new venue, but it's impossible to make everyone happy. So you might go to that and be lucky to see five people. : ) It's a bit shakey right now. I'm sticking to the top two weekly groups for the moment!!

    And Colleen, I best be getting an invite seeing as I was the only one who showed up last time!! And because I must be crazy, I will offer to host the next one after! : )
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