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Megan09
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Crochet and Knitting

Hey everyone I was wondering if they were a knitting or crochet club anyone please help me.

 

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Re: Crochet and Knitting

We had a knitting group here at BNBC until several years ago.  If you have a question, I can try and help you since I was the moderator for that group.


Megan09 wrote:

Hey everyone I was wondering if they were a knitting or crochet club anyone please help me.

 


 

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I read and knit and dance. Compulsively feel yarn. Consume books. Darn tights. Drink too much caffiene. All that good stuff.
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Re: Crochet and Knitting

Are they anything that is free i could get for the nook to help me  crochet patterns or any videos. May i ask why they are no longer a group. Could i start one up

 

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Re: Crochet and Knitting

The group was archived when it was realized that I had been the only participant - posting knitting book reviews - for nearly a year.  Since the current genre-dedicated book discussion groups don't always have good participation now it is unlikely that the admins will be adding more to the current offering.

 

If you search "knitting" under NOOKbooks you can find a variety of offerings.  Some are patterns, some are books.  Some are free or no-cost.  The same for "crochet".  If you are looking for videos, a Google search will bring up any number of instructional videos that you can stream on your nook (I'm assuming you have a NOOKColor or Tablet - if you have a Simple Touch it won't work).

 

I would also suggest signing up for Ravelry - www.ravelry.com - which is a social networking site for knitters, crocheters, and spinners.  The Rav forums are really helpful.


Megan09 wrote:

Are they anything that is free i could get for the nook to help me  crochet patterns or any videos. May i ask why they are no longer a group. Could i start one up

 


 

Melissa W.
I read and knit and dance. Compulsively feel yarn. Consume books. Darn tights. Drink too much caffiene. All that good stuff.
balletbookworm.blogspot.com
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whiteoakBR
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Re: Crochet and Knitting

And don't forget about YouTube (if you have a NookColor or Tablet), there are a ton of videos on crochet and knit techniques.  The benefit of these is 1. they are free and 2. you can stop and "rewind" them as many times as you need to.

 

Also, if you don't mind paying for some good instructional videos go to the Interweave Press Store and check over their offerings.  I have recently bought and downloaded a number of spinning and weaving videos from them to play on my NookColor and they work very well (again, the stop and rewind feature is really helpful when learning new things).  You will have to download them to a computer and then sideload them but no problems playing them. (I do have a small auxillery speaker I use to listen but headphones work well also.)

 

If you join Ravelry I am whiteoak there also, friends are always nice.  Good luck!

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I agree about Ravelry.com.  I am a newer member over there, and I really like the site.  There are lots of different groups on there, and you can narrow them down by the area you live in.  I also used YouTube, my local library, tons of websites.  The library was nice because they had dvd's and books.  I'm still struggling with crochet, but I'm going to keep at it.  Knitting at first was a little rough, but now I love it. 

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I have crocheted and knitted for over 40 years and for groups I love ravelry.com and crochetville.com.  

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La Stade Crochet Cyclops hat pattern

  I also happen to design crochet patterns and have several e-patterns for sale on the Nook.  They are at this link:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/lori-stade

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/lori-stade