new guy

Just saying hey and happy to be hear. I've knitted since college (about 25 years) but never got past knitting and purling basics until recently when I quit smoking. Now for some reason I have an appetite for all things complex. I'm totally into hats at the moment but will probably move into socks soon and then maybe a sweater. Anyway, I have a lot to learn and I think this is the place for it.


Celowin's picture

Welcome, and I think you'll enjoy yourself here!

Also, I have to say knitting is a far better use of time and resources than smoking. ^_^

gardenerstitch's picture

Welcome, Scott! I look forward to seeing some of your work!

PaxKnitter's picture

Welcome, Scott. This is a great group of people.


Welcome! and congrats on the no smoking. Soon for me...sooooooooon!

Ron's picture

Congratulations! I used knitting as a way to quit smoking as well. I found that nothing is more relaxing as sipping a nice glass of Merlot while quietly knitting. Unfortunately for me, that lead to a weight gain of almost 100 lbs! Time to work on my crochet skills while I walk on the treadmill! (I get dizzy if I knit and walk:-))

I am happy for you as both inspire me

BuduR's picture

Welcome! I quit smoking almost a year ago, I feel your pain. And I didn't quit because I wanted to, that's the worst part :( Knitting helps me to keep my mind off smoking, that's why I always have to go for a more complicated pattern than my abilities allow :p

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Celowin's picture

Well, my general feeling is that your abilities rise to the level of the project you do. If you're not pushing yourself, you're not going to learn.

you're wise

stch's picture

Hi Scott,

Congratulations on quiting smoking! It's a difficult habit to escape from, and knitting/crocheting were beneficial activities that assist me in my venture down the nicotine withdrawal route.

albert's picture

Greetings and welcome- knit till it hurts!

crmartin's picture

Welcome to the group Scott! Congratulations on quiting smoking, I quit 5 months ago and find knitting is a great help. I used chantix which helped a great deal. Now all I have to do is lose all the weight I have gained, I look like a blimp! Looking forward to seeing your projects.



scottly's picture

Thanks for the warm welcome all.

ksmarguy's picture

Trying to quit smoking......knitting is helping slow me down. I started dieting last April and I noticed a real improvement in October when I started to crochet...too busy to snack. I ended up dropping 60 pounds and have kept it off so far. I hope when I give up the sticks (cigs, not knitting needles) that I can be kept busy enough to not go outside for that smoke. Congrats on your success and from one noob to another, welcome!

MMario's picture

Welcome. Welcome. welcome!
boy - all you previously smokers are making me feel guilty! I will say I'd smopke a lot less if I didn't drive for two hours a day...most weekends lately I smoke 1 a day or less; but put me behind a wheel and I gotta light up.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

tomanyt's picture

Glad to hear you quit smoking. Keep it up!!! I am smoke free for 7 years now. Its not easy, but sure is worth it.

Kerry's picture

Scott, welcome to MWK.

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JorahLavin's picture

I've been spending so much time on Ravelry that I've neglected this space. I'll have to carve out time for more visits!

Congratulations on joining MWK and on quitting smoking.

-Jorah of Indian Land, SC

-Jorah of Indian Land, SC