Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday!

I want to take some time to reintroduce myself. I've belonged to this forum for several years, but the last couples years, I've been more of a lurker. I was also without the internet there for a while with the exception of my smart phone, but now I've got a new computer, and am reconnect to the net. In the new year, I want to become more involved on this forum to share and learn with all you fine folk. I've always enjoyed reading and seeing all of your projects and happenings. Especially nice to see other male knitters. Even though I belong to two knit groups in my area, I'm the only the guy in both of them. I love the ladies to death, and they're always hoot, but it's also nice to communicate with guys who knit as well.

So a little about myself... My name is Zach, I'm 25, and I live in Springfield, OH. I was taught to knit by my grandma, when I was about 16. She taught me the basic knit, and purl, and then taking things in my own hands and learning from online tutorials, I've become more advance. Now, I give her lessons when I see her... lol I like to make a lot of different things; sweaters, scarves, shawls, socks, hats, etc. I tend to do a lot of gift knitting as well. If you would like to check out some of my projects, I'm Superi on ravelry as well. I've got quite a few projects on there, but I'm not always the most deligent about posting them on there. I'm hoping to start being better about that.

In the next year, I would like to start designing, and publishing some of my own designs. I've had quite a few ideas flying around in my head for a while now, and it's time to get them written down. I'm also always making stuff up on the fly, and adjusting projects to my liking. I think it's time to use that inspirations and know how to good use. I will probably start off making my stuff free at first until I get more knowledgible and experienced. This will also be a learning experience for me as well. I'm not to familiear with adobe, and creating pdf files. That seems to be the easiest way to get patterns off ravelry, and to save them to a computer for ease in returning to them, or printing them off. If anyone knows of a resource, or tutorial on this... that would be a great help.

Here's to a great new knitterly year! :-)


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JDM511's picture

Welcome Back

Bill Carl's picture

Welcome back. I am from Ohio also. I go to the Yarn Shop in Reynoldsburg and the One on Kenny Road. The people who own those stores are wonderful and very helpful people.
Happy Knitting and Good Luck with your future, and Happy New Year!!

superi's picture

Thanks, Bill. I've been to a few shops in Columbus. Knitters Mercantile is always a nice shop and seems to have a good selection. Been to Temptations once... it was nice as well. Also if you ever get a chance, go to yarnmarket.com, it's over in Pickerington. Their homebase is there along with their warehouse, and if you go during normal business hours, they just let you wonder around the warehouse, petting all the yarn. If you have a big enough group, and let them know in advance they'll also open up on Saturdays.

I don't know if you been to any, but we've also got some great fiber festivals in the area. There's one here, near me, every year in September at Young's Jersey Dairy called the Wool Gathering. There's also ones in Newark, Troy, Wooster, and Bowling Green through out the year that I've been to as well which are pretty nice.


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I have been to the Fiber Festivals that you mentioned. I like each one of those. I can't wait to go to the Yarn makert in Pickerington, I have never been there. Great Thank You for the info. Temptations is where Andrea Wong teaches Wong Way Knitting. I just love her.

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Cool, I know there is one of the ladies in my kniting group who likes to do the Portuguese style of knitting, and I think she learned it via the Wong way. I've tried it out, and it makes purling real easy, but I like doing it continental. Yarnmarket is great! All the employees are super helpful, and they also have computers on site. So if there is a project you're wanting to make, but left the pattern at home, it's real easy to go and look it up. Also go across the street to their sister company, bargain yarns. There they have a lot of discontinued yarns and colorways, as well as slightly damaged books for 50% off, I think.
Maybe, we'll run into each other at the next fiber fest. I can't wait for Wooster, it's one of the better shows, I think. I missed it last year due to having to go to a wedding. I swear, people should know to plan their major life events around fiber festivals. lol


Kerry's picture

Welcome back Zach, good to see you again.

Tom Hart's picture

Welcome back, Zach. Good luck with designing. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Sorry I didn't get to post yesterday, Zach. Welcome back. I look forward to your comments and all that. Take care.

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