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it ain't perfect, but you've no idea how long I've been trying to teach myself


Mim said…
Good for you! You should check your area for a local yarn shop. Usually there is someone there who is willing to give you some knitting or crochet 101 tips. I'm no expert but if you have questions let me know I may be able to help. ;0)
shy_smiley said…
Thanks, Mim. I've been intimidated by the local yarn shops because so far everything I've made has been from thrifted or salvaged yarn. All those gorgeous, expensive skeins... I'm not worthy! If I went in and asked for help, you know I'd have to buy something. Maybe after a few more projects.

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