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Lady Wynwood #7 early release Kickstarter

I worked on my first Kickstarter and it got approved! It’s for the Special Edition Hardcover of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 1: Archer and the release of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 7: Spinster. I contacted my graphic designer about the Special Edition Hardcover of vol. 1: Archer—it’s going to be SO beautiful! The Kickstarter focuses on the Special Edition Hardcover, but it’ll also include vol. 7: Spinster so that it’ll sort of be like a launch day for vol. 7, too. A third special thing that’ll be in the Kickstarter is Special Edition Paperbacks of all the books in the series. They won’t be available in stores, just in the Kickstarter (and later, from my website, and also in my Patreon book box tiers if I decide to do them). The Kickstarter is not live yet, but you can follow it to be alerted when it has launched. (You may need to create a free Kickstarter account.) Follow Camy’s Kickstarter

Knitting videos

Captain’s Log, Stardate 02.21.2007

The beginning knitter’s gold mine

Knowing little about knitting, except fuzzy memories of what my mom taught me when I was a kid, I searched the web and found this FABULOUS site:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/

The web editor is a videographer, and she’s got tons of videos on how to knit. Even better, she shows each knitting technique in both the American knitting method and Continental (German) knitting method.

I only knew the American method, but after watching the videos of the Continental method, I switched to that instead. It’s so much faster and easier.

The way you hold the yarn in the Continental method is also very similar to crocheting, so I recommended it to my auntie, who’s great at crocheting and wanted to learn how to knit.

The website goes into all the things a beginning knitter would need to know, such as casting on, joining yarn, binding off, etc.

For this novice knitter, this site is priceless. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now, and thought I might give it some link love.

A few other sites that are helpful are:
Knitty.com
Knitter’s Review
Lion Brand Yarn “Learn to Knit”

Any other knitters want to chime in with favorite websites?

Comments

Anonymous said…
I knit Continental style. I learned with I was in the Army and visited my Danish penpal (that I'd had since I was 12!). I've started knitting socks recently. I don't really have any favorite sites, but I do run across knitting blog now and then. They're kinda fun!
auntien said…
I'm a knitting fiend. I'm mostly self-taught with the exception of some lessons with my grandmother at age 5, but I retaught myself when I was in my late twenties. It appears that I taught myself the continental method just because it feels more natural for me. Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks for posting this great link. I learned a few new techniques from it :)
Thanks!
Nicole
Anonymous said…
My wife's website: www.theknittingsite.com
also has a lot of videos, plus she's offering a DVD to teach basic techniques.
Tiffany said…
Thank you for sharing that site! After watching several of her videos, I've decided to go buy a set of knitting needles and hot pink yarn tomorrow :D
I knit Continental too. I was taught by a German lady, and it was very easy for me to pick up since I already knew how to crochet.

I like reading The Yarn Harlot's blog. She's hilarious!
Anonymous said…
I'm new to knitting and can't wait to look up all of these sites! One of my favorite websites also has a few basic how to videos that give great tips on knitting.

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