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    New from South Carolina

    I am not completely new to forums but it has been several years since I last was on one and it wasn't a knitting forum. It was dairy goats actually. lol We don't raise dairy goats anymore but we have a few as pets. We have a small farm so there are cats, chickens and goats on the farm. In the house we have an English Shepherd named Honey and 3 cats. I am an animal lover.

    We live in Easley which is between Clemson and Greenville in the upstate of South Carolina. I am married to my best friend Steve and we've been together going on 20 years. We have two children, Hannah who is 18 and Matthew who is 15. Matthew is autistic and Hannah just graduated from High School last Spring. What a year to remember graduating in right? I started knitting over ten years ago. I actually started in crochet because I thought my mom might know how but she couldn't recall so I learned via youtube. I tried several times to learn how to knit and I didn't get it for quite a while. After about a year and a few attempts I finally did get the hang of it and now I find it's my go-to. I love to knit. I also occasionally paint, draw, sculpt and garden but knitting is my favorite.

    Here's my last project. It's the Syncopated Brioche Cowl. It's my first brioche project. I have a sweater on the needles right now called the Shoreline Textured Cardigan and itching to cast on another. Just so warm so the cool temps will bring more knitting time.
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    I look forward to getting to know everyone and am very very thankful for a hate free alternative for the knitting community.
    Ashley Capps
    Easley, South Carolina
    Sweet Gum Mini Farm
    sweetgumminis on Instagram
    I knit, crochet, sculpt, paint, draw, grow plants and farm. We raised dairy goats for years, now they're just pets.

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    Ashley-SGM welcome to FiberKind ๐Ÿ˜Š. We are glad youโ€™ve joined us. If you have any questions, please donโ€™t hesitate to ask.
    Kathie from Indiana

    2021 Stashbuster: WTD + 2, YTD + 7

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      #3
      Ashley-SGM Welcome, There is a lot going on here so come on in!!
      Linda
      2021 Stasbusting week ending 1/16 WTD = +4 YTD = -4
      2020 Stash busted +160


      "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.
      The Old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost" JRR Tolkien

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        #4
        Ashley-SGM Welcome! We are glad you found us. If you need anything or need help getting around, let me know. Your brioche is beautiful!!!!
        Knitting is happening here! โค๏ธ

        Stashbuster MAL 2021: WTD 0; YTD 0
        Stashbuster MAL 2020: -286

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          #5
          Welcome! I love your cowl - brioche is so much fun.

          I live in California and I can only use my knitted items about 3 or 4 months out of the year. I keep threatening to move to a colder climate so I can use all of my sweaters.

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            #6
            Ashley-SGM Welcome to Fiberkind. Your work is beautiful, can't wait to see more.

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              #7
              Welcome to Fiberkind! Glad you joined! Your cowl is beautiful!

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                #8
                Ashley-SGM We are so glad you've found us! Without a doubt, this is a friendly place where people are encouraging and kind. We love to see pictures of what you're working on and that brioche is fabulous, very nice for being your first.

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                  Ashley-SGM Welcome! I looked up Easley and see it is close to Spartanburg. I have driven through Spartanburg many times on our way to Myrtle Beach. We spent almost every summer vacationing in Myrtle Beach when my kids were at home. They loved going there and wouldn't consider going anywhere else for vacation.

                  I'm glad you found Fiberkind. It is a warm and friendly place.
                  Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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                    #10
                    Ashley-SGM Welcome!! I'm also in SC, I live in Conway just next to Myrtle Beach. Your cowl is stunning and I really look forward to seeing more of your work and getting to know you. Congratulations to Hannah! Our town lined the streets with lawn signs featuring the senior pictures of all of our graduates this year.
                    Shelly in South Carolina

                    "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Dalai Lama

                    US Gardening Zone 8B

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                      #11
                      Hey Ashley! I've followed your advice and joined Fiberkind!

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                      • pinesprairie
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                        Welcome Knitnspinner! I think you'll find this a friendly place as you make your way through things.

                      • lovestostitch
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                        Welcome!

                      • Ashley-SGM
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                        Awesome!

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                      Thank you . I'm new to this site so still trying to figure it all out.
                      Fiber on Paula

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                      • Pegg Thomas
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                        Hey Paula! Fancy meeting you here.

                      • FreedomLover
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                        Our goal is that no one feels new here for long, let us know if we can help you in any way.

                      • Paulyclut
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                        Pegg Thomas saw your comment on FB and decided to check it out.

                      #13
                      Welcome Paulyclut! Do you like to knit socks? We are just starting this month's KAL and there is a super cute pumpkin project bag as a prize. Join us if you are a sock knitter.

                      https://fiberkind.com/forum/knitting...-kal-chat-fall
                      Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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                      lovestostitch We were in West Chicago in 83. Husband was working downtown Chicago (ugh) I worked at the JoAnn Fabrics store there as Asst. Manager for a year before we moved to FL. We are now both retired and back where I grew up in Michigan. Fall color is upon us and is so beautiful. Perfect knitting weather.
                      Fiber on Paula

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                      • lovestostitch
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                        We lived in West Chicago when we first got married in 1981.

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