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Gwen Bortner and Kellie Nuss have a new website for those who want to expand their knitting knowledge and be part of an ever-learning knitting community in which experts from different disciplines – all related to knitting in some way – are available to you. This site is not only for the beginner, but for the self-proclaimed expert.

Membership isn’t free, however, the cost to join is so very minimal it should be a crime! kicks off on 7 March 2014. They are running an introductory price of 50% off the monthly/yearly rate. Oh and that’s another benefit, you can sign-up on a monthly or yearly basis.

You know you can’t go wrong with Gwen and Kellie as your guide through the knitting world!

See you there….


New Years to Pi Shawl, part 6

Wow, it doesn’t seem like I’ve been working on this shawl for 6 weeks. It seems like it was yesterday that I started it. She is growing and is going to be a monster when finish, but a beautiful monster at that!

I dropped a stitch Sunday while watching the Olympics and didn’t catch it until I was four rows up. I hit the panic button, contacted the KAL group and begged for help. Thank God there were two different options besides my one (rip it back to the dropped stitch!). I put it down, walked away. I actually grabbed my camera and took some pictures of my blooming daffies. They are beautiful. Then I returned to my shawl and pulled the stitch back up, under, and around other stitches back to its proper place…the needle.

The deadline is slowly creeping up on us, 3/14: Pi hence the name Event Horizon Pi Shawl.

16Feb14 Even Horizon Pi Shawl_dropped stitch

16Feb14 Even Horizon Pi Shawl_dropped stitch

16Feb14 Even Horizon Pi Shawl_dropped stitch fixed

16Feb14 Even Horizon Pi Shawl_dropped stitch fixed








My daffies 16Feb14

My daffies 16Feb14

New Years to Pi Shawl, part 4

24 January 2014

I’ve had the shawl (and me) in time out. I became so obsessed with working on it every given second that my wrist and fingers were so sore (thank you Uncle Arthur and Aunt Fibro). I picked it up again last night, ahhh.

Here’s the most recent photo….

20Jan14 Event Horizon Pi Shawl

20Jan14 Event Horizon Pi Shawl

New Years to Pi Shawl, part 3

13 January 2014

As promised, photo from the work over the weekend. I’ll post every Monday, if I can remember, so I’m accountable to people I don’t even know, smile.

Here we are, after tinking I don’t know how many times over the weekend…

12Jan14 Event Horizon Pi Shawl

12Jan14 Event Horizon Pi Shawl

New Years to Pi Shawl, part 2

10 January 2014

Ok, just to update everyone. I’ve pulled out the first lace circle more times than I care to admit. Yesterday, I thought this project had me beat; however, I prevailed. I managed to get in my life line for row 4. If you want to know how pitiful this is, go get the book and look at the pattern. It’s a shame!!! It’s day 10 (I haven’t worked on it yet, but I will after work.), so technically I’ve been working on it 8 days (I took a break one evening) and have only managed the beginning circle and 4, yes 4 rows of the first lace circle.

At one point, I started to pull my hair out, literally, as it would’ve been easier than to work on the project. This is when I put it down. Knitting is therapeutic, fun, educational, and some times mind numbing, for me and when I get upset with my inability to make my fingers work, I put it down.

Now with my lifeline in, I won’t have to redo rows 1-4 over and over and over again!!!!!!! Tonight I move on to row 5 and I’m so excited, I just can’t hide it, I’m about to lose contrl and I think I like it, yeah, yeah, laugh.

Happy knitting!

It is a miracle…

My little sister asked me last week if I’d teach her how to knit. I said yes and when I asked her if she was ready to get started Saturday, she said yes.

I had her knitting and purling in all kind of combinations. Laugh! She’s getting it.

At one point Saturday, I looked up from my knitting only to realize my mother and my sister were knitting as well. Teaching has always been a passion of mine, regardless of what I’m teaching. I love to see other people learn and then build on what I’ve taught them.

I wonder if I could talk the sister-in-law and my other sister to stop long enough to learn??? I’d have all the women knitting then, lol. I won’t hold my breath, one is rearing my 2 1/2 year old niece and the other is too far away.

Keep knitting….