Not a Novice Knitter anymore…


Getting Purly With It

Adventures and Yarn Lustings of a Novice knitter

When I started this blog in april 2007, I certainly was a novice knitter. And untill recently I kept on believing that I still was a novice.

Methinks I have to rephrase my title. I ain’t no novice knitter no more.

Full Circle

It is here in Pittsburgh where I learned how to knit in February 2006. It is here in Pittsburgh where I fully admit and acknowledge that I no longer can be called a novice knitter.

I knit, teach knitting, design a little bit and write patterns. This does not mean I am there yet, there is still so much to learn, still so much to discover and I am ready to take it to the next level, whatever that may be.


I will go where ever the yarn and needles take me, I am an obedient follower and eager student!

So from this day on the title of this blog will read:

Getting Purly With It

Adventures and Yarn Lustings of a Passionate knitter


Whatcha working on, passionate knitter Nancy?


I have been a good girl. A very good girl! I have been pattern writing and test knitting.

And I have also been improving some patterns that were in the works. My Kidsilk Haze/Aura Poppy Flower is a project I never blogged about but has been in the works since last winter:


Next up are the fingerless gloves Sally. I have been working on them to get several sizes, S/M/L and I have been figuring out how to write the pattern as clearly as possible:


And here is a fine project which have the knitters at Ewe Can Knit simply go gaga. The black silk scarf which I am knitting for my neighbor. It is almost finished and I am very very pleased with it:


I am very happy that this scarf is evoking the reaction I wish it to evoke because I have had lots of trouble with knitting this black scarf… but I will save that for another blog post.

Besides these little projects I have been dabbling around with the Polar yarn I purchased at Ewe Can Knit. I am so attracted by this yarn. Don’t know exactly why. It just captures my attention:


And last but certainly not least, I picked up some Rowan Tapestry at Ewe Can Knit and promised the knitters that I would have a project all done and knit up by this Monday. I did not tell them what project, it is a surprise.


Tomorrow’s blog post is going to be all about the classes I am teaching this Fall at Close Knit’s in Portland, OR. All of the above mentioned projects are featured in my classes so check back tomorrow for more indepth information!

In love with my Poppy Flowers

I am so in love with my Poppy Flowers… It makes me happy just looking at them! Last night when I went to sleep, I took off my rings and placed them in one of the flowers. And when I woke up, I smiled from ear to ear when I saw my rings in that bright colored knitted cuteness…


Yes, knitting gives me that much joy.

Thanks for reading and untill the next entry!


3 Responses to Not a Novice Knitter anymore…

  1. jenni says:

    kiss your sweet face!!!

  2. gettingpurlywithit says:

    Jenni, your comments make me smile!!!!

  3. Vanessa.e says:

    I love the black silk scarf! I know you probably don’t have time to write the pattern, but would you mind offering up a little insight as to what stitch you are using? look forward to seeing what else you make! your posts have been really great lately! thanks for sharing! v

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