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Shandeh
12-21-2007, 07:54 AM
Man, am I slow or WHAT?!

I was looking at Ravelry the other day, and noticed a knitter named Lisa Shroyer. I said out loud, "Hey, I wonder if she's related to Nancy Shroyer, the lady that taught me Fair Isle Knitting at SAFF?"

So, I read her Ravelry profile, and got to know Lisa Shroyer a little better. Turns out, she IS related to Nancy, and she also happens to be the editor of INTERWEAVE KNITS! OMG! :shock:

Am I the last person in the world to figure this out? :doh:

I've been teased many times in my life for being an airhead. Really....seriously. Most things just go right past me. :teehee:
Now, you all have proof of that fact. :wink:

Anyway, some of you may remember how I went on and on about Nancy Shroyer, and what an amazing teacher she was. I learned SO MUCH at that Fair Isle Knitting class, never realizing I was being taught by one of the greats.

I think it's so COOL to have such a prolific knitter in my own state. I'm definitely signing up for Fair Isle Knitting at SAFF again next year, or maybe Fair Isle Knitting II!

During the class, Nancy mentioned that she has her own line of yarn to use for fair isle knitting, because she wasn't satisfied with the limited color selection of most yarns. Plus, she wanted a thinner yarn for North Carolina weather. Also, she said that she has several knitting gadgets available under her company name "Nancy's Knit Knacks".

:doh: ANOTHER "duh" moment. Those items are available from KnitPicks. :teehee:

I wish I could go back in time now, and bow at her feet. :notworthy:

knitncook
12-21-2007, 08:48 AM
You'll get the chance at the next class. I envy you being able to take classes of advanced techniques. I've been knitting for 30 years and almost all my training is self learned. Every once in a while I run into someone who is just a knitting genius and I glean an idea or two from them. It's why I hang out here at KH and at Ravelry. There are cool talented people here.

HollyP
12-21-2007, 10:51 AM
LOL! Here I was thinking this is going to be a thread about Christmas UFOs! You're not the only 'slow' knitter my excuse is I am trying to give up coffee.


That is really cool Shandeh! I would sign up for her class in a minute if it were more local.

lelvsdgs
12-21-2007, 02:18 PM
My excuse is.... OK, well, I don't have an excuse. I am just slow...:whoosh:

gamerchik
12-21-2007, 03:30 PM
Shandeh, you are just so cute. LOL! :D
:hug: :hug: :hug:

ignora
12-21-2007, 10:41 PM
An ex-boyfriend of mine used to call me "Oblivia"... if that tells you anything.

So, don't feel bad... you're not alone! :)

Shandeh
12-22-2007, 12:26 AM
I'm glad I'm not alone. Thank you all for still loving me, even though I'm a knitwit. :)