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Going live!

I found out something about myself….I don’t work well solo. I need interaction, and feedback and questions. Enter live video!

On Tuesday, September 5, at 1pm est, I’ll be going live in a secret Facebook group just for you all. I’ll be machine knitting on the lk150 and the project is a hat for the course called Get It Out Of The Box. Would you like to watch me knit? We’ll have a live q&a before and after the knitting session.

The live Facebook broadcast takes place at clubKnit Connections group here. Can you request to join??

 

Do you use Facebook?

Hi members,

Facebook Yes/No? I’ve been kicking around adding a facebook group to our membership flow. I don’t want to add it though, if most of you don’t use facebook. Soooooo . . . . in the comments, facebook yes or no??

And, if Yes, what in particular would you like to see in the group?

I have some ideas but would like your input.

— Lea-Ann

Friday, April 7, 2017, Update

Is it spring?

Thanks to stock photos, I can pretend that spring has sprung here in Northeastern Indiana. In reality, it is cold and rainy and grey. But this weekend is supposed to be looking up. I’m thinking about gardening and what I’ll plant in our pots. What about you? What is your favorite spring activity?

Update Schedule

I’m stuck, I’m not sure how often to post updates here in ClubKnit on the ongoing projects. knitting as well as website work. I’ll shoot for every Friday right now. And, when its time to enroll in a course, I’ll send an email as well. If you have any feedback on what works for you, feel free to comment.

Project Updates:

LK150 class — working on a four project outline. Launch Goal is May 1.  Is there something you’d specifically like address? Post in the LK150 Questions Forum.

FIsher Lassie (Hand) — still taking enrollments. Lyn will be doing the project knitting for the videos as she is rolling right along. We met at the coffee shop last week to record a lesson on casting on at the end of the row. I need to edit that lesson and get it uploaded to the course.

Are you interested in knitting this cardigan? I’m going to be putting additional colorways online. Just let me know what you are looking for. Purchase the kit at knittingtoday.com {Fisher Lassie link}.

Yarn Club — thinking of introducing a Yarn Club for the summer instead of a new knitalong. One Skein? Delivery June, July, and August? Mystery or choose your colors??

Stormy Weather (LK150) — haven’t touched it. I am so close to getting mine done, but I’ve gained weight so lost enthusiasm to finish it. But, if any of you want to knit it, go buy the kit at knittingtoday.com {stormy weather link}.

ClubKnit 28 — mark your calendar for April 28, 2-8, for a meetup at Knitting Today.  I’ve added an events calendar to the dashboard login. Do you have a meetup you’d like to see added? Comment and I’ll add it.

Website Updates:

ClubKnit — remove the old login dashboard and point all links to the new dashboard.  Welcome series emails outline is in progress. I want to have a series of three emails delivered that shows how the website works for the Basic (Free) members.

Discourse — waiting on programmer to have the ability to add enrollees in the private discussion groups for the classes. In the meantime, did you know there is an app for devices? Download the app for Discourse. Use forum.knittingtoday.com as the site id. Your login info should be the ClubKnit login. Let me know if you have any trouble.

Courses — how do I put the links to new courses automatically? I’m actually looking at a few other course software options to make this easier for me.

 

Now Open to New Basic (Free) Members

I’ve found a way to get everyone moved from point a through point d in the software for ClubKnit so I’ve opened up membership to new Basic (free) members. Now, you all are members already, but expect to start receiving more emails from me based on what you are members too.  And remember that you can now easily participate in the forums (discussion) by clicking on the comments for any blog. Join in!!!!

Do you want to read the Clear the Clutter post I just wrote over at Knittingtoday.com?

Or, do you want to refer a friend and have them join clubKnit Basic? 

How about participate in the next cardigan KAL for hand knitters — FIsher Lassie?

Or join in the ongoing KAL for LK150 knitters — Stormy Weather?

How about getting more info about the upcoming meetup in Wolcottville at our previous store location? Stay tuned for details — Knit28!!!

Is a cardigan/tunic/sweater not to your liking this time around? Stay tuned, we have some smaller-type projects in the works for the upcoming months.

Join the Clubhouse Discussion, Fisher Lassie, Bias Knit Scarf

I know, I know. You guys are patiently waiting for everything to come together. Well, I can say progress is definitely being made. The classroom is being set up, the forums a/k/a the ClubHouse discussion group is functional, the email plans (Connections) are coming together, and the Blog (Lessons) is being renovated. Woohoo!!!

Join in the Discussion at the Clubhouse

The most recent change has been about the new Forums software. It is called Discourse and it is the bomb!! How do you use it? Just comment on this post. You should automagically log in. And have access to any content your purchaser level provides. For example, the free members have access to the free hand and machine forums. And, if you are a project purchaser (ala carte), you can also see the project discussions. Of course, the beta-subscriber purchasers get special treatment, with access to anything and everything.  (Beta-subscriber members info — limited time only $50/annually).

Fisher Lassie Cardigan (hand)

 

I know I keep announcing it, but my sample yarn is finally here. And, I’ve made my lesson plan list.  23 lessons just on page one!!!! Next up is to figure out how to get the project packs put on knittingtoday.com so we can take orders! In the meantime, I’m going to start swatching the yarn. See how beautiful it is?? I love the way Stonehedge makes their yarn, pin drafting the fibers so the colors have a lot of depth. My cast on edge on Cassidy has given out, and I’ve lost some buttons, so I’m really looking forward to getting this project done. I can see it easily becoming my favorite wear around jacket.

Bias Knit Scarf (LK150)

Just before Christmas, Tara was here to knit a project for Haley on the LK150. It was a Bias Knit scarf using a long-repeat self-striping sock yarn. It was a really fun project and we live streamed it to a few closed areas on facebook just to get a feel for how the lighting, camera setup and everything was going to work. [we ended up purchasing more equipment]. I’ve decided to put it together as a sample class so everyone can see how the flow of the website will work. Its a very basic technique, yet has about 6 lessons. The featured image for this project shows a quick way to Kitchener Stitch. In fact, I sat at the coffee shop and finished it off on Christmas Eve for her. A lovely, relaxing way to head into a busy holiday weekend.

Basic (free) Registration Coming Soon

coming-soon-flyoutClubKnit Basic — free registration coming soon

The online community for Knitting Today’s customers and other knitting enthusiasts is about ready to open. There are three levels:

Basic — Free registration and access to community Forums, blog posts.

Ala Carte — All of Basic, PLUS specific discussion areas, blog posts and online classes depending on the project.

Subscriber — Annual membership fee that opens up ALL of the ClubKnit site (currently 1/2 price!), specifically technique tutorials, one-on-one help, discounts on supplies for projects, reduced shipping, online technique library.

To be notified when the Basic registration is open, fill out this Form!

I want to Join!

Let me know by email when registration is open for

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A little bit of history . . .

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Two years ago, I thought my business was taking the direction of supporting Bond knitting machine owners with an online presence, courses and troubleshooting. instead, Spinrite announced they were ceasing production. After 23 years of working with the Bond machines, it was time to change direction .

That direction change has allowed me to focus on the hand knitters and Lk150 owners. Projects, KALs, classes . . . all with the emphasis on Community. I’m so excited!!

After trials, changes, many starts and stops, I’m happy to report that the new ClubKnit will be opening soon for the Basic (free) registration level.We’ll notify you when registration is open. Just fill out your email in the form below: 

I want to Join!

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Unprotected Link to Forum Blog category

Hi, just checking to see if this post will populate in the BLog Post category in the Forums and if the reader needs to be logged in to see it (WLM protection is off).

And if discussion takes places on Discourse, do you need to be logged in and who can see the discussion if it populates back to the unprotected blog??

The other thing I need to do is figure out how to link to the forums from the Basic (free level) . . . .