Filed in Out of Our Head by on May 3, 2016 49 Comments

Hello, happy knitters! Jess here, assistant to Gwen and Kellie, once again taking over the blog.

It is my bittersweet privilege this month to help the gals say farewell to Two Sides, Two Points (and all of you!) by giving out some really fabulous prizes. Just look at this haul:

Photo May 03, 6 22 53 AM

Gwen and Kellie have picked up several goodies through the years, and they can’t think of a better way to end this chapter in their lives than by sharing the love – and the goodies – with you.

So stay tuned, because once a week in May I’ll be here with a post rounding up some of my favorite gems from Two Sides Two Points, and also asking some questions of all of you! Each time you answer the question, it’s a chance to win some of those prizes!

This week, I’m starting at the beginning. Have you ever gone back far enough to read Gwen and Kellie’s first posts on this blog? That’s okay, because I have!

Gwen’s first post was an introduction to the blog and the topics they planned to cover.

Kellie’s first post was about the types of books in a great knitter’s library.

So what about YOUR beginnings? When did you first connect with Two Sides, Two Points?

So here’s this week’s question: How did you first find Gwen & Kellie and start reading this blog?

Did you take one of their classes, or hear about them from another knitter, or meet them at Stitches, or something else? We’d love to know! Give us your answer in the comments, and make sure you also give us a way to contact you (e-mail address or Ravelry ID is best) in case you win! (If you don’t leave contact information I will have to draw another winner).

I’ll draw for prizes at the end of the month, so get your comments in before then! One answer per question per person, please!

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  1. Pat Hensley says:

    I won a subscription from a podcast.

    Rav ID: loonyhiker

  2. Maria says:

    I first encountered Gwen through Knitability!

  3. Andi says:

    I enrolled in Gwen’s Entrelac class on Craftsy. Sad to see the blog shutting down.

  4. Sharon Amara says:

    I took a Craftsy Entrelac class from Gwen and loved it.

  5. Carolyn Ritter says:

    I found out about Gwen through her Craftsy classes. That in turn led me to the blog where I “met” Kelly. And the rest, as they say, is history. Two Sides, Two Points will be missed by me!

    Rav ID – Brooklyn-knitter

  6. Carolyn Ritter says:

    Oops, sorry. I spelled Kellie’s name wrong.

  7. Lynne says:

    Boy, I don’t remember how I first knew about Gwen and Kelly. I think I knew about Gwen first from entrelac related patterns.

  8. Debra says:

    I found the blog after taking a class from Gwen at Stitches West 2014. Zytigg on Ravelry.

  9. Geraldine Scott says:

    I did a Google search many years ago for a LYS…Knitability over in LeGrand (just a stone’s throw from Chowchilla) popped up! I’ve been following Gwen via blog(s) ever since! And, no, I haven’t met Gwen face to face yet!

  10. Linda Hobbs says:

    I first started following Gwen after meeting her at Stitches in Santa Clara probably 20+ years ago. She sent out emails and it was fun to receive something at school that wasn’t about teaching. I didn’t have much time to knit in those days, I was mostly one project at a time. However it was fun reading about the things I could be making as soon as I retired. That has happened and I now have 3 – 5 projects to choose from at any given time. Gwen, and later Kelly, have inspired me to stretch and try many new things.

  11. Jackie says:

    I have Kellie’s Craftsy yarn sub class. I joined the blog at the end of last year. So sad to be me.

  12. Lauren Davis says:

    I met Gwen at the knitting weekend in Cambria. Over 5 years ago and look forward to her teaching every year since. It is bitter sweet. I will miss the emails but am happy for the new adventures to come!

  13. Our Guild invited Gwen for a weekend of classes, and were we ever glad! She’s a great teacher – I learned so much.

  14. Donna says:

    I was introduced to Gwen and to entrelac when taking her Craftsy class.

  15. Dunno about Kellie, but I think I met Gwen online in some forum or another. It’s been years and years. I admired her brain and took an Entrelac class with her at Stitches Midwest one time. And some online class with booklet lessons. Most useful thing I still remember: knitting back backwards.

    cfmdesigns on Ravelry

  16. Janeen Manatt says:

    I first found out about the blog after taking Gwen’s Craftsy class. I just loved her class and wanted to see what else she was into.

    Thanks for all the good info and inspiration!!

  17. Carol Jo says:

    I met Gwen five years ago in Cambria at a knitting retreat sponsored by Ball and Skein. I have returned annually with the exception of one year. My thanks to Gwen for being a great teacher. I always take away new ideas from her classes.

  18. Jill Plumb says:

    Kellie taught me to knit about 14 years ago and she is my best friend! I’m sure Gwen is wonderful too…

  19. Helena Georgette says:

    I met Gwen at the knitting weekend in Cambria last year. I am sad to read this. Best Wishes to Gwen & Kellie!

  20. Mary Ashcliffe says:

    I bought Gwen’s book and then looked on Ravelry.

  21. Margaret Welch says:

    I first met Gwen at Stitches East the first year it was in Hartford (we sure miss it!). I think that was the year I took her entrelac class. I met Kellie on the escalator at the last Stitches East in Hartford and my recognition of her from her blog photo was reinforced when I saw her 2sides2points grey felt bag.

  22. Jane Reiter says:

    I heard about Gwen from another knitter in the local guild, Sarah Peasley. (sorry Kellie 🙂 ) I also watched Gwen’s online class about teaching better. Thanks, Jane

  23. Chiara Ogan says:

    I met Gwen in Block Island at a knitting retreat. I was signed up for 2 of her classes and had a ball.

    I’m chiaraogan on Ravelry.

  24. George says:

    I found this blog when I toke Kellie’s Craftsy class. It was great. Love this blog. Really hate to see it go but understand people’s lives change.

  25. Kendra Lau says:

    My first contact with Gwen was her Entrelac knitting course I purchased from Craftsy. I immediately enjoyed her personality and sense of humor, especially about math! So glad she’s one of “those people”! I searched for more of her online, and found “Two Sides, Two Points”. So sad to see them go. 🙁 BTW, would you please let her know that I’ve made 9 entrelac cowls!! Thank you!!

  26. Ginger says:

    I took several classes from Gwen while she was in Atlanta. She is such an awesome teacher!

  27. Christa says:

    Our fathers were colleagues while Gwen and I were classmates in nursery school. By junior high it was pretty clear that Gwen had a way with shapes, from the artful positioning of the text in the notes she passed to the dodecahedron she quickly and expertly assembled while the rest of us tried not to poke out our eyes as we fumbled with our compasses.

    • Gwen Bortner says:

      I think you remembering the whole dodecahedron incident is hysterical!! Did you also remember that my 5th grade project presentation was on all the different types of crafts you can do with string?! The dye (see what I did there) was cast…!

  28. Ellen says:

    I was introduced to Gwen and her classes from Ball and Skein in Cambria, CA

  29. Paula Riley says:

    I met Gwen online when I took her Craftsy class Entrelac Knitting. Then I met her in person when I took her Entrelac class at my LYS The Knitting Boutique. Gwen is a great teacher online and in person!

  30. Barbara Gambrell says:

    One of our guild members had taken a class from Gwen at Stitches and recommended her for a weekend of classes and speaking at our monthly meeting. After taking 3 of the 5 classes, I signed up for the blog – plus purchased 2 Craftsy classes! I enjoyed meeting Gwen in person & Kellie on my screen. Best wishes for the future!

  31. SidraG says:

    I first “met” Gwen by taking her Entrelac class on Craftsy

  32. Monique says:

    I met Kellie years ago when she was teaching at a LYS in my area.

  33. Holly says:

    I heard about her through another knitter.

  34. Mary Hawthorne says:

    I first met Gwen at a Knitters’ Day Out event near Harrisburg, Pa, where she gave an entrelac class. It was one of the best taught classes I have taken. The project, a small entralac card wallet, was almost finished by end of class. She sent us home with excellent directions to finish it.
    I have follower her blog and met Kelly through it for many well-informed years.

  35. Nita says:

    I first became aware of Gwen and Kellie when I signed up for eduknit through a local yarn shop.

    Ravelry ID: Losososnana

  36. Carol says:

    I took a class with Gwen in Columbus and then followed her name through podcasts of other knitters. Somehow I found this blog a few years later. Best wishes!

  37. Amy Sheridan says:

    I took a great class from Gwen at TKGA in San Diego a year or two ago.

  38. Kristine Nielsen says:

    I was introduced to Gwen by taking her Entrelac class on Craftsy. I enjoyed her teaching style and signed up for another Craftsy class: How to Teach it.

  39. Juli Macht says:

    I first met Gwen when she moved back to California and into the family home in Le Grand, I knew the home place as being on my way to purchase bearded iris from a neighbor. Gwen was just staring Knitability with a local knitter and we were just staring the area knit group at a LYS. Oh, so many years ago I would have to go into a “way-back machine” to even think about attempting to count.

  40. Mary Ann says:

    I found this blog while searching for knitting patterns and ideas online. So sorry for it to end! Best wishes to you all. Thank you!

  41. Terry Neal says:

    I met Gwen in a class and found this blog through Eduknit. I love getting the emails and updates from the blog. Well done and I can’t wait to see what comes next!

  42. June Moore says:

    I took Gwen’s Entrelac class on Craftsy, and was hooked!

  43. elke says:

    After attending TNNA

  44. Tagati says:

    Hm, not sure where I found the link, but I started knitting five years ago upon retirement. I probably found this site via one of the photographs from another site.

    I’ve enjoyed your blog and am sad to see it go.


    Tagati on Ravelry

  45. Terese Pratt says:

    I took a class from Gwen at the first Stitches West I attended and thought she was a terrific teacher. The next year I met both Gwen and Kellie and they announced Eduknit which i joined as one of the first members. I also took another Stitches class from Gwen and a great photography class from Kellie. When Eduknit ended I started receiving the blog posts–don’t know why I didn’t know about the blog before……

  46. Gina says:

    I simply can’t remember when I started following Gwen & Kellie. I have taken classes from both if them multiple times. I find their teaching style & humor resonates with me. I will miss this blog but plan to keep up with both through their new adventures. Best of luck.

    Ginam813 on Ravelry.

  47. Helen Robinson says:

    Ravelry ID: HelenKnitHootie

    Via Ravelry and that Gwen show talk about entrelac knitting!

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