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The Power of Connecting combined with the Power of Making
+Jenn Zeyen​​ walks us through the how's and why's of connecting with a group of people doing the same thing you are.   I've got some thoughts to add, and it's the driver behind the direction +Yarn Mountain​​ is taking.   

"Knit on with confidence and hope through all crisis." - Elizabeth Zimmerman (https://goo.gl/xBIEpJ)

Knitting keeps our hands busy and our minds occupied.  It creates instant connections.   Anytime I knit anywhere in public, someone always stops to chat, to tell their knitting story, or best yet...they sit down and join me.   Teaching someone to knit is equipping them with a way to cope and an instant support network.    That's #KnittingtheWorldTogether  .   Enjoy!

#KnitwithMe   #Knitting  +Hope Shack​​ 
There are many reasons you should join a sit-n-stitch group but the best reason is: you will find a friend there. And you need those.
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very true. There is something so powerful about hand stitch. It draws people in, draws them together. Thanks so much for the re-share!
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39 Years in the Making
#ProjectoftheDay via +Yarn Mountain
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Well worth celebrating, +anne witkowski!
 
I started knitting this sampler afghan around 1977. It was put away for various reasons, but when the city library started a knit and crochet group, I got it out and finished it. That started me knitting again. 
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Why would anyone read my posts?
Because....they are about YOU.
+David Amerland sums this up really, really well in this quick read about why would your readers stop to read your posts. Take the dive, the week is young. :-)
 
Social Media Volume Dips

Does it matter if a social media channel shows dips in the volume of posts that appear there? The answer depends on a few factors that have to do with channel maturity.  
Social Media Networks: the connection between Trust, Traffic and Sales.
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Brilliant summation! +Christina Blount :) 
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Knitting IS therapy
So many stories of finding hope and peace from knitting. Thanks for sharing yours, +Claudia Bugh
#KnittingtheWorldTogether

h/t +Hope Shack
 
How knitting a simple garter stitch shawl helped me through a difficult time.

#knitting  
This post should really be titled "Why I knit as Much as I Do." Because I was a knitter for many years before I morphed into the somewhat prolific knitter that I've become. There is a reason behind this. What happened about...
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+Christina Blount and +Claudia Bugh thought I'd share a bit of my story on therapy and knitting click the link https://plus.google.com/+PierreProvost/posts/ZspnGSTXSJK
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Soul Identity
The war waged against us
via +Chapel Hill Church
This is an ongoing study of the book of 1 Peter that will lend perspective and help us relate to this book in an easy way. Listen in to the latest addition here: http://goo.gl/r3cKM3

h/t +Peter Herzog +Paul McVety

 
The Light
A Study of 1 Peter

How did Peter try to equip the early church through his letter written in the book of 1 Peter?  How can we use Peter's teaching  to equip us to be a light in the world today?   Join in this ongoing audio sermon study as we explore and discuss the topics found in 1 Peter.  New audio sermons will be added weekly as we progress through this series.

Listen in Here:
A Second Chance Legacy:   http://goo.gl/jDBh8k
More Precious than Gold:  http://goo.gl/PhnSXT
Remember Who You Are:  http://goo.gl/nZxaWU
What Wishing can't Deliver: http://goo.gl/mip5D2
Have You ever Jumped for Joy?:  http://goo.gl/J2cNs5
Illogical Joy:  http://goo.gl/hPLGNs
Living in the Mystery:  http://goo.gl/ENvEIR 
What's Under Your Feet?:  http://goo.gl/gJyxqv
Holy, Not Holier than Thou:  http://goo.gl/zNivDT
Our Response to God:  http://goo.gl/S9HEGH
Ransomed:  http://goo.gl/UHDnHY
Intense Love: http://goo.gl/MxueJH
A New Life & Love: http://goo.gl/LLaToB
The Value of a Stone: http://goo.gl/Ayl9Ss
Proclaimers: http://goo.gl/w8tI7N
Soul Identity: http://goo.gl/r3cKM3

The series is being taught at +Chapel Hill Church​ in Eagan, Minnesota USA by Pastors +Paul McVety​ and +Peter Herzog 

Find additional sermons and resources at http://www.chapelhillchurch.com.    

Posted by +Christina Blount​ for +Chapel Hill Church​   
#biblestudy   #audiosermons #discipleship   #CHC #churchesineagan   #bible   #jesus   #christianity #sermon   #church   #eagan #lebanonhills  
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Thanks for sharing +Christina Blount​
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Knitting is Healthy
There is much to say about the therapeutic benefits to knitting, especially through the rhythmic counting and repetitive motion. Many have turned to handcrafts as an outlet during times of crisis, and well, we're all still alive. :-)
Enjoy your Sunday, Everyone!
 
Hopefully, this isn't pay walled.
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7 Questions
Who am I and what am I doing?
Ok, those were bonus questions. This latest addition to the series on 1 Peter challenges us to explore our perspective on who and what we as Christ followers. This one goes deep, so take the time to absorb and reflect as you listen in: http://goo.gl/RoLbqs

h/t +Paul McVety +Peter Herzog +Chapel Hill Church
 
The Light
A Study of 1 Peter

How did Peter try to equip the early church through his letter written in the book of 1 Peter?  How can we use Peter's teaching  to equip us to be a light in the world today?   Join in this ongoing audio sermon study as we explore and discuss the topics found in 1 Peter.  New audio sermons will be added weekly as we progress through this series.

Listen in Here:
A Second Chance Legacy:   http://goo.gl/jDBh8k
More Precious than Gold:  http://goo.gl/PhnSXT
Remember Who You Are:  http://goo.gl/nZxaWU
What Wishing can't Deliver: http://goo.gl/mip5D2
Have You ever Jumped for Joy?:  http://goo.gl/J2cNs5
Illogical Joy:  http://goo.gl/hPLGNs
Living in the Mystery:  http://goo.gl/ENvEIR 
What's Under Your Feet?:  http://goo.gl/gJyxqv
Holy, Not Holier than Thou:  http://goo.gl/zNivDT
Our Response to God:  http://goo.gl/S9HEGH
Ransomed:  http://goo.gl/UHDnHY
Intense Love: http://goo.gl/MxueJH
A New Life & Love: http://goo.gl/LLaToB
The Value of a Stone: http://goo.gl/Ayl9Ss
Proclaimers: http://goo.gl/w8tI7N
Soul Identity: http://goo.gl/r3cKM3
I am. I will.: http://goo.gl/RoLbqs


The series is being taught at @112589591801596269498​ in Eagan, Minnesota USA by Pastors @112763533596850132181​ and @114564561529171600835 

Find additional sermons and resources at http://www.chapelhillchurch.com.    

Posted by @109883852322088735371​ for @112589591801596269498​   
#biblestudy   #audiosermons #discipleship   #CHC #churchesineagan   #bible   #jesus   #christianity #sermon   #church   #eagan #lebanonhills  
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Love, love, love this product.

via +Denis Labelle
 
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#ProjectoftheDay
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Just click the pics. These are amazing, +Mary Hartley

#KnittingtheWorldTogether
 
Hi there - these are two Guernsey 5 ply fishermans jumpers. I have been trying out patterns from different areas of the UK.
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Knitting Stories
This is a beautiful story of how a son introduced #knitting to his mom to brighten her world.
Thanks for sharing, +Pierre Provost!

"Why I Suffered From The Blues And How I Helped My Mom Escape From Depression I took care of my mother and father after they lost their home and business as a matter of fact for more than 20 years.

It was not easy but love sometimes as a funny way of appearing in your life.

It was a sunny Monday and I decided to take a walk on Rideau Street here in Ottawa about a block from our social housing residence. Since my dad had lost his business and home we were on welfare and rent was $5 dollars a month.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to read. I dropped into a small magazine and cigar shop. And as usual I walked straigth to the magazine rack.

Lo and behold right in front of me a book on knitting and crochet.

At that time my mom was severely depressive and I wanted to spark some joy in her life. I picked up a book sitting in front of me with the title, Knitting and Crochet. On the spot, I decided to buy the book and give it to my mom. She was ecstatic when I gave it to her. Next thing I know she is producing sweaters, mittens and table cloths by the dozen. Still wear sweaters she crocheted for me.

Then yesterday, I read this article in The New York Times...
http://goo.gl/kWC3za Intuitively I had sparked joy into my moms life without knowing anything about meditation, mindfulness and relaxation.

Simple acts of kindness and thoughtfulness... that's what life is all about.

I love you mom. We all love you."



#KnittingtheWorldTogether #KnittingStories
 
Why I Suffered From The Blues And How I Helped My Mom Escape From Depression I took care of my mother and father after they lost their home and business as a matter of fact for more than 20 years.

It was not easy but love sometimes as a funny way of appearing in your life.

It was a sunny Monday and I decided to take a walk on Rideau Street here in Ottawa about a block from our social housing residence. Since my dad had lost his business and home we were on welfare and rent was $5 dollars a month.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to read. I dropped into a small magazine and cigar shop. And as usual I walked straigth to the magazine rack.

Lo and behold right in front of me a book on knitting and crochet.

At that time my mom was severely depressive and I wanted to spark some joy in her life. I picked up a book sitting in front of me with the title, Knitting and Crochet. On the spot, I decided to buy the book and give it to my mom. She was ecstatic when I gave it to her. Next thing I know she is producing sweaters, mittens and table cloths by the dozen. Still wear sweaters she crocheted for me.

Then yesterday, I read this article in The New York Times... 
http://goo.gl/kWC3za Intuitively I had sparked joy into my moms life without knowing anything about meditation, mindfulness and relaxation.

Simple acts of kindness and thoughtfulness... that's what life is all about.

I love you mom. We all love you.
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+Jennifer Taylor thank you.
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WHY DOES GOOGLE NOT HAVE THE SENDER EMAIL ADDRESS OF GOOGLE + CIRCLE.?
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How many Football Fields worth of Yarn did it take to knit this shawl?
The Knitting Lodge Community
Go ahead...take a guess!

h/t +Swift Yarns +Yarn Mountain
#KnittingtheWorldTogether
 
Finally finished my non-Doodler but still Stephen West design.  Very happy with my Esjan.  It's a gorgeous design.  Not sure if I would have loved it so much in the worsted that is recommended for this pattern, but love it with fingering weight yarn.  I modified it so I could reuse my Doodler yarn.   #knitting   #stephenwest   #shawls   #westknits   #ravelry  

Pattern can be found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/esjan
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  • Yarn Mountain
    Owner, 2010 - present
    Community-based Knitting Resources.
  • Noble Environmental Power, Inc.
    Director of Project Services, 2005 - 2009
    Renewable Wind Energy.
  • United States Army
    Retired, 1988 - 2008
    Corps of Engineers, Logistics and Project Mgt.
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Knitting the World Together
Introduction

Hi, Everyone, I’m Christina.  I help people connect through communities.  

Friends:  Add me to your Knitting, Hiking & Camping interest circles.  I truly enjoy time spent outdoors, love living "Up North" with all of it's chilly pastimes, and retired after 20 years of military service.   I stay busy by running a small business and growing fun online communities, volunteering at some cool places, leading a Girl Scout Troop, and cooking a lot of pizza each week for a bunch of crazy kids.  I have a happy, full life, and exciting work to do each day.

Business Folks:   I post about my experiences with and the benefits of Google+ Communities.  Reach out to me with questions on how communities can help  your organization.  Here's my Google+ Business Strategy and Philosophy.

Knitters:  Find me in The Knitting Lodge community here on Google+.  I own and operate  Yarn Mountain, an online community site specializing in helping the knitters of the world connect with each other, and grow their talents.  WATCH MY GOOGLE+ STORY  and see how this knitting community stuff all started.

My Hope:   Enabling people to connect with each other, and to find hope for a better tomorrow is where I'll invest my free time.  In this world of over 7 Billion people, and with the technology available to us today, nobody should ever have to feel alone.   I'm proud to lead the Hope Shack project, a Girl Scout troop, and support organizations that help encourage and bring hope to people around the globe.

First G+ Post:   July 12, 2011.  http://goo.gl/zURAvJ


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