Hi Everyone,

This is not good bye. Maybe a redirection and a heads up.

I have been machine knitting since the early 80’s. Yikes, that’s a long time. It’s no
wonder my interests have changed .

With the purchase of a new sock machine and sewing machines, I want to focus on quilting and making socks and some other hobbies that I have tried.

Since I changed my knitting room to a sewing room, I just don’t have room for everything. Of course, I could buy a bigger house. Lol

This is why I am going to sell my beloved passap E6000 knitting machine. It is something that can’t be stored under a bed like the other machines and I don’t want to let it sit. It needs someone new to keep her active so she doesn’t get stiff joints.lol I am letting everything go that I have for the Passap E6000 machine. She has been well cared for and much loved as you can see in this blog.

With all my added responsibilities, new hobbies and missing Passap resources (because they will be sold with this machine), I won’t be able to answer many questions regarding the future use of it. Not to worry, I plan to keep all the Passap information on this bog available for the new owner as well as any new Passap lovers. Luckily, there are many resources just like this blog for new users to learn from. There are many Passap Facebook groups, groups.io, Ravelry, other blogs and small user groups around the different states. I hope the release of good Passap machines to new users will grow the Passap community with fresh enthusiastic spirit again.

I am keeping my Brother machines because I like to make my slipper socks on the 940 and felted slippers on the bulky. So I may post something in the future about those machines, but not sure at this time. Posting also takes time away from my new adventures.

I am still getting 40 to 100 visits a day on my blog so I will keep this blog open so the information I have posted over the last 10 years on all my machines, will be available to everyone.
I will be posting the E6000 machine on the passap io group marketplace hopefully soon.
Check this link for more information later. https://groups.io/g/PassapClub/ You will need to join the groups.io to be able to read the message boards.

Please don’t ask me any questions at this time about the machine. I am not using the WordPress blog to sell it. I will let you all know where and when to find the details of what I have for sale and the terms of sale soon. It takes awhile to get it all organized.

Thank you everyone for visiting my blog and giving me praise on my projects. It was you that
motivated me to keep on learning and machine knitting. After a few tears and deep breaths, I will try not to change my mind before I get this posted. I hope to see all sorts of new reader posts and connections with previous viewers of this blog when I get a chance to sneak a peek again. Much love to all of you. You are all my Passap family.

21 Comments »

  1. Janis Said:

    Thank you for all the wonderful information and PASSAP passion you have shared, you have definitely helped me along my journey! Also best wishes on your new adventures and I’m sure you will be a fantastic addition to any community groups you join.

  2. cm evans Said:

    Really sorry to see you go. Thanks for the help and inspiration you’ve given me over the years. Best wishes with this next phase of your life.

  3. Judy Said:

    Before you let all your patterns for the e6000 go, I’d like to find a pattern for fairisle Scandinavian style sweaters for the e6000… did you ever have any?

  4. Gillian Pearson Said:

    Thank you for all your suppawt and humour and inspiration over the years – you have been such a good ally and I for one always looked forward to your blogs and creativity with our passap. I fully understand you wanting to move on with your new creative sock machine, your quilting and many other items on the sewing horizon. Big hugs to you sister 🐾🤓

  5. Sherry Hogan Said:

    I really need to thank you for all the info you’ve shared, as well as the inspiration I’ve gotten from your site. Best wishes in the next creative sideline. It’s sad that those who are creative, never have the time to continue to do everything! I am also grateful that you are keeping your past info up. I’ve gotten ideas and laughter from your posts, and will continue to do so!

    • Thank you Sherry. I always loved hearing if I motivated just one person to try something. The truth is that I still did not cover all that this machine can do. I WILL miss it. 🙂

  6. Donna Said:

    Thanks for everything! We will miss you 😘

  7. Diana G-house Said:

    I can’t tell you how much you’ve helped me! It does take a lot of time to blog!! I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your time, talent and willingness to share with the world!
    Sincerely, Diana

  8. steelbreeze Said:

    Hugs! It’s hard to let go of these machines, mine leaves my house only over my dead body! Thanks for keeping the info up here, it’s invaluable stuff for us Passapers where the ‘net is “full” of info for the more common Japanese machines. Your blog is much appreciated. Looking forward to seeing your new adventures with socks and sewing.

    • Thank you, not sure anyone wants to see my sock machine endeavors. lol It is so hard letting this machine go. I hope I don’t regret it. 😦

  9. Judy Said:

    Have fun with your new hobbies! I don’t have a Passop knitting machine but I do have the Brother knitting machines.

    • Hi Judy, I still have my Brother machines as well so I may do something on them in the future. I love making my slipper socks on them and that is why I am not getting rid of them…..yet. 🙂

  10. mjreich20 Said:

    Sorry to hear you are getting out of Passap work but i understand how much sewing can be a draw. Will you be creating a place where all of your patterns can be downloaded from?

    Best regards Hope you enjoy sewing. I have been for the past 30 years.

    On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 10:23 AM Cckittenknits’s Weblog wrote:

    > cckittenknits posted: “Hi Everyone, This is not good bye. Maybe a > redirection and a heads up. I have been machine knitting since the early > 80’s. Yikes, that’s a long time. It’s no wonder my interests have changed . > With the purchase of a new sock machine and sewing machines,” >

    • Hi, did not sell the passap so might play with in the coming years. I am paying to keep the blog open so that you can go through the months and still get the patterns from the postings. If for some reason you can’t open the link to the drop box, just email me what you are looking for. Do you do quilting? I have fallen in love with free motion quilting. 🙂

    • Hi, did not sell the passap so might play with in the coming years. I am paying to keep the blog open so that you can go through the months and still get the patterns from the postings. If for some reason you can’t open the link to the drop box, just email me what you are looking for. Do you do quilting? I have fallen in love with free motion quilting. 🙂

  11. Gillian Pearson Said:

    Hi Carol Ann I hope you and Jim and Pietie are all well and keeping away from this dreaded covid virus. My sister and her ex hubby were both confirmed positive and still riding it out .. lots of achy joints and spike in fever – they are in quarantine in different homes … our hospitals are all full to the brim in this 2nd wave … we now have a lockdown against all events, all liquor stores are closed because with drink causes accidents and fights etc and these people get admitted to our hospitals and fill beds needed for covid cases … thats a fact over here I am sorry to say …

    My sister was wanting us to go to Durban for Xmas and we may have gone down if my mom was still alive but as she passed away in July there was not the same need and we didn’t want to fly or drive down to Durban and I am so glad we didn’t go ..imagine ? phew … all I needed as I had my reconstruction on 27th November … still struggling with this on my right side breast tissue – I developed a haematoma about 4 weeks after surgery – have had it drained twice and going again on 17th Jan to have it done again by Dr Seider who is still on leave … Xmas here is our big holiday time as its in the middle of our summer …

    Did you have a quiet Xmas? Have you sold your Passap ? are you still quilting like mad? are going like a boeing with your sock machine ? send us some of your sox ? I am sure at this time of the year in the US there will be a lot of knitting etc going on esp with people are in lockdown …my machine definitely needs a service – FB pushers are miss behaving and I have a damaged 4 colour changer so using the one from the other E6000 which I want to sell…its got a 4600 motor and I prefer my 3000A motor on my original machine but the effort of having to strip the machine off the stand to give to the driver to load up to take to the workshop is too much effort for me at the moment …my energy levels are still low …

    I have been making cushions to sell on line to fundraise for Border Collie Rescue and we were invited to one small market beginning November last year and we sold about 5 cushions so was very chuffed … the fabric was donated to us and it came up by the roll full … seriously mostly upholstery fabrics … anyway, we have made throws of some of the pieces and cushions and because some of the fabrics were a little uninteresting I appliquéd some BCs on them and sheep and a squirrel etc … I have not really done much appliqué but I gave it a shot and some of it worked really well …all went into the kitty to keep us able to pay our bills …

    Hope to hear back from you soon … take great care and big hugs and best wishes for 2021.

    Gill

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