March 31, 2014

Trunk Show at the Little Knittery!

Hello LA Knitters! Yarn Crawl Los Angeles 2014 begins Thursday, April 3 and lasts through Sunday, April 6. If you are a knitter in the area, don't miss it. My good friend Kat Coyle will be hosting me for a trunk show of over 40 samples(!!!). Kat is the owner of The Little Knittery, a wonderful LYS nestled in Atwater Village. She will have tons of samples, both from me and other designers, and will also have several demos going on throughout the weekend, including one on Tunisian crochet, which I am going to be very excited to see. Kat has stocked the shop with some of my favorite yarns, including yarns from Shalimar and Sweet Georgia. I will be there to meet and chat from 1-3 on Sunday, April 6, but I also plan to hang around as much as I can Friday evening (open til 7:00), Saturday, and Sunday. Please join us! It should be a wonderful time!

Here are a few photos of set up. We spent several hours organizing and arranging today. It was really fun to see my samples all lined up on display.

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November 05, 2013

Yarn Discount!

Hi all,

I just thought I'd alert you to a 10% off sale of yarn in honor of the Gift-A-Long and an update from a new-to-me independent yarn source, Unwind Yarn Company. Unwind is run by Dana of the Just One More Row knitting podcast (a fun listen if you have not heard it before), and her catalog of colors is just stunning. With her kind permission, I am posting a photo of one of my favorite colorways, Morning Sky:

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There will be an update at 4:00 PM today. You can see all of Dana's colorways by following the links at the top of her blog. And then go to her shop for the update. To receive the 10% discount, enter the code "giftalong" when you make a purchase in the shop. Happy shopping and happy gifting!

P.S. Dana and her co-podcaster Brittney are also hosting the Into the Wool Fiber Retreat next May - check it out - it sounds like a blast!

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October 31, 2013

Gift-A-Long & Sale!

Giftalong-logo-200.jpgI've joined with over 100 other independent designers to bring you a really special event and promotion: the Gift-A-Long!

The Gift-A-Long is a chance for knitters and crocheters on ravelry to work on their holiday gifts together with tons of support and prizes along the way. You can learn all about it in the ravelry GAL group. The GAL begins November 1 and lasts through December 31. There is a very large list of eligible patterns from independent designers to choose from, and, in connection with the GAL, all of the participating patterns will be available for 25% off when you use the coupon code "giftalong" during the first two weeks of the GAL - November 1-15.

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The participating patterns from my Mind of Winter line are featured above:

Adiri Cowl | Sola | Adiri Mittens
Frambuesa | Adiri Slouchy | Mexican Wedding
Chalice Cowl | Zucca Cowl | Chalice Mitts

For easy reference, the main pattern photos in my ravelry shop contain a cute little gift-a-long tag.

Happy Holiday Season and Happy Gifting!

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October 06, 2013

Old Friends

I always love seeing others knit my designs, but sometimes the result is extra special. I've been on-line friend of Vicki of Knitorious since we both started blogging - likely about a decade at this point. Back when the knit blogging community was much smaller and blog posts were more frequent I had more opportunities to "see" Vicki online (now I end up following her on Pinterest!), so when she decided to make not one, but two, of my shawl patterns for her daughter's wedding, it was like getting a gift from an old friend. Imagine my delight when I saw the photos she posted from the wedding a few days ago. I was positively beside myself. Here are a few of the gorgeous photographs that Vicki's niece Jena took of Vicki and her daughter wearing Frambuesa and Mexican Wedding. They are copyright J. Schleis Photography, and used with Jena's kind permission.

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Vicki's blog is a great read and her Pinterest boards are beautifully curated, so I highly recommend that you take a peek. She is knitorious on ravelry.

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