Labor Day Sale!

Labor Day Sale

Labor Day is now Labor Yay!

 

Get 45% off my entire shop* with promo code: labor45

 

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*Good on all patterns, pattern packs, and eBooks (no exclusions). Enter promo code during checkout to receive discount.

Offer good until Monday, Sept. 1st, 2014 midnight Pacific time. 

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Yarnbox August 2014 Reveal

This month I received a Yarnbag, instead of a Yarnbox. Find out why below!

 

My yarnbag.

My yarnbag.

 

The simple reason for the yarnbag was that the yarn was so gigantic, it wouldn’t fit into a yarnbox!

But before we get to the yarn.

 

Let’s check out the Designer trading card.

Such a cute combo.

Such a cute combo.

Melissa Leapman (designer of over 800 knit and crochet projects) made a knitted and crocheted version of her “Jenny Set” that you see above (crochet set is in the picture).

It’s perfect for the included yarn and cute to boost.

 

Now The Yarn

 

They wore this in Sochi.

They wore this in Sochi.

 

The yarn is by Imperial Yarn and is called Erin. ($66 value for all three)

Imperial yarn has been around since 1871 and was the yarn chosen for the sweaters worn by the Sochi Olympians this past winter.

The wool is incredibly soft for 100%. It is a 3ply worsted, though it seems almost bulky with how lofty it is.

There is a generous 225 yards in each hank, so you could do three beanies or a really nice large scarf with it. I’m planning as I type…

Did you get a Yarnbox this month? What colors did you get? Let us know below. Also see more of the yarn and the other side of the designer card in the video below.

 

 

50% Off This Week ~ A New Pattern For Fall

The Blossom and Broomsticks Infinity Scarf is the newest pattern in my shop. I wanted a cute and lightweight scarf that transitioned well from summer to fall and this is what I came up with.

However, if you change the yarn recommended to a wool, then you’ll have a great scarf to transition from fall to winter. 2-fer!!

The “dropped stitch” effect is made with broomstick crochet.

Never tried broomstick crochet? No problem!

The pattern includes an exclusive step-by-step video tutorial on the full pattern repeat. You can learn broomstick as you go.

 

Use promo code: scarf50 during checkout to receive the discount.

 

It’s 50% off right now through Sunday, Aug. 31st, 2014 midnight Pacific time.

 

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Star Flower ~ New Free Motif of the Month

Star Flower

Star Flower

Time for the August Motif of the Month.

I’m calling this a “star flower” motif because it reminds me of both with it’s pointy petal look. It’s a really easy motif and works up quite quickly.

You can download the pattern and watch the video tutorial here.

Lefties click here.

Knitcrate Reveal ~ Win a Tool Kit and eBook of patterns!

My Knitcrate is here! And there are lots of goodies in it that I will be giving away. Read on to see what I got and what you can get.

First Up: The Soothing Extra

Pretty darn yummy!

Pretty darn yummy!

Flavrz Organic Drink Mix ($2 value)

This 1 oz travel packet of Flavrz Organic drink mix is made with all natural flavors and colors, which if you are a water flavor drink connoisseur like I am, you know that is hard to come by.

I already tried it and it was quite delicious. There was no aftertaste, it was sweet and the color was a natural cherry color (no neon pink). At about $1 a packet (when you buy in bulk) if you are an organic junkie this is a great alternative to having to drink plain water on the go.

There is also a promo code from Flavrz for 25% your next purchase on their site.

Next Up: The Fun Extra and Free Patterns

Knitcrate Reveal

You’ll get both of these in the giveaway!

Up for grabs is the free eBook and Fun Extra I received this month.

The free patterns are Adventure Knitting 1 by Lee Meredith ($14 value)

These are adorable colorful knitting patterns that I would totally keep if I knitted more.

Lee also gives us a 25% off promo code for her site (which is super cute as well.) Plus $5 off her current KAL (knit along).

So much stuff!

So much stuff!

The Fun Extra is the Knitter’s Tool Tin by The Sexy Knitter ($25 value)

While I love this tin, I actually have everything I can use in it already. You can see the breakdown of what comes in it in the video below, but believe me, it has everything you could need while traveling all in a handy tin.

Check out how to win it, and the eBook, down below.

Lastly: The Yarn

Love the color names.

Love the color names.

The yarn this month is by Drew Emborsky (The “Crochet Dude”) and it’s called Sarcastic. ($36 value)

These are from the “Decades” collection and this cotton blend (50% Pima and 50% tencel) is from the 1960s. It has the cutest color names, the top one is called “twister” and the bottom is “leisure suit”.

Hand dyed in the USA, they are super soft hanks and colors are beautiful.

I have an idea for these two hanks and two other hanks I have that have a similar dye pattern (though very different colors).

You’ll have to wait and see what they will be, but I’m excited to get started on it so it should be sooner rather than later.

Now for the giveaway

Win the eBook and Knitter’s tin (which has plenty for the crocheter as well) by leaving a comment in this post about what your next cold weather project will be.

Entries will be accepted through Sunday Aug. 31st and the winner will be announced Monday, Sept.1st. Only one entry per person and only US residents please.

Check out a closer look of everything in the crate this month with the video below.

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High Fidelity Cowl ~ 50% off on this new pattern for one week only!

 

 

Winter and the holidays are just around the corner, but it’s still really hot (114 degrees where I am right now) so who wants to work on cold weather projects?

My newest pattern is a great compromise. Using lightweight yarn to make this cowl will keep you cool and then keep you warm while wearing it. Plus it’s a great gift to start making for the holidays.

The High Fidelity Cowl is made with six different colors in a varying width chevron pattern that creates a unique and colorful cowl. This is a great stash buster project.

The pattern is quite easy, but if you have any questions there is an exclusive video tutorial that you can access with the link and password included in the pattern.

50% off for a limited time

Use promo code: cowl50 during checkout to receive 50% off this cowl.*

*offer good until Sunday, Aug. 24th, 2014 midnight Pacific time. Good for this pattern only.

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Winner of the Knitcrate Promo Codes

Congrats to Cheryl C. who won the Knitcrate Promo Codes with the following comment:

I have just started using lace weights.
A nice change from the thicker yarns. Especially in summer!



Thanks so everyone who entered. You can also still enter for the Owl Shawl Pin.

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Chunky Herringbone Cowl ~ 50% off This Week

 

The newest pattern is here!

The Chunky Herringbone Cowl works up extra fast thanks to super bulky yarn.

The unique chevron technique used to create the herringbone pattern can be easily altered to add extra colors to the cowl.

Use promo code: cowl50 during checkout to receive 50% off your pattern.*

*offer good until Aug. 10th, 2014 midnight Pacific time.
 

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Time For The Giveaway! Super Cute Owl Shawl Pin

Owl Shawl Pin

Owl Shawl Pin

I think you all know by now that I love owls. When I saw this pin, I knew I had to get one for myself, but I also wanted to share one with you guys.

So the newest giveaway will get you this cute little guy.

He is very lightweight at 2 1/4″ x 3″ and made of surina wood.

How to Enter

Leave a comment in this post with what you current WIP (work in progress) is to be entered.

Entries close Aug. 31s, 2014 midnight Pacific Time and the winner will be chosen and announced Monday, Sept. 1st.
Open to US residents only please and only one entry per person.