20% off pattern sale!

As a little gift for those going (and especially those not going) to Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool this weekend, I’m having a pattern sale!

WHAT: Rhinebeck Weekend Pattern Sale! Get 20% off ALL patterns automatically – no code required!
WHEN: Friday, October 15, 12:01am through Monday, October 18, 11:59pm EDT.
HOW: Just shop in my Ravelry store! If you’re not a member of Ravelry, this would be a great opportunity to sign up – it’s free and AWESOME.

Print out patterns to bring with you to make sure you have enough yarn – or just look for something after the festival is over! Can’t wait to see you all – I’ll be wearing a Rav pin and will be at the Ravelry meetups and party so come say hi!

For those of you not going, have a wonderful October weekend!

production knitting (and ripping)

I’ve been busy busy getting ready for my trip to Boston and Rhinebeck! Mostly this involves running around and buying new stuff for traveling – something about taking a trip really brings out the shopper in me. I need a new water bottle! tote bag! pj pants that can be seen by other people! case for my new camera! etc etc etc. Now I’ve got a suitcase full of Coffee Crisps and I’m still working on my knitting after a bit of a Rhinebeck sweater disaster.

fail

Yeah, it looks ok. But trust me, this was NOT GOOD. The shoulders were WAY too roomy for little ole me, which I really only discovered after sewing in the sleeves and knitting the collar (which also needed some tweaking). Total fail. So I ripped the collar, took out the sleeves, took apart the shoulders, ripped the upper body back to the the underarms, ripped sleeve caps, and rejoined it all to work a seamless set-in sleeve. It’s blocking (again) now and I think it’s MUCH better! Plus I got a pretty pretty ribbon to put in, which makes me happy about it. It’s not perfect, but it’ll do for now I think!

ribbon in sunlight

I put the finishing touches on my swap hat, which I think is ready to go –

buttony

and now I’m working on finishing up a scarf – just a few loooong rows to go.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to finish packing those new pj pants and get to a Thanksgiving dinner! Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends and readers.

exciting news!

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My patterns are now available for wholesale through Deep South Fibers!

I’m very excited to be working with DSF – they do great printing work and also wholesale lots of other great designers like Ysolda and Stephen West. Plus, since they’ll be produced in the US, the shipping cost will be significantly lower to American yarn stores than when I was producing them up here in Canada. Canadian customers – don’t worry, you can still order from Deep South as well!

If you’d like to see my patterns in print at your local yarn store, please pass this on!