Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May 2011 Newsletter

This May is six years old! The traditional six year anniversary gift is candy, iron or wood, wood is perfect, all my Clover Bamboo knitting needles and Crochet Hooks are now 10% Off. And to sweeten the deal, paper is made out of wood, all of my paper patterns - Karabella, Knitspot, Fiddlesticks Knitting, Berroco, Ysolda, Fiber Craft Studio, LANG Fatto A Mano, Yarns On Stage and magazines Vogue, Knitsimple, Knitscene and Interweave Knits are also 10% Off.

In This Issue: Blog Giveaways / Introducing Brooklyn Tweed / The Perfect Project for Warm Weather Knitting /

Blog Giveaways
You may have noticed I've been hosting a series of blog giveaways. I have to credit Laura Nelkin of Nelkin Designs with this idea, when I recently introduced her pattern line she generously donated a Beaded Cuff Kit as a prize and I thought...what a great way to introduce new knitwear designers and reintroduce those I've had the pleasure of working with all these years. For May I have a very special line up.

The first is Michelle Miller of Fickleknitter Designs and there will be 3 Winners
#1 Pattern Book Collection of 14 Patterns
#2 Exclusive Sookie hat, fingerless mitts & neckwarmer pattern & 3 skeins 1 Ply Merino Worsted
#3 Limestone, Fleurdelise and Honey Pot shawl patterns

And to kick it off I'm offering a Free Fickleknitter pattern, email to get a copy! To enter visit the blog post below this one and make sure to sign up to Follow My Blog, every week in May I'll be featuring a new giveaway.

Introducing Brooklyn Tweed
I'm ecstatic to tell you that now carries the Brooklyn Tweed pattern collection by Jared Flood! Jared is a brilliant designer who has a keen eye for detail and his patterns are modern classics. He recently teamed up with Lorna's Laces for their Color Commentary Series and dreamed up their latest colorway Grand Street Ink, this deep dark color plays a vital role in his most recent shawl design, the Rock Island. Rock Island is knit with just one skein of Lorna's Laces' lace weight, 50/50 wool silk blend yarn Helen’s Lace and the finished fabric is almost veil-like. Both the pattern and Helen's Lace in Grand Street Ink are now available.

Rock Island

Lorna's Laces Helen's Lace Grand Street Ink

If the idea of knitting one of Brooklyn Tweeds' stunning lace patterns has intrigued you take a look at his triangular shawls Terra and Juneberry, and his Celes Stole and the circular shawl Girasole. I've seen Girasole worked in one and a half skeins Schaefer's lace weight yarn Andrea and the result was stunning!



Celes Stole


Jared is also the designer of the popular Umaro blanket that's knit with 13+ balls of Cascade Lana Grande. And if you're in the mood for a smaller project knit his Fenimore hat or reversible scarf Cinder. With their beautiful clean lines and classic styles you're going to enjoy the entire line!




The Perfect Project for Warm Weather Knitting
The milder temperatures wafting your way stirs your imagination for a warm weather knitting project...can't get enough of this season's little lacey knits, want to update your look with a new handbag or perhaps you're planning an exotic getaway, what ever strikes your fancy I've got the perfect project. Lace continues to be a fashion and knitter's favorite, HeartStrings FiberArts introduces these four new Faroese style shawls, Cascading Hearts, Shetland Lace, Troika and the All-Over Lace Shawl.

Cascading Hearts

Shetland Lace


All-Over Lace

Add a little flirt to your look with Noni's new alluringly feminine Bettie Boop bag. Just as the original Miss Bettie B. practically purred with the romantic gleam of the jazz age The Bettie Boop will give you the irresistible urge to flaunt your feminine side while still staying perfectly put together.

Betty Boop Bag

And if you're in the mood for a little adventure knit Jane Thornley's new Great Zimbabwe Vest, its one of the three patterns featured in her new eBook, Safari And Savannahs Evocative Guide, along with the Swahili Basket Vest and the Safari Savannah Not-A-Poncho.

Thank you so much for sharing my news this month and stay tuned, I've got a lot of exciting events planned throughout the month of May. Be the first to learn about each, Follow Me on
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1 comment:

Cat said...

i really like the shape of the lace shawls! like wings =)