The Castanets knit-along kits went so well in pre-order that I’ve been dyeing just to keep up, which means I haven’t had time until today to decide what colors I’d like to knit for myself. My hydrangeas and newly cast on Castanets:
There are still kits available for pre-order (just between you and me most colors are in stock and ready to ship) in my Etsy shop. I need to order another swath of patterns from Melissa, but I plan to keep the kits listed until July.
If you saw the immense collection of colors Happy Knits ordered in Merilon Sock, you’ll love what they’re getting in Pebble Worsted. I’m about two-thirds finished with the 45 (yes, forty-five, eep!) different colors Tai and Sarah asked for, and I’m happily surprised by how fast each color gets checked off the list when dyeing in batches of 10! The first of this crazy big shipment should see the UPS man around June 10th, but this means I won’t be coming up for air social-media-wise much until July.
Which leads me to one more quick heads-up: I am taking July off to be with my kiddos. This is the first time I’ve really taken time off for vacation in six years, and I’m happily anticipating not dyeing anything in Oregon’s hottest weather month. I took a month off when I had my second baby, and had to take two months off when we moved last summer, so I’ve had breaks but never a vacation. We’re going to be beach bums for a month. What this means for my Etsy shop is that you have until July 1 to order, and then I’ll shut my shop, make sure everything is shipped and then high tail it off to sandier climes. I will return emails intermittently and the Etsy shop will come back up sometime around then end of July, no later than August 1st.
Happy knitting, and don’t forget to send me links to your Castanets! I really want to see how all those combos knit up.
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As promised all the way back in December, it’s time for my Mother’s Day Sale! Here are the details:
Use coupon code Mums15 on purchases of $10 or more to receive 15% off.
Use coupon code Mums20 on purchases of $125 or more to receive 20% off.
Coupons are good now through May 13th, free US shipping is still included on orders $100 or more & will be refunded via Paypal.
Thanks and have a great weekend!
Meeting Melissa Goodale of Stick Chick Knits at Vogue Knitting Live in Seattle was a hoot, and the pattern she’s created from my newest yarn, Lilt, was a total smash. Here’s a preview of the pattern:
Today, pre-orders went up for the Castanets Knitalong kit. I’ve made several 2 skein options, see here and here, as well as a one skein kit option here. All kits are dyed-to-order and will arrive at your door (assuming there are no shipping hiccups) around June 1st when we begin the KAL.
Here are a few more gratuitous pattern previews, because the photographer Mariana Kajlich, Melissa and the surprisingly cooperative Seattle weather did such an amazing job!:
Here are a few important details about the Knitalong:
- Our Castanets KAL will run from June 1 to August 31.
- More information, pictures, chats and generally the super-fun social end of the KAL will be happening via my Ravelry group, Black Trillium Fibres.
- The KAL kits include either 1 or 2 skeins of Lilt Sock (85% SW Merino and 15% Mulberry Silk, 405 yds per 100g skein), the printed pattern and a coupon code for your next purchase in my Etsy shop.
- Castanets is available exclusively through kit pre-orders until September 2013.
Vogue Knitting Live was my first solo show…words escape me to describe the whirlwind my life was leading up to and during the show. I learned so much and met so many wonderful people, and I think that alone is reason enough to do it again. The amount of yarn I dyed was wildly too much, and thankfully it wasn’t the other way around. I’m really looking forward to going to Canby at the end of September for OFFF (cross your fingers and hope I get in!)
If you are going to be at Silverton’s Pints & Purls at 7 Brides Brewery tomorrow, I’ll see you there with a whole lot of Lilt & Pebble Sock!
An amazing thing is happening in my house – yarn is piling up by the kilo getting ready to go to my very first solo fiber show! Vogue Knitting Live is coming to the West Coast, at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA. I really wish I could share pictures, but somewhere in all that flying wool my camera has gone native.
I’ll have a lot of yarn with me at the show, but there are two things I want to highlight:
100 % US ranched, milled and hand-dyed Targhee wool bulky weight in 250 gram skeins
Special Handpaints on special sale.
You’ll have to come by booth #221 to check these things out, and I look forward to seeing you!
An amazing amount of yarn has gone out this month, and all of it in time for Rose City Yarn Crawl (started yesterday, runs through Sunday).
If you want to see me along with my yarn, I’ll be at the Knitting Bee Saturday morning and at Happy Knits‘ party Saturday night.
I just keep dyeing, too, because I’m having my first-ever booth at a fiber show all on my own. And where? I must be losing my mind because I’m cutting my fiber show teeth on Vogue Knitting Live in Seattle (Bellevue, really). First weekend in April, see you there!
Scroll is up, but while we were at the park Steff & I also took some new pics of Concentric!
I revamped the cast on and set up so the pattern lost that little extra bit at the top that just wouldn’t block out. I also think the pattern is now much easier to read. I learned a ton from publishing this pattern, and I’m happy to think I finally have a wide selection of my own exclusive yarns to keep trying new things like this!
Thank you a ton Steff, you are such a helpful model!
The other day, my dear friend Steff and I had a windy but productive photo shoot at a nearby park which finally yielded the shots I needed publish a long-overdue shawl pattern. Introducing Scroll:
Having finally edited the pattern to inlcude the photos, I published the pattern via Ravelry today.
Here’s another version my dear pal Bonnie knit up for the pattern:
She used two skeins of Bison Sock, one of “Star” and one of “Squeeze”. I love the way the orange skein brings out the hint of orange in Star’s color!
The pattern calls for two contrasting 100 gram skeins of sock or fingering weight yarn, specifically Merilon, Pebble or Lilt. You’ll need a set of US 5 circulars. This shawl is a triangular top-down knit with a fluttery ruffle and very easy bind off.
Casting on happened pretty early, and I’ve made some amazing progress on my first Galanthus mitt:
Good for a relaxing Friday knit.
Gratuitous cast iron piggie with wings shot: