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Indie Designer's Gift-Along 2020

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Indie Designer's Gift-Along 2020

It’s the final few hours for the 2020 Ravelry: Indie Design Gift-Along sale!If you love knitting by hand, there are 250 designers being showcased in this year’s sale, and I’m one of them. Here is a small selection of finished objects made from my patterns. There are thousands of beautiful patterns on sale, check them out!Even if you miss the sale, there are so many fun knit-alongs and crochet-alongs, and crafting camaraderie happening all month. Don’t miss it, it’s one of my favorite events on Ravelry. Happy Knitting! Hope to see you in the GAL forums!

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Hurricanes, Renovations, & Knitting, Oh My!

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Hurricanes, Renovations, & Knitting, Oh My!

I might be juggling too many balls right now. Here are a few!

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Ravelry Indie Designers Gift-Along 2015

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I can't believe it's November! And, this means it's time for Ravelry's most amazing time of the year for independently published knitting patterns.  This year is no different, and I'm participating as a designer with 14 patterns on sale for 25% off their usual price... AND, I'm offering a physical prize, too!  I'm offering a giclee (fancy term for high-quality inkjet) print of my knitterly illustration "6 Fabulous English Sheep Breeds".  So, if you're interested in winning it and/or hundreds of other prizes, check out the Ravelry Indie Design Gift-Along page full of information on the super-fun events to come....

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Fancy joining a KAL?

DIY giveaway KAL knit patterns

Hello my fellow knitters, I’m running a KAL for my pattern Wind & Storm. The first 10 peeps who commit to the KAL will get a free copy of the pattern. All other participants will receive the pattern at a discounted rate. And for all participants that complete the pattern, I will do a raffle giveaway! This KAL is to celebrate the re-release (this time self-published) of the Wind & Storm pattern which was originally published by Knit Now in Issue #30 in 2014.  I'm nearly done with the self-published version which will have its official release in the fall (mid-September) but...

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Sewing Knits: Vogue V9056

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I always knew the three-quarter view was the most flattering!  Hah! deep INHALE! This was my first knit top of the year, and I think of it as a "lukewarm" project.  The cut of the pattern is not too friendly for those with poochy bottom-belly pouches like myself.  It makes the wearer look a bit "full" in the belly with just the slightest exhalation.  I'm still going to wear it, but possibly with shapewear underneath. It's not my favorite top, but I'll be wearing it anyway because I love the fabric. EXHALE! And somehow I managed to mistakenly align the...

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