Indie Designer Gift A Long (GAL) 2016!

The Indie Designer GAL starts TONIGHT!  Who’s ready?
graphic-master-logo-800-600x600What is the Indie Designer GAL?
It’s a once a year event where knitters and crocheters and designers participate in holiday gift-giving knit a-longs and crochet a-longs.  There is a sale portion of the event, which runs from 8pm tonight through midnight Nov 30th.  A portion of each participating designer’s patterns are on sale during that time for 25% off.  (There are 335 participating designers this year!)  The KAL/CAL portion runs from 8pm tonight through midnight December 31st.  There are prizes and fun and games galore!  Any non-free pattern from participating designers are eligible for prizes.  It all takes place over here in the Indie Design Gift A Long group on Ravelry.

I’m super excited to be a participating designer this year!  I found out about the event last year, but at that time I didn’t have enough published patterns to participate.  How cool is it that this year I have more than enough patterns to be able to participate?  (I think it’s pretty cool!)

gal2016-photoFrom 8pm (EST) November 22 to midnight November 30, here are the patterns I will be offering at 25% off.  Just enter ‘giftalong2016’ as a coupon code when you check out!
Flare and Square Scarf
Moissanite Shawl
Playbook Sweater Vest
Winding Roads Aran Hat
Turritella Socks
Graphite Socks
May Day Flower Socks
Leaf & Trellis Socks
Autumn Wheat Socks
Pavo Socks
William’s Socks

I hope you’ll join me in the fun and games!

Happy Knitting!  And gifting!!

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Fiddleback Cowl and Hat

Hi all!  My Fiddleback cowl is now available for purchase – and it’s now a Cowl and Hat set!  Check it out here.  I really loved designing this one, I hope you enjoy it!

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Come join me…

… At the Unwind Getaway this coming spring!

I will be one of the instructors there!  Here’s the website for more info.  It will be held April 28- May 1, 2017 in Blowing Rock, NC.  Registration (which includes lodging, meals and classes) will open up in November.  Only 48 spots will be available, so once it opens you’ll have to jump on it!  (I’ll post here again when the registration opens.)

I’m super excited about it, and I hope to see you there!🙂

Happy Knitting!

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Flare and Square Scarf

scarf-cropIntroducing my next new pattern: Flare and Square!

Flare and Square is a scarf (in two sizes) designed to stay put over or under a coat.

Knit with A Hundred Ravens Aesir yarn, this scarf is super soft and cozy!

This stylish and unusual scarf is easier to knit than it looks!  The ‘flare’ is created by a simple and easy to memorize lace pattern that leads into ribbing for the body of the scarf.  Simple short rows are used to create a ‘square’ neckline at the top, and the ‘flare’ is then repeated in reverse at the end.

Don’t let winter winds leave you chilled— beat those winter winds ‘Flare and Square’!

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Checking in…

I’m still here I promise!  I’m plugging away at pattern submissions mostly.  I’ve had several rejections lately, but I’m not letting that get me down!  All of the ideas are really good, I think, so I’ll be pulling them back out later to self publish.  Or they might get sent into another call if a call comes in that they are a good fit for!  I’ve got one call I’m working on an idea for that I’m excited about, and one pattern and article that is due late October.  And I’m working on a birthday gift for my grandmother who will be 90 this October, too!  So – lots going on – but nothing I can actually show you just yet.🙂

I should have an upcoming teaching appearance to announce shortly, so stay tuned for that!

Until next time, Happy Knitting!!

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