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In My Shopping Cart: Black Friday deals from Yarny Vendors

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The Woolery

I bought my first spinning wheel from The Woolery, so obviously I love them and I always try to see what they have in stock. They're having Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals on gift certificates and first 100 visitors on Friday are getting a fiber wash!

Craftsy

Craftsy is a great online tool to learn a new craft or pick up new tricks and skills. Once you purchase a class, you can repeat taking the class forever, and they have really famous designers and teachers that you probably have heard of already. They're having sales on classes and craft supplies this Friday!

Knit Picks

Knit Picks is always a great place to stock up on your stash during the holiday season because they always have good sales on books and yarns as well as knitting tools. 

An exciting news is that for just this season, they're bringing back Felici self-striping sock yarn! 

Handsome Fibers

One of my favorite online knitting shops is having a Thanksgiving sale! They haven't revealed the details yet so sign up for their newsletter

Jimmy Beans Wool

Another great online LYS :) JBW has put together 2014 Thanksgiving Feast Gift Box

MarlyBird List

A lot of independent designers and Etsy shop owners are doing Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales, and MarlyBird has put together a guide! Some of my favorite designers are having sales so be sure to check it out. The list is being updated on an ongoing basis until Friday. 

Interweave Sale (My patterns too!)

Everything in the Interweave Store is on 50% sale now! This means my Lost Garden Tee, Beverly Tee, and Austin Tee are all on sale!

Patchwork Santa Ana: November 30, in Downtown Santa Ana. 2nd Street x Sycamore.

This is a popular craft fair, I think just in California. They do shows in Oakland, Long Beach, and Santa Ana twice a year. I don't usually buy a lot from the show but it's a great place to be inspired and get some small gifts for Christmas. :)

Lost Garden Tee - Knitscene Spring 2013 issue

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Last week, Interweave Knitscene put out the Spring preview on their website. All the patterns are available for instant download right now and the magazine is scheduled to hit the newsstand on Januaury 22. My new pattern in this issue is Lost Garden tee.

 

 

When I submitted the pattern proposal to Knitscene, I titled it Secret Garden. I wanted to capture and convey the shy freshness of spring garden, kind of like something that I imagined in my head when I first read the novel The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

The shaping of this tee is done entirely by fiddling with the gauge so the project is super easy, until you get to the Lace stitch pattern. In my proposal, I also called this the Garden stitch pattern. The Lace pattern is not particularly difficult, but with the cotton yarn with very little elasticity, your hands might hurt a bit. Just remember to use nice pointy needles, and loosen up the grip on your hand that holds the yarn. Change into even bigger needle if that helps.

I’ll be posting about tips on knitting this pattern as I think of more to say.. Again, the pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry as well as Knitscene website and the magazine will be available on January 22, 2013!

Happy new year & a new design!

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Happy new year!! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.. now that craziness is over, what better way to begin the new year than sharing a new design with you!

The new Spring 2013 issue of Interweave Knitscene preview is up now and in it, you'll find my new design, Lost Garden tee.

Made with Knit Picks Comfy yarn, the change of gauge does the shaping for you so that even the very beginner knitter can make this sweater! Check it out when the magazine comes out on Jan 22. The Ravelry page is already up!