Snow Day Sale!

As Massachusetts gets buried under more than a foot of snow (LOVE!), I’m having a snow day sale! All patterns in my Ravelry store are 40% off (no code required. The discount will be applied automatically at checkout. Store here: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/melissa-labarre )

I’ll be enjoying the snow from the window, and finishing up a baby version of my Little Hiker’s Cardigan, since the pattern has been done for ages. I’ll also be baking, and slowly adding back all the photos to my recently hacked, then restored, blog.

Happy knitting, and shoveling, for some of us!

Summer


imageimageimageimageimageWhen we’re not jumping in the nearest lake, our summer has been all about food. My daughters (2 and 4) love picking up our farm share, and have become big helpers in the kitchen, and it’s been fun figuring out ways to use up every vegetable, even if it’s not a favorite.

So far, pickles and dilly beans are the reoccurring theme, and I found a great recipe for the zucchini, their least favorite of the farm haul. I left out the espresso powder, because I was making it for kids, and used a bit more zucchini than called for, just to use it up. The result, a delicious treat that the kids, and the rest of the family loved. Recipe: Chocolate Zucchini Bread (from King Arthur Flour)

24 hr Sale! Buy 1 Pattern, Get 1 Free!

imageThere’s a 1-day sale starting now in my Ravelry store! Just ad an even number of patterns from my store to your cart, and half of them will be free at checkout! No code required. The discount is automatic, you just need an even number of patterns in the cart to get every other one free at checkout. Eligible patterns are in my store here!

Also, comments 7 and 10 each won a copy of Weekend Wraps. I’ve emailed the winners!

Weekend Wraps Giveaway!

[amazon text=Weekend Wraps&asin=163250278X]  is officially out and I think that it’s time to give away a free copy! Take a look at the photos, or visit the project pages on Ravelry, then comment here (it my take a bit for your comment to show up, I have to approve each one). If there are more than 100 entries, I’ll add a 2nd copy and pick 2 names using the random number generator. And, if you already have a copy, I’d be happy to have the copy you win to a friend instead. Entries are open to anyone, anywhere until 11:59EST on August 1st, 2016. Good luck!

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Here’s a peek at the 18 projects from our amazing designers:

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New: Email list!

Let’s keep in touch! To receive occasional email updates about new patterns, special discounts, and giveaways on the blog, sign up for my email list here! New subscribers will receive a special 1-time 50% off discount code in their welcome email. Talk to you soon! -Melissa image

Woodland Cowl

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There’s a pre-order promotion going on right now for our new book! If you purchase [amazon text=Weekend Wraps&asin=163250278X] between now and August 1st (when it’s released), you can visit this link, and enter your order number to receive my Woodland Cowl pattern for free! Enjoy! [amazon text=Pre-order it here!&asin=163250278X] See all the patterns from the book here.

Coming This Summer: A 3rd book!

Cecily and I have a 3rd book coming out this year, and it’s finally up for pre-order on Amazon. [amazon text=Weekend Wraps&asin=163250278X] is a collection of designs that use worsted-weight, or heavier, yarns. We’ll be sharing some sneak peeks as the release date gets closer, but for now, you can see the cover, which features a beautiful wrap by Bristol Ivy.

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We’re back!

The blog has moved back here to knittingschooldropout.com!

The look will be changing over the next month or so, but I’m back! In the meantime, you can use the code BLOG at checkout to save 30% off the self-published patterns in my store.

 

 

3 New Patterns (and a special code for you!)

I’ve neglected to mention my newest patterns here! I’m trying to be better about that, but if you really want to hear about anything new right away, definitely head on over and “like” the facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/MelissaLaBarreKnitting

Last week, I released the Little Sprout Bonnet and Little Sprout Cardigan. Both are knit in Quince and Co Osprey at 4 sts an inch, which makes them quick knits. Both are sized from Newborn to 6 years.

Before that, there was a pattern for an a grown-up: Quilting Cowl. This one uses the unbelievably silky-soft Traveler Aran from the Plucky Knitter.

If you use the code BLOG at checkout in my Ravelry store, you can take 30% of your purchase of these new self-published patterns (and the older ones too. patterns published by other companies, like quince and co, are not eligible.)

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