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I’ve been buried in knitting design projects, as well as the usual busyness of being a work-at-home mama to 3 and 5 year old girls. So, of course, I’ve added another fun thing to my plate.

I’m slinging LuLaRoe now, too! I’m launching with my first sale this week (4/27) in my Facebook group here, but I’ll have another, non-Facebook regular online sale too, just leave a comment if you want me to contact you via a mailing list in the future. You can join the Facebook group via the above link. I’m holding a giveaway of a $25 credit this week.

Otherwise, this will return to being a craft-centric blogs soon. Just thought I’d explain my absence!

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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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.

New Releases!

I released a few new patterns recently, and it’s about time that I blog about them here! Below, meet the Little Hiker’s Cardigan, North Super Bulky Bonnet, and the Grown-Up Lace Bonnet. All 3 follow my current theme: quick knits in chunky, or heavier, yarns!

Click any design’s name above to go straight to all the pertinent details on Ravelry. These, and all of the patterns in my store are on sale for 30% off (no code required) through February 1st.

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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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