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Giveaway!!!

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you might have already heard – I’ve got a Craftsy class coming up.  For those of you not familiar with Craftsy, it is a wonderful site that sells, patterns, yarn, kits and more importantly classes.  Craftsy offers hundreds of classes from sewing, to quilting, to cooking and woodworking, and of course knitting! They offer classes taught by the world’s best instructors and bring the classes right to you! Click here to sign up (its free) and learn more about Craftsy!

A few weeks ago I was in Denver at the Craftsy HQ filming my class.  I had the most amazing time in Denver and absolutely THE BEST CREW!  They were fantastic!!!

The class we filmed acouple weeks ago was all about how to knit faster using my personal speed knitting techniques – I can’t wait to share them with you in the class!

In the meantime Craftsy will choose one person to win this class – click here to enter to win!!!

The class should be released sometime in the next month or so – keep an eye out for that so that you can be the first one to learn how to knit this fast (as you can see in the photo, its very fast).  But here’s a video just in case you don’t believe me! Enjoy!

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What are you knitting this summer?  Weather you are staying in town or headed off on the vacation of your dreams, make sure you have the perfect knitting project! The Striped Tooth Shawl is the perfect pattern for this summer’s staycation or traveling adventures.  The Striped Tooth Shawl is a lightweight cross between a scarf and a shawl, easy to follow garter stitch pattern and perfect for lounging around or throwing into your carryon.  Save 15% off the Striped Tooth Shawl pattern today through Sunday, 7/12/15 with Ravelry coupon code: StripedToothSS15

If that wasn’t enough for you, I’m hosting another giveaway on Instagram! Three winners will be chosen to win one awesome hank of this beautifully soft Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Starry Night.  Click here to learn how you can be one of the three winners!  Make sure you enter to win by 7/13/15 – winners will be announced on 7/14/15 on Instagram!  Good luck to everyone and happy knitting!

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I recently rereleased one of my older patterns the Ribbed Beanie, for a newer version of this pattern that calls for one hank of Bijou Basin Lhasa.  SAVE 15% OFF the Ribbed Beanie pattern today through Sunday, June 21, 2015 Pacific Time – No coupon code needed, Sale on Ravelry only.

Finished Measurements:

Length: 8”
Circumference: 22”

Materials:
Size 4 U.S. needles

Yarn:
1 Hank Bijou Basin Ranch (250 yards, 75% yak down, 25% bamboo), shown in #49 Dinna Fash.
or
1 Hank Pagewood Farm Glacier Bay (100% Superwash merino wool, 450 yards), shown in Denim.

Gauge:
24 sts and 30 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch

This is a gorgeous blend of 75% yak (my personal favorite) and 25% bamboo.  With 250 yards to a hank and making this a one skein project, how can you go wrong?  Not only is this yarn deliciously soft, and supple but the yak down yields a gorgeous halo to the yarn which gives your finished project a hint of delicacy.  Even though this yarn seems dainty it actually pretty strong.  The 25% bamboo content allows for the fiber blend to take on rich and saturated colors and allows for the strength you need in your knitting and finished projects.  It also allows for wonderfully unexpected stitch definition, which made this the perfect yarn for the Ribbed Beanie pattern. The good people over at Bijou Basin sent me an extra hank of this Lhasa yarn.  I was going to knit another Ribbed Beanie out of it, but I thought I’d share the joy that is Lhasa with you folks.  One lucky winner will win one yummy hank of Bijou Basin Lhasa.  Learn how you can win here!

 

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Very often, but especially around this time of year with the cold and dry air, my hands get so dry to the point where they begin to get rough and sometimes even crack.  Even with constant moisturizing its near impossible to keep my hands smooth and hydrated.  As a knitter this becomes a more frustrating issue because my yarn starts snagging on my fingers while I am working – and that’s no fun for anyone!

A couple of weeks ago I received a lotion bar from Milk + Honey.  It was so perfect how it came in the exact time that I actually needed something like this.  I received the Bee + Sunflower bar in the lavender and rosemary scent.  WOWZA! Not only did this lotion bar smell AH- MAY-ZING, but it did the trick!  All I had to do was take the bar and rub it on each one of my hands once, then I rubbed my hands together to get an even distribution of lotion and that was enough.  My hands were once again smooth and hydrated, but the best part of all – it lasted hours and though hand washing.  That was what I couldn’t believe.  I didn’t need to reapply after washing my hands!

I have tried other lotion bars before, but I couldn’t quite figure out why I liked this one so much and what make this particular lotion bar so special.  I visited the Milk + Honey site to learn more about the company and their products.  It was then that I found out the milk is goat’s milk and the honey is beeswax.  This is a natural product that is made out of two main ingredients that are both very rich and conditioning.  What could be better?!

Milk + Honey has been around for 10 years now and started out of a home just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  They have such a sweet and comforting family business story that talking about it here won’t do it any justice.  Just watch this video about Milk + Honey and you’ll fall in love just as I did.  I highly recommend this product to all knitters and crocheters.  It comes in many motifs and all kinds of scents, there is something for everyone!  Take a look!

The good people over at Milk + Honey are hosing a giveaway, enter here to win your very own lotion bar!

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Awesome blogger Chelsea Fitch of  Knit Fitch has kicked off her Designer Spotlights on her lovely blog with yours truly.  Read all about my process and my favorite patterns here!

Learn all about the GIVEAWAY that is being hosted on the Knit Fitch blog and how you can enter to win!  Find all the details here!!

 

Don’t forget about the Houndstooth Slouch KAL – it’s not too late to join us! Plus three lucky participants will be automatically entered to win one of the three awesome prizes!  Join a community of knitters as we all journey through the joys of this wonderful autumn-y pattern!

 

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