Monday our first, of many, participation prizes will get awarded and of course, there are the grand prizes in December (and yes, one of them will be for a UFO!)
Knitters who join us before Dec 11 will still get 19 video tutorials (nearly 3 hours of filmed sweater instruction), all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos for just the price of the Rising Spades pattern – $8.00!! Let’s see how everyone’s doing.
Do your friends just know dinner and a movie with you will include knitting? Do you always check for a local yarn store as soon as you hit a new town? Do you frequently say “just one more row” before leaving the house . . . then you might be
For a while now I’ve been writing a column called Patty’s Purls of Wisdom. It has had a life in several magazines and I’m thrilled that recently it joined Twist Collective. Knitter’s send in their questions, ala Dear Abbey, and I answer them. It’s full of all kinds of knitting advice, and this knitter asked a brilliant question that is has baffled many a knitter.
Spring 2017 is going to huge! Eleven events in March – May (yes you did that math correctly, that’s 11 events in 12 weeks)!! If you’ve never taken a class with me, I hope this is the year. I’m crisscrossing the country, so I’m bound to be someplace near you! Leave me a comment if I’ll be seeing you.
Don’t forget, if you know a shop or guild that would like me to come visit. Let them know they can make teaching requests here. See my full schedule here.
If you are in the New York area, you can book a private lesson with me live here, or book a online streaming lesson with me here.
It’s happens to all of us, our holiday knitting kinds sneaks up on us. In case you need a little help, I’m offering a 25% off coupon for all my accessories, including my brand new Box and Beam Wrist Warmers and I-Beam Hat.
Knitter’s have a million ideas at once. We sketch on scraps of napkins that we lose. We put bookmarks in our stitch dictionaries thinking, “that might make a good scarf”, we swatch to inspire and then forget what we were swatching for . . . no? Just me? Oh well. If any of this sound familiar to you, have I got a book for you!
A few days ago I wrote about 10 Tips to Becoming a Better Knitter, so I thought it was only fair to turn the tables. I’m often asked what makes a good pattern, and I used to say something lame like, “good is in the eye of the beholder.” Well, cop out no more, I’ve thought about what are the 5 things I think are a must in all of my patterns. So without further ado . . .
It’s been in the 90s for weeks here in NY. If you want to knit, but can’t yet reach for the wool or alpaca, here’s a round up of some summerknitting patterns (click here for more information or to purchase). Still plenty of time to get a quick summer knit off your needles!
To make it more fun, you can join in the Twitter & Facebook raffle! Share this post on Facebook or Twitter (make sure to tag me) as many times as you like from now until 8/26 for a chance to win a 50% off coupon for anything in my Ravelry Store. Every time you tweet or post on Facebook, your name will go in the “knitting prize bag”, and a random name will be drawn on 8/26! Make sure you tag me so I can see your share!