Thursday, April 12, 2018

April Picks

Hello, hello,

Will Spring ever make an appearance? It's early April, but it feels like late Autumn/early Winter. If you're like me, you're beyond sick of being cooped up indoors and ready to toss your winter coat for shorts and flip flop.

As I am getting ready for Spring Break and planning what to pack (side note: Planning my yarn and projects to take on vacation are the first things in my luggage. And yes, I am packing like a camel going into the desert. My hump is full of yarn like there's no more yarn in the 100-miles radius, that if I complete a project and good forbid I run out of yarn, HA, I won't be able to get more yarn. Silly me!) I wanted to share some things I am thinking about making and yarns I am digging on.

Find your next CO project:

Ansonia Shawl 
The #AnsoniaKAL is going on right now with lots of great prizes. Click here for more AnsoniaKAL details

Artisan Yarns Lace weight
This is the yarn I am using in colorway Brilliant Blue held double for the #AnsoniaKAL. Click here for more color options
Crochet Chevron Dishcloth
This is one of my FREE patterns on the Knit Picks website. It makes a great Mother’s Day gift. I'll be making a couple to pair with some fun soaps. Get the pattern here
Knit Picks Hawthorne is on sale (20% OFF sale) 
Need I say more! I am in love with ALL the speckles. Check out the colors available here

Linstead Shawl
My latest crochet shawl pattern. It has become a favorite - it works up fast and uses only one skein of Knit Picks Stroll Gradient. I have this sample packed for Spring Break vacation but afraid I might loose it on the plane, so instead, I will be crocheting another one on the 14-hr flight. Problem solved - I get to make AND wear the shawl on vacation, YAY! Get the yarn here and the pattern here 

Are you planning a trip? How do you plan what to knit and crochet? Leave a comment. I need more advise.

Until next time... stitch on

A rising tide lifts all boats!

P.S. The Pattern Launch Plan book is here and to celebrate I have a giveaway just for YOU. Want more details about how you can enter for your chance at a $25 Gift Card to Knit Picks? Click here to learn more>>> Pattern Launch Plan GIVEAWAY

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Pattern Launch Plan Giveaway

Pattern Launch Plan book is here and available in Print and Kindle at

I wrote this book to help knit + crochet designers like you to develop the confidence to take control of your work and make money doing what you love.

Because this mission is so big and so important, I am asking for your help to get this book into the hands of every knit and crochet designer that has the desire to make a difference but feels like a fraud and struggle with sharing their designs.

Get the book. I recommend getting the print copy so you can flip through it, make notes in the margins, and complete the worksheets.

I need your help to get this into the hands of knit and crochet designer. I am doing a #yarngiveaway

If you would like to be entered for a chance at 2 prizes:

          PRIZE #1: Like and comment on this post to be entered for two skeins of the beautiful Knit Picks yarn (1 skein each of Hawthorne fingering in colorway Jupiter Speckle and Sweet Home Tonal Hand Paint)
          PRIZE #2: Leave a rating and review on Amazon for the Pattern Launch Plan book ( After you’ve left a review on, come back to this post and leave a comment letting me know you’ve left an Amazon review to be entered for a $25 gift card from Knit Picks and a skein of Knit Picks Stroll Gradient in colorway Beach House.

On May 6th, I will pick a winner from among the comments on this post and DM them for an address. The winner will need a mailing address in the US and will need to answer my DM within 72-hours or I’ll pick a new winner and contact them.

Until next time... Stitch on

*this post contains affiliate links*

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

You still have time to join us for the AnsoniaKAL


Hello, hello!

I am so excited today. The Ansonia KAL has began. It is definitely not too late to join us. This past Saturday I hang out with Erica of Artisan Yarns in her farm-store and did another FB Live to talk about the AnsoniaKAL knit-a-long (watch here>>> FB Live Ansonia KAL kick-off) - hey, I am getting good at these... not really. Can you see how nervous I am? 

Anyways, Erica started her shawl about a week because she is not a lace knitter - she'll tell you she can't stay focused so lace has been a problem in the past - and she wanted to see where knitters that attend her Sip + Knit who are participating in the KAL might run into trouble. In the FB Live we address some of those area and share tips. 

Just a reminder, the AnsoniaKAL runs until April 22nd. The general rule is to complete the shawl using a yarn by Artisan Yarn and be entered for a chance of 3 prizes.

You have until April 4th to get the pattern (20% OFF) and yarn (10% OFF). Get details here >>>  KAL Blog post

I'm about to wind the yarn I'll be using which is Artisan Yarns Alpaca Silk Lace in colorway Brilliant Blue held double. Want to use a lighter weight yarn like I am but don't want a tiny kerchief, watch the FB Live, we talk about how size up the pattern.

I hope you will join in. I look forward to seeing you!

Stitch on.

A rising tide lifts all boats!

P.S. Hey Knitwear + Crochet Designers: Do you want the secret to more pattern sales?

My new book, Pattern Launch Plan: Sell more patterns consistently without being sleazy is now available for sale on Amazon (Print + Kindle). It's EASY + PRACTICAL Marketing for knitwear + crochet designers.

Get it in PRINT or KINDLE here >>>