Hey did you see the new Tension Magazine? The first mini-issue just went up! My knitting group buddy and all around fabulous gal Julie Armstrong Holetz is one of the founding editors along with Laura Killoran & Josi Hannon Madera .
There’s some new patterns (I love Julie’s new bag You Sexy Thing!), great articles, and some recipes. Even one from me for Cocoa Coffee Chili. How fun is that?! It’s probably the closest I’ll ever get to my dream of being a super star chef, so I’m pretty excited about it. Not to mention feeling pretty darn good about being included in such a great publication.
Go check it out!
It’s Wednesday so it’s time for another pattern give away. Hat season is coming up so Twisted Road seems like a good choice for this week’s contest. Leave me a comment telling me about your favorite hat of all time (doesn’t have to be knit) and I’ll randomly pick 10 winners next Wednesday.
Good luck! And thanks in advance for all the hat stories. I love reading them.
… chicken dinner! Okay no chicken but I have worked my magic with the random number generator and the winners are in.
You should all have a copy of Shawl That Jazz in your email. Let me know if you don’t.
Check back next Wednesday for another giveaway.
I swore it would never happen. I mean really, don’t I have enough to do already. Adding spinning to my list would be crazy.
Then Kathy came along. “Hey, you wanna come to spinning with me on Saturday? It’s a great group of ladies and you need to get out of the house.”
Hmm… She’s totally right about needing to get out and I love hanging out with Kathy but it’s spinning. “Spinning group? But I don’t spin.”
Kathy: “You could just knit if you want. It’s at the wine bar and I can pick you up on my way.” See how devious she is. Wine, wool, an afternoon out and I don’t even have to figure out how to get there. She knows me well.
Me: “Great! Thanks for asking.” See that, I even thanked her! She’s good.
It’s possible that this may be a picture of my room today.
And it’s possible that I’m so obsessed that my shoulder is sore and my pants need a shave. Very clearly beginner work but I did the entire braid and I bet you can tell which end I started at.
I may have even been looking at this online and reminding my hubby that my birthday isn’t that far away. Plus I have acquired an ungodly urge to browse Etsy for fiber (good thing I don’t know what to look for yet) and to start reading about different breeds of sheep.
Rut ro Shaggy!
Quite a while ago I promised to give away 10 copies of each of my patterns. And as usual it’s taken me longer than anticipated but it’s time for another contest!
Remember this pattern? If you remember any pattern I’ve done it’s probably this one. Maybe you’ve even made one. Right now there are 215 of them in Ravelry! Check out the cool button.
It totally blows my mind every time I see one in the wild. I’m so thrilled that people are knitting, wearing, and loving their shawls.
If you’d like to have a copy of the pattern (or an extra to give away) leave me a comment and tell me where/when you like to wear shawls. If you don’t wear or knit shawls tell me why.
I’ll announce the winners and send out the patterns next Wednesday.
School started yesterday and it was all smiles and excitement as we went out the door.
Glitter Queen was quite as excited once we got there. In fact she wasn’t convinced 1st grade was a good idea at all. But the bell rang and she went in and by the time she got home she was all chatter and smiles again.
The only thing Bug doesn’t like about school starting is the pictures. “Come on Mom. Haven’t you taken enough photos?!”
“I’m only going to give you my annoyed face.”