Happy Valentine’s Day

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Happy Valentine’s Day! My Valentine’s gift to you: PM me on Ravelry (KnitEcoChic) with the name of a Ravelier you’d like to send a Knit Eco Chic pattern to along with a short message from you & I’ll play Cupid & drop it in their Ravelry library! No purchase necessary! Only valid for followers of Knit Eco Chic’s blog. Ends February 15th, 2015 11:59pm EST (patterns & messages received today before 5pm will go out today, all others will be sent on Monday). Only 1 per person

Teaching Boys to Knit

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To celebrate his 8th birthday, my nephew asked for another knitting lesson. But since he’s all the way over there & I’m all the way back here the solution was to create a video. The video covers creating a slip knot and then each step for a 15 stitch small swatch including cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and bind off with boy inspired analogies. Happy birthday Nathaniel! I’m thrilled you are eager to learn to knit & hope you enjoy your birthday lesson.

Patternfish Article

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I was honored when Gayle Clow of Patternfish asked me to write an article on my experiences with knitting & EI (environmental illness).  Read it in full in the “From the Ambassador’s Desk” section of Patternfish’s first newsletter of 2015 here, then check out the list of Knit Eco Chic patterns available on their site. Happy knitting!

#wearyourknitting campaign

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Beauty meets function, style meets utilitarianism – knitting embodies the aesthetic and artistic while concurrently being functional and useful. After pleasurable hours, days, and weeks spent knitting a creation, the crafter’s joy continues through incorporating the item into his or her wardrobe (or given the generous nature of knitters, the wardrobes of family and friends). The campaign: #wearyourknitting campaign celebrates the artistic and utilitarian aspects of knitting. Whether styling that special sweater for a first date or your go-to scarf to spice up your workday wardrobe, knitting fits into all aspects of life. From summer beach cover ups to winter coats, there is hardly a piece of clothing that hasn’t been knit and worn with pride. The challenge: Snap a …

2015 Preview!

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2015 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Knit Eco Chic! Yarn: Look for patterns featuring organic cotton, bamboo, and linen. Style: Accessories – cowls, shawls, and maybe even something for the wrists & hands. Garments – a sweater and a few tanks. Fun: A spring MKAL is in the works. The pattern has been my baby for over a year now and I can’t wait to share it with you all. I’m bursting with excitement!! Here’s the first hint to the design – it is a non-Pi circular shawl with optional beading. Head over to my Pinterest board for a sneak peak on upcoming designs: Pinterest board 2015 preview This year the board will be structured slightly …

Birthday boy Puddles is taking over!

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Three years ago my blessing from God entered this world with his 7 siblings. He is son of Pi & Eden – two gorgeous blue Great Danes & cousin through Pi to my first Great Dane, Cheeky. God surely does know how to give good & perfect gifts!!! Happy 3rd birthday Puddleglum. Now he’s taking over my blog for a special Knit Eco Chic Ravelry announcement. That’s right, to celebrate I released “Snowbound Trails Cowl” with a “Gift 1, Get 1” Ravelry special.  Send your BFF a copy & spread the word! Pattern also available on Knit Eco Chic & will be available shortly on other platforms: Patternfish, Craftsy, & Etsy.

Indie Design Gift-a-long (GAL) 2014 Launch!

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Indie Design GAL 2014 is here!!   293 indie designers from 21 countries have banded together to create a knitting & crocheting gift-a-long of epic proportions! Join our group on Ravelry, search the list of participating designer to find patterns you can’t live without, post your intent in the appropriate thread, and start crafting. To entice the yarn love a bit more, select patterns will be on 25% off sale November 13th (8pm EST) to Friday, November 21st, (11:59pm EST). Just use coupon code: giftalong2014 in your Ravelry check-out. To simplify the search, all items included in participating designer’s Ravelry bundles: giftalong2014 are on special. Click here to see the list. KAL/CALs will run from Thursday, November 13 at 8pm …

The Second Annual Indie Design GAL 2014 Is Coming!

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“The Gift-A-Long is coming, The Gift-A-Long is coming!”  Call out all Ravelry indie knitting & crochet designers, sign-ups are in just a few days!  All the information you need, as a designer, is available in the private GAL planning group on Ravelry here. If listening is more your speed, the Indie Design GAL Admins (Nina Machlin Dayton, Simone Kereit, Alex Tinsley, and I) had the privilege of being interviewed by Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show’s Marie Segares a few days ago about what the Indie Design GAL is and how to become involved in our second annual event.  The podcast is posted here! It’s almost time to get your gifting on!

Gift One, Get One

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Driving home from treatment yesterday I was completely floored by the generosity of one of my friends “in the business” who surprised me with a very special gift and the Lakewood pattern from her Ravelry shop. Please, drop by Jessica’s shop and show her some pattern love – buy a pattern, gift a pattern, link a project, or “like” your favorites.   In order to pay it forward, I’m offering a “Gift One, Get One” Special on Ravelry through October 7th, 2014. Gift a pattern on Ravelry between now and October 7th and I will drop the same pattern in your Ravelry library. If you already own the pattern you are gifting, please drop me a note with which Knit Eco …