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July, 2012

WORK+SHELTER Yarn Giveaway!

So you’ve seen the new WORK+SHELTER cowl patterns, and you’ve seen the new TEA+WOOL yarn, and now it’s time to take advantage of all that new goodness and win some stuff!

Katie’s Striped Chevron Sunshine Cowl!

Head over to Katie’s blog to get the details. If you’ve bought anything over the past 3 weeks you are entered to win yarn! Have you waited to make your purchase? Do it this week because the winner will be announced Monday!

Some WIP Shots

… since there has been practically NOTHING knitting related on this blog in a while, I thought I’d share some WIP shots from the Holla Knits work I’ve been doing. I promise it’s killer!

Springtree Road Idyl

Dirty Water Dyeworks Edna

Knits in Class DK

REAL pics of things soon. And I’m dying to cast on something for myself just for fun! Maybe someday!

New Pattern! WORK+SHELTER Chevron Sunshine Cowl

As you know, I have been working with WORK+SHELTER, a women’s shelter in India producing handmade items. My friend Katie Canavan is also working on this project, and has produced a line of new cowl patterns for WORK+SHELTER and it’s new yarn that we launched last month. Two weeks ago we showed you the Basketweave Neckerchief, last week it was Tiny Cables Cowl, and this week, our last cowl of the series, is the Chevron Sunshine Cowl!

WORK+SHELTER Chevron Sunshine Cowl

A few months ago, Allyson Dykhuizen invited me to work on a new yarn dying project for
WORK+SHELTER, called TEA + WOOL. This 100% wool yarn was dyed with Indian teas, and
is available in our Etsy shop, with all proceeds going to WORK+SHELTER.

Chevron Sunshine Cowl

WORK+SHELTER is a new foundation started by Allyson’s friend, Theresa VanderMeer.
WORK+SHELTER offers women living in the slums of New Delhi a fresh start. Theresa
is working to give these women decent living conditions and a chance to build a better
future. WORK+SHELTER will be a safe place where women can come with their children to
live and work. She will be providing training, materials, and a fair wage, and members of
WORK+SHELTER will be producing products to be sold in boutiques around the world.

I’ve designed a few accessories especially for TEA + WOOL that will be hand knit by the
women living and working at WORK+SHELTER. The Chevron Sunshine Cowl is one of those
accessories! By purchasing this pattern you are helping this amazing cause. Read more
about this project here, donate by emailing Theresa, and when someone compliments you
on your beautiful new cowl, be sure to tell them about WORK+SHELTER.

Double Wrapped!

WORK+SHELTER Chevron Sunshine Cowl

Finished Size 41” around and 5” wide.

MATERIALS

Yarn WORK+SHELTER Fingering Weight Wool.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm).

Notions Tapestry needle.

GAUGE

25 sts and 28 rows – 4” in St st.

This pattern is $2!

Ravelry Pattern Page

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Moving Sale! $10 Kits, BOGO Patterns

PT and I are moving next month and in order to hide the volume of craft supplies and yarn from the moving men, I’m having a moving sale!

All My Knitting Kits!

All my knit and crochet kits are only $10! Check out all my knitting kits, including Entrleac Clutch, Twin Cities Headband, Hello Sailor Knot Necklaces, and even a few Madison Cowls!

My Crochet Jewelry Kits!

I’ve also got Daisy Chain Crochet Necklace kits and Ruffle Bracelet crochet kits for $10!

All the kits I have are listed on Etsy, so if the kit you are interested in says there is only one in stock, I’ve only got one left, so jump on it!

PLUS! With coupon code MOVINGSALE all of my patterns are buy one get one free! Want WORK+SHELTER Lace Striped Sweaters? Get Granny Square Muff free! Want McCarren Park Cap? Get Twin Cities Headband free!  You get the idea. This is a Ravelry coupon code, so see all eligible patterns in my Ravelry Pattern store. Coupon code expires next Wednesday July 25th at midnight.

Thanks so much for helping make my move easier!

New Pattern! WORK+SHELTER Tiny Cables Cowl

As you know, I have been working with WORK+SHELTER, a women’s shelter in India producing handmade items. My friend Katie Canavan is also working on this project, and has produced a line of new cowl patterns for WORK+SHELTER and it’s new yarn that we launched last month. Last week we showed you the Basketweave Neckerchief, and this week it’s Tiny Cables Cowl!

WORK+SHELTER Tiny Cabled Cowl

A few months ago, Allyson Dykhuizen invited me to work on a new yarn dying project for
WORK+SHELTER, called TEA + WOOL. This 100% wool yarn was dyed with Indian teas, and
is available in our Etsy shop, with all proceeds going to WORK+SHELTER.

WORK+SHELTER is a new foundation started by Allyson’s friend, Theresa VanderMeer.
WORK+SHELTER offers women living in the slums of New Delhi a fresh start. Theresa
is working to give these women decent living conditions and a chance to build a better
future. WORK+SHELTER will be a safe place where women can come with their children to
live and work. She will be providing training, materials, and a fair wage, and members of
WORK+SHELTER will be producing products to be sold in boutiques around the world.

Close Up of the Eyelet Cables

I’ve designed a few accessories especially for TEA + WOOL that will be hand knit by the
women living and working at WORK+SHELTER. The Tiny Cables Cowl is one of those
accessories! By purchasing this pattern you are helping this amazing cause. Read more
about this project here, donate by emailing Theresa, and when someone compliments you
on your beautiful new cowl, be sure to tell them about WORK+SHELTER.

Katie Looking CUTE in her New Cowl!

WORK+SHELTER Tiny Cables Cowl

Finished Size 24” around and 7” wide.

MATERIALS

Yarn WORK+SHELTER Fingering Weight Wool.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm).

Notions Tapestry needle.

GAUGE

25 sts and 28 rows – 4” in St st.

This pattern is $2

Ravelry Pattern Page

This week only: Purchase any yarn in the WORK+SHELTER Etsy Shop and get this pattern for free!

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