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Ireland?

Ireland?

For the third year in a row Shane and I are taking a European vacation in September! This year we’re off to Ireland, Scotland, and London. We leave in like 3 hours! So exciting!

Keep up with us on Instagram @allysondykhuizen and please note that if you need anything I’m going to be very MIA until October 3rd. Feel free to shoot me an email though – the away message is MASSIVE and should point you in the direction of help if you need it.

Catch you later!

Let’s Catch Up!

Things have been a little crazy over here for the past month! I’m sure you noticed since posts have been scarce. 2 trips and a Holla Knits collection launch and I’ve been MIA!

Unless you’re on instagram. I’ve been instagramming everything like crazy! Check it out.

High Seas Collection!

High Seas Collection!

Check out the new mini collection from Holla Knits – High Seas!

Wish We Were There Right Now!

Wish We Were There Right Now!

Blue Lagoon!

Blue Lagoon!

Shane and I went on a little vacation to Iceland about a month ago and it was glorious! Iceland is SO fun, it’s really no wonder everyone is going there now. We had the best time.

Wedding Fun

Wedding Fun

Wilmington Beach!

Wilmington Beach!

Two weeks later we were off to Wilmington North Carolina for a wedding and we made a really nice long weekend of it, made even longer by some issues traveling back, but we soaked up enough sun to make it worth it!

Umm Cold

Umm Cold

Lily + Scott

Lily + Scott

This past weekend Laura and I went up to Minneapolis for Lily’s wedding and it was NOT beach weather. Not at all. But we had a great time in Minneapolis of course! I love it there.

SO! All this travel and Holla Knits stuff has lead to some quiet times over here. I’m back now and have tons to share so stay tuned!

Iceland Here We Come!

Just a quick note that Shane and I are headed to Iceland for a (very) long weekend!

Blue Lagoon!

Blue Lagoon!

We’ll be here in like 18 hrs. YAY!

I thought this would be a good time to do a social media round up!

For this trip and general fun knitting/sewing/crafting I love to post to Instagram at @allysondykhuizen. I’m on twitter at @AllysonKnits! I’ve also been back on the Snapchat train since getting a new phone a few weeks ago, and you can find me there at at @AllysonKnits as well.

For more business stuff, I’m also good about promoting classes and events, patterns, and blog posts to facebook on The Sweatshop of Love facebook page and also at the Holla Knits facebook page.

I’ll be back at it on Thursday, April 14th so I’ll work through questions and issues then. In the mean time – happy knitting!

Away Message

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A year ago I married this joker! While we still like each other we’re going to do as much traveling as possible, so at this very moment we’re in flight to Barcelona. Then we’re hitting Rome! Florence! Malaga Spain! And, weirdly, Zurich.

Keep an eye on my instagram to keep up with us, or just pop back here in early October for pics.

Enjoy your September knitters! I’ll be back Sept 30th.

Minnesota Vacation! State Fair & Lots of Beer

Thursday Miss Laura McDougal of DoogKnits and I jumped on the Megabus and headed north to Minnesota. It had been SO LONG since I had been there – I’m sure you all remember my years going back and forth between Chicago and Minneapolis, then my eventual return to Chicago 2 summers ago. I really miss Minneapolis, and this weekend really brought that home!

Bus Knitting 1

Bus Knitting #1

This is how Laura and I traveled all weekend! So much yarn between us.

Early Morning at the Fair!

Early Morning at the Fair!

After getting some drinks Thursday night (you know, to shake off that Megabus!), we were up EARLY to head to the Minnesota State Fair! This was Laura’s first fair, but my fair exploits have been well documented – 201120102009.

Cheers!

Cheers!

Here me and Laura, plus Lily, her fiancee Scott, and of course PT, cookie cheers outside of Sweet Martha’s. These were only 1000 of the 10000 calories we happily consumed at the fair!

BEERS

BEERS

And after the fair these were just some of the very many beers we needed to cool off.

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

You might think that after all that we’d take a break from eating fried foods, but you’d be wrong! We breakfasted before going to the Mall of America (DUH), and walking around, taking in this great city I still wish I lived in.

Bus Knitting #2

Bus Knitting #2

The bus ride home was a little nap filled, but I made some fair isle progress so it wasn’t a total loss! I think we totally sold Laura on Minneapolis, I gained 10 pounds, and 2 days later am still super tired. Sign of a great long weekend vacation, right?!