Saturday, January 09, 2010

Madison Knitters Guild (+ a new winner!)

Hi Knitters,
First off, I had to randomly select a new winner for the Color by Kristin book. The new winner left this comment:

Blogger ~yolanda said...

What a lovely book! I love color. It is indeed the spice of life!

ravelry id-yolandamarie :)
January 03, 2010
Yay, Yolanda!! Please email me (or send through Ravelry) your mailing address. I will pass on your address to Kristin's publisher so they can send you your book. Congrats!

Okay, now on to some more business. On Monday, January 11th, I am the speaker for the Madison Knitters Guild meeting. For all information about the guild and meeting please hop on over here. The doors open at 6pm and I will be there to sign and sell books at that time. At 7pm the meeting starts and I will be talking about Itty-Bitty knitting things and sharing book trunk shows and answering questions about knitting, blogging, my books, how I got started, etc... I am hoping for an interactive meeting!

To make the meeting even more fun and exciting my kind employer and fabulous yarn company gave me some prizes to raffle off at the Monday night MKG meeting:

Raffle prize #1 - (see photo above) My brand new polar bear pattern yet to be released called, Three Brrrr Bears, and enough Spud & Chloë Fine yarn to make the smallest bear. This will come in a Spud & Chloë pattern box and will include the Spud & Chloë zipper pouch!
Raffle prize #2 - My Flap Happy Hat pattern and the Spud & Chloë Sweater yarn to make the hat! This prize will come in the Spud & Chloë pattern box and will include Spud & Chloë zipper pouch!
These are the Spud & Chloë zipper pouches.
This is the beautiful Spud & Chloë pattern box.
Raffle prize #3 - The next raffle prize includes the Blue Sky Alpacas Polka Dot Hat Set Pattern, 3 skeins of the dreamy Suri Merino, enough to knit up the set, and a Pretty Cheep Project Bag!!
Raffle prize #4 - This prize includes the Two Button Hat Set pattern, 2 skeins of the Worsted Hand Dyes, enough to complete the project and a Pretty Cheep Project Bag!

Can you believe the generosity of Blue Sky/Spud & Chloë? I am telling you this company does so much behind the scenes goodness. They are constantly donating to charity projects and helping and providing constant customer service. They do all of this quietly and discreetly which makes me love them even more.

All information about the yarn and patterns and products can be found on the following links:

I will have some other things to raffle off as well. Maybe I'll throw in a couple of books or something like that. I'll see what I have.

Anyhoo, I hope you can come to the meeting. I am very excited about the meeting and have been looking forward to it for a long time.

See you there!
I just had to throw this project into the post because I am so happy about it. I finished this new hat design up this morning. I am calling it, Heart on a String. It is going to be a new free pattern on my other blog, Spud says! As soon as I write up the pattern I will make it available.
Isn't it sweet?
I always see drawings of heart balloons on string and I love them. I decided to make a knitted heart on a string as an homage to the heart balloons often found in children's literature illustrations and elsewhere.

I love Valentine's Day, the colors, the sweethearts and cards and candy. It is a fun time of year. Hopefully this little free hat pattern will make it a fun season for knitting along with showing our love for each other.

I'll let you know as soon as the pattern is available.
best, susie