Monday, February 10, 2014

Bunny Love & Teaching Dates!

Hi, Knitters,
Well, there were a couple of problems with the last post. Here is what the last post said in a nutshell:

I am teaching and speaking in Minneapolis in less than a couple of weeks. 

My schedule in Minneapolis is as follows:
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
Morning and afternoon workshops and a Luncheon/Book Signing/Meet & Greet

Minnesota Knitters' Guild
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014
Teaching two workshops!

Minnesota Knitters' Guild Guest Speaker at the Annual Tea
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, 2pm

In March I am teaching and speaking at Vogue Knitting Live in Seattle, March 14-16, 2014. If you are in the area or traveling from another place far away, I'd love to see you in class or attending my lecture.
Click here for more information and to register!  Even though the Fair Isle Hat class is sold out I may be able to add more spots in the class so please request if you are interested.

Here is my VK Live Seattle schedule:
Sold Out2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFair Isle Hat [More Info]
Susan B. Anderson
8:30 am - 11:30 amLittle Dragon Toy Knitting Workshop NEW [More Info]
Susan B. Anderson
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmSock Yarn Bunny [More Info]
Susan B. Anderson
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmLecture: Sheep, Monkeys, Bunnies! Toy Knitting for All NEW [More Info]
Susan B. Anderson
8:30 am - 11:30 amEgg to Turtle Reversible Toy Workshop NEW [More Info]
Susan B. Anderson
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmBuild-a-Toy Workshop [More Info]
Susan B. Anderson
Last but not least, on April 4-6th, 2014, I am spending the weekend signing books and teaching at the lovely Fibre Space in Alexandria, Virginia! I'm so excited to be back again for a longer, more relaxing visit. 

Okay, so hopefully this will explain more clearly where I'll be over the few months. 

One last thing, from April 25-27, 2014, I am going to be teaching at the Dayton, Ohio Knitters Guild Retreat. 

After these busy few months ahead I am staying home! I am not going to be traveling for work again until the fall in September, 2014. Then I am very busy again for a couple of months but I'll tell you all about those dates when it gets closer. To give you a vague preview for the fall, I'll be in Colorado, Massachusetts, Maine, and Chicago.

I hope to see you at any or all of the upcoming events where I'll be teaching and speaking. I really love meeting the fun knitters out there in different locations and teaching workshops is about my favorite thing to do when it comes to my knitting career as a whole. I love to teach. So I hope you'll join me.

Now on to other things!

A couple of days ago I published a pattern for download called, Bunny Love. Prior to this the pattern had been available only in kit form by Little Skein.

In addition to the original Bunny Love pattern, I've updated the bunny to include options for different arms and feet, and a more cheerful face. Also included is a fun little cardigan and some carrots for good measure. I think this bunny is incredibly sweet. 

If you already purchased the kit and would like only the additional modifications, I have made that available for you. Click here!

The yarn is Owl by Quince & Company in the Elf and Cerulean colorways. The buttons are by Sheppard Handmade on Etsy. 

Here is some information you might like to know:

Bunny Love measures 7 1/2 inches tall without the ears and about 12-inches tall including the ears.

·      The original striped bunny made with the Velveteen Striping DK Yarn from Gynx Yarns, has a cardigan knit in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Tent #02.
·      The off-white bunny is knit in Quince & Co. Owl (50% American Wool, 50% American Alpaca), 120 yards/50 grams; 1 skein in Elf #303
·      The Quince & Co. Owl Bunny Love is knit on US size 4 double-pointed needles at 5 ½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch.

·      The off-white bunny’s cardigan is knit in Quince & Co. Owl, 1 skein in Cerulean #315 on US size 7s (it took 12 grams to be exact).

 Enjoy the bunnies in the following photos!

The bunny buttons are really old and I don't know where to get them. 

 The tiny bunnies in front are the Mini-Bunny Loves pattern. These use 15 grams of sock yarn and are on sale right now for $1.00 off!
Use the discount code: MINI 
Good through Feb. 14, 2014!

I'm so proud of all of these little bunnies!

I have 2 BIG giveaways planned for later this week so check back for that. It will be good, I promise.

I hope everyone is well and that you are getting some knitting done during these cold, cold months. I know I am getting a lot of knitting in due to the weather.
best, susie