Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lunch, anyone?

Hi Knitters,
First off, I am on the Yarn Thing Podcast at lunch time today (well, early lunch time) and there is a call-in opportunity for questions if you are around. I will be joining Marly at 11am Central time today, April 12th. If you can't join us today the podcast is posted later to listen to at your convenience.

Another thing I noticed is that when subscribers get my blog post in email form videos often don't show up. If that was the case, I just sent out a video so be sure to click on the link below to see the 30 second book trailer video for Spud & Chloë at the Farm. It is really cute and fun.

Next week the blog tour begins for Spud & Chloë at the Farm. I will post that information to follow along if you are interested. There are lots of giveaways included along the way so stay tuned.

Also, I am just briefly mentioning today that I am teaching an encore class at Stitchers Crossing in Madison on May 14th so you can call and sign up if you are interested. I will give more details later.

Click here for their site. Here is the phone number for Stitcher's Crossing if you want to call to find out more about the class: 608-232-1500. Also, if you would like a signed book (any of my books) you can order a book from Stitcher's and I'll pop in and sign it for you. They will ship it to you. I get requests for signed books and this is a simple way to get one.

Last Friday, I posted a new free pattern on Spud says! for a tiny pig named, Oink. Oink has aHi-Bounce Pinky Ball inside but you could also stuff him with fiberfill. I had an idea to add wings....
... and now Oink has an adorable set of tiny wings to boot. The wings are optional but awfully cute.

Here is the Ravelry pattern page for Oink!
Last week I received a gigantic box of springtime fun from my swap partner from the Itty-Bitty Knits Ravelry group. I have to share it with you. We have so much fun in that group, you should join us over there. My partner was Rae Lynne and she was so thoughtful about putting together this package. She went back in my blog and pulled up things I had forgotten about. It was very sweet. She packed individual things for my kids and TC is planning on some serious sugar cookie making with the new cookie cutters and sprinkles.

Click here to see Rae Lynne's blog!
Rae Lynne knit me An Unoriginal Hat by Stefanie Pearl McPhee in Malabrigo Rasta. Both of which I had mentioned on the blog before saying I longed to knit both of these items.
The hat is so perfect. It fits like a glove and will certainly be my new favorite next fall. I love it. It is so fun to get something someone knitted for you. I appreciate it to no end.
I am completely touched that Rae Lynne sent me some roving I wanted to try. It is from Maine Woods Yarn and Fiber in the Hyacinth color. It is so beautiful and springy. I love it.
This is next up on my wheel!

One more thing, check out this quick documenary video about Loop yarn shop in Philadelphia. It is fun and really makes you want to go to the shop. Click here to see the video.

That's all I've got for you today. Have a super Tuesday, Knitters.
best, susie