Monday, March 24, 2014

Think Spring!

Hi, Knitters,
I hope you all had a good weekend. I had a nice quiet weekend at home with my family. These are my favorite kinds of weekends by far. Saturday felt like spring but Sunday felt just like winter again. And with snow in the forecast later today I feel like I need a bit of a spring boost!

To start out, I am now officially on iTunes. I have been doing a few episodes of a video podcast now and again. Recently at my teaching venues I have had a lot of requests to make these videos available on iTunes so that people can watch and download and subscribe through their pod-catchers. I use Downcast. So last week my son helped me get my last video on iTunes. If you are interested in subscribing to me through iTunes, search in podcasts for Susan B. Anderson and I will pop up. You can always subscribe on YouTube as well. That's enough on that. I will still post videos intermittently at this point, not on any set schedule. 

Thanks to those who have shown interest and support! I appreciate you. I am new at this so I am crossing my fingers that there aren't any glitches along the way.

Today I have activated a Think Spring sale on all of my patterns available for purchase in my Ravelry Pattern Shop! I first looked through my patterns and was picking out my spring-themed type patterns but the list kept growing and growing and growing. Finally I decided to include ALL of my patterns in the sale each pattern being 25% off starting today through next Monday, a full week!

The coupon code for 25% off your pattern purchase is THINKSPRING!

If I counted correctly, I currently have 51 patterns available for purchase through my Ravelry Pattern Shop.

The patterns in my Rav shop include, hats (baby through adult, men and women, girls and boys), mittens, cowls, shawls, loads of toys, washcloths/dishcloths (I have lots of these!), fingerless mitts, ornaments, a fun scarf, and a teddy bear/American Girl cardigan pattern.

There is a lot of variety for everyone and lots of great gift knitting projects, too.

I always think statistics are interesting. Just for fun I looked up my Top 8 selling patterns. Here they are listed in order (you may be surprised that the top 3 aren't toys!):

4. Mini-Sock Yarn Bunny (in the photo directly above)

Here are a few more spring-like patterns available in the shop:

Lamb from Scratch (Made with my very first handspun but commercial yarns are recommended, too.)

Oh, Bunny! Washcloth/Dishcloth

These two can be purchased as a set for lower price: click here for the set!

I recently saw versions of this shawl knit up in fingering weight and the shawl is a knockout in the lighter weight yarn! I want to knit one up in fingering weight now (or at least finish the Brooklyn Tweed Loft version I have going). The original is knit in a worsted weight but knit in a lighter weight yarn it would make the perfect spring/summer shawl.

I have to say it was fun browsing around in my Ravelry Pattern Shop. I haven't looked back at all of these patterns for a long, long time.  

For a reminder, the sale/coupon code for 25% off is THINKSPRING!  The sale starts today, March 24 and ends March 31 at midnight. 

Let's enjoy this last week of March together. I'll be back soon with more. I have some new patterns to release and add to my pattern shop, actually 4 new hat patterns for adults. I would love to get a new video up this week as well. I have lofty goals.

We'll see how much I get done!
best, susie


Nickycarp said...

Wow! I admit the list surprised me but all your patterns are fun and beautiful. I can't wait to knit my 50 row shawlette, which is waiting in the wings here on my table. Happy Spring! Nicky momoffour

Margo said...

Thank you for the sale! I have been meaning to buy the little dragon pattern to knit for my husband's birthday, and now I have the perfect excuse! I think I'll pick up the prairie ridge shawl pattern as well, that has a lovely shape. Happy Spring!

debsnubs said...

I was looking for the doll patterns and didn't find it.

Susan B. Anderson said...

hi debsnubs,
the doll pattern will be released in my rav shop in April 2014.

floribunda said...

I recently finished a prairie ridge shawl in some hand-dyed silk tussah that my sister brought from Australia -- (rav name: floribunda) it was a fun knit and now I just need to figure out where to wear the shawl!

cockney blonde said...

Love your patterns, especially your Topsy Turvy Book. Just puchased the modified Bunny Love from Ravelry and downloaded Elefante. Thanks for all your brilliant inspiration, x

Anonymous said...

What a great mood-lifter, Susan! I got Bunny Love! So cute! Thanks for making me think of spring!!!

Carol cehermanator

Carla said...

just tried the coupon code Rav said not a valid code? I copied and pasted....?

Susan B. Anderson said...

Hmmmm.... Carla, the code has been working for others it appears. Yesterday and this morning I have been getting loads of pattern purchases using the code. I'm not sure what went wrong. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

Please try again. If you purchase and can't use the code I can refund the discount for you through paypal.

Penny said...

Love seeing you in the podcasts! And I couldn't resist -another pattern of yours has made it into my hands - the Prairie Ridge Shawl. Love the way it cups the shoulders, just what I love in a shoulder shawl!

Thanks for the discount too!