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