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Good news, bad news, good news

To start, here’s the very important good news: I’m having a pattern sale! This is a good one: buy one, get one free! Just put “upgradetime” in the coupon code box of your Ravelry cart.

sale time



So what’s the bad news? The rights have reverted from the publisher back to me on my book. This means Cast Iron, Cast On is currently out of print. And to make matters worse, my computer died.

Wait, why are these two things related? Because I can’t release the ebook back onto Ravelry, or make single PDFs available, until I get a new computer. So, that’s what the sale is all about. I need to fund this new computer. So buy patterns! Spread the word!

The final good news is that I have FIVE new designs that have been knit and photographed. Once I have my new computer I can get rolling on the layout and you should be seeing some brand new patterns from me this year! And I do plan on releasing all those book patterns in single PDF format as well. So 2018 should be a fun one, designwise. If I can just get past this broken-computer-hump.

Sale details:
The sale applies to any of the patterns in my store – including the ebooks. (It will always be the less expensive pattern that is free.) You can use the code more than once – but you’ll need to check out more than once. If you put four patterns in your cart at the same time the system will only give you one free. The sale runs from today through March 8th.

Thanks for sticking around!


More February goodness


February is going to be an awesome month in more ways than one. The awesomeness is brought to you be Cooperative Press. It started on February 1st and runs until Valentine’s Day and we’re spreading the Cooperative Press love.

Sign up for their newsletter, follow them on twitter or instagram, and help us to #shareCPlove! Let us know about it here there will be prizes! Books, cash, you know, all the greatness you’d expect from a cool publisher like CP (not that I’m biased or anything.)

Free Pattern February

I’ve been wanting to do something fabulous for my knitters for quite awhile. I know I’m not releasing as many patterns as I used to. I feel like I’m in a rut and I need something awesome to jump-start my year.*

lime sorbet preview

What’s more awesome than free stuff? Right? So here’s my concept. I’m going to give away a free PDF every day this month. That’s 28 freebies for 28 lucky knitters. Here’s how to enter:

Just head over to Ravelry and favorite or queue any of my for sale patterns.

That’s it! Every day I will use a random number generator to pick one lucky winner and I will send them the PDF for the pattern they chose.

Lady of Rohan preview

Ok, so there are some details:
– I will count entries from 12:00am to 11:59pm as they’re sorted in the activity tab. I think that’s eastern time.
– I can only give away single patterns I’m selling through Ravelry myself. That’s these ones here. None of the patterns through third party publishers like Twist Collective or Cooperative Press count.
– Favoriting or queuing a free pattern doesn’t count as an entry, because I wouldn’t know what to gift you. You can still favorite or queue them, if you want!
– I will keep track of who wins each day. I want to spread the love around so everyone can only win once. You don’t have to stop favoriting and queuing things though, if you’re lucky enough to get pulled again I’ll just generate a new number for that day.

U2 socks preview

FAQ’s (not that anyone’s asked yet)
– Yes, you need a ravelry account to participate. But it’s free to sign up, if you haven’t yet. And you should, because favorites and queues are an awesome way to organize the patterns you want to knit!
– You can re-favorite or re-queue things. If you already have all my patterns on your list that doesn’t disqualify you. Feel free to un-favorite them and then re-favorite them. If you favorite AND queue something in a single day you’ll be entered twice. If you favorite and queue EVERYTHING I have every day that’s 90 entries a day.
If you do this, I’ll know two things: A) you really love me and B) you have some free time on your hands (and maybe you should go knit something instead.)
– I reserve the right to have a life. What I mean is I might not get around to sending a freebie for a day or two, but I will go back through the activity feed and pick winners for each day.

Any other questions? Leave them in the comments.

morningtide preview

Are you ready for February?? I’m getting excited! Please spread the word! Tell family and friends! (But probably only other knitters will care.)

*Yes, I’m still thinking this way and January is almost over. I haven’t written the annual family “christmas” letter either…

Happy Birthday!

It’s my birthday! And I’m turning 30 (gasp! A round number! How shocking!)

birthday cake

As is traditional for this day all my self-published patterns are 30% off. This just applies to the individual pdfs, not the ebook. Want some suggestions? I have them!

If you’re considering going to a fiber festival this autumn you could pick out something designed specifically for farm yarn like Asters

– $3.50

Or Grand View

grand view kim 2
– $5.60

And since it’s fall now is a perfect time to be knitting Boyden:

boyden open front
– $5.25

Or Catamount

– $4.20

Also maybe you should be thinking about christmas gifts, maybe someone on your list would like Kathryn Margaret:


– $4.20

or Gifford Woods

gifford main
– $3.85

But those are just some of my favorites, you can pick your own!