We’re battening down the hatches here in Raleigh as the first major hurricane of the season inches near. I always get a little (okay, a lot) nervous when a hurricane is on the horizon. It’s the Michigander in me, we just don’t deal with tropical storms well. Give me 20 inches of snow and a blizzard and I’m fine.
On a similar note, did you know the term ‘batten down the hatches’ is a nautical term to secure a ship’s hatch-tarpaulins? The phrase was first used in 1883. That google machine is handy when the Monday morning coffee hasn’t quite kicked in yet.
With all that said I thought I’d let you all in on a little SALE I’m having. Actually, it’s a BIG SALE! Right now, through the end of the week, if you head to my Ravelry shop here you’ll get 75% off your entire pattern purchase.
It’s a big sale, right?! Snatch up those patterns now because I won’t be having another one of these sales again this year!
This week has been all about crochet socks. I know, I know, isn’t my life mostly about crochet socks? Sure, but some weeks more than others I find myself daydreaming and designing them. It’s really because of the amazing finished pairs of my Surf and Sand Socks we’ve been seeing in the Facebook group. The FREE CAL is a hit and it makes this crochet designers heart extra happy. And, there is still time to join! Click here and join.
I’ve also been busy working on my next season of Annie’s Creative Studio. Have you heard about that yet? It’s this amazing online streaming service where you can learn all sorts of things from quilting to knitting to interior decorating. They’ve even got a free 30-day subscription you can sign up for to try out.
Well, I’m into my fifth season filming and can’t wait to head up to Indiana for a week to film! It’s always nice to get out of the city and spend some time in the country. My mother lives up there too, so I get a chance to see her, which is always nice.
This next season we have a Crochet Along for an afghan that’s going to be amazing and three other very special classes. Today, actually, my recent class on a cardigan is being released! So I’m extra excited about that! There’s some more info below!
Snuggle up in the cozy, textured fabric of this casual sweater with an oversized hood! It’s perfect for all your weekend activities. Join crochet expert Rohn Strong as he offers a pattern overview and demonstrates how to work the crinkle and sideways rib stitch patterns in this Learn, Make, Create! episode.
While I’ve been crocheting like a madman, which most of you who follow me on Instagram know, I’ve also been knitting. I know! It’s been quite a while since I picked up the knitting needles and dug into a skein of wool, but I just had this great idea and couldn’t resist.
Many of you know that I started my career in Vintage Knitwear design, and it’s still incredibly close to my heart. Knitters are such a monumental force in this world, and the women who’ve built the foundation of this industry are continually inspirational.
The picture on the right is a peek of the direction I’m heading in! Gorgeous right?
Until next week, I hope you find love, happiness, and joy in every day.