Knitting

WINTER SUCKS!

Winter sucks. It sucks. I hate it.

Yeah, whatever. I live in the south. We aren’t made for snow. Never have been. Never will be. I’ve not been a southerner my entire life but after 7 years in this glorious place, I can officially say I’m a southerner.

This last week we got our annual winter storm.

I say annual because we get one. Just one. It comes at various points throughout the year but it never fails to happen.

This time was bad. Not as bad as previous years but bad enough. We essentially were shut down as a city for a few days. We’re just now getting back on track. Though I fell on my way to the mailbox this morning, that was fun. Who knew crocs and ice didn’t mix?

There’ve been lots of new and exciting changes happening over here at RS Headquarters. At the end of this month we will be moving into a new location, which means I’ve been packing up a whole lot of yarn and samples. The new place will have a great big studio/office space that doesn’t intrude on my personal living quarters AND it’ll have a gas stove. Which I know has nothing to do with knitting or crochet BUT y’all know I love to cook up a storm.

Speaking of knitting and crochet, I’m going to need your guys help.

I think we need to crochet/knit to convince Spring to show up. I’m tired of waiting around on him. He’s like that friend that borrows money and then you never see again. I want MY SPRING. GIVE ME SPRING.

So, lets crochet and knit some shawls? How’s that sound? I’ve compiled a list of shawls that I think would be particularly convincing AND if you use the coupon code, WINTERSUCKS, you’ll get 25% off every one of my shawl¬†patterns.

Here are the links (beginning at the top left to bottom right)

Antietam (knit)

Fuente (knit)

Echeveria (crochet)

Crimson Brocade (crochet)

Winding Stitches Shawl (crochet)

So even though winter sucks. Let’s make shawls. Spring will be here soon enough!

Crochet, Knitting

Black Friday Has Come Early!!

Sometimes…well…I get a bit excited.

For some odd reason I thought TODAY WAS THANKSGIVING.

I blame the lack of a calendar in my house. Que sera sera.

I’ve decided to start our Black Friday sale early! So…starting Today, November 17th and running through next Friday November 26th, all the patterns in my shop are available for 75% off!

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So go! Stock up! This is the LAST sale of the year and the only chance some of y’all will have to stock up on our returning favorites!

That’s right…I’ve brought back ALL of the retired patterns previously retired.

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No coupon code is needed, simply add the patterns to your cart and you’ll be all set!

Happy Shopping!

Knitting

Focus on Fair Isle

This winter I am focusing on one technique that I really want to hone in.

Fair Isle.

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I’ve finished a hat, which rekindled my love of the technique.

Next I need to actually get to knitting a sweater. A task I’ve only completed once or twice before. Which I loved, but it is quite the undertaking.

So tell me, do you have any tips? Any ideas? Classes? Books?

I one of those obsessive knitters who needs to know everything he can about what he is about to accomplish. So, the more the better. More is more is more!

-R