Sweet Paul Makerie

It's been a month since I last posted, and there's been a whirlwind of activity going on.  Let's start with a couple of weeks ago.  I traveled to Philadelphia to attend the Sweet Paul Makerie after being invited by my friend Susan Holding of Little French Bakery.  As I look through my photos, it's really hard to narrow it down to just a few, but here are some of my fav's...

Day One was held at the nursery, cafe and historic buildings of Terrain.  The grounds were so beautiful and charming.  The family-style meals were spectacular in true Norwegian Sweet-Paul style!

My first class was Extraordinary Embroidery in the "Mushroom House" taught by the talented Adriana Torres.  Needless to say, I will not quit my day job, but I had a lot of fun getting to learn a new needle art.  Adriana also makes these incredibly cute amigurumi animals.

If you happen to live in So Cal, the Traveling Trunk Show is currently at Zoe's Knit Studio.  And if you're racing through Indy, check out the trunk show at Knit-Stop.

Clair de Lune and Goin' On's

This is the Clair de Lune Shawl done in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock, colors Cove and Paper.  It differs slightly from the original version with a few more contrasting stripes thrown in.  I will be selling these kits at Vogue Knitting Live Pasadena,  April 17-19.

This Thursday, March 26th at 9:00 am Pacific Time I am honored to be the featured guest on Marly Bird's podcast, The Yarn Thing.  Please tune in!

For those of you in the SoCal area, the LA Yarn Crawl is happening March 26 - 29.  I will have a trunk show at Alamitos Bay Yarn Co. featuring samples from my book as well as other good stuff.  My book will be available, including a free project bag with purchase.  On Saturday, March 28th, I will be doing a book signing from 11:00 - 6:00.  Please stop by and say "hi"!

Honey Boot Liners Pattern

It's here!  Honey Boot Liners pattern refashioned in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock.  This version is more lightweight than the original pattern included in the Craftsy kit.

Two colors: the Scalloped Trim is out of Paper and the rest is Antique Lace, but one color would work just fine.

The photoshoot was done at Eisenhower Park in Orange, CA.  This park is a few blocks from my childhood home and is where my sister and I spent many happy days feeding the ducks and playing.  Claire was amazed (and a little scared) by how bold the ducks were--taking bread right out of her hand.

BOOK GIVEAWAY NO. 3: 

Want to win a free copy of Dress-to-Impress Knitted Scarves?  Comment on this post with the location of your fondest childhood memory--no details necessary, just a name will suffice.  Winner will be selected from comments posted between now and February 27th by a random picker.  

Anatomy of a Blog Post

I was recently the guest blogger for the Blue Sky Alpacas and Spud & Chloe blogs.  I wanted to include photos that were unique to my book featuring the projects done in their yarns.  So I thought of staging a photo shoot with pretty flowers surrounding the pieces.  My Weepaca pom-pom-wearing helper is Tootsie.  To read more about the projects, click on the links above.

More guest blog posts on Moogly and Tanis Knits.

The Traveling Trunk Show featuring projects from the book will be in the following locations for the next couple of weeks:

Fiber Arts Yarn - Cape May, NJ

Needle in a Haystack - Montrose, CA

Sin City Knits - Las Vegas, NV - On Valentine's Day, I will be doing a book signing with samples from my regular pattern collection as well.  if you are a local or happen to be visiting Sin City, please drop by and say "hi"!

Stay tuned...next week I will be releasing the pattern for Honey Boot Liners and another book giveaway.  Congratulations to the Instagram winner of the last giveaway, @aeiokid!

 

 

 

 

 

Heirloom Placemats & Book Giveaway #2

I just released a new pattern, Heirloom Placemats.  The pattern is now available here.  You can also buy the kit on Craftsy, available with yarn for 2 or 4 placemats

Special offer: Heirloom Placemat pattern download, half price (reg. $7), good through Saturday 1/31/15.  Use coupon code BURLAP.  Offer good only on purchases from pampowersknits.com, not valid on previous purchases or purchases from other websites.

BOOK GIVEAWAY NO. 2:

This week's giveaway is for all new Instagram followers of @pampowersknits.  I will be entering names of all new Instagram followers between now and February 7th into a random picker and selecting a winner to receive a copy of Dress-to-Impress Knitted Scarves.  Congratulations to last week's FB book giveaway winner, MaryCarol.

My book is back in stock on Amazon.  If you already own the book and enjoy it, I would be so grateful if you could rate and review it on Amazon.  Thank you!!!