New Pattern Mary Jane - Lacy Liners for Short Boots

Hello—it's been a while.  Summer has come and is almost gone. 

My summer has been filled with travel--trips to pick up CP in Salt Lake City, last basketball tournament ever for TP in Las Vegas and a family vacation to Portland.

Thoughts of Fall Fashion are filling my head and my needles. 

I am plugging away at some new stuff that will be fun, fun, fun.

As a segue into Fall knitting, I thought you might want to consider Mary Jane Lacy Liners for Short Boots, shown here featuring Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in Black Plum.  The boots are "Stunner" from John Fluevog—very beautiful with embroidered detail on leather.

Quick and easy (ish?), these short boot liners are done yoga-style with a split heel.  They can be worn with short boots and booties.  AND about half a skein of sock yarn is all you need.

 

I'm offering Mary Jane Lacy Liners PDF pattern for the low, low introductory price of $2.50 (reg. $5), good through Sunday 8/21/16.  Use coupon code SUMMER upon checkout.  Offer good only on purchases from pampowersknits.com, not valid on previous purchases or purchases from other websites.

If you're in to one-stop shopping, Mary Jane is also available on Craftsy as a kit for a mere $8.50 (at the time of this post) including Cloudborn Merino Superwash Sock Twist, available in some fun colors.  More John Fluevogs—"Simon" are from my personal collection and are currently on sale!

Check out my guest blog post on Craftsy with some different styling options for boot liners.

Lace & Button Boot Liners

Introducing new pattern Lace & Button Boot Liners seen here in luxurious Cloudborn Baby Alpaca Fingering. 

These are tall boot liners that are worked in the round.  The faux lace placket is picked up and knit in a contrasting color.

I'm offering Lace & Button Boot Liners PDF pattern for the low, low introductory price of $2.50 (reg. $5), good through Sunday 5/22/16.  Use coupon code BUTTON upon checkout.  Offer good only on purchases from pampowersknits.com, not valid on previous purchases or purchases from other websites.

Had a great time at Vogue Knitting Live Pasadena last weekend.  Many thanks to my knitting friends who helped out in my booth--Susan, Kim & Christina!  Congratulations to Carol who won a copy of Wendy's fantastic new book, The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary.

Happy Monday (and Free Stuff)

Hope your week is off to a good start.  Mine is.  Getting kits and patterns packed up for Vogue Knitting Live Pasadena marketplace (Booth 226) this weekend. 

Wendy Bernard will be signing her new book, The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary on Saturday, 5/14 from 12:30-1:30 pm in my booth.  Wendy's new book is brilliant--a comprehensive stitch dictionary that gives written and charted directions for flat, circular, top-down and bottom-up knitting.  There's several beautiful patterns included and also a handy section on how to design your own socks, caps and shawls without a pattern.  Beautiful photography and it's spiral bound--what a great addition to your knitting library.  I will be offering the book at a special VKL discounted price of $25 (reg $29.95).  So come by, pick up your signed copy and meet Wendy. 

Also, my new Craftsy class Essential Skills for Circular Knitting has launched.  Use the link below for a 50% discount!

Now, for the free stuff.  How about a copy of Wendy's book to some lucky knitter going to the VKL show this weekend?  Comment on this post with your favorite stitch pattern.  Winner will be selected from comments posted between now and May 12th by a random picker and must be able to pick up their copy at the show. 

New Craftsy Class

I am super excited to share with you my new Craftsy class launching soon on Essential Skills for Circular Knitting.  This is a class geared to knitters who are new to knitting in the round.

I cover all of the essentials, from exploring different needle set-ups and techniques, all the way to blocking for professional looking projects that you can learn while working on the Basket Rib Cowl included as your class pattern. 

And, for a limited time, students will receive this complimentary pattern Simplicity Wrist Warmers as a special "Thank you" after enrolling in the class.  This is the last day you can enter to win a FREE CLASS.  Just click on this link, and you will be registered for the give away.  I will notify the winner via email on 4/25. 

Checking In

Hello, it's me, back from a very long hiatus.  I've been VERY BUSY.  You know, that kind of busy where you put your life on hold to get the job done.  Well here are some highlights from the first quarter...

In January I did a book signing at the Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show in my backyard of Anaheim, CA.  At the Lion Brand Yarn booth, they had a display by fiber artist extraordinaire, London Kaye. She hand crocheted this amazing mural on the side of the booth and check out those amazing shoes!  London has a really incredible body of work including a billboard installation she did in Times Square for Miller Lite.

Next up, I've been working on a new book of boot liners & leg warmers.  We did two photo shoots in Old Towne Orange with 3 beautiful models and the talents of photographer Misty Matz.

Next, I was off to the Mile-High City, Denver, to shoot a video class for Craftsy.  My producer Kari (top center) and the whole Craftsy crew were so great to work with. The class is Essential Skills for Circular Knitting and it covers all of the basic skills necessary to work in the round geared toward newbie knitters.  I often hear comments about my boot liner patterns of "I really want a pair of these, but I don't know how to knit in the round".  If you are of that mindset, this class is designed to show you just how easy it is work circularly, even if you're still honing your skills as a knitter.  The class launches on April 25th, and I'm giving away a FREE CLASS to celebrate.  Just click on this link, and you will be registered for the give away.  I will notify the winner via email on 4/25. 

And finally, I will be in the Marketplace at VKL Pasadena this year.  I'll have kits, patterns and other fun stuff, including the ever-so-entertaining Wendy Bernard signing her new book, The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary on Saturday, 5/14 from 12:30-1:30 pm.

I may have been off the grid for a while, but I have some GREAT GIVE-AWAYS coming up over the next few weeks.  Yes, that's right, FREE STUFF, so stay tuned...