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...

Winter Wonder and Kit Clearance Sale

This is proof that it does snow in Southern California.  These photos were taken in Lake Arrowhead where we spent the Thanksgiving holiday with just enough snow to feel like winter.  The hat is Quilted Lattice Hat done in Weepaca--Blue Eyes and Raw White.  Faux fur pompom is by Bernat in White Rabbit.

Quilted Lattice Hat & Mitts pattern is perfect for holiday gift knitting.  So to give you incentive to tackle one or more handmade holiday gifts, the pattern will be on sale for half price, $3.50 (regularly $7.00).  Enter coupon code BLUEEYES.  Offer good from December 12th - 14th, only on purchases from pampowersknits.com, not valid on previous purchases or purchases from other websites.  The Weepaca version was done using a US 6 needle (DK weight yarn) for the smallest size, working 7" before starting the decreases.

We will be having one final holiday sale for the year, and it's a good one.  25% off of all kits (use coupon code KIT25), 10% off of notions (use coupon code NOTION10).  And oh yeah, we are still running the free pattern promotion with kit purchases--get one free (additional) pdf download pattern with every kit purchased.   But wait there's more...free shipping on orders $50 or more, use coupon code SHIP50.  To take advantage of all of these specials, just enter the promo code(s) upon checkout.  For the free pdf with kit purchase, you will be prompted to enter the name of your selection when adding the kit to your cart and it will be sent via email.  Sale runs December 12th-14th, not valid on previous purchases.

Holiday Kit Sale


  • Save 10% on all kits - enter coupon code TAKE10 during checkout
  • Free additional PDF pattern with purchase of kit - all kits include PDF patterns, but for a limited time only, get one additional free pattern (select from the PPK Pattern Store only)
  • Free shipping on orders over $75 - enter coupon code HOLIDAY75 during checkout

Promotion good through December 6, 2015