Heliconian and Small Business Saturday

When I first started knitting, I was a little perplexed by how to wear a triangular lace shawl and not look like you just walked off of the pages of Little House on the Prairie

Here are my renditions on wearing Heliconian in an updated vintage style.  The above photo is shown with Ruffled Asheville Bootliners.

In honor of  Small Business Saturday, I will be having a one day pattern sale on the PPK website only.  All patterns will be 33% off, no limit.  Enter coupon code SUPERSATURDAY upon checkout .  Good until 11:59 pm Saturday, November 29, 2014, not valid on previous purchases or purchases from other websites.

For all of you American knitters, hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Savannah Boot Liners

It's time for another thoughtful holiday handmade gift suggestion...Savannah Boot Liners, shown here with my dog Austin (yes, Austin Powers).

These are made from Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted and are available as a Craftsy kit for only $16.30.

For those of you seeking mega-warmth, these are made from Cascade Ecological Wool--I call them fisherman style.  One skein will cover all sizes of the longer version.

And finally, these are made from Swans Island Washable Wool Collection, shown with my other dog, Tootsie.

Special price of $3.00 (reg $5.00) for purchase of Savannah Boot Liner pattern from the PPK website only.  Enter coupon code PUMPKINPIE upon checkout.  Expires 11/30/14, not valid on previous purchases or purchases from other websites.

Battenburg Lace Scarf

New release Batternburg Lace Scarf pattern.  This pattern was the October knit-a-long on Craftsy

Battenburg is a crescent-shaped lace scarf knitted up in 2 skeins of Madelinetosh Tosh DK.

Special introductory price of $4.00 (reg $7.00) for purchases of Battenburg Lace Scarf pattern from the PPK website only.  Enter coupon code BATSPECIAL upon checkout.  Expires 11/23/14, not valid on previous purchases or purchases from other websites.

For those of you who are So Cal locals, I will be at the Patchwork Show in Santa Ana on Sunday, November 30.  Patchwork Show is Dear Handmade Life’s bi-annual, makers festival showcasing local emerging artists, crafters and designers alongside artisan food, DIY craft workshops, gourmet food trucks and indie music. All Patchwork shows are free to attend and family friendly.  Come out and pick up a knitting kit, like the Mosaic Cowl kit including Imperial Yarn Columbia, peruse the knitting patterns or just say "hi"!

Boot liners make great gifts!

Well, it's that time of year again for us to have that little talk.  Planning on giving some handmade gifts for the holidays?  If your answer is "yes", then it's time to get a-knittin', or at the very least, a-plannin'.  Here are some lovely suggestions.

For starters, how about Brooklyn Boot Liners shown here in Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport: 1 skein of Stone and 2-3 skeins of Ash (2 for the 2 smaller  sizes, 3 for the larger sizes).  As of today, this yarn is $3.84 / skein on Craftsy who will also be carrying the pattern and yarn as a kit soon.

For those of you who are local to Orange County, I will be participating in the Old Towne Orange Famers and Artisans Market this Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm.  I'll be selling patterns and kits, like the Mosaic Cowl in Imperial Ranch Columbia.