3.21.2017

My Friendship Contexta and a New Expansion Pack!

Last June after Knit Texture launched we had an Octagon swap for Contexta in my Ravelry group... I signed up to swap 13 Octagons and received 16 in return! The results of this incredible project are below.... read on!
I designed a heart Octagon for my buddies, they were my summer/fall travel knitting, and went all over with me! I knit Contexta Octagons everywhere... in Iceland, Ireland, Scotland, in Cayuga Lake (literally), camping and then went I got home I sent them all to their new homes.

To ensure that everyone's Swap Octagons would go well together I had us all use Cloudborn Superwash Merino Twist in a select list of neutral colors... I just knew that with a swap our Afghans could lend up looking a wee bit disconnected if people could use any worsted weight yarn or color! I decided to knit all my squares and work the border in Jill Draper Makes Stuff Hudson in Petrified Wood. I am SUPER happy with my decision as I adore mixing this neutral hand-dye with the Cloudborn!
HUGE Thankyou to: Carol, Kelly, Debbie, Debby, Kathy, Justine, Helene, Kathy, Kayleen, Laurel, Dawn, Chari, Susan, Lori, Susi and Crystal you have all helped me make one of my most treasured creations! We'll be snuggling together for years to come!
Many of the swaps members got so inspired by the class, swap and pattern that they designed their own Octagons for the swap so people would know who knit them, how cool is that?

As soon as people starting seeing each others designs they wanted to knit them, so we decided to put together an Octagon Expansion pack for Contexta with new Octagons from Carol, Kelly, Melanie, Simone, Chari, Debbie, and myself! That means that there are now 13 Contexta Octagon designs to choose from! Aren't these beautiful? I adore each and every one!
 
Unfortunately a few of our dear knitting friends have been struggling with cancer as of late, so we have decided that all monies raised from the sale of the Octagon Expansion Pack (after paypal fees and taxes) will be donated to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center, and  LiveStrong

Links
Expansion Pack for Contexta 
Note: These are only Octagon patterns, you will still need the complete Contexta pattern available in Laura’s Craftsy class Knit Texture.
Knit Texture- 50% off 
Read More About the Swap

3.08.2017

Knit Ithaca! Nov 10-13th, 2017

SOLD OUT FOR 2017!!! WOOT WOOT!

Who wants to come on a knitting retreat with me and Kate Atherley in my hometown of Ithaca, NY?


I’ve planned an extra special intimate weekend with lots of time to expand our knitting knowledge, explore the Finger Lakes Region, eat great food, taste our local wines and spirits, and knit together! We’ll be based at the brand new Marriott, right at the base of The Commons in Ithaca, NY. This means there are a plethora of amazing restaurants, shopping, coffee, used book stores, craft galleries, bars AND BEST YET? A yarn store right across the street!

On Saturday Kate and I will each be teaching a brand new class, and on Sunday  we'll be heading out on a Taste of Cayuga Lake Tour.

Go here to read more and download a comprehensive brochure with the full schedule.

Let me know if you have questions! I'm happy to clarify!!!!

ETA: The retreat sold out in record time! Go here if you want to get on the waiting list!