Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Among Friends

Hi! I have been crazy busy with orders and getting ready for Stitches West. I've also been very busy with Brooke getting our project ready for you! Read below to find out about all the fun!!! Let me know if you have any questions!

What do you get when you add
Sincere Sheep + Knitted Wit?

Among Friends, a yarn and pattern club! Join us as we knit with Sincere Sheep's naturally dyed yarn in April, Knitted Wit's candy colored yarn in June, and a skein from each dyer in August. Each bi-monthly shipment will feature a pattern written just for the Among Friends Club. April's designer is Michele Bernstein of PDXKnitterati, in June we’ll feature Carrie Sullivan of Irish Girlie Knits Designs, and we’ll wrap up in August with Michelle Miller of Fickleknitter. Patterns will be sent via downloads through Ravelry. Want to spin your project? There's an option for you! Instead of yarn you'll receive 4.5 ounces of fiber matching the fiber content of the yarn club along with a sample of the yarn used in the design. Having a yarn sample will give you a goal of what yarn to spin to meet gauge with the pattern.

You want yarn/fiber from BOTH Knitted Wit and Sincere Sheep in each shipment?

Done! Purchase the double option and you'll get an exclusive color way on the same yarn base from each dyer. You can also opt to have a yarn and fiber membership, a little of everything!

How can we have more fun in our club?

In addition to receiving a delightful package in the mail, there will be lots of fun in our Ravelry Group! We’ll have a contest or two, fun chats with our designers, and sneak peeks at what's coming up with our collaborators.

The knitty gritty details: Shipments go out on April 15th, June 15th, August 15th. Each shipment will include an exclusive skein from Sincere Sheep or Knitted Wit and a pattern unique to Among Friends. The final month will feature a skein from both dyers. Club members will receive a total of 4 skeins and three patterns. Memberships open February 1st and close March 25th, 2012. Purchase by February 29th and you'll also receive a thank you gift in your first shipment!

The idea for this club sprouted from the friendship between Lorajean & Brooke and grew to include Michele, Carrie, and Michelle, whom we are lucky enough to count as friends as well. We look forward to getting to know you too! Come visit Brooke and Lorajean in booths in 1041 & 1042 at Stitches West!

Happy Knitting,
Brooke, Sincere Sheep and Lorajean, Knitted Wit

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Where have I been?!

Well there was the normal holiday craziness. Topped off with the bronchoscopy I mentioned before. Then for the new year we all had the stomach virus from h-e-double-hockey-sticks. I think I've been apart of the land of the living for a week now. I feel like there's so much I wanted to share but now it's been so long, the holidays are over, I can't remember to take a picture...excuse excuse excuse!

So I'm taking the first step to say Hi and just check in. Also, there's a trunk show coming up. Saturday, January 21st in Forest Grove, Kathy's Knit Korner! I'll be there from 1-3, I hope if you live in the area you make it out!

I'm going to run away and knit! Time is a very precious commodity around here. But I am knitting on my Honey Pot Shawl. Have you started yours? I'm going to knock off the third repeat now!