30 Days of Indy November 30th

On November 30th, 2013, posted in: Inspirations, Patterns, Special Events by

30daysofindy30 Days hath November which means our independent designer project comes to a close today just as it started, with Alicia Plummer. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to each of the participating designers and to you for following along. I know many of you have expressed  how much you have enjoyed adding these daily “gifts” to your knitting library. One of the designers inquired as to why we called this the 30 Days of Indy vs. Indie Project? For us, the “y” stands for one thing, yarn and that’s what we are all about.

We are convinced that Alicia Plummer knits in her sleep and what she dreams up never ceases to have us running for our needles. 
Knotted Pine makes us long for Alicia’s state of Maine and is chock full of cable texture.  Knit in DK weight, (get ready to grab some Swan’s Island Eco Wash DK)  this hat has a beanie/toque style and just needs a snowfall so you can pop it on and take a walk in the woods.  Perfect gift knitting for any guy or gal.
Knotted Pine

Knotted Pine

Enter discount code: 30dayproject at time of check out for 50% off the pattern’s original price.

This discount is only available for November 30th.

 

Alicia you have been a cheerleader in our corner as this project took flight and for this we will be forever grateful. We will continue to watch you and Two Little Plum Designs grow like the “heart on your sleeve” and be proud to say there is always a chair at our table, a listening ear for your stories and as your number one fans, cherish the gift of your love for design.

 

Now what are you all waiting for? You have some casting on to do.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

 

 

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30 Days of Indy November 29th

On November 29th, 2013, posted in: Inspirations, Patterns, Special Events by

30daysofindy We are turning Black Friday into Ivy Friday-Bristol Ivy that is, returns with two fabulous gift knitting ideas from this Portland Maine designer and fiber fanatic who works as a designer and distributor for Brooklyn Tweed when she isn’t designing her own Bristol Ivy Designs.

 
Rekavidur (ray-ka-VEE-thur) N. Icelandic. Driftwood) is a seamless slouchy hat that looks like it is covered in cables…actually a smocking  pattern with no cable needle or wrapping involved. Knit in DK weight-perfect quick gift idea for both guys and gals.
Rekavidur

Rekavidur

Next is a seasonless cowl -In August Away is knit in DK weight and worked in stockinette with a triangular rib and traditional lace inset.  The options for this cowl are endless–do it up in cashmere, alpaca, squooshy wool for now or think about knitting it in linen or a silk and cotton for spring .  Who wouldn’t love this for a gift-good luck giving it away!
In August, Away

In August, Away

Enter discount code: 30dayproject at time of check out for 50% off the pattern’s original price.

This discount is only available for November 29th.

Thank you Bristol for joining us again this month for the 30 Days of Indy Project.

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30 Days of Indy November 28th

On November 28th, 2013, posted in: Inspirations, Patterns, Special Events by

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Today is Thanksgiving Day here in the states and our warmest wishes to all of you celebrating with your friends and family, some who are with you, or those who are always there in your hearts. Please take the time to let them all know what you are thankful for.

Our thanks to you today comes from two designers, Estella Haines and Justina Lorkowska.

 

Everyone needs a little drama in their life, maybe even a little Gothic romance.  Justyna Lorkowska’s Vampyre is just what you need.  Justyna (Lete’s Knits) knits and designs in Poland and it didn’t really surprise us to learn she loves Steven King novels.
True Blood fans wrap yourself in a yummy Vampyre shawl made from 3 skeins of DK weight and worked in garter and stockinette, incorporating short rows. The result is bat-wing like drama that will make the bat mobile screech to a halt.
Vampyre

Vampyre

 

We’ve all heard it and repeated it, the knitter’s anthem, Just one more row, please! Estella Haines, a Massachusetts native, knits under Just One More Row, Please! so it would not be too much of a surprise that her latest design is called Just One More Cowl. Grab one skein of Katia Peru and you’ll be knitting this up quicker than you can say, “Just One More Row, Please!”

 

Just One More Cowl

Just One More Cowl

 

Enter discount code: 30dayproject at time of check out for 50% off the pattern’s original price.

 This discount is only available for November 28th.

 

Thank you to Justyna and Estella for joining us in the 30 Days of Indy Project.

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30 Days of Indy November 27th

On November 27th, 2013, posted in: Inspirations, Patterns, Special Events by

 

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Cover your ears! We love a quick gift idea and this bow-decked Strada  headband from Julie Crawford of Toronto based Knitted Bliss, is simply perfect. Knit this quickie in a yummy DK weight and it only needs 130-160 yards and the perfect opportunity to try the new Swans Island Eco Wash DK. The headband is knit in one piece so you can try it on as you go and the bow is knit flat and attached so if you want to knit the headband you can but seriously every princess should have a bow in her hair.  A great one day knit and easy to wrap up and give!.

Enter discount code: 30dayproject at time of check out for 50% off the pattern’s original price.

This discount is only available for November 27 th.

Strada

Strada

To catch up on Julie’s latest designs for her Knitted Bliss line or her work for Tanis Fiber Arts check out her website Knitted Bliss.

Thank you Julie for joining us in the 30 Days of Indy Project.

 

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30 Days of Indy November 26th

On November 26th, 2013, posted in: Inspirations, Special Events by

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Shannon Cook’s (luvinthemommyhood) designs are a knitters playground filled with playful stitch patterns and the Dreiecke Hat from her Very Shannon Collection is no exception. Inspired by Shannon’s love of quilting using half square triangles, this slouch hat uses only one skein of a yummy worsted weight such as Quince’s Lark, Ella Rae’s Lace Merino Worsted or Swan’s Island Worsted and the seed stitch triangles do in fact look quilted. Want to know what Dreiecke means—-visit Shannon’s blog here.

 

Dreiecke Hat

Dreiecke Hat

Enter discount code: 30dayproject at time of check out for 50% off the pattern’s original price on Ravelry and Very Shannon.

 This discount is only available for November 26th.

You can also find this pattern and several others on Shannon’s website Very Shannon Patterns For the Modern Sewer and Knitter.

Thank you Shannon for joining us in the 30 Days of Indy Project

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30 Days of Indy November 25th

On November 25th, 2013, posted in: Inspirations by

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You don’t have to live on the set of Downton Abbey to wear a pair of elegant and warm gloves. Rebecca Zicarelli’s Rock Opera Gloves are the perfect accessory to dress up or wear to carry home your tree. Rebecca designs and knits in beautiful Bethel Maine, choosing local fibers to cast on her needles and finding her own dye materials in the local woods. Rebecca plays with creative techniques in her designs and the Rock Opera Gloves feature a reversible fabric and cuff-link like button closures so you can change the buttons with your mood. Rebecca would like everyone to know that this pattern is also included in the Ravelry Gift-a-long.

Rock Opera Gloves

Rock Opera Gloves

Enter discount code: 30dayproject at time of check out for 50% off the pattern’s original price.

 This discount is only available for November 25th.

You can also find Rebecca in the soon to be released Doomsday Knits: Projects for the Apocalypse and After by Alexandra Tinsley.

 

Thank you Rebecca for joining us in the 30 Days of Indy Project.

 

 

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