Friday, June 8, 2012

I'm so excited and I just can't hide it!

Well, this week has had a lot of ups and down. Well, maybe lots of downs (we missed out on a house we would've loved to end up living in along with other things I won't mention here) but thankfully there's always been a light at the end of the tunnel that is this week.

Tomorrow I jump on a plane ( is flying Jetstar *gulp*!) and will be winging my way to Auckland to catch up with some fabulous friends who I heard were getting together for a bit of yarn dyeing and crafting. Not someone to be impulsive unless it involves yarn and 1 day specials, it was most unlike me to book tickets to go too, but I'm really glad I did. No backing out or changing my mind when I've already coughed up the dosh!

But the people I'm going to catch up with and many meet for the first time has me a little excited. And nervous...though I sure hope everyone thinks I'm not some weird freak or something.

And then there's going to be the child free time. Oh my, how I am looking forward to sitting on the plane and listening to an audiobook whilst I knit. SO looking forward to it. Last time I was meant to have some 'childfree' time out, I took along my bebe on a retreat, who development bronchiolitis very quickly and we ended up having to leave and then spent 4 nights in hospital with him. I think that's why my husband didn't blink an eyelid when I asked if perhaps I could get away for 24 hours this weekend.

Meeting me at the airport is going to be the most fabulous Emma of Olive & Emma designer yarns. I've been meaning to blog about Emma and her most stunning yarns for so long that maybe I'll write a blog entry to go up over the weekend whilst I'm away...I feel terrible it's still just a blog post in my head! I'll be staying at Jo's place too, she's a wonderfully talented crafter and dyer too of Jodulbug Creations!

And what happens next I'm guessing will involve a fair bit of gas-bagging and hopefully laughing, some drinking, eating, maybe some yarn dyeing and knitting, perhaps a little bit of sleeping and then me catching a flight back, tired - but rested if that makes sense.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend and hope you find the time to do something you really love during some point of it



PS - Every blog post needs a pretty picture and couldn't think of what to post for this one, so here's a photo of what happens when you get out your yarn to photograph for 'stashing' on Ravelry. David sure thought it was great fun to play with (and I'll add that none of these are posed photos...what 16 month old poses!)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Happy Birthday The Little Rascals

This June I celebrate the 2nd 'birthday' of my The Little Rascals e-book/patterns.

And to celebrate I'm doing a little bit of giving as a thank you to all my wonderful knitty friends, who without I'd never have even considered writing a knitting pattern - let alone the 8 I now have for sale on Ravelry, along with 5 in development all due to be released this year.

Use the code: Birthdaypresent on any of my patterns this month on Ravelry and you'll get a 20% discount.

On top of that, I'm also offering a 20% off all my paid cottage licenses - which takes them to:
The Little Rascals (with free Teacher's Pet license) - $52USD
Teachers Pet - $28USD
Katniss - $28USD

And I'm running a couple of KAL's too (knit-a-longs) - with some random prizes supplied by some lovely yarny friends.
There's one HERE at the Knitting for Boys group of all my The Little Rascals patterns
And one HERE for all of my patterns in the Budding Designers Downunder group.

Come and join in and get your knit on!