Monday, May 18, 2015

Winner + Holla Knits Launches Today!

First, congratulations to Hipknitizer, who won the Patons Superfine Merino giveaway on this blog! I will get in touch with you to arrange for the delivery of your prize. Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway this month!
Next, on to the exciting news: first, I am one of tomorrow's speakers at the Windy City Knitting Guild monthly meeting. May is the annual needle and yarn tasting, so I will be talking about Knitter's Pride products while folks give them a test drive. The meeting is free and open to non-members, FYI. It's held every third Tuesday of the month at the Sulzer Library at 6:45 pm.

Second, the new issue of Holla Knits launches today, and I am excited to be a part of it! The Holla Knits Warm Weather Accessories issue has many firsts: it's the first time a sock design has been included in the collection, and guess what? It's by yours truly, and it's my Holla Knits Debut!

This is also the first time that articles have been included in an issue of Holla Knits, and I have contributed a piece introducing the basics of sock knitting for newbies.

I also was reminded that all Holla Knits patterns are distributed through the KnitPicks IDP program, so this is also my IDP debut!

I'll be sharing more about my design and article later this week as part of the Holla Knits blog tour. Be sure to check out all of these dates for giveaways, tutorials, and more!

Holla Knits Blog Tour
May 18: Holla Knits Warm Weather Accessories Issue Launch
May 19: The Sweatshop of Love / Knitted Bliss - pattern giveaway, issue giveaway
May 20: Ruby Submarine - fringe tutorial
May 21: Handmade by Stefanie - pattern and yarn giveaway

May 26: Doog Knits - kit giveaway
May 28: Canary Knits - issue giveaway
May 29: Laura Reinbach - pattern giveaway

June 1: Gynx Yarns Podcast - pattern and yarn giveaway
June 2: Ruby Submarine - issue giveaway
June 4: Rock and Purl - giveaway

June 8: Handmade by Stefanie - Take 5
June 9: Hands Occupied - issue giveaway


  1. I'm here via this sock pattern on Ravelry, and just wanted to say that it's really lovely. :) I made my first two pairs of socks this year (1st pair for my men's-size-11 cousin and the second for me!), but both were aran weight. I've been wanting to make another pair in a finer yarn though, and I think your pattern will be it! It's really pretty and looks like a lot of fun. And I think I commented on the Rav pattern page that I might've accidentally bought some Alegria for them. :) I've used it before and it's a lovely yarn - I was pretty excited to see that it was your yarn of choice for the pattern.

    Aha sorry for the babble. Congrats on a great pattern!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Heather! I am so excited to see your SpringTastic socks!