Designer Spotlight: Carrie from Irish Girlie Knits

February Sweater Irish Girlie KnitsI know many of you are familiar with Carrie’s fun patterns. I have made several of her Summer Wind Cowls and have frequently linked to that pattern as a great one for solids or multi-colors. So I’m happy to have her in the Designer Spotlight today so that you can learn more about her!

Loopy: Hi Carrie! Thanks for being in the Spotlight today. How long have you been a knitter and who taught you to knit?

San Mateo Irish Girlie KnitsCarrie: Hi Loopy! In 2003, my younger sister asked me if I wanted to take a knitting class at our local Michael’s store. We had taken cake decorating classes and cooking classes together so I said sure. Although I didn’t love my first class, I went to a local knitting store right after and discovered all those novelty scarves we were knitting back then and I was hooked! I took just about any class from my LYS that first year or two.

Loopy: I started with some novelty yarns and scarves, too. Now I’m not too interested in that kind of knitting any more because I’ve discovered I like regular wool and wool blends a little better. And there are so many choices out there! What is your favorite type of item to knit?

Contorta Irish Girlie KnitsCarrie: For a long time it was socks, but now I’d expand that and say accessories and anything with sock yarn such as shawls or baby knits.

Loopy: What is the most challenging thing that you have knit to date?

Cotty SocksCarrie: Two things come to mind. First, my February Lady sweater. It was just the third sweater that I had knit for myself, but this one fit! The second challenging knit was one of my designs, Bellingrath Shawlette. I had already designed the socks when the yarn company, Kollage Yarns, asked for me to design a matching shawlette. Here’s the thing….I had never knit a shawl, let alone designed one. At the time, my very good friend Erica worked for Kollage and she cheered me on saying she knew I could do it. The sock design was easy since it was knit in the round. But that meant the edging pattern for the shawl would have a pattern to follow on both the right side and wrong side. Let’s just say most of my future shawl designs include a “rest row” on the wrong side now!

Snow Plants Irish Girlie KnitsLoopy: Your sweater is beautiful! I’m not surprised it’s a favorite. When did you start designing, and what spurred that interest?

Carrie: I’ve been blogging for almost eight years, and initially my designs were fun ways to increase blog traffic. Plus it was so exciting to see people knitting my designs. But I really caught the designing bug when I designed my Cotty socks. At Blue Moon’s Sock Camp, I took a class from Cat Bordhi where we were Seamus Cowl Irish Girlie Knitsmaking our personal footprint socks. To fancy my socks up a bit, I added a pattern at the top of the sock. I loved that pattern so much with the gorgeous variegated sock yarns, that I used it for my first sock design, Cotty.

Loopy: That is a fun one with variegated yarns. I’m sure it’s also cool with a semi-solid. Do you have a favorite pattern that you’ve designed?

Carrie: I love so many of them, but Summer Wind is probably one of my favorites. I designed it right when infinity scarves were beginning their popularity, and my friends who weren’t knitters loved it and wanted one. It is one of my designs that I’ve knit many times.

Honey Badger Irish Girlie KnitsLoopy: Well you know how much I like that pattern, too. I have knit up three and have a fourth in the works! What is your favorite part of your designing? And your not-so-favorite part?

Carrie: My favorite part of designing is that moment when my design comes together. I’ve swatched, I’ve done the math, now it is time to knit! My other favorite part is seeing other people knit my designs – it is amazing to see the personal expression that each knitter has with their different yarn choices and color combinations for a design. The not-so-favorite part is writing the pattern. I’m definitely a procrastinator when it comes to that. I want my patterns to be easy to follow and understandable and to do that I need to have the time to focus very specifically on ensuring that.

DSC_0042Loopy: Do you have other jobs outside of pattern designing?

Carrie: Yes. I’m a behavior analyst and have been working with young children with autism for over 20 years. I run a clinic that provides early intensive applied behavior analysis for children with autism in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Loopy: That’s an emotionally heavy job. Is it hard to do the design business on the side?

Carrie: Pattern-designing is something I fell into, but I love it. It offers a creative outlet to my daytime job, but it is definitely hard.

Warwick Irish Girlie KnitsLoopy: Does anyone else in your family knit?

Carrie: My mom took knitting back up once my sister and I learned to knit. My sister knits once in awhile on vacation, but never quite learned the purl stitch.

Loopy: Are there other hobbies that you enjoy?

Carrie: I love to cook, bake, and read!

Loopy: So then what would be your favorite way to spend a day off?

Uncle Frank Irish Girlie KnitsCarrie: If it was a fall Saturday, I would definitely start by going to my favorite farmers’ market in the morning. Then my family and I usually get together to watch Notre Dame football and hopefully the game won’t be too close so I can get some knitting in. The rest of the day would be spent relaxing, spending time with family or friends, and knitting!!

Loopy: Morning or Night person? Coffee or Tea? English or Continental? Solids or Multicolors? 🙂

Winter Wonder Irish Girlie KnitsCarrie: Definitely a night person! Tea (my electric tea kettle is probably one of my favorite kitchen appliances), but I do love a cafe au lait. Originally a continental knitter. But after taking Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s Knitting for Speed and Efficiency class (twice!), I’m now a lever knitter. And oh, those variegated sock yarns were my first love, but I also love a saturated semi-solid.

Loopy: Sounds good! Anything else you’d like to add?

Honey Bunches Irish Girlie KnitsCarrie: Just a big thank you! I’m so grateful for our knitting community. So many of my friends I’ve met through knitting- through my local knit night, my knitting blog and other blogs like yours, ravelry, knitting retreats. And it is this knitting community that has also been so supportive of my designing career. So thank you!!

As a special for our blog readers, Carrie is offering 20% off of one of her $6.00 or under patterns on Ravelry between now and October 17th. Pop over and check out all of her patterns and pick one for yourself! Enter the code: theloopyewe when you check out through Rav.

Sheri lotsofgreatchoices,goodluck!

Designer Spotlight: Sivia Harding

Sivia HardingI first learned about Sivia when I started knitting shawls and was attracted to her amazing shawl patterns. Of course she has so much more than just shawls in her designing portfolio, and you’ll see some of those patterns below. I hope you enjoy getting to know a little more about this wonderful designer, and be sure to read to the bottom for a special offer!

Loopy: Hi Sivia! Thanks for being in our Designer Spotlight today. How long have you been a knitter and who taught you to knit?

Fluency GlovesSivia: Hi Loopy – thank you for these questions! I hope my answers illuminate some of the lesser known things about me! I learned to knit in 2000 from a video that I checked out of the Vancouver Public Library. Shortly after that, I found a knitting guild nearby and starting learning in earnest. I am grateful to the ladies of that guild! They gave me a good grounding in both traditional knitting AND thinking out of the box.

Loopy: Well, I would have thought you’d been knitting your whole life, with the amazing designs that you come up with! That has to give hope to newer knitters everywhere. You’ve put out so many wonderful things since you started. What is your favorite type of item to knit?

Diamond Fantasy ShawlSivia: Oh, gee. Whatever I am working on at the time, I suppose! Right now, I have a cowl, mitts, and a sweater. Oh, and maybe a shawl too.

Loopy: Multiple projects. I like that. 🙂 What is the most challenging thing that you have knit to date?

Sivia: Hmm… this might have been the Goddess Shawl that was in the book More Big Girl Knits. It had a shield-like upper back section around which there were intarsia striped cable panels that were short rowed and shaped in a very um, interesting way. And there were beads too.

Harmonia's Rings CowlLoopy: Pretty. I like how the cables trail out from the top. There is a lot of yardage in that one! When did you start designing, and what spurred that interest?

Sivia: I have always done art and design. It was my profession before I was a knitter. So I started designing almost immediately after learning how to knit.

Loopy: Do you have a favorite pattern that you’ve designed?

Sivia: Yes. Harmonia’s Rings Cowl. I always have one around on the needles. I think I’ve made dozens of them!

Harmonia's Rings SweaterLoopy: Oh, we have a sample of that on display in our shop! It always gets a lot of attention and it’s really cozy to wear. And I just saw the sweater version of it on Ravelry. Very unique and flattering. What is your favorite part of your designing? And your not-so-favorite part?

Sivia: The most favorite part is daydreaming and sketching out new ideas. The least favorite part is crunching numbers.

Loopy: Do you have other jobs outside of pattern designing?

Sivia: Teaching knitting!

LeafwiseLoopy: It sounds like you stay very busy in this industry. Do you do this business full-time, or on the side?  And is that hard?

Sivia: Full time, or probably way more than full time actually! It’s hard in the same way that having a home business is hard for any self-employed person. I’m the head cook and bottle washer.

Loopy: The To-Do List never seems to end, does it? Does anyone else in your family knit?

Jo's Pride Hooded ShawlSivia: No one else in my family knits. But they appreciate ;-). Some of my family, including my mom and two sisters, live in the Washington D.C. area, and I try to go there for visits as often as I can. I also have two grown sons who live in California, one in the Bay area and one in San Diego.

Loopy: Are there other hobbies that you enjoy?

Sivia: I love dancing, walking in the woods, gardening, reading, and the list goes on. It’s quite a list 😉

MidsommerLoopy: With all of those things that you love to do, what would be your favorite way to spend a day off?

Sivia: A day off? What’s that? Seriously, I would be on a beach. Doing absolutely nothing!

Loopy: A day at the beach always sounds like a good idea! (No knitting? Just relaxing?) Ok – last set of questions: Morning or Night person? Coffee or Tea? English or Continental? Solids or Multicolors?

Sivia: I am not a morning person, especially on the east coast! I love a really good cup of coffee but I am mostly a tea drinker at home. I knit continental but I can throw if I have to. I love working with beautiful shaded solids.

Sister JoanLoopy: Thanks again for spending some time with us today, Sivia!

As a bonus to our blog readers, Sivia is offering you 20% off of one of her patterns between today and next Friday, October 3rd. Pop over to see all of them and use the code: knittogether when you check out! (Note – be sure that when you type in the code, it doesn’t auto-correct to two words. Two words: knit together won’t work, but one word: knittogether does!)

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Designer Spotlight: Martina Behm

mostly-warmness-The-Loopy-EweIf you’re one of our regular blog readers, I know you’re all familiar with Martina’s patterns, as I think I have linked to her fun and popular patterns more than anyone else’s here in the blog! She has so many popular designs that work beautifully for multi-colored skeins of yarn (the ones you buy because you love the color combination, but then you’re not sure what you’re going to do with it?). And the Nuvem that I made continues to be one of my favorite wrap-arounds in the winter and on airplanes. Here’s a little peek into Martina’s life and her designing. Enjoy!

Loopy: Thanks for being in the Spotlight today, Martina! So how long have you been a knitter, and who taught you to knit?

Tubularity-The-Loopy-EweMartina: I learned how to knit when I was 8 years old – that’s more than 30 years ago – phew! My grandma Lisa taught me (she will be 90 next year), and my first little project was a light blue garter stitch scarf for my doll. Still my favorite stitch pattern!

Loopy: I guessed that garter stitch might be your favorite, as so many of your patterns use that stitch. I think that’s one reason so many people love your patterns. Easy to make but unique and fun at the same time. What is your favorite type of item to knit?

Martina: Triangular shawlettes, obviously, and anything that has an interesting construction or geometrical shape, and as few purl stitches as possible! I have a very inefficient method of purling, and I guess that is the reason why I like to knit and design purl-free patterns.

Miss-Winkle-The-Loopy-EweLoopy: You always seem to be so innovative in your designs. I don’t think anyone misses the purling. What is the most challenging thing that you have knit to date?

Martina: That would be the “Tabi Socks” by Veronik Avery from her book “Knitting Classic Style”. They have a very pretty, delicate lace pattern on the top of the foot that I was unable to memorize, so I had to look at the chart all the time. But they were surely worth the effort, they turned out very beautifully. I knit them as a birthday gift for my mom a couple of years ago and she still treasures them and wears them on special occasions.

Trillian-The-Loopy-EweLoopy: I went and looked those up. Those are pretty. It almost looks like cobblestones going up the front of the sock. Lucky for your mom! When did you first start designing, and what spurred that interest?

Martina: When I had my first child, I knit some children’s garments from an old eastern German pattern book that I had found on e-bay. It was from the 1950’s and the patterns were not really patterns, but rough guidelines. Often you were asked to shape something according to a schematic, without it telling you exactly how many stitches to decrease. So I learnt how to do that and also how to adapt those patterns to heavier yarns. (In the 50’s, apparently they knit everything on size 0 needles). At the same time, I started reading Elizabeth Zimmermann’s “Knitting Without Tears” that tells you that yes, you can knit anything you want as long as you know how to calculate a few things. And she was really innovative in constructing knitted items. I liked Hitchhiker-The-Loopy-Ewethat. And at some point, I started making up my own.

Loopy: That’s where your innovative streak comes from! Do you have a favorite pattern that you’ve designed?

Martina: That’s a very hard question. Usually it is the one I have just worked on, and right now it is the next design for my Strickmich! Club, which turned out beautifully! The one I like most construction-wise is my Matchmaker, which is a big, triangular cowl knit entirely in garter stitch. The shawlettes I wear most are my striped “Ecken + Kanten” (“Corners + Edges”) and “Miss Winkle”. I just think the little loops are cute!

Matchmaker2-The-Loopy-EweLoopy: What is your favorite part of designing? And your not-so-favorite part?

Martina: I love playing with geometric shapes, sketching and figuring out what would be the easiest way to achieve a certain effect. Swatching is also great because I get to play with yarn and see if my plan works – it is wonderful when it does! One thing I do not like that much is translating my patterns. I always write them in English first (although English is not my native language, you can probably tell) because I think the English knitting language is much more concise and easier to understand. I then translate everything back to German, which is fiddly. You really have to pay attention and it is not very creative, so that is really not my favorite part.

Nuvem-The-Loopy-EweLoopy: That’s so interesting that you write it up in English first. I’m actually happy that your patterns are in English at any point in the process! Do you have other jobs outside of pattern designing? And do you do this business full or part time?

Martina: I am a mom and I have two kids (5 and 8 years old) and a husband, and I take care of most of the housework. So my designing is part-time. I used to work as a freelance writer for “Brigitte Magazine” here in Germany, but I have given that up in favor of knitwear design. I really enjoy being my own boss (at least during the times when my kids are not around). I do this part-time and my husband is helping me with a lot of things like organizing our Club. I am getting the feeling that it is very important to not be on your own with your business and have Endless-Rainbow-The-Loopy-Ewesomeone to team up with. The dyers I have worked with for our club are a great example – they all have business partners, husbands, or grown-up children working with them. Sure, even if you are a team, still something difficult may come up, but you are not alone. And if everything runs fine, you can enjoy it together!

Loopy: It’s always nice to have family help in the business. I’m fortunate to have that, too. Does anyone else in your family knit?

Sleeves-The-Loopy-EweMartina: Now that you have me thinking about it, it turns out no one really knits. My grandma used to knit socks for everyone but gave that up in favor of Norwegian-style embroidery which she enjoys and loves a lot. My mother can’t really knit because she had Polio when she was a child (no vaccines back then), so she cannot use her left hand the way knitters usually do. So I try to knit her every hat, sock and shawlette she desires, because she cannot do it herself. She helps me with the sewing machine in return! My 8-year-old son actually prefers to crochet. But I recently taught my husband to knit garter stitch, and I still have hopes that he will pick up his half-finished potholder again one day!

Viajante-The-Loopy-EweLoopy: The only trouble with that is that he might want to share your stash as he gets more into knitting. You’ll have to make sure he starts his own stash! Are there other hobbies that you enjoy as well?

Martina: I love to play the piano, and I play the guitar a little bit, badly, but enthusiastically.

Loopy: What would be your favorite way to spend a day off?

Martina: Driving to the shores of the Baltic Sea, preferably the island Fehmarn where my family used to spend their summer vacations on a camping site. I would walk on the beach, pick up pebbles, breathe salty air and enjoy the view.

Ecken-plus-Kanten-The-Loopy-EweLoopy: That sounds beautiful! Ok – last question – Morning or Night person? English or Continental? Solids or Multicolors?

Martina: I have my best hours and feel most motivated to start new projects after 10 pm at night. Sadly, that is the time when I have to go to sleep because school starts at 8 am here in Germany, and we have to get up at 6:30 to get everyone ready. I have a very hard time getting up in the morning, and I try to compensate with lots and lots of coffee.  I am a continental knitter, and although I am curious about the “throwing” method, I am just a tiny bit too lazy to try it. And solids or multicolors – that depends, of course! Knitting with multicolors is just plain fun, especially when you can achieve some pooling, striping or spiraling with it. When I knit my latest pattern “Endless Rainbow”, it was pure joy to see the colors emerge and the effect they create next to each other. But for some projects, solids are obviously the way to go, especially if you are doing complicated cables or lace. So, really, every kind of yarn has its place in the this world – and, of course, in my stash!

Naiada-The-Loopy-EweLoopy: Everyone needs a well-rounded stash! Anything else you’d like to add?

Martina: When can I come see your lovely store?

Loopy: Ha – ANY time. We would love to have you visit! 🙂

So have you made some of Martina’s patterns? Or do you have some on your list to make? Which one(s)? Martina is offering our Loopy blog readers $1 off of one of her patterns, your choice! Simply enter the code: theloopyewe upon checkout. This offer is good between July 11 and 18, so pop over and pick one!

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Designer Spotlight: Hunter Hammersen

Delias EucharisI’m excited to have Hunter Hammersen in our Designer Spotlight today. Hunter’s books have always been in my personal library (and even on the “special books of inspiration shelf“!), and I can’t wait for you to get to know more about her today.

Loopy: Hi Hunter! Thanks for being in our Designer Spotlight today. How long have you been a knitter and who taught you to knit?

Hunter: I more or less taught myself in college. I figured out something resembling the knit stitch and made a very ugly rectangle. Having never been very good at taking small steps, I then decided that I was clearly ready to work intricate cables. I got Elsebeth Lavold’s Viking Patterns for Knitting, picked out the most complicated cable pattern in the thing, and decided to whack it on a scarf. Unfortunately, I had no real concept of gauge or yarn selection. I picked out some nubbly blue acrylic stuff from Walmart and needles to match. And by match, I mean ‘look pretty with the Lycaena Virgaureaeyarn,’ they were totally the wrong size. I then proceeded to tackle the cable pattern (more or less figuring out how to purl and wield a cable needle along the way). The nubbly bits hid the cable almost completely, and the yarn/needle combo resulted in a fabric so dense it could be used to hold up a sagging porch. But I did make cables. Unfortunately, I didn’t know how to add on more yarn, so I was stymied about 6 inches in. I put the needles away for a while after that.

Polyommatus Corydon HatI picked it up again a few years later, this time with lace. I thought that a skein of laceweight was long enough that I wouldn’t ever have to worry about joining on new yarn. So I tried Knitty’s Branching Out scarf.

Along the way, I learned to do increases and decreases. Unfortunately I did not learn about winding my yarn into a ball. Instead I would open up the skein, wind off ten rounds or so, twist the skein closed, and knit that yarn. I did that for the whole scarf. I did learn rather a lot about picking knots out of laceweight yarn. I also found that you can use up that seemingly endless skein of yarn long before you’ve reached the hoped for length of scarf. I’ve still got this (rather short) scarf tucked away in the bottom of a drawer somewhere. I took another break after that.

Smerinthus Ocellatus CuffThen in 2007, I decided to try socks. Socks yarn came in tidy pre-wound balls, and came in the right length for socks. So I wouldn’t have to deal with loose loops of yarn or figure out how to join on more yarn. It took me two months, but I managed a pair. Another soon followed. And then another.

Loopy: That is the best learn-to-knit-journey I have read. You made some GREAT mistakes! (And by mistakes, I totally mean you took a few detours on the most effective route to knitting.) Funny! What is your favorite type of item to knit?

Chrysanthemum Frutescens SocksHunter: It’s sort of a tie between socks and swatches. Which I know sounds dreadfully odd, but it’s true. Socks were my first love, and I still feel they’re more or less the perfect knitting project. But they take a long time, and I don’t get to as many of them as I’d like. Swatches, on the other hand, are instant gratification (and most of my knitting is swatches these days, as I swatch, and write the patterns, and then have other lovely folks actually knit the samples you see in the books).

Loopy: Plus you get cute little squares of patterned yarn with swatches. What is the most challenging thing that you have knit to date?

Hunter: I don’t really think any of the things I’ve knit have been challenging (at least not after I figured out some basic stuff like picking the right needles and winding my yarn…). After all, you Pinus Silvestris Hatcan make your way through any project if you just take it one stitch at a time. For me, it’s usually external factors (deadlines, pesky life stuff intruding on knitting time, sore wrists) that make things tricky.

Loopy: Well some of your patterns look magnificently challenging, but I agree – one stitch at a time usually gets you there. When did you start designing, and what spurred that interest?

Hunter: I am terrible at following instructions. So I started mucking about with other people’s patterns to make them do what I wanted very early on (and ruining some perfectly good socks along the way I might add). It was some time in 2009 when I realized that I didn’t have to start with someone else’s pattern and modify it…I could just make it myself from the start. And when you combine ‘terrible at following instructions’ with ‘alarmingly bossy?’ Well, writing instructions to tell other folks how to do what I did seemed like a natural next step!

QuiescentLoopy: And you are so good at it! Do you have a favorite pattern that you’ve designed?

Hunter: You mean besides whatever I’m working on now? Because really, I’m terribly inconstant in my affections. Whatever I’m playing with at the moment is usually my favorite. But if I had to pick, I’d say I’m rather taken with the Quiescent slippers I put out earlier this year.

Loopy: What is your favorite part of your designing? And your not-so-favorite part?

Hunter: Getting to make things /exactly/the way I want. That’s actually the answer to both of your questions! Getting to be as picky as I want is fabulous, except when I find myself getting too tied up in the details, and have to make myself step back and stop obsessing.

Rubus Suberectus ShawlLoopy: Yes, it can be a two-edged sword, for sure. Do you have other jobs outside of pattern designing?

Hunter: It depends on what you mean by outside of pattern designing. In addition to designing, I publish my own books. That means that a fair amount of my time is spent talking to photographers and printers and freight companies or trying to sort out a shopping cart system for my website or doing my accounting or any of a host of alarmingly non-yarny things. The vast majority of my work time is spent doing things that support the business as a whole, rather than actually working on designing patterns. But I suspect that’s the case for anyone who actually turns this into a job!

WhippersnapperLoopy: Those tend to be the not-so-fun parts for an especially creative person, don’t they? Do you do this business full-time, or on the side? And is that hard?

Hunter: Full-time. I was working on my doctorate in history when I started publishing books. Somewhere along the way, I realized the books had become my full-time job (and that writing books was a lot more fun than being a professor was going to be). So I made the switch. It’s hard work, but I can’t think of anything I’d rather do.

Loopy: That was a good switch, then. Does anyone else in your family knit?

ColophonHunter: Not really. I think my mom and sister know how to knit and crochet, but neither actually do it.

Loopy: Are there other hobbies that you enjoy?

Hunter: I might just be slightly addicted to modern board games. The yarn stash takes up a bit more space than the games, but it isn’t ahead by much.

Loopy: Modern board games? Interesting. (I didn’t know there were enough games out there to rival a yarn stash.) What would be your favorite way to spend a day off?

GnomonHunter: Someone (someone other than me) should fix me a tasty breakfast, then I will lounge around reading all morning (possibly reading until I doze off and take a little nap…which always feels like the most decadent thing ever). But please do come wake me when lunch is ready, as I wouldn’t want to miss that. I think a nice game after lunch sounds lovely. By the time that’s over, it will likely be time for dinner. And after dinner we should go hang out in the back yard and have a little fire.

Loopy: No knitting in your day off? But then again, if knitting is your job, it wouldn’t be a day off, would it? Ok, so … Morning or Night person? Coffee or Tea? English or Continental? Solids or Multicolors? 🙂

Narcissus Pseudo Narcissus SocksHunter: Morning! Don’t ask me to do anything requiring brain power after about 4:00 in the afternoon. It won’t go well. Tea…lots and lots of tea. I may have about two dozen different loose teas in the tea cupboard. Yes, tea cupboard…old ironing board cabinet in my kitchen now dedicated to tea storage (um, and there may be seven or eight kinds of honey in there too). And I may well be known to take a tea strainer and good tea with me on even the shortest of overnight trips…in case of emergency you understand. Combination knitting, more or less. Actually, don’t watch me knit. I’m fairly convinced I do it ‘wrong.’ I have, in fact, been told by lots of people that I do it wrong. I’m content to blithely ignore them and keep going. It seems to be working out ok so far. Solids. Or better yet, some lovely semi solids.

Loasa Lateritia SockLoopy: Well now I really want to see you knit sometime!

Hunter has generously offered all of our Loopy blog readers a 15% discount on her individual patterns, or ebooks. Click over to her Ravelry pattern page to check out all of your choices. The code for the Rav discount is: theloopyewe  and it will work from today through next Friday, June 27th. You can also find her hard copy books here (and there is a 10% pre-order discount already running there until 6/26, for her latest book). Also, be sure to pop over to her blog to keep up with her designing adventures and other fun things. She has cute cats named Douglas, Barry and Levon, she has a delicious sounding recipe for Brown Sugar Basil Iced Tea, and I want her Tea Cabinet. The whole thing, all filled up like that.

Sheri plottingwaystogetHuntertocomevisitTheLoopyEwe.