[Winding up with Alison Barnes @allisonbarnesyarn] Swipe for more 📷 The first wind up I'm featuring yarn from one of our sponsors! This color is just to die for and makes me want to eat 🍑 icecream! I'm knitting up these two lovely skeins into a new version of my Whispers In The Wind shawl. (I know many of you have already purchased this one! Thank you & I've gottcha covered for the update!) I'm going to be re-releasing this shawl in a single color/fingering weight option! --- When I first got Allisons yarn in the mail I was soooo excited! I think they are among my favorite skeins that I've opened because they are so compact and cute! You seriously need to try her yarn if only for that factor alone! Oh and they smell heavenly! I don't know what she washes her yarn in but it is lovely. ☺️ --- Allison @allisonbarnesyarn began dyeing roving and yarn part-time more than two years ago and is now working as a full time Fibre Artist out of her home in Edmonton, Canada. Allison loves experimenting with both soft and bold colour palettes and looks to nature and fine art for inspiration. Allison will be offering one surprise skein of fingering weight yarn to the lucky winner! She is offering a Stash Dive incentive to all #stashdivekal participants! So head over to her shop and get in on the special summer shipping sale. $5 flat rate shipping, no coupon required. Valid until June 30th. Photo credit for photos of Allison go to @sarahbeauphoto and @bycurated --- If you missed out about Stash Dive last week there's still time to join! Just play a bit of catch up and hop into a boatload of summer fun! Thank you to all our Stash Dive sponsors for the summer! @traintrackfiberdesigns @macheteshoppe @oystersandpurls @yarnlovin @bayviewfiberarts @foxandfeatherco @sheri.mcculley @allisonbarnesyarn @hknt_ @twigsandtwineyarn @goknityourself @beautifulmessyarnworks @lowlanderyarnshop @yarnovernewyork @handknitbykam @doulaknitter @kfolkerthknits @nataliscrochet @renee_kies @thehandmakersbag @thesexyknitter @Craftytuts and more coming each day! . . . . . #stashdive #funinthesun #summerknitting #yarngiveaway #knittersgonnaknit
Yes, I actually took a splash in my stash! 💦 I've been promising you a picture of my yarn stash and here it is...well actually only my fingering weight yarns...and two garbage bag fulls! --- If you haven't joined #stashdivekal let me tell you about it! It's a summer KAL and just like summer it's relaxed and low key...but tons of fun!!!! Here's how you play. We have weekly themes that you'll snap a pic and post. Each week Amanda @littlebittydelights will be choosing a winner for a lovely skein of yarn! We've also got some awesome patterns for you knit too! You can go to stashdive.com to find out more (link in profile) You'll want to sign up to be entered into the Grand Prize drawing. Oh, and we've got prizes! Lots of prizes from these amazing sponsors! @traintrackfiberdesigns @macheteshoppe @oystersandpurls @yarnlovin @bayviewfiberarts @foxandfeatherco @sheri.mcculley @allisonbarnesyarn @hknt_ @twigsandtwineyarn @goknityourself @beautifulmessyarnworks @lowlanderyarnshop @yarnovernewyork @handknitbykam @doulaknitter @kfolkerthknits @nataliscrochet @renee_kies @thehandmakersbag @thesexyknitter @Craftytuts --- #stashdive #stashdivekal #stashdivekal2017
Let the countdown to the LIVE pool party commence! Join me for a fun pool party and Q&A about Stash Dive at 7:00 pm CST on IG LIVE! (I have a super special surprise for those of you who join us!) --- Join two of the fabulous sponsors @doulaknitter @thesexyknitter and Amanda @littlebittydelights & myself for a fun splash into our Stash Dive! You'll have a chance to get to know our sponsors. Q&A about the KAL.....aaaaand I'll be handing out some party favors! 🎉 Yay!!!!! --- So start brainstorming some ideas for the photo themes. To win prizes you'll need to post a photo using the hashtag #stashdivekal (this is the official hashtag). Two winners will be chosen each week. One based on creativity and delightfulness & another at random! See http://stashdive.com for official rules. Please repost photo or tag another knitter who would love to join! I'm so excited to see all your photos!!!! --- Our sponsors for the event include @traintrackfiberdesigns @macheteshoppe @oystersandpurls @yarnlovin @beautifulmessyarnworks @bayviewfiberarts @foxandfeatheryarnco @sheri.mcculley @allisonbarnescollection @hknt_ @twigsandtwineyarn @goknityourself @lowlanderyarnshop @thehandmakersbag @thesexyknitter @doulaknitter @allisonbarnesyarn and more coming in each day! * * * * * #stashdivekal #stashdive #funinthesun #summerfun #summerknitting #giveaway #yarngiveaway
Tomorrow's the big day! Are you taking the splash with Amanda @littlebittydelights & I tomorrow? 🏄♀️ --- Do you ever promise yourself to NEVER buy more yarn because you have to much already? Stash Dive is a fun summer KAL to challenge you to work through some of those special skiens in your stash so you can make room for more yarn! Snap a photo each week based on the weekly theme, then use the hashtag #stashdivekal and you'll be entered to win a skein, pattern, or treat from one of our lovely sponsors! You can find info about our sponsors and weekly themes on our website http://stashdive.com We'll also be posting the weekly themes on our IG feeds. Stash Dive kicks off Tuesday June 20th with a super awesome IG Live Pool Party at 7:00 pm CST. --- If you want to check out the weekly themes go to stashdive.com!
Two words. Stash Dive! 💦Seriously folks you'll want to know what the Stash Dive KAL is! --- Join Amanda @littlebittydelights and I for Stash Dive (June 20) as we make room for all the lovely woolly prizes we have in store for participants. We have some amazing discounts, coupons, and freebies lined up for you. All you need to do is follow the weekly themes and tag the photos with #stashdivekal Leave a comment if you're interested in knitting through your stash to make room for more woolly goodness! --- Sponsors are tagged in this post so you can start planning your purchases! 😉 #stashdive --- Yarn sponsors from @traintrackfiberdesigns @macheteshoppe @oystersandpurls @yarnlovin @bayviewfiberarts @foxandfeatheryarnco @hknt_ @allisonbarnescollection @twigsandtwineyarn @goknityourself @lowlanderyarnshop @allisonbarnesyarn --- Designers sponsoring the event are @handknitbykam @doulaknitter @laurabethknits @craftytuts & myself @sewknitc --- Other fun summer treats will be coming from @sheri.mcculley @thehandmakersbag and @thesexyknitter --- And more and more sponsors being added by the day!
Getting ready for a super fun exciting summer! Did you know it officially starts June 20th? I promise this video really has something to do with what we're planning! 💦 Amanda of @littlebittydelights and I are gearing up something super special that we'll be releasing very very soon! In the meantime tell me what your summer knitting plans are? What patterns you'll be working on, maybe what fibers you'll be using? --- Are you wanting a clue? Ok, Yarn and pools TOTALY go together! 🤣 Look for the official post in the next few days. #stashdivekal #sewknitc #sewknitcdesigns
Lovely relaxing Sunday, doing a bit of swatching, some lovely yarn, fun family photos with @poshlittlemekc and lots of ☀️. What's your favorite summer knit? --- Yarns are @dreamincoloryarn and @desertbloomyarns
Legends are made of small imperfect action steps. Imperfect action is still action and all those small actions eventually add up to results and reaching goals! --- It's funny that this post was supposed to be a photo of me wearing a shawl but I left it at home then found this sign. So I decided to complete an action...even though it wasn't what I planned. --- Hi knitters! Thank you for all the new follows! I know some of you are here to win a shawl pattern on Sunday evening! ;) (see yesterday’s giveaway post for entry) Since we’re new I thought you might like to hear a little about me! --- Whispers In The Wind shawl (my new shawl release) is all about overcoming your fear of failure and giving things a try! So here are three things that I love to procrastinate on because I want them to be perfect and then one action step that I am doing to overcome it. 1. I procrastinate on posting to IG because I think I look silly and don’t know what to say. Action Step: I just joined @hilaryrushford IG class and I’m going to conquer this fear! 2. Swatching! Ah swatching, I hate swatching because I want EVERYTHING to count. Swatching feels like a waste of time so I’ll procrastinate on a design until I have everything figured out in my head then I’ll cast on and write the pattern. Action Step: I’m going to start swatching design ideas before I get everything perfect. 3. Speaking my voice and being a self-advocate for things that I know I do well. I have my masters in choral pedagogy but I’m afraid to signing up to audition for a choir. I’m afraid to start my own choir even though I have a degree in this! I’m afraid of asking for collaborations with others fiber businesses for my designs. Action Steps: I actually took action this week to start collaborations! Yay!!! Make a list of things that I really want to do. Then break it into small actionable steps then give a timeline for each step. --- Your turn! What is one thing on your list and an imperfect action step that you are going to take this next week to accomplish your goals? I tag @theyarnathomemom @littlebittydelights @tricotamaricota @handknitbykam and @drezbee to share if you like! #sewknitc #sewknitcdesigns
[GIVEAWAY CLOSED] Thank you for all your entries! I’m super excited to let you in on a secret! I’m going to be knitting this shawl again...but this time in a fingering weight yarn. Soon Whispers In The Wind will come in two versions--a sport weight and a fingering weight yarn. I’m partnering with a lovely indie dyer @allisonbarnescollection for this and as soon as I get the yarn I’ll be posting a photo. Yay! But for now let’s celebrate with a giveaway! Leave a comment with what brand of fingering weight yarn you would use to knit Whispers In The Wind then tag another knitter friend who would also enjoy this shawl. Every tag is an entry. (I’ll give away an additional pattern for every 100 entries.) --- Giveaway Rules: To win you have to be following me on Instagram. Every knitter friend you tag is an additional chance for you to win! Winners will be drawn using the random number generator and announced Monday morning. --- If you are just wanting to purchase today you can still use the code WINDIG for 10% off the purchase price. --- Pattern specifics. Shawl was knitted in @marygavan Skeins to the right are from @bayviewfiberarts Pattern was tech edited by Lisa of @meanestmommyknits #sewknitc #sewknitcdesigns