The Perks of Being a Knitwear Designer

One of the perks of designing knitwear is receiving shipments of beautiful yarns in the mail!
Lately I've received these two amazing packages of yarn for use in my current design collection.

First up... these lovely skeins from Tactile Fiber Arts.

These soothing naturally dyed colorways were created especially for the collection. I'll be sharing more about that later...but they are lovely and very special and fit into the theme of my project beautifully.

From this yarn, I've created this little knit. Here is a sneak peek for now.

Secondly I was recently sent two sweater's worth of yarns in these amazing colorways.. Bronze Age and Juniper from Pigeonroof Studios!

I can't tell you enough how much I am in love with these colors, and how perfectly they work with the design I have planned. 

But do you know what's even more exciting than that? 

Knitting with this yarn!

Yep! This is my final design for the collection and I'm almost done with it too!

The colors are blending beautifully and this yarn is unbelievably luxurious. I am enjoying every single stitch.

As you can tell.. there is a lot going on behind the scenes here at Never Not Knitting.
There will be a big reveal coming up soon! Stay Tuned!


SweetGeorgia Yarns Drawing Giveaway!

When I opened the SweetGeorgia Yarns package and saw these skeins, the first thing that popped into my head was.. Wow!
The color is so saturated and so pretty. I want it.

But don't worry.. I wont keep it. This yarn is for you!

The tag-line for this company,"passionate+relentless+unapologetic color" really fits.
 This is one of the most striking yarns I've ever come across. Its just beautiful!

To enter to win these four vibrant skeins of Tough Love Sock in Tourmaline
(provided by Felicia of SweetGeorgia Yarns) as well as the 
adorable Georgia sweater pattern by designer, Jane Richmond
please leave a comment under this post. 

Remember to please include your contact information. 

Only one comment per person please.

The winner will be announced here on August 1, so be sure to check back then and see if you've won!

    Drawing now closed! Congratulations to Megan, the winner! 


NeverNotKnitting Podcast : Episode 54 : Knitting MacGyver

Episode 54


The winner of Episode 53's Little Red in the City Drawing Giveaway is *starstofillmydreams*! Congratulations!

*Please check back soon to enter the drawing for Episode 54!

Get 10% off all purchases at sweetgeorgiayarns.com through the end of July
by entering code " NNK " in the checkout process.

This offer is exclusive to the Never Not Knitting podcast listeners and blog readers.

Click HERE to download the Episode 54 MP3 file.


Natural, Local, Goodness

I recently met Carrie from Alpenglow Yarn for lunch, and left with some of this fabulous alpaca yarn to use in the upcoming design collection.

This chunky, squishy alpaca is gorgeous in its simplicity. 
It is an undyed 100% alpaca fiber collected from and milled by farms local to where I live in California. 

I love that the name of the alpacas it came from is printed on the label... and...
although it could be considered annoying by some, I love that while I'm knitting this fiber I am finding little bits of vegetation in it. This is the real deal. I am loving the rustic nature of this yarn. 

Another benefit. It's thick!

This latest design worked up in a snap! And I even finally found a use for these amazing buttons that I had in my stash from long ago. I've been waiting for the perfect project for these!

I am one happy knitter right now. :)

Back to work I go!


Little Red in the City Drawing Giveaway!

It was a pleasure getting to interview Ysolda in Episode 53 about her latest book, Little Red in the City!

To enter to win a signed copy of the book, please leave a comment (including your contact information) under this drawing post. Remember, only one comment per person please.

A winner will be chosen and announced here on July 15th, so please check back then to see if you've won!

Learn more about Ysolda and Little Red in the City by listening to my latest podcast episode HERE.


NeverNotKnitting Podcast : Episode 53 : Interview With Ysolda Teague

Episode 53


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The winner of Episode 52's Pigeonroof Studios Drawing Giveaway is Kristin! Congratulations!

*Please check back soon to enter the drawing for Episode 53!

Get 10% off all of Ysolda's pattern pdfs through July 14th, 2011
by entering code " NNKPODCAST " in the checkout process.

This offer is exclusive to the Never Not Knitting podcast listeners and blog readers.

Click HERE to download the Episode 53 MP3 file.