Don’t Forget the Gift Certificates

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For those of you celebrating the holidays, there aren’t many shopping days left. To help with those last minute presents, we have gift certificates available in any amount. Get one for the knitter on your shopping list or add one to your own wish list.

Another nice gift. . . Yarn Knot Socks. Start the new year with a flurry of sock knitting. Subscriptions are still open, but space is limited.

Quick Mitten Pattern!

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I have just released my newest design – “Patchwork Mittens”. A great first intarsia project with just one join per row. The hands of these mittens are knit flat – the seam is part of the patchwork design! The thumbs are knit seamlessly in the round. And no need to limit yourself to just 2 colors. Use up some stash and make some for everyone in the family! And this pattern is part of the Indie Design Gift-A-Long on Ravelry, so you can join us in the knit-a-long and play games and win prizes while you knit your mittens – until the end of 2014.

Holiday Scents & A Giveaway

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Better late than never, the last of the winter lotion bar fragrances have made it up in the shop! They are delightfully festive scents so I’ll just get right to the descriptions:

• Champagne Fizz: bright, juicy, sweet, bubbly, effervescent.
• Fresh Snow: bright, clean, vetiver, ozone, mountaintop breeze.
• Gingersnap: warm, sweet, spice, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla.
• Jingleberry: sweetness, holiday, spruce tree, merriment.
• Peppermint Cocoa: rich, chocolate, cream, peppermint, decadent.
• Ribbon Candy: spun sugar, fruity, joyous, seasonal.
• Winter Gardenia: floral, gardenia, lilac, jasmine, peppermint, fresh.
• Winter Clementine lip balm: sweet, juicy, citrus, subtle, sublime.

We also have two winter-themed gift sets available for those doing some last-minute shopping: Season’s Treats (Gingersnap, Peppermint Cocoa, and Ribbon Candy) and Winter Wonderland (Fresh Snow, Jingleberry, and Winter Gardenia). Each gift set contains three sample-sized lotion bars packaged in a sweet little cotton-muslin bag, perfect for gifting or for a special treat for yourself!

Please keep shipping times in mind if ordering for the holidays! The last day to order for shipping before Christmas is Friday, Dec. 19th. I will be out of town between Dec. 20 and Dec. 28th and will resume shipping orders on Dec. 29th.

Finally, be sure to check out the wonderful review of my lotion bars and a special giveaway and coupon code on the Knitting Sarah blog!

The Doctor Revisited

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Alright Folks- while I work out the Monty Python BOM, December’s BOM is going to be a revisit to the FIRST EVER Club at Slipped Stitch Studios!

You have all asked for this (and I’m pretty sure the tote is going in my stash as well). Here is the extra special awesome about this club — the fabric has been slightly revised!

This one now includes the Doctor (when he “wasn’t” the Doctor) AND #12!!

These will be on sale this week (Scheduled for Wednesday December 17th at 9am PST.

If you want to get this as a Christmas present, we will have a certificate you can download and print out for your giftee so that, they can have something to open for the holidays!

Desiderata

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Was her name Desiderata? Maybe it was Ermengarda? Or it could have been something ending in -perga, like her sisters Anselperga, Adelperga and Liutperga? Regardless of what he called her, Charlemagne (who was also known as Karolus Maximus, Karl der Große, and Charles the Great) called his first queen “wife” for only a short time. One thing is certain: she was known to be a true beauty. Because she was beautiful, her name must have been as well. It had to have been. Well, I hope so, anyway, because I refuse to name this lovely lace shawl Ermengarda.

Shawl starts at the center top with a tab cast on. The number of stitches increases with every row from there to the bind off edge. There’s a bit of stockinette at the top, but not all that much, as I’m easily bored when I know the fun lace work is coming, so most of this design’s 117 rows are lace. The lace pattern is easy to knit, every wrong-side row throughout the design is the same, and the overall pattern easy to work, especially once you find your rhythm.

You will need 500 yards fingering weight yarn, US 6 (4 mm) knitting needles, or size required for gauge, and a yarn needle. Stitch markers are optional. Skills: k2tog, ssk, p2tog, yo, s1-k2tog-psso, k1-yo-k1 in same stitch, tab cast on. Stitch instructions are both charted and written.

Free Shipping & 10% off Double Knit Project Plus

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Just in time for the holidays you can get your Double Knit+ (Large) Bag for the same price as the Project+ (Medium) Bag.
NO COUPON CODE NECESSARY (this means you can still use the free shipping code and save even MORE!!!)

Promotion for the Double Knit bags ends Friday 12-12-14
Free Shipping ’til Chirstmas!

Deciphering the code: Introducing our beautiful new collection for Milburn 4ply

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Eden Cottage Yarns and Joanne Scrace have collaborated on a brand new collection for the Milburn 4ply yarn range, a luxury blend of 85% British Bluefaced Leicester and 15% silk. Encompassing both knitting and crochet patterns, the collection showcases the versatility of this beautiful yarn.

Passionate about knitting for a purpose, Victoria and Joanne were keen that the designs had a strong emphasis on wearable, everyday wardrobe staples to take you through every season. Milburn is just too nice to knit something and pop it in a drawer for safe keeping. This lustrous and silky yarn cries out to be worn at every opportunity.

The Bletchley Collection explores early computing and encoding machines and the codes themselves, along with the women that operated them. Drawing on these influences, the shapes and styles in the patterns are a nod to the 1940s, reworked in a modern way to make them wearable for current times.

Comprising both knitted and crocheted designs and with skill levels from easy through to intermediate, there is something to suit all abilities, tastes and budgets.

Everything Bletchley related is now available on the Eden Cottage Yarns website – there are print patterns, kits, and pre-orders for the print book. The print patterns and book come with a complimentary digital copy. The book is due to be released on the 30th of January and we will be posting out pre-ordered copies to hopefully arrive on the day (postal systems depending).

The kits for the cardigans cleverly enable you to choose both your colour AND sizing, to ensure you get the correct quantity of yarn for your project.

Introducing Yarn Knot Socks

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Sign-ups are now open for Yarn Knot Socks, a yarn subscription dedicated to socks. While away the winter with sock knitting. Selections will ship the middle of January, February and March. Each installment will highlight a different yarn base, an exclusive colorway and a suggested pattern.

Two payment options are available. Space is limited. See the website for details.

New cards added!

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Four new cards have been added to my collection. These cards are very similar to the ones I have been making, but are a bit more abstracted and include the use of white paint as well as the colors. Perfect gifts for any knitter or artist or friend.

And don’t forget, until Sunday everything is 20% off with the code SBSAT. Take advantage while you can!