After months, and months, and months of rain we finally have a forecast of sun, for, no joke, more than a week!! And so I feel there’s no better reason for a FLASH SALE! (Someone’s feeling cheery!)

☀ You can get a whopping 50% off all my self published patterns on ravelry for the next 24 hrs! Just use “SUNFUN” at checkout! ☀

(Sale runs 4/27 9am to 4/28 9am PST)

Happy Sun everyone!



Sweater Knitting!

Having had plans to cast on my Sister’s Miss Bracken for the knit-along last week, I got a bit distracted*, but today I found an hour to sit down and do just that! Such a fast knit, I’m already done with neck shaping and a good few rows through some raglan increases! I have such a soft spot for Quarry, it’s soft and smooth, and all those flecks of colour!

Wednesday is our first KAL Prize day! I will be choosing (with the help of my Sister) our favourite in-progress shot on Ravelry! So make sure you have your project up and mention in the notes that you are knitting it as part of the KAL. You can use #brackensweaterKAL tag in your project page too. The first prize are these amazing wooden accessories from Sincere Sheep! There is a wood stitch gauge ruler, a cute needle gauge, and a magnetic needle keep! Can’t wait to see your entires – we will be looking at photos around midday (PST) Wednesday!

*The distraction is a pink sweater – yes, Pink. I found this beautiful cotton/wool yarn from Cestari at my LYS only a week ago, and couldn’t put down. It’s true what they say, the best time to read a book is when you first purchase it – same goes for yarn. Pink is NOT my colour, yet this one I’m just going for. Check out my progress (and angst) on instagram 🙂

Oh and that big pile of Quince yarn on my kitchen table? Something really fun for Summer!!

Bracken Knitalong!

March 1st! Time for a new project don’t ya think?

I’ve decided to host a Bracken KAL! Over the next eight weeks let’s knit some Bracken sweaters together!
You can choose the original child’s Bracken, or the adult version, Miss Bracken.

The ravelry chatter will happen in the Bracken KAL thread in my ravelry group – and I’ll also be talking and sharing on instagram! Use #brackensweaterKAL to make sure I can keep up with your progress (as well as the usual tags #brackensweater, #missbrackensweater, #byannieclaire!)

Both sweaters are knit with bulky weight yarn and are two of the speediest sweaters. I took the opportunity of being at Stitches West and grabbed up some goodies for you all to win along the way as we knit! I got a bit carried away and have chosen four times to win! I’ve tried to keep it fair and spread the prizes over instagram and ravelry as we all have preferences as to where we like to share our projects! If you want to be in the running for a prize on instagram make sure to use the tag #brackensweaterKAL, and on ravelry make sure that you project page is linked to your chosen Bracken pattern page! I will be checking both Miss Bracken projects and Bracken projects. For extra safety, you could enter the #brackensweaterKAL tag in your project page too! There are prizes for the best in progress photos, the best FO photos…. and of course, those of you over achievers who might whip up a Bracken for yourself as well as your mini-me, the best matching Bracken photo!!!
So, the key details

Cast on: any time from today!
Closing day: April 24th

Best in progress photo (ravelry): selected Wed March 15th
Best in progress photos
(instagram): selected Wed March 29th 
Best FO photo (ravelry): selected Wed April 26th
Best matching Brackens (ravelry/instgram): selected Fri April 28th!


Later this week I will be casting on yet another Miss Bracken in the Citrine colour way – for my sister (good job I LOVE this colour!)! Although both patterns call for Brooklyn Tweed’s beautiful Quarry yarn we will be chatting in the ravelry group about yarn substitutes! Hope to see you there!!!!