It’s strange to blog so late in the day but, with the sun shining [we haven’t anything but rain for weeks], I was out in the garden pretty much all day today preparing beds and soil for seeds and starts. I’m so excited for better, vegetable-growing weather!
In the newsletter that went out yesterday [if you don’t already get it, you can sign up here] I promised a quick run through of our new website.
I had wanted to upgrade our site for a quite a while, and about a month ago I dedicated a whole weekend to sprucing up the place. I wanted to create a site that accommodated pictures and photographs more readily as I find that when I browse online and read all your blog posts every morning, it is the pictures that speak to me most. [Oh, on a side note, I gave in this past weekend and signed up to Pinterest – you can find me here – I love looking at everyone’s ‘knitting’ and ‘yarn’ boards… share with me yours!] I also wanted to create a site that wasn’t based around my blog. I wanted to make it more straightforward for visitors to find information on my yarn and products without getting bombarded with the blog.
So, similar to my Etsy update, here is just a simple explanation of what your will find and where.
Home : At a glance you will get an overview of what is going on for us at the moment at by Annie Claire, and whatever else we might want to share with you. I have hopes to update this main page more and more frequently, so that each time you visit you learn something new!
About : Well, this is where you can find out about who is behind by Annie Claire. You can read about why I do what I do, and how to get a hold of me. The simplest way is to fill out the form you find here. [On, yet another, side note email is always the best way to contact me, messages on ravelry and facebook can sometimes take me a day or so to get to.]
Written : ..by Annie Claire. This is where you will find all my hand knit designs, and how you can purchase or download your own copy. I design knitwear that is practical and fun to knit. I wouldn’t spend so much time on it otherwise! You can also find explainations of all the abbreviations I use in my pattern writing.
Yarn : Naturally dyed, organic Californian yarn… Check out which plants the current seasonal collection is dyed with!
Salvaged : A new line by Annie Claire. 100% recycled cotton, salvaged from long forgotten items. There are summery-cottony patterns on their way!
Etsy : Here you find all the yarn, patterns, and recycled cotton offered by Annie Claire. Deals are often going on, but of course, you will also find out about them on here.
– and that’s it!
Also with this new site I wanted to make it easier for me to join in with you all over on Facebook and Twitter etc. You can find me in all the different corners of the world by clicking on the ‘follow me’ button on the left of your screen, <<< there. Along with Pinterest I have signed up with Crafsty – its such a fun site! If you want to learn more crafts and skills, you must check out their workshops!! I want to do them all!
Now to the fun stuff. I’m giving you guys the chance to win two skeins of yarn from the new Spring Collection. Just, cause. Maybe all the sun today has got to my head.
All you have to do is say hello in the comments below, and, if you want an extra chance to win, sign up to the newsletter, or follow me on facebook, or twitter, pinterest…. anything you like, and come back here and tell me that you did! You can choose two skeins of the same colour or two different, -the choice is yours! Deadline is midday Easter Sunday, PST. Wahoo.
Happy Monday everyone!