Hi!  I’m so glad you made it to my new blog. Welcome!

What’s New?

Not much is different, all the posts from the old blog appear here, but the changes are sort of fun. First of all, I own my domain and that is completely awesome. I feel like a grown-up (finally). You can also use the Share button at the bottom of each post to add the info to your favorite social networking site.

I also have a Classes page, which has all the details about my upcoming teaching schedule. If you’re from the area (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, or High Point, NC) then please have a look at that. There is also a newsletter for folks interested in taking any of my upcoming classes. You can use the sign-up form in the sidebar. Of course, anyone can sign up for the newsletter, but it’s definitely geared to those of you who live in or near Central North Carolina.

As before, I have listed all of my patterns – free and for sale – on the sidebar and on the Patterns page. In the future I plan to set up a shopping cart feature, but for now FREE downloads are available only through Ravelry.You do not have to be a Ravelry member to download FOR SALE patterns; just click the BUY NOW button that appears to make your purchase through Paypal.

It’s a Giveaway!

As a thank you for visiting my brand spanking new blog, I’m giving away some patterns.  Next week I’m going to be ready to release my new colorwork hat pattern, End of May. But you can win the pattern before it goes on sale!

End of MayHow to Enter

Please change your bookmarks. Please update your feed. I can’t know for sure if you’ve done it or not, but I trust you.  After you have updated your bookmarks and subscribed to the new feed, just leave a comment on this post by 9am EST, Sunday, July 5th. That’s it!


I will randomly choose three commenters from this post to receive a free PDF copy of the End of May hat pattern and another for-sale pattern of their choice from my Patterns page (excluding Double Quick Toe Up Socks). For Ravelry members, I will send the pattern directly to your Ravelry Library. For non-Ravelry members, I will email you the file. Winners will be announced Sunday, July 5th. After I notify the winners, the pattern will be listed for sale for everyone!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I want to end with a big THANK YOU to all of the readers. You make this whole blogging thing worthwhile and fun. Thank you a million times!!

110 thoughts on “Giveaway!!

  1. Hi, congratulations on your new blog and independence (blogwise)! I would love to win a pattern, your new hat looks lovely. And I can tell right away I would choose I heart you if I was to pick another pattern. Love that sweater!

  2. Great pattern! I’ve been following your blog for a long time and just love the stuff you knit and design. I think I was inspired to knit Wonderful Wallabies after seeing your’s, as well as the Ganomy hat and other Zimmerman goodies. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Love the new blog! Also that hat is GREAT. If I don’t win it, I will probably buy it, but don’t let that dissuade you from picking me 😀

  4. Beautiful hat!!!!!!
    I an avid sock knitter, previously crazy hat knitter, this hat makes me want to go back to hat knitting. I hope I win!

  5. i love the End of May hat pattern. it’s so cute. thanks for having a great giveaway and i look forward to reading posts on the new blog.

  6. Love the End of May pattern. I’ve been looking for a good colorwork hat and this is the one that caught my eye. Congrats!

  7. mandy, congrats on the new domain! very exciting. i love the blog layout and design :) have fun camping!! love the new pattern.

  8. HI —-what a great hat —flowers in winter , what a great idea for those dull cold days –looks like a fun knit

    cheers —pat

  9. I’m a new reader, and am so glad I found your blog–that hat is adorable! It is getting pushed to the top of my queue for sure.

  10. Just discovered you! I was on Rav. looking for toddler BSJ and BINGO! There you are! Thanks so much and I have bookmarked you as you seem like a really fun and interesting KnitPal! We are really all knit together with our yarn, aren’t we??

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