April 1, 2001
Stitches West... What a success our first year in the market was! Thanks so much to all who came by to say hello and shop with us.We will definitely be there again next year.
New FREE pattern...The long awaited Sleeve pattern is finally here! Use it with our FREE Shapely Tank to make a Shapely Tee using DK weight yarn. Kit info using Lorna's Laces beautiful Shepherd Sport yarn available upon request.
Speaking of Lorna's Laces, our newest pattern was designed specially for this fine company. The Shell Lace Suit is a curvy little number that uses Lorna's Lion and Lamb 50% silk/ 50% wool. It is a luscious fiber that knits like buttah'!!
November 5, 2000
THREE new styles!! Just in time for Christmas gift giving... the Flyboy Felted Vest Kit makes an appearance on our site. Previously available by special order to mailing list customers, it proved popular enough to offer on the site. Joan has put the kit together with a beefy wool/acrylic blend in Granite Gray. Guaranteed to please your favorite guy, this workhorse of a vest comes in ample men's sizes too (and yes, this web master's salmon catching luck was enhanced while wearing this very vest!)...Marta, a lacy trimmed pullover for holiday parties adds feminine romance to your wardrobe...Pineapple Punch revisited, this lace sweater jacket appeared in the spring '98 issue of knitters magazine. We've refined the fit with set in sleeves and larger sizes.
Current and upcoming publications...
Dec. 2000 issue of Knit'NStyle - Pattern #16 features a diamond lace stole in luxurious Schaffhauser Angora from Skacel collection yarns.
February 2001 issue of KnitNet will feature a surprise design by Joan in this "Plain Brown Wrapper" issue.
Summer 2001 issue of Vogue Knitting magazine will feature Joans first ever contribution to this publication.
August 5, 2000
Joan's first Knit-Along!! The Ample Knitters group has chosen Shelley's Lace Cardigan for their knit along, slated to begin late September / Early October 2000. Joan has secured some wonderful wool/alpaca blend in great fall and winter colors for the project. Take advantage of the great pricing from the bulk purchase she made and start your own today...Click here for kit availability and details.
July 1, 2000
NEW PATTERN...SHAPELY TANK TOP
The third in the series of FREE patterns from Joan is a form fitting tank top in a range of nine sizes. Perfect for wearing under any of her jackets or alone in warm weather, her shapely tank top pattern also includes adjustments for larger cup sizes. This design combined with the free skirt and shrug patterns make the only free outfit we that know of on the web... tell all your friends!!
Cast On...Spring 2000
Have you seen Joan's great interview in the latest issue of Cast On magazine? The response she has been getting about the article is terrific. It is a very in-depth article about her career in clothing design and her philosophy about the items she creates. Don't miss it! We now have it loaded on the site (it is actually four separate pages with photos that take a while to load so please be patient) and you can read it here. Also, if you are interested in another knitting website or subscribing to Cast-On, go to the site for The Knitting Guild of America at http://www.tkga.com
Upcoming/Current Publications Update
Keep your eye out for Joan's contributions to these fine publications...
-See her latest design, a fun handbag constructed from diagonally knit squares. In the summer issue of KNITTERS, "Counterpanes To Go" explores a unique take on an old favorite.
-She will have two designs in the Winter 2000 issue of KNITTERS; a lacy romantic top for evening, and an Aran backpack perfect for gift giving.
-The Spring 2001 INTERWEAVE KNITS will feature a cloud soft peignoir jacket, the perfect gift for the bride-to-be.
-Vogue Knitting-On-The-Go will have a fun Fair Isle backpack, great for those hard-to-knit-for teens.
-The House of White Birches "Knitting-to-Go" hardback book will carry a feminine lace panel vest, constructed from easy to knit strips.
May 29, 2000
NEW PATTERN...SHELLEY'S LACE CARDIGAN
Just in time for summer knitting, Shelley's Lace provides instant gratification. Joan made her short version in just 4 days. Great for keeping cool but covered. Don't forget our new FREE tank top pattern, perfect for turning Shelley's into a twin set.