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May 21, 2008

You may have noticed on the button bar to the left that White Lies Designs now has it's own blog whiteliesknits.wordpress.com!
You can now find any new news there. Check in regularly for announcements of upcoming shows or classes, new styles and goodies or general WLD chatter. See you there!

October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!
We love the Fall season at WLD. The hot weather is over, our cats are much more interested in eating and napping than prowling around outside, and knitting begins in earnest.

As such, we have a few new pattern offerings for Holiday and cool weather knitting.
The Diamond Neck Lace is a quick and easy scarf or elegant stole; either way a sure hit as a holiday gift.

Leticia is a lacy yet tailored jacket that provides coverage but still shows off your best assets. Speaking of assets, the Renee Vintage Waistcoat is a great way to add a layer of warmth but still show off some curves.

Joan is on the road again soon and the first stop will be at The Knitting Basket in Oakland, California on November 10th. She'll be teaching Vintage knitting and signing copies of Knitting Lingerie Style. (510) 339-6295 for more information and to reserve your space.

July 1, 2007

We are pleased to announce a very special event! This from a recent press release:

"Sacramento, CA, June 26, 2007----Joan McGowan Michael, author of "Knitting Lingerie Style" will showcase her designs from her new book at a lingerie fashion show on Friday, July 13th at 6:30 P.M. at Barnes and Noble Booksellers at 1725 Arden Way. Following the fashion show Joan will sign copies of her book. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will also be served.

Barnes and Noble will donate a portion of the book sales proceeds to the Camellia City Stockin’ettes, a non-profit educational and social organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging the art and craft of knitting."

We'll also be having drawings for knit-related prizes, so please fill out your information on the form here, print it out and bring it to the event to be entered into our giveaway! (Winners must physically enter their form at the event, email forms will not be accepted.)

Can't wait to see you there!

May 22, 2007

Joan's first book, Knitting Lingerie Style, has finally debuted! The reviews have been excellent and already a KAL group is gearing up with yarn and needles ready!

We've also set up a Yahoo Group for those who would like to work on styles from the book. It will feature Joan's own snapshots from the KLS photo shoot, advice on subbing alternate yarns, and tips on alterations for sizing not included in the book, and general help and information as it becomes available.

Joan is also hitting the road on the KLS book tour!

June 21st and 22nd she'll be in Burbank, Calif at Unwind, June 24th at The Knitter's Studio in Los Angeles, and June 28th at FashionKnit in Walnut Creek, Calif. Check each store's website for times and other information.

Check back with us for more dates!

March 21, 2007

Big news at White Lies Designs!

Joan's gorgeous new book, Knitting Lingerie Style is about to hit the shelves of book and yarn stores everywhere! Buy it here and get extra goodies that you won't find on Amazon.com.

If you're a shop owner and would like to find out about hosting a booksigning/trunk show/classes for this book, drop us a line. We'd love to add you to our book tour schedule!

We've also added a lovely new lingerie piece to that section of our site. Lucy's Chemise is your girl for sleeping and lounging, or for layering over jeans and a tee.

Nicole is a classic lingerie favorite who is now available in Pima Silk, with a very attractive new price. Think of her for gift giving when the bridal showers begin!

There has been a lot of talk on Knit U about another old favorite, the very popular Shapely Tank, which is also lovely knit up in any gorgeous shade of Pima Tencel.

Last but certainly not least, we present the very vintage-inspired Julianne 2-Piece Dress. She's a curvy but hard working girl worn together or as separates, and bound to become a staple in your wardrobe.

December 22, 2006

Winter is underway ( in most parts of the US it’s a cold one!) and that means knitting season is in full swing!

Joan designed these lovely Anastasia stockings to knit and embroider for the Fall 2006 issue of Vogue Knitting magazine. We offer the kit with yarn, embroidery floss and full instructions.

The Winter 2006-07 issue of Knit 1 magazine features a wonderful interview with Joan, as well as two new patterns; one for fishnet stockings, the other for a sizzlingly sexy bustier! Read it here.

We are featuring two new romantic jacket designs for this season. Colette is a flattering Victorian-inspired beauty knit up in our cozy Halo 50/50 Merino/Kid Mohair blend. Marcella combines knit and crochet for an interesting tailored vintage look in hand dyed ribbon and 100% wool.

The "Knitting Up with the Joanses" Alaskan cruise took place in August/Sept ’06 and was a resounding success! Forty-six Knitters joined Joan Shrouder and Joan M-M for a wonderful ten days of knit-related activities and classes as well as the amazing scenery and touring offered in Alaska and Victoria B.C. The Victoria Knitting Guild was wonderfully hospitable, and kind enough to provide us with lunch and a bit of touring in their lovely city.

We’ll be booking more cruises in the near future, so stay tuned for more info!

March 21, 2006

Spring has sprung, and with the warmer weather right around the corner, a knitter's fancy turns to thoughts of cottons and summer projects!

The Krista Tee is a pretty lace topping to dress up any pant or skirt. The fabulous Madeline Jacket is a stunning cover-up with an antique look.

For the daring, our Sophia Babydoll is a fun and flirty new lingerie piece. Amelie has proved to be a popular favorite and combines knit and crochet with retro flair.

White Lies Designs is the home of the very popular (and free!) Shapely Tank pattern. Customize the fit with our easy how-to, and knit it in a range of colors to go with everything in your closet, from our hand-dyed kit in 100% cotton, or any of our shades of Cascade Pima Tencel, a luxurious cotton/Tencel blend for cool comfort and elegant drape.

No need to put away your knitting because of the summer heat. Knit right on through till fall and look great all the while with our cool styles!

November 1, 2005

It's been a long wait, but Joan's "Naughty Knits" episode of Knitty Gritty is finally set to air on the DIY network! And there will be plenty of repeats all season long in case you simply must see it again and again. Here are just a few of the November airtimes:
www.diynet.com/diy/shows_dkng/episode/0,2046,DIY_18180_40464,00.html

August 9, 2005

Mark your calendars!!!

We're pleased to announce that esteemed teacher, Joan Schrouder, and Joan M-M will be hosting some wonderful knitting events on a cruise to Alaska in Fall of 2006!

We're calling it the "Knitting Up with the Joanses-Alaskan Tour".

The 10 day cruise will depart from San Francisco and will include 30 hours of classes and knit-related events (a WLD trunk show, cocktail party, games, goodies, prizes, yarn,yarn and more yarn!) with Joan and Joan!

More Info Here!

If you've ever wanted to cruise Alaska, indulge your knitting hobby AND take advantage of some glorious fall knitting weather, this is the vacation chance of a lifetime!
Book now with just a deposit to get excellent value pricing.

Northward ho!

June 14, 2005

It has been proclaimed "The Summer of Lace" and in keeping with that theme, WLD has introduced four new styles:
Helene, Milinda, Amelie and Alene all feature beautiful lace stitches to knit and crochet.

In case you missed it, White Lies Designs Lingerie was featured in a recent issue of Vogue Knitting and Joan was in Sacramento Magazine.

A White Lies Designs Knitalong group has been gaining popularity on Yahoo! groups. Members discuss whatever WLD project they may be working on and help each other with fitting tips, Joan wanders in to lend a hand and answer questions and the group files feature a photo gallery where members may show off their finished creations!

In other news, Joan is working on her first book, slated to be released in Spring of '06. Stay tuned for details on this as they develop.

 

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