Last week I went to New York to style the next round of Sheep(ish) garments that will go into the Caron Connections newsletter, and then to shoot the cover (I’ll be on it, wearing a Sheep(ish) cowl I designed) of the holiday issue of Knit Simple Magazine. The highlight of my trip though, had to be meeting up with the delightful Brett Bara for dinner and a trip to the Met to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit!
Me & Brett in line at the Met in NYC.
Not only was the museum (and the company) fantastic, but I got treated to a sneak peak of Brett’s new book, Sewing in a Straight Line!
You know how proud I get of my friends and their accomplishments, right? Well, I’m beaming over this one! Brett’s projects are easy to follow, totally wearable and beautifully styled. The book is crisply executed with the modern esthetic of today’s, creative woman. If you’ve ever wanted to give a sewing machine a whirl, but were nervous about patterns with their pesky curves, Sewing in a Straight Line is for you!
In the book you’ll find a well-rounded collection of clothing, baby items and home decor pieces. Here are just a few of my faves (If I had a torso, I’d make the cover skirt in a flash! Alas.)
Quilty Zigs and Zags
Staggering Strips Baby Quilt
Heavy Metal Bag
Sewing in a Straight line is available in stores and online now, and you can also enter to win a copy on Brett’s blog. Oh, and once you’ve purchased or won the book, make sure to take advantage of Brett’s video tutorials for a few of the projects.
Dear YarnYAY! Community & Supporters,
It’s with all of the feels, and a deep breath, that I announce that month’s will be the last monthly box, as we begin the process of closing YarnYAY! by Vickie Howell.
Five and a half years ago, this business essentially fell into my lap. I was just wrapping a tour promoting the launch of The Knit Show, and in the middle of writing my 13th book, The Knit Vibe when an executive from CrateJoy approached me about co-founding a subscription box for knitters. The arm of their company that ran subscription box businesses with creators and entrepreneurs who already had a following would handle the capital, fulfillment, customer service and sourcing. I would be in charge of project design, pattern writing, product curation, marketing, media content, and anything else creative. I had longtime been wanting to add a retail aspect to my overall offerings, but with a very full plate hadn’t yet figured out a viable, responsible way to do that. This seemed ideal.
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Have you met her? This is final shade of VH Montoya Merino, Sputnik Spruce, and she’s practically perfect in every way. Hand-dyed by the amazing @spunrightround I could not love this non-traditional, holiday palette more!
Get this limited edition run of Sputnik Spruce in the YarnYAY! December box. Now available at YarnYAY.com (link in bio)!
Ok, reposting the December Unboxing, because it looks like I chose the wrong posting option last time, so only 90 seconds came through. The vid’s 7 minutes, so hopefully this time it works! (It’s posted in full on my Facebook page, YouTube, and YarnYAY.com, too.) Thanks for your patience!...