A Very Special Thanks

We just finished up the photo shoot for the majority of the images for my upcoming e-book collection--it's releasing next week!  I'm so excited about how well the pictures came out.  I've said (a whole bunch of times) how great my model and her mom, my  BFF/photog are, but I am floored every single time we work together at how lucky I am to have their help!  Thank you so much Abbie and Chrissy!

I don't want to give everything away, but let me just share a couple favorites with you today.

I want to thank each and every person who participated in the Bowties Are Cool MKAL.  This was my first go at a mystery knit along and I couldn't be more pleased with how everything has played out!  Everyone was so wonderful and encouraging and I think most people were really pleased with the finished shawl (click here to check out their projects!), which was great to hear!  Nothing makes me happier than when someone says they're going to cast on a second one right away!  Thank you all for putting your faith in me!

I also want to say a very special Thank You! to Kassie of Cool Beans Print Co!  She encouraged me to offer a prize package to a randomly selected MKAL participant who posts a finished shawl to the FO thread, and donated one of her fantastic screen printed project bags to the cause!  I have three of her project bags personally and I love them!  They're a great size for keeping your knitting or crochet project in, and her designs (especially the nerdy ones, imho) are so clever and fabulous!  Go check out what she has in stock and sign up to receive her newsletter if you're interested in learning about shop updates!

I have also gotten to know a very sweet knitter and podcaster, Jilly, of The Knitting Broomstick, as she was a participant in the MKAL.  Her finished shawl is gorgeous and she is so sweet and personable!  Her cheery comments every Clue release day made me smile!  She creates a weekly podcast that is a joy to watch!  I've always wanted to get into watching podcasts, and hers are so great--I definitely recommend them!  We're working together to offer one of her listeners a free copy of the Bowties Are Cool Companion Collection e-book!  Check out the details here in her Ravelry group and in the latest episode to find out how to enter!

I am so grateful for all of the fantastic women I've had the opportunity to meet and get to know on my designing journey!  Many, many thanks to you all!


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