Back from Sicily

Hi there, just a quick note to let you know that I’m back from a wonderful family vacation in Sicily! I’ll have to tell you all about that when I have a little more time. I feel I have a billion things to share with you only the return after being away from work, shop and home for 2 weeks is super hectic!

It was extremely hot and humid in Sicily so knitting was not always easy but I did knit! I had brought a hand spindle and some roving for spinning but it was just too hot for me to actually do spinning so unfortunately I did not do any spinning.

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen pictures every now and then of me and my knitting at the beach! Such as these

www.knittinginfrance.com  Here I’m working on a new sock pattern. I’ll be sharing some more pictures with you later of that

www.knittinginfrance.com and here I’m knitting on my Mara Light shawl

I’ll need to free up some writing time this week to tell you about my vacation and my knits on the needles as well as some exciting news about the shop and future pattern support for my yarns:) Yeah! I’m super excited about all that:)

Also,  my HUGE DISCOUNT offer is still going for a few more days! So if you would like to try out some of my hand dyed and or hand spun yarns NOW is the time! I also have lots of stitch markers, knitting needle holders as well as knitting needles and crochet hooks. And the best part is that you can have them all at a 40% OFF! So just place an order before the end of August 22nd for 10€ and more and use the discount code: RENEWAL upon check out! I hope you have or will be able to enjoy this offer, do share with your fellow crafters and on social media. The more sales I get, the better I’ll be able to make my “new” shop! After August 22nd I’ll be closing the shop for about 2 weeks as I reorganize and set everything up. I’m super excited about this renewed shop so I cross my fingers and hope for the best:) So for the shopping, this is where the magic happens- just click here . My shop is on Etsy under the name Knitting in France or www.knittinginfrance.etsy.com

That’s all for today. Take care and enjoy your crafting until next time

 

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My first ever sock design 90% done and a great response to my HUGE discount on Etsy

Hi there, two great news today that I’d like to share with you! First off, my first ever very own sock design is 90% done! I’ve knit both socks and the written pattern + chart is almost done. I just need to take some good pictures and include in the written pattern and then I’ll be ready to send it off to a couple of test knitters. I’ve shared pictures of the design both here and on my other social media and I’ve had an incredibly positive feedback so I’m actually feeling super happy and optimistic about this new pattern of mine. This will be a free pattern that will be released here on the blog end of August beginning of September I hope. Coinciding with the “NEW” shop opening.

I called upon your help a few days ago regarding this pattern because I didn’t have a name for it. I did get a few suggestions here and one on Facebook but I was already in love with the first one. So the suggested names were: Coral Reef, Waterfall, Soft Waves and Can Can. Thank you to all of you who took the time to give this a thought and come up with a suggestion.

And I’ve decided to go with Coral Reef! I just love the name, it flows well and somehow just fits perfectly so a huge thank you to my blog reader Maggienesium who came up with this name:)

I would also like to thank everyone for the success of my huge discount in my Etsy shop now. Like I shared with you in my last post I’m working on a complete “renewal” of my Etsy shop this autumn but to be able to do that I need some help in the form of orders! I need to sell off as much of my current stock as possible to be able to make room for the new stock and I also need some money to buy new base yarns and to launch an independent e-commerce website so that I won’t be so dependent on Etsy anymore. So far I’ve had a great response to the offer. People are buying knitting needles and yarns at -40% off and I’m so excited that this benefits us all: I get more room in my stock space and some much needed funds to carry on and you/the shoppers get a great deal on all the supplies I carry so basically this is a win win situation!

So I hope this coming week will continue to be a success sale wise and if you are part of a knitting/crochet group online or “in the real world” do share the news with your fellow crafters:)

So just in case you didn’t read my latest post, the coupon code to get the 40% off your order ( valid for all orders of 10€ and more) is: RENEWAL

Happy shopping 🙂

ps- here in Normandy it is the perfect online shopping weather today. It’s raining like there’s no tomorrow! Also the perfect weather for some serious tv knitting and I think I may just get started on sock design nr2 🙂

Take care and enjoy your Sunday:)