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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Holiday Sale! 50% off all patterns

Happy holidays!

I am having a holiday special, 50% off any of my patterns, from now till Dec. 31. **Code is HOLIDAY50OFF**. (That's Holiday-50-off.)

Here are a few samples of what's available:




Choose a new release, or an old favorite.
Enjoy some relaxing knitting this season.

https://www.ravelry.com/designers/brenda-castiel

Friday, November 16, 2018

New Pattern: Coupon Code


New: Port Hope Shawl
 

Who loves Gradient yarns? I do!
The
Port Hope shawl - designed with gradients in mind - is a graceful shallow triangle consisting of garter stripes with occasional strips of easy mesh lace. You may use 2 solid colors of fingering weight yarn, or use 2 gradient sets and get gradient stripes (as shown). A gradient striped with a solid would also work great.
This shallow triangle design is knit from tip to tip. It increases in width, and then decreases after you reach the widest part of the triangle. The garter stripes form a graceful V shape and there are strips of simple eyelet lace to punctuate the design.
A very relaxing knit, the garter stitch is perfect for TV knitting or social knitting. It's easy but not boring!

Coupon Code
You can get 25% off with code 'PortHopeShawl' (until November 23).
There's more -- 20% of each purchase will go to Breast Cancer Research.

Even if you're not quite ready to buy, I'd love it if you could "favorite" it or queue it on Ravelry - it helps its visibility :-)




Etsy Shop Sale!

I will have a big sale in my Etsy shop Goodstuffcrafts  the week of Thanksgiving, Nov. 19-25. Curl up with a hot cocoa or cup of tea and do some holiday shopping!

Bags are sturdy, fully lined, and have optional clear vinyl windows.
Also, I added Free Shipping (US only I'm afraid) to many of my Etsy shop items. Take a look:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodstuffcrafts
For International, Etsy calculates the actual shipping cost, so you will pay only the actual cost.

Thanks for looking!





Thursday, October 18, 2018

New Pattern - Lazy Weekend Socks, and Etsy shop Sale

New Pattern in my Ravelry store:
Lazy Weekend Socks, is now available. Using worsted weight yarn, they knit up fast and are so cozy for lounging around on lazy weekends. They come in 3 sizes, so you can make them for everyone. Perfect for holiday gifts :-)

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All this month, get 25% off with code LAZY.  















Etsy Shop Sale!


I have a sale in my Etsy shop! 25% off all Star Wars and Doctor Who bags and pouches. No coupon code required.
While supplies last :-)


Also, I added Free Shipping (US only I'm afraid) to many of my Etsy shop items. Take a look:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodstuffcrafts

For International, Etsy calculates the actual shipping cost, so you will pay only the actual cost.

And just to sweeten the deal, here is a coupon code for 10% off. Use GOODSTUFF10 at checkout.
Thanks for looking!





 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Port Hope Shawl - Ready for Test Knit!

Test Knit is starting!

I'm not quite finished knitting it, but I hope I can interest you in joining me in a test knit on this lovely shawl. 
The Port Hope striped shawl is a graceful shallow triangle consisting of garter stripes with occasional strips of easy mesh lace. You may use 2 solid colors of fingering weight yarn, or use 2 gradient sets and get gradient stripes.


This shallow triangle design is knit from tip to tip. It increases in width, and then decreases after you reach the widest part of the triangle. The garter stripes form a graceful V shape and there are strips of simple eyelet lace to punctuate the design.
A very relaxing knit, the garter stitch is perfect for TV knitting or social knitting.
Gauge and stitch count are not crucial for this knit.
The shawl uses about 500 yds (450m) of each color.
Size: about 18” (45cm) deep, and 80” (200cm) tip to tip, after blocking. The piece can easily be made larger (or smaller).

Timing: The test will start in a couple of days, and will end about a month later.
I'm planning to release the design in October, to coincide with Breast Cancer Month {hence the pink color), and a portion of the proceeds of the pattern sales will be donated to breast cancer research - a cause that's near and dear to my heart.

Sound good? Want to learn more? Check out the thread in my Ravelry group.
In addition to getting help and support during the knit, you'll get a free pattern out of my Ravelry store, and a credit on the Rav pattern page.
I hope you'll join us!


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Is It the End of Summer?


Here we are, well into August. Where did the summer go?
Are you thinking about fall yet? Do you have Back-to-School on your mind?

Maybe you’re planning your next knitting projects? To help you out, I’m having a “Buy One, Get One” sale on all my patterns, with coupon code AUGUST.  Just put 2 items in your shopping cart, and one of them will be free!  But act soon, this sale is for just one week, till Friday Aug. 17.

This is a great time to stock up on what you might want to knit this fall and winter! Click here.

Next:

I was sent this fascinating article on why crafting is good for us. Not just knitting, but sewing, gardening, quilting, and other crafts.  Have a look.

New project bag in the shop:

I made a slightly different style bag for my Etsy shop. I added straps on top so that it can be carried like a purse or a lunch bag. It’s made of easy-to-clean oilcloth in a cute cherry print, so it makes a good all-purpose bag for travel, lunches, beach, essential oils, or knitting. What do you think?


Also in my Etsy shop, I added free shipping on many of my items -- over 15 items now ship free in the U.S. This includes Star Wars, Doctor Who, and retro styles. Have fun browsing!

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Monday, July 30, 2018

New way to send invitations, greeting cards.


Today I tried out a new service - Paperless Post. It's a way of sending birthday cards, greetings, flyers, invitations, etc. that you can quickly create and customize on your phone or on your PC. 
I tried it out to send my daughter-in-law a birthday card, and it was pretty easy to use, and quite intuitive. There are lots of beautiful templates to choose from, and you can customize them with colors, fonts, photos, and messages that suit your needs and your vibe. I think it would be great for wedding invitations, where you want a really special look.

I was happy with my first experience, and I'm sure I will get better with it the more I use it. It didn't take long at all, and I was able to schedule it to arrive right on her birthday (unlike putting a card in the mail - you're never sure when it will get there!).

Many of the services offered are free, but you can upgrade if you want some of the fancy add-on features. 

All in all I would recommend this for sending cute, elegant, funky, or amusing cards or invitations to your friends and family. Check it out, Paperless Post.


See you next time!