It’s been a crazy summer here but things are finally getting back to something like normal. The weather is cooling off and hopefully everyone is breaking out their knitting and getting ready for some fall fiber festivals! I will be at the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival again this year, once again set up in the Show Barn near the animal breed exhibits.
As an incentive to replace all those old, clunky cases I will be offering a really great show-only special this year! If you bring in your old, plastic, commercially made cases to trade in, I will give you 10% off your total purchase! I have a lot of great things on sale right now so you can get some really good deals with this special! Upgrade those clunky old cases and show your support for hand-made, hand-crafted goods at the same time! Don’t forget to read more about my commitment to shopping and creating with a conscious while you are it. You can be assured that I will do my best to make sure your new bags and cases are sweat-shop free. All the old cases collected as trade-ins will be donated to charities.
You will also be able to see my now and improved case design! I’ve been making some small changes to how I put together my needles cases and I think you will all like the results. The top flaps are longer and I have added a thin layer of batting to the inside of the case for added stability and a little bit of extra padding. I’ve also replaced the velcro closures on the interchangeable and travel cases with sturdier plastic snaps and will be gradually fazing out ribbon closures on all but the crochet case (which is now available with a d-ring belt). The old style cases will be on clearance until they are gone. For now, all custom cases will be made using the new designs.
I will also have the popular Pattern Buddy back in stock. These sold out very quickly at Powhatan in the spring so be sure to stop by early in the weekend for the best selection of prints! All Pattern Buddies sold at the show will come with a special coupon for my Ravelry pattern shop. I also expect to have two new printed sock patterns, both using Unplanned Peacock’s beautiful sock yarns.