Some time back Allyson of The Sweatshop of Love fame contacted me with a sweater design that she thought would look great in Gissing. I was *delighted* to be given the opportunity to offer yarn support for the Fall Holla Knits and told Allyson that I would create a colourway specifically for the pattern. She gave me creative license to do something fun so I dug deep.
After some real soul searching I reached out to my dear friend Sally Sparrow.
“What’s good about sad?”
“It’s happy, for deep people”
I got to work. And “Don’t Blink” needed to be dyed. DEMANDED it.
Working with Holla Knits has been a delight. Such a clever collection of designers and patterns, paired with some indie dyers who I’m squeeing to be among. I’m so grateful for the experience and looking forward to seeing these patterns in project pages on Ravelry soon!!
I had every intention of having my very own Jilted knit up myself, but time, as it does, got away from me.
Not to worry, though. Stay tuned and I WILL post pictures of my progress. Follow me as I knit this up in Gawth. Sally loves Gawth.
So are you jazzed yet for this pattern? I’m sure you’re dying for me to sweeten the deal, and who am I to disappoint. Leave a comment to this post and be automatically entered to win a copy of this fabulous pattern. Leave a comment after subscribing to Holla Knits? Then you get an *obscene* discount on your sweater quantity yarn of “Don’t Blink” – say, 50%? One winner will be chosen, but how much that winner gets is determined by whether or not they’ve subscribed! (Do it! You won’t be sorry!) Pick up an extra entry or two – Like Roman Hills on Facebook and get another entry – just comment again below to let me know (if you already like the page then comment again anyway!) Tweet a link to this contest and comment below – another entry! Pin the pattern with a link to my shop? Comment! That’s FOUR entries that you can earn! Winner will be chosen on the 31st to give you all plenty of time. Social networking can get you stuff – how cool.
To check out the other fabulous designs and yarns, take the Holla Knits Fall/Winter 2012 Blog Tour:
Sept 10th: The Sweatshop of Love – entire collection & New Girl pattern giveaway
Sept 11th: I Knit 2 Purl 2 – Devon Cardigan pattern giveaway, and subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway
Sept 12th: Wooly Wonka Fiber – Devon Cardigan pattern giveaway, free shipping when you order a sweaters worth of yarn
Sept 13th: Stash, the Knit Picks Blog
Sept 14th: Knits in Class – Bombshell Shorts pattern giveaway, subscriber exclusive discount
Sept 17th: The Owl and the Bee – Sexxxy Librarian pattern giveaway, and subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway
Sept 18th: Periwinkle Sheep – New Girl pattern giveaway, subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway
Sept 19th: Knitting Vortex – Jilted pattern giveaway, subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway
Sept 20th: Roman Hills – Jilted pattern giveaway, subscriber exclusive discount
Sept 21st: Under the Red Umbrella – Bombshell Shorts pattern giveaway
Sept 24th: Springtree Road – Henri pattern giveaway, 2 skeins Praline DK giveaway
Sept 25th: Magical Grammar – Henri pattern giveaway, subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway
Sept 26th: Dirty Water Dyeworks – Sexxxy Librarian pattern giveaway, free shipping on all orders with coupon code ‘Holla Knits’