Monthly Archives: April 2012

Blog Tour Stop: Wooly Wonka Fibers

Anne at Wooly Wonka Fibers and I share an affinity for naming our businesses super fun names you are never going to forget! Her yarn is pretty unforgettable, too.

Put a Belt On It in Wooly Wonka Fibers

The specialty yarn for Put a Belt On It is knit up in Wooly Wonka Fibers Aerten DK and it’s perfect for this project! The stitch patterns and cables pop, and colors are lovely. Anne is offering 10% off order of Aerten DK through the end of may, so order soon to take advantage of this discount!

Cables in Wooly Wonka Fibers

Subscriber Exclusive Giveaway

Have your eye on knitting up Put a Belt On It? Leave a comment here for your chance to win enough Wooly Wonka Fibers Aerten DK to knit the vest! This giveaway is for subscribers only, so please leave your subscriber email so I can verify you are subscribed. Tweet/Facebook/Pin for extra entries!

Be sure to say hi to Anne at her blog and follow her on twitter.

And speaking of subscriber exclusive giveaways, we have a winner from our Tactile Fiber Arts yarn giveaway!

Congrats, Jo! I’ve emailed you and can’t wait to see what you do with that yarn!

Keep up with our blog tour here:

April 16th: Holla Knits Blog – Collection debut
April 17th: The Sweatshop of Love – Review and pattern giveaway
April 18th: FiberStory.tv – Interview with designer Emma Welford
April 19th: Emma Welford/Kangaroo Dyer – Review and yarn giveaway
April 20th: Knits in Class – Review and subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway, discounts
April 23rd: Under the Red Umbrella – Review and pattern giveaway, subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway
April 24th: Skacel – Review and yarn, pattern, and needles giveaway, additional subscriber exclusive yarn and needles giveaway
April 25th: Knit Darling – Review and pattern giveaway
April 26th: The Owl and the Bee – Review and pattern giveaway
April 27th: Dirty Water DyeWorks – Review and subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway, discounts
April 30th: Wooly Wonka Fiber Arts – Review and subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway
May 1st: Knitted Bliss – Review and pattern giveaway
May 2nd: FiberStory.tv – Interview with designer Lily Ubbelohde
May 3rd: Knit Picks Blog Stash – Review, podcast interview with designer Allyson Dykhuizen, and pattern giveaway
May 4th: Subway Knitter – Review and pattern giveaway

Blog Tour Stop: Dirty Water DyeWorks

Today the Holla Knits blog tour swings by Dirty Water DyeWorks, who popped in last minute to supply yarn for my In a While Crocodile pattern!

In a While Crocodile in Lucia

Lucia was a complete joy to work with and wears really beautifully. The slight variegated color gives even more interest to the piece, and makes the crocodile stitch details on the sleeves really pop.

Variegated Crocodile Stitch Sleeve Detail

Stephanie is offering free shipping on all of her beautiful yarns with coupon code HOLLA KNITS! All orders placed during the Blog Tour will receive free shipping. Simply enter “Holla Knits” in the comments section of the shopping cart, and your shipping charges will be refunded.

Subscriber Exclusive Giveaway!

In a While Crocodile in Dirty Water DyeWorks Lucia

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! On top of free shipping, Stephanie is giving away one skein of Dirty Water DyeWorks Lucia to one lucky subscriber! To enter please just leave a comment on this blog post using or leaving your subscriber email.

Be sure to swing by Stephanie’s blog and say hi! You can also follow her on twitter.

Keep up with our blog tour here:

April 16th: Holla Knits Blog – Collection debut
April 17th: The Sweatshop of Love – Review and pattern giveaway
April 18th: FiberStory.tv – Interview with designer Emma Welford
April 19th: Emma Welford/Kangaroo Dyer – Review and yarn giveaway
April 20th: Knits in Class – Review and subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway, discounts
April 23rd: Under the Red Umbrella – Review and pattern giveaway, subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway
April 24th: Skacel – Review and yarn, pattern, and needles giveaway, additional subscriber exclusive yarn and needles giveaway
April 25th: Knit Darling – Review and pattern giveaway
April 26th: The Owl and the Bee – Review and pattern giveaway
April 27th: Dirty Water DyeWorks – Review and subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway, discounts
April 30th: Wooly Wonka Fiber Arts – Review and subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway
May 1st: Knitted Bliss – Review and pattern giveaway
May 2nd: FiberStory.tv – Interview with designer Lily Ubbelohde
May 3rd: Knit Picks Blog Stash – Review, podcast interview with designer Allyson Dykhuizen, and pattern giveaway
May 4th: Subway Knitter – Review and pattern giveaway

Blog Tour Stop: The Owl and the Bee

The Holla Knits blog tour brings us to designer Lily Ubbelohde’s blog The Owl and the Bee today! Lily designed Romp Around the Clock for this collection.

Lily Rocking the Romper!

In fact, that is Lily doubling as model for the sample romper she also knit up for the photo shoot! There are a lot of skills being utilized here. Not to mention the fact that Lily came up to Minneapolis the weekend of the photo shoot and did everyone’s make up and was the lead on accessorizing and styling each look.

Romper Details

But lets talk about how cool this romper is. ROMPER! Every time I talk about how much I love this romper I laugh because it’s a romper! And even when I finished knitting this sample I put it on and was perplexed. But when I styled it for the shoot and was running around in my romper outfit all morning and afternoon, I kind of fell in love. I can’t wait for it to get legitimately warm out so I can wear it around town!

Shoot over to Lily’s blog and comment for a chance to win a copy of this fun to knit and surprisingly wearable pattern.

Keep up with our blog tour here:

April 16th: Holla Knits Blog – Collection debut
April 17th: The Sweatshop of Love – Review and pattern giveaway
April 18th: FiberStory.tv – Interview with designer Emma Welford
April 19th: Emma Welford/Kangaroo Dyer – Review and yarn giveaway
April 20th: Knits in Class – Review and subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway, discounts
April 23rd: Under the Red Umbrella – Review and pattern giveaway, subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway
April 24th: Skacel – Review and yarn, pattern, and needles giveaway, additional subscriber exclusive yarn and needles giveaway
April 25th: Knit Darling – Review and pattern giveaway
April 26th: The Owl and the Bee – Review and pattern giveaway
April 27th: Dirty Water DyeWorks – Review and subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway, discounts
April 30th: Wooly Wonka Fiber Arts – Review and subscriber exclusive yarn giveaway
May 1st: Knitted Bliss – Review and pattern giveaway
May 2nd: FiberStory.tv – Interview with designer Lily Ubbelohde
May 3rd: Knit Picks Blog Stash – Review, podcast interview with designer Allyson Dykhuizen, and pattern giveaway
May 4th: Subway Knitter – Review and pattern giveaway