Thursday, July 30, 2015

Giveaway: Last Knitter Standing, A Knitting Game

Okay, now, I need to move some yarn. One of my favorite yarns from Universal, Classic Worsted, has been discontinued. I invested in several bags and am passing on the savings to my customers. It's been a while since I held a giveaway, so I thought I would combine these sales with a fun prize. The contest starts August 1 and goes through August 31. (If you purchased any of the Classic Worsted in July, I'll grandfather you in; go ahead and enter.)

Last Knitter Standing is a knitting game that will liven up your next fiber gathering. It includes fiber-related trivia questions to test your knitting knowledge with a challenge of your knitting skills. The knitter with the most knitted rows at he end of the game is the winner. Will you be the Last Knitter Standing?

Since all contests must have rules, here are mine:
1. You must purchase at least two skeins of Classic Worsted Yarn OR at least one skein of another yarn AND at least one skein of Classic Worsted Yarn. I will verify this after the contest is over. You will be eliminated if this had not happened. You can enter as many times as you purchase.
2. Optional to win extra entries. Tweet about the contest on twitter.
3. Visit The Irresistible Ewe's Facebook Page and Like Us.

Good luck and thank you for visiting my etsy shop. Again, the contest starts August 1 and runs through August 31. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, July 16, 2015

We R Memory Keepers Pinwheel Punch

I recently retired from many years in education. The day was a long while coming and greatly anticipated. I felt like a kid in a candy store with so much time on my hands and so many craft projects to explore.

I received a gift card from the teachers on my hallway and decided to invest in some new tools, among them some punch boards by We R Memory Keepers. One of the first that I tried and an immediate favorite was the Pinwheel Punch Board. Slightly daunting at first, it sat in the plastic until I had visited several YouTube channels to see this demonstrated. I succeeded in making a few pinwheels, but they just didn't spin like the ones on YouTube. So, I did my usual fallback strategy when things don't seem quite right - I read the directions on the back of the attachments bag! Guess what? It helps to read directions! Who knew?

Since then, I've been spinning my - pinwheels! I thought I would put together a picture tutorial for my readers in case you find yourself in the same fix. It's also been too long since I posted, something I'm determined to change. Here goes and please send questions or comments or pictures of your projects with this punch. I do have some listed on my etsy shop, tangledmoons and will soon also list on my theirresistibleewe etsy shop as well.