Knitterly News!

Phew! I don’t know about you guys, but I had a great holiday, and I am also glad they are over. I hope all of you had a good one too. Brandt and I drove up to see the Fam in Michigan, another quick trip, just Tuesday to Friday. Holy cow did we ever have a white Christmas! 10″ of snow was already on the ground, and when we drove up Tuesday, we hit some seriously nasty winter weather about an hour from the house, that took 4HOURS to get through. Ugh.

Saturday, back in Pittsburgh, we enjoyed 68 degree weather. It was like spring, and I loved every second! Brandt got salty though, he likes the kind of winter snowed in weather we had in Michigan. He is CRAZY.

Enough of the weather though, I have news! If you picked up a copy of the new Knit.1, you might have noticed that my yarn, Vesper Sock Yarn, in “Muddy Waters” was featured in a products feature along with 9 other awesome indie dyers. I’ve known about this since August, but kept mum, in case, you know, they decided not to go with my yarn. I’m still jumping up and down about it! This part concerns you all, because I want to spread the happy. So. I’m having a little blog contest, just leave a comment, and this Friday I will randomly number generate a winner. The winner will receive a copy of the new Knit.1, AND a skein of Muddy Waters for their very own.

MORE news! I know that there are a few of you out there who are very excited about the next round of my Vesper Sock yarn club, and you are in luck. I have just now made renewals available, and they will be so until Wednesday at noon, after which new subscriptions will be available. REMEMBER though, this is just for RENWALS, non current member who try to sneak in will have their money refunded. I have to be mean about this, though I wish I could have yarn available to all, I am too tiny an operation to do this.

And one more bit- I am indeed organizing a Vesper Fiber Club, which will start in March, sign ups will be February. Stay tuned for more on that!

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76 Responses to Knitterly News!

  1. amanda says:

    As much as I enjoyed the warm day… I am with Brant, I love a good snow-in this time of year. Congratulations on your yarn getting mentioned in Knit1! An honor which is well deserved.

  2. Kelly says:

    Congrats on being in the magazine! And glad to hear you had a nice holiday!

  3. Judi says:

    Congrats, Julia!
    Muddy Waters is my kind of color…without even looking, I know this is true!
    Can’t wait to see it.

  4. Abby says:

    Congrats on your upcoming fame and fortune re Knit 1 appearance. And I too like getting snowed in – more time to knit!

  5. Diana says:

    Congrats on getting into Knit.1!

  6. Michelle says:

    A fiber club as well? Woohoo! And congrats on the Knit 1. 🙂
    PS- I love all the snow as well. As long as I don’t live in a city where there’s no where for it to go.

  7. Seanna Lea says:

    Congrats on the Knit 1. I noticed a heavy indie/blog focus in this issue, which was great to see!

  8. Dianne says:

    Would love to have some of your beautiful yarn. Congratulations on some great publicity.

  9. Maggie Thomas says:

    Congratulations! You deserve the attention. Also, I love your color names. I am currently making leg warmers out of “electric mayhem” which my kids recognized as a name of a muppet band. Keep up the good work! cheers, Maggie

  10. wakenda says:

    Congratulations! It’s cool to see so many indie dyers getting attention.

  11. Katie says:

    Ooo Fiber club! Congrats on the write up. I’m with you about the lovely warm weather. It is wonderful and every winter can be like this. 😉

  12. Rachel says:

    Congrats. I just got my copy of knit.1 last tuesday and was playing a guessing game with that picture. A fiber club would be very cool. Thanks for the heads up, I will start collecting my pennies now.

  13. Carrie says:

    I am with you! I live in North Dakota and for the past 3 weekends we’ve had blizzards that dumped about 10″ here too. I’d much rather take the 68 degrees!

    Congrats on the mag mention–it is well deserved!

  14. Tara says:

    Congrats on the mention! Well, that foot of snow has since disappeared here in Michigan and we had spring-like weather over the weekend. Crazy!

  15. I saw that this morning!! Congrats! Your yarn is awesome, when I’m knitting with it I can’t seem to put it down. Watching the stripes appear is memorizing. And my vesper socks are my fav socks. 🙂
    Its been crazy warm up here too! Crazy weather, crazy!

  16. whitney says:

    Congrats on getting into Knit.1! I seriously have to get myself a copy of that issue, because I keep hearing about more and more awesome things in it.

  17. Patti says:

    Would love to have some of the Self-striping colors in Variegated!!!!!!!!! They are beautiful!!
    Congrats on the magazine article! I’ve yet to find a magazine.

  18. jaimejune says:

    Congrats on getting into the magazine. I’ve never read Knit.1. They don’t carry it in my bookstore, so I’d love to see one.

  19. Patty D of NC says:

    Congrats on getting published!!

  20. Jeanie says:

    Yea for being in Knit1! Muddy Waters is one of my favorite colorways:) Here’s hoping!

  21. Kelly says:

    How exciting! I need to go pick up my copy! 🙂

  22. Becky says:

    I saw your yarn in that layout when I got the magazine last week. Congrats! If I win, you don’t have to send me the mag because I already have it!

  23. Kim says:

    Muddy Waters!! I’d love some- hope my number comes up 🙂
    Congrats on the awesome press.

  24. Dani says:

    Congratulations! You do great work and deserve every bit of press you get!

  25. Celtic Queen says:

    YAY! Fiber club! I’m going to bury all my guys in it. 🙂

  26. rachel says:

    Hooray–congratulations on your feature!

  27. Congrats on the mention in the magazine! I’ve been itching to get my hands on a copy, and I will be sure to scope you out. 🙂

  28. Nell says:

    Congrats! Well deserved!

  29. Liz says:

    Congrats! And that’s one of my favorite colors ever. We had crazy weather in Chicago too, 60 degrees and thunderstorms on Saturday plus lots of flooding as it melted the snow on the ground.

  30. Jordana says:

    Congrats on the Knit1 article! Very exciting, and Muddy Waters is one of my favorite colorways of yours.

  31. Rachel says:

    Hooray for you and getting into the mag! That’s wonderful news!

  32. Sheila says:

    I too spent some nasty car time going to Michigan! They sure had a white Christmas! Am so happy for Vesper Yarn going NATIONAL! Good for you!

  33. Wendy in Cambridge says:

    Congratulations, Julia! I just ordered a copy of the magazine today.

  34. Ann R. says:

    Congratulations on your yarn’s starring role in knit.1 – “Muddy Waters” caught my eye right away when I flipped through my copy earlier this month, but I’ve only just now found your blog through a link to your Chevron Love Hat pattern, for which I must thank you for sharing such a pretty, pretty design!

  35. Sonia says:

    I believe I also saw a skein of Winter’s Passing in the latest issue of IK!

    I’ve been trying to find a copy of the latest knit.1. no luck so far…but I’m going to keep looking!

  36. Helen says:

    Congratulations! I got the magazine and I think it’s great. But I would love to win Muddy Waters!

  37. Jess says:

    Congrats! That is very exciting news for you!

  38. Jessie says:

    Well done! I’ve often picked up Knit1 at my newsagency but have never bought it. Maybe I will now!

  39. caitlyn says:

    Congratulations, Julia! Very exciting!

  40. michal says:

    congrats! this is very exciting. you go, girl!

  41. Maria says:

    Congratulations! How exciting for you! And how exciting for me that you’ll be starting a fiber club!

  42. Lynne says:

    Congrats on “muddy waters”!! How very exciting for you..way to keep a secret!

  43. Carole says:

    Congrats on the making the magazine with your yarn. You deserve every success with this!

  44. Susanne says:

    Congrats on the mag appearance!Very nice. Wishing you all the best for 2009, looks like it will be a busy one for you and your yarn.:)

  45. Laurie says:

    Congrats on featuring your yarn! Very cool, and good exposure!

  46. Rachel D. says:

    Congratulations! That’s wonderful news! You’ve gotta love a yarn named “Muddy Waters.” I love your blog- keep up the great work!

  47. Marianne says:

    That issue was such a great one to feature all you online rock stars!

  48. Norma says:

    Fab news! Congratulations, and Happy New Year!

  49. Nancy says:

    Congratulations on your very richly deserved recognition in “Knit 1”. I am afraid this is going to make it even harder to score a skein of the gorgeous Vesper sock yarn. I am glad for you–sad for me. Enjoy your new year.

  50. Camilla says:

    Congratulations on having your yarn shown in the magazine and Happy New Year from Sweden!