Happy 4th of July.
We have a few exciting announcements…
“What is knitCompanion?” you ask. knitCompanion is an amazing iPad app that transforms your PDF patterns into highly interactive knitting instructions (iPhone and iPod Touch too). It is a complex app that allows you to easily read charts, count rows, and make notes. Check it out here. Since we’ve discovered it, we have been singing its praises to all who will listen.
Well now it gets even better. knitCompanion has expanded their offerings to the new kClub. kClub is an annual club where members can interact with designers, fiber artists and crafters. There are Designer Spotlights, KALs, Special Events and special knitCompanion training sessions. Read more about it here.
The French Knot is now a knitCompanion affiliate. We are very excited about this partnership and hope to soon be knitCompanion instructors, and offer formal, detailed classes on the many features of knitCompanion.
Check out knitCompanion if you haven’t already. If you already have knitCompanion, consider joining kClub. Stop by for a chat (or email, or call) if you have any questions.
Another exciting announcement is… drumroll please…
Ravelry pattern sales
… Ravelry has a huge database of patterns by thousands of designers. Many are free, some are not. For various reasons someone may not be able to purchase directly through Ravelry. Now a large number of those patterns are available to purchase through The French Knot. This is a great service and we are very excited to be able to offer it.
Remember how I told you about Meg, Leona and Georgie going to market?
It wasn’t all work and no play…
Here are some of the suppliers they ordered from. I know I’m excited. You should be, too.
New needlepoint canvases from…
New for Knitters
Karribean Kotton new kits and restocking
Needle Felting kits from Lorna’s Wool
Appalachian Baby Design kits and organic cotton
Accessories for everyone.
Books from Unicorn Books
Yarn Bowls from Pawley Studios
A few things have already started showing up… watch our little slideshow to see a few of the goodies that have already arrived.
Of course we mustn’t forget about the book signing on August 21st or the Saturday Snacks and Skills classes coming up. Needlepoint Santa on July 20 and Stranded Knitting on August 17. See more details here.
Another slideshow for you…