Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Episode #46: It's a blizzard out there




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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Episode #45: Last minute knitting




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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Episode #44: 12-12-12



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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Here piggy, piggy!

I'm so happy to share with you Priscilla the Persnickety Pig! She's available on Ravelry and Craftsy!




I used to have a thing for pigs. If it was a pig or had a pig on it, I had to have it! I can remember begging my mom to let me have a pet pig, but it never happened. So now, the next best thing is to knit one! Priscilla can be knit either solid, or in a fun combination of two different colorways.






Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Episode #43: Cast on all the things!



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New Pattern - being released tomorrow! 
Priscilla the Persnickety Pig 
-Knit Picks, Wool of the Andes "Blossom Heather"
-Cascade, 220 Superwash "Pink Rose"
-Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Waltz Worsted "Squeal Like A Pig" & "Raspberry"

Finished Objects
Lucha Libre by Kelli Ladwig in Lion Brand, Vanna's Choice "Scarlet" & "Kelly Green"

Works In Progress
Vanilla Socks (my own pattern) in Premier, Serenity Sock Yarn "Surf" 
Lion Pillow by Amy Bahrt in Lion Brand, Vanna's Choice 'Mustard" 
Crosswords at the Coffee Shop by Karrie Steinmetz in Unwind Yarn Company, Voyage Aran "Sunshine"
Advent Calendar Scarf 2012 by Kristen Benecken in Highland Handmades, Pin Cherry Lace "The Back 40"

Yarny Goodness
Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Twist Sock "Holly Jolly" & "Lime"

Fiber Goodness
Highland Handmades, Pitch Pine Top- SW Merino/Merino/Silk "FTW"
Loop, Bullseye Bump SAL "Autumn Lake"
Greenwood Fiberworks, Merino "Harlequin" -December club shipment 


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Now on Craftsy!

I'm really excited to announce that my patterns are now available for purchase on Craftsy!

Don't worry, my patterns will stay and continue to be sold on Ravelry along with the Retro Lemon Studio Group! Nothing will change there. But, with the opportunity to get my patterns out to a wider audience, I had to jump at the chance.

If you haven't heard of Craftsy yet, it is an amazing website that's more than knitting and patterns! There are all kinds of crafts, including quilting, sewing, jewelry, and so much more! They also offer online classes that walk you through step by step. There are plenty of free classes for you to get your feet wet to see if you'd be interested in the paid classes.

So, go browse around and see what they have to offer. And, if you're not on Ravelry and would like another way to purchase my patterns, Craftsy might be the solution!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Episode #42: Holiday FOs



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Finished Objects
Snowflake - Let It Snow Doily by Susan Lowman in Knit Picks, Palette "Cream"
Snowflake - Let It Snow Doily by Susan Lowman in Knit Picks, Palette "Sky"
Vanilla Socks (my own pattern) in Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Twist Sock "C is for Cookie" & "Orange"
Turn A Square by Jared Flood in Knit Picks, Wool of the Andes Tweed "Flagstone Heather" & "Dill Heather"
Turn A Square by Jared Flood in Cascade, 220 Superwash "Space Needle" & "Really Red"

Work In Progress 
Lucha Libre by Kelli Ladwig in Lion Brand, Vanna's Choice "Scarlet" & "Kelly Green"

Book Review
Son of a Stitch N Bitch

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Episode #41: Mystery revealed



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New Pattern - Mystery Toy Revealed!
Emerson the Incognito Alien

Finished Objects
Emerson the Incognito Alien in Knit Picks, Wool of the Andes "Marina", "Semolina" & "Avocado"
Emerson the Incognito Alien in Dancing Dog Dyeworks "Sugar Skulls" & "Linsay Pink"
Emerson the Incognito Alien in Cascade, 220 Superwash "Space Needle", "Puget Sound" & "Really Red"
Elephante by Susan B. Anderson in Gale's Art Corridale Mix Handspun, Random Colorway- I named it "Galactic" 
Garter Stitch Scarf (no pattern) in Lion Brand, Homespun "Montana Sky"
Victor the Thankful Little Pup in Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Waltz Worsted "Christmas Exploded" & " Green"

Works In Progress
Vanilla Socks (my own pattern) in Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Twist Sock "C is for Cookie" & "Orange"
Spring Awakening by Paulina Popiolek Cascade - Heritage Sock "Grey" and "Butter"

Yarny Goodness
Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Twist Stripes "C is for Cookie" & "Sock Monkey Madness 2"

2012 Owl Ornament - Tangerine Designs

All Spun Up
Western Sky Knits, UK Shetland "Bella" 4 oz

Fiber Goodness
Loop, Spontaneous Spinning Cloud "Sea Treasure" 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Drum roll please!

The Mystery Toy is... Emerson the Incognito Alien!



I want to start off by thanking everyone who pre-ordered the pattern, and put their faith in my designs to buy it sight unseen! I had no idea how well a mystery pre-order would do. Sales exceeded my expectations! I plan to do it again sometime in the future, and I really thank you from the bottom of my heart

Emerson has been sitting for a while, and was pointed out by a friend that I really needed to get this pattern out soon. Before I could release him, he had to go through a bit of a make over. Originally he had no sweater, and looked a bit naked. His mustache was also different, and after playing around with many different options, I just loved the handle bar mustache the most!

I hope everyone who pre-ordered Emerson loves him just as much as I do, and that you all have tons of fun knitting him!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Episode #40: It's a mystery



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500 Member Prize Giveaway- Patterns  -WINNERS!
-ebon
-zippybg
-ATexasYarm

Thank you!
Karrie aka KnitPurlGurl for the Zuzu's Petal pattern!!!
Anonymous person who sent the Knit Picks Chroma & Stroll!!! 

New Patterns
Theodor the Story Telling Monster
Mystery Toy Pre-Order! - the Mystery is revealed 11-20-12

Finished Objects
Vanilla Socks (my own pattern) in Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Twist Sock "Sock Monkey Madness" & "Cherry Red"

Works In Progress
Elephante by Susan B. Anderson in Gale's Art Corridale Mix Handspun, Random Colorway- I named it "Galactic" 

Yarny Goodness 
Cascade, 220 Superwash "Rose Pink"

Magazine Review
Vogue Knitting, Holiday 2012

On The Bobbin
Western Sky Knits, UK Shetland "Bella" 4 oz

Fiber Goodness
Into The Whirled, Corridale  "Irohamomiji" 4 oz

Monday, November 12, 2012

Mystery Pre-order , Theodor, & a Special Offer

Wow, things have been crazy around here lately! With two pattern releasing this month I thought I'd give my customers & viewers a special offer!

First, I thought I'd try something new, and fun! Starting today, if you are willing to take a chance on buying a pattern of mine up to a week before it's released, before you've even seen it, and you'll get the Mystery Toy at the special price of $5! Offer expires November 19, 2012 Midnight EST. Discount taken off at checkout.


What you'll get: when you buy the pattern, you'll get a 1 page PDF that will give you a list of all the materials need to make the pattern. Then on the day the pattern is released (Tuesday November 20, 2012) I will update the pattern. So, all you have to do it go to your Ravelry library and click the update button on the pattern to receive the full pattern which will reveal what the Mystery Toy is!

On November 20th 2012, when the patten is released and revealed, the price will be is regular $6.

Also today, Theodor the Story Telling Monster is now available for purchase! It was exclusive to the Dancing Dog Dyeworks Mini Monster Mania Club, and the rights have now been returned to me. It's available on Ravelry for $6.


But wait!!!! If you buy both patterns together you can get them for $10! This offer expires November 19, 2012 Midnight EST! Discount taken off at checkout. Go get them!





Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Episode #39: 500 Member Q&A



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Finished Objects
Fleurdelise One Skein Triangle Shawl by Michelle Miller in Spinning Fates, Shiva "Remembering Remy"
AfterThought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman in Desert Vista Dyeworks, Viso "Grade School Turkey"
Advent Calendar Scarf 2011 by Kristin Beneckenin Knit Picks, Stroll "Peapod"

Works In Progress
The Traveling Sweater by A. Karen Alfke in Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Woobu "Ravencroft"
Vanilla Socks (my own pattern) in Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Twist Sock "Sock Monkey Madness" & "Cherry Red"
Hexipuffs aka The Beekeeper's Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits in various yarns

Yarny Goodness 
Araucania Yarns, Huasco "5" 
Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Waltz Worsted "Vive Le Boeuf" and "Brown" & "Big's Boo-tiful Blues" Monster Mania Club October 2012

All Spun Up
Gales Art, Corridale Mix "Random Colorway" 138 yarns worsted weight, 115 grams

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Episode #38: Flooded



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September/October Accessories KAL - Winners!
choward06 - Sock Project Bag - donated by Slipped Stitch Studios
hotpinksocks - Magnetic Pattern Bookmarks - donated by me
delitealex - Needle Nook - donated by me

October Halloween  Monster/Toy Joint KAL with Knitabulls - Winners!
stape55 - Wedge Project Bag - donated by GirlCave Bags
Wedge Project Bag - donated by Melissa aka Mostlymunchies
NoKnitSherlock - Hand Dyed Yarns - 716 Knits

Finished Objects
Frankie the Candy Monster in Gnome Acres, Polwarth Handspun

Works In Progress
Fleurdelise One Skein Triangle Shawl by Michelle Miller in Spinning Fates, Shiva "Remembering Remy"
AfterThought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman in Desert Vista Dyeworks, Viso "Grade School Turkey"
The Traveling Sweater by A. Karen Alfke in Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Woobu "Ravencroft"

Yarn Goodness
Fibernymph Dye Works, Bedazzled "Nyan Cat" & "Navy Blue"

All Spun Up
Loop, Bullseye Bump "Perfect Day" 238 yards Sport

On The Bobbin
Gales Art, Corridale Mix "Random Colorway" 4 oz

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Episode #37: Sewing costumes



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September/October Accessories KAL
Sock Project Bag - donated by Slipped Stitch Studios
Magnetic Pattern Bookmarks & Needle Nook - donated by me

October Monster/Toy Joint KAL with Knitabulls
Wedge Project Bag - donated by GirlCave Bags
Wedge Project Bag - donated by Melissa aka Mostlymunchies
Hand Dyed Yarns - 716 Knits

Finished Object
AfterThought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman in Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Twist "Ugly Witch" Stripe

Works in Progress
Fleurdelise One Skein Triangle Shawl by Michelle Miller in Spinning Fates, Shiva "Remembering Remy"
Vanilla Socks (my personal pattern) in Desert Vista Dyeworks, Viso "Grade School Turkey"
Frankie the Candy Monster in Gnome Acres, Polwarth Handspun

Yarny Goodness
Destination Yarn, Letter "Route 66"

Fiber Goodness
Peace Eagle Valley, 100% Alpaca Batt
Into The Whirled, Merino "Bohdi"

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Episode #36: Ribbit!




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Retro Lemon Studio T-Shirt PreOrder!

September/October Accessories KAL
Sock Project Bag - donated by Slipped Stitch Studios
Magnetic Pattern Bookmarks & Needle Nook - donated by me

October Monster/Toy Joint KAL with Knitabulls
Wedge Project Bag - donated by GirlCave Bags
Wedge Project Bag - donated by Melissa aka Mostlymunchies
Hand Dyed Yarns - 716 Knits

Thank you's!
Susan of GirlCave Bags for the Oddball Bag!
Karrie aka knitpurlgirl for the Owl Obsession pattern!

NEW Pattern!
Sam the Super Frog

Finished Objects
Sam the Super Frog in 716 Knit, Strong "Embrace This Thing Called Life" and Cascade, 220 Superwash "Puget Sound/883"
Sam the Super Frog in Another Crafty Girl, Merino Worsted "Kermit" and Cascade, 220 Superwash "Really Red/809"
Sam the Super Frog in Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Waltz Worsted "Emma" & "Perfectly Purple"
Sam the Super Frog in Knit Picks, Brava Worsted "Peapod" & "Orange"
Lucy by C2Knits in Cascade, 220 Heathers "Turtle/2452" & Noro, Kureyon "185"

Works In Progress
Vanilla Socks (my own pattern) in Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Twist Sock "Ugly Witch"

Yarny Goodness
Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Twist Sock "Frankenweenie Stripe"
Jojoland, Rhythm "M24"
Lion Brand, Vanna's Choice "Mustard"
Lion Brand, Quick & Cozy "Paprika"

Book Review
Teen Knitting Club

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sam the SUPER Frog!


Sam is a very special frog. You see, Sam isn’t just any ordinary frog, he’s a SUPER frog! While he looks like a regular old frog, when he has on his super hero cape he can do amazing things! He’s able to leap over ponds in a single hop. He can catch flies faster than a speeding seagull. And most of all he can bring a smile to anyone’s face.




I'm so excited to share Sam the Super Frog with all of you! He has been a long time in coming, with the first one knitted up back in January. He went through some arm and leg changes while I tried to figure out what I liked best on him.


Upon completing the first of the final samples, my son declared that he needed to be "super" which involved wearing a cape. And that's when Sam was no longer a regular frog, but a SUPER one!


Sam the Super Frog is available for $6 as a digital download on Ravelry.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Episode #35: It's gonna be super



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Retro Lemon Studio T-Shirt PreOrder!

September/October Accessories KAL
Sock Project Bag - donated by Slipped Stitch Studios
Magnetic Pattern Bookmarks & Needle Nook - donated by me


October Monster/Toy Joint KAL with Knitabulls
Finished Objects
Works In Progress


Wedge Project Bag - donated by GirlCave Bags
Wedge Project Bag - donated by Melissa aka Mostlymunchies
Hand Dyed Yarns - 716 Knits

Hitchhiker by Martina Behm in Into The Whirled, Ulundi Sock "Captain Tightpants"
Pattern Sample in 716 Knit, Strong "Embrace This Thing Called Life"

Pattern Sample in Another Crafty Girl, Worsted Merino "Kermit"
Pattern Sample in Knit Picks, Brava Worsted "Peapod"
Advent Calendar Scarf 2011 by Kristin Beneckenin in Knit Picks, Stroll "Peapod"
Lucy by C2Knits in Cascade, 220 Heathers "Turtle/2452" & Noro, Kureyon "185"

Yarny Goodness
Another Crafty Girl, Worsted Merino "Coraline"

Tools Of The Trade
Large Wedge Bag from GirlCave Bags

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Episode #34: Alpacas



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September/October Accessories KAL
Sock Project Bag - donated by Slipped Stitch Studios
Magnetic Pattern Bookmarks & Needle Nook - donated by me

October Monster/Toy Joint KAL with Knitabulls
Wedge Project Bag - donated by GirlCave Bags
Wedge Project Bag - donated by Melissa aka Mostlymunchies
Hand Dyed Yarns - 716 Knits

Finished Objects
None

Works In Progress
Hitchhiker by Martina Behm in Into The Whirled, Ulundi Sock "Captain Tightpants"
Lucy by C2Knits in Cascade, 220 Heathers "Turtle/2452" & Noro, Kureyon "185"
Pattern Sample in 716 Knit, Strong "Embrace This Thing Called Life"

Tools Of The Trade
Spruce & Sumac Buttons from Pymatuning Crafts

Magazine Review
Knit Simple Holiday 2012

All Spun Up 
Gnome Acres, Polwarth "Witches Brew" 2ply , "Witches Brew Green", & "Black"

On The Bobbin
Loop, Bullseye Bump "Perfect Day"

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Episode #33: Fair 2012 recap



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Show notes coming soon!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Episode #32: Catching up on WIPs



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September/October Accessories KAL
Sock Project Bag - donated by Slipped Stitch Studios
Magnetic Pattern Bookmarks & Needle Nook - donated by me

October Monster/Toy Joint KAL with Knitabulls
Wedge Project Bag - donated by GirlCave Bags
Wedge Project Bag - donated by Melissa aka Mostlymunchies
Hand Dyed Yarns - 716 Knits

Finished Objects 
Frankie the Candy Monster in Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Waltz Worsted "Frankenweenie", "Chartreuse", & "Black"
Vanilla Socks (my pattern) in Desert Vista Dyeworks, Viso "Lady Bug" Stripes

Works In Progress 
The Traveling Sweater by A. Karen Alfke in Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Woobu "Ravencroft"
Advent Calendar Scarf 2011 by Kristin Beneckenin Knit Picks, Stroll "Peapod"

Yarny Goodness 
Skein, Top Draw Sock "Static"

Pattern Booklet
The Wonderful Wallaby by Carol A. Anderson

Magazine Review 
Vogue Fall 2012 

Fiber Goodness
Gnome Acres, Polwarth "Witches Brew Green" & "Black"
Into The Whirled, Superwash BFL "Aurora Borealis" - September 2012 Classic Club

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Candy + Monster = Frankie

I'm so excited to finally release Frankie the Candy Monster! With a small delay I was working as fast as I could to be able to release him in plenty of time for Halloween and my October Monster joint KAL with Diane of the Knitabulls podcast.

Frankie is available for download on Ravelry, and features fun and colorful yarns from Dancing Dog Dyeworks!




Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Episode #31: Yarn Discovery Tour 2012



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September/October KAL - Accessories

October Joint KAL with Knitabulls - Halloween Monster/Toy

New pattern! - Frankie the Candy Monster

5th Annual Yarn Discovery Tour 2012
Calla Lily Yarn and Gifts

Black Locus Farm
-Opal "Starry Night"

Studio Knit
-Vogue Knitting, Fall 2012
-Perfect Notions Case

The Designing Women
-Universal, Deluxe Chunky LP "New Mexico"

My Sister's Yarn Shop
-Cascade, 220 Superwash "Really Red"

Smith's Knitshop 
-Cascade, 220 Heathers "Turtle"

Finished Objects
None

Works In Progress
Octopus Mittens by Emily Peters in Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Flamenco DK "Release my Kraken" & "Bright Tropical Blue"
Per Orla Dishcloth by Kay Gardiner in Sugar In Cream, Cotton "Softly Taupe" & Warm Brown" and Bernat, Handicrafter Cotton "Grass"
Hitchhiker by Martina Behm in Into the Whirled, Ulundi Sock "Captain Tightpants"

All Spun Up
None


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pattern delay & sneak peek

I had every intention of releasing my next pattern today, unfortunately the yarn to finish my main sample has not arrived. My poor guy is sitting here looking at me, wondering why he is not finished. If I only could explain that it's not me, the postal system is just not fast enough.



It looks like the yarn should be here tomorrow, or Thursday at the vary latest. As soon as the yarn arrives I will finish him up, and the pattern will be out ASAP!

In the meantime, here's a sneak peek at Frankie the Candy Monster!




Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Episode #30: Waiting is the hardest part



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September/October KAL - Accessories

Toy Robot Stuffies/Stanley & Sophie the Shy Little Robots on Tangled

Finished Objects
None

Works In Progress
Evenstar Shawl by Susan Pandorf in Wollmeise, Lace Garn "Pistazie"
Vanilla Socks (my own pattern) in Desert Vista Dyeworks, Viso "Lady Bug"
Octopus Mittens by Emily Peters in Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Flamenco DK "Release My Kraken" & "Bright Tropical Blue"

Yarn Goodness
Desert Vista Dyeworks, Viso "Lady Bug, "Grade School Turkey" & "Carrot Cake"
Desert Vista Dyeworks, Vior "Lady Bug"

Tools Of The Trade
GirlCave Bags - Woodland Creature Large Wedge - 10% Coupon Code: gcb10
Bird Leg Bags - Small Box

All Spun Up
None

On The Bobbin
Loop, Bullseye Bump "Perfect Day" 4.4 oz

Fiber Goodness
None

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Time to get Tangled!

I'm so excited to work with Tangled, a webzine, to bring you Toy Robots Softies aka Stanley & Sophie the Shy Little Robots! And, I have to admit I was super excited when I saw my little robots were featured on the "cover"!

copyright Brittany Tyler & Tangled


I'm not sure why the name of the pattern was changed, but I put both names in the patterns listing on Ravelry. The robot pattern is for purchase on Tangled's website for $5. Tangled has exclusive rights to the pattern until they archive it, which I was told is usually 6 months. After that the pattern will be available through my pattern page on Ravelry as well as Tangled.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Episode #29: Ready for Fall



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Laugh Love Knit Charity Sock eBook - Winner!
Knitnonthefloor

July/August KAL - RLS Toy Free For All - WINNERS!!!
gipunkjenn - Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Waltz Worsted "Jellybeans"
DeeMcKnitstuff - Box Bag & Notion Pouch from Melissa aka MostlyMunchies
amiyesiam - 716 Knits, 716 Strong "Pre-Birthday Spanking"
ScullyB - The Fruit Loops Gang by Susan Claudino
phoenixfire - Pattern Guides by Ander's Mill from Emily "akamillie"

September/October KAL - Starts Sepember 1st!
Fall/Winter Accessories

October Joint KAL with Knitabulls!
Halloween Monster/Toys

GirlCave Bags 10% off code! - GCB10

Finished Objects
Ruby the Lovable Huggable Monster in Handspun, Into The Whirled, BFL "Fierce and Flawless"
Grandmother's Favorite by Traditional Design in Knit Picks, Dishie Multi "Maps"
Keychain Sock Blocker Sock by Debbie Jennings in Patons, Kroy Sock FX "Clover"
Secret September Pattern Sample!

Works In Progress
Evenstar Shawl by Susan Pandorf in Wollmeise, Lace Garn "Pistazie"

Yarny Goodness
None

Tools Of The Trade
Lorax Bag from Tangerine Designs

Charity
Hat Drive for the Troops

All Spun Up
Into The Whirled, Rambouillet "Captain Tightpants" 220 yards

On The Bobbins
Loop, Bullseye Bump "Perfect Day" 4.4 oz

Fiber Goodness
None