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Today only, Curls, Curls 2, and Curls 3 are all on sale on ravelry for 25% off with the code COUNTDOWN (the code works for any or all of them, just be sure you put them all in your cart at the same time if you want more than one).

Curls is the book that made me brave enough to stop pretending to everyone else that I wanted a respectable grown up job and finally just go ahead and do this weird thing I do instead.  There were quite a few folks who were quietly (or not so quietly) worried I was making an awful choice (really though…I was in the middle of getting a Ph.D. in history…go ask around and see how hard it is to get a decent job in academia before you get too worried about my rash career choice).  But it seems to have worked out just fine.  And I will forever love these books for making me brave!

What’s up? I’m doing a December countdown! Now through Christmas Eve, I’m putting one pattern a day on sale for 25% off (I started with socks, moved on to hats, then to stuff you could knit in a day, and have now said forget knitting for others, buy yourself books and curl up and relax instead). Each sale only runs one day (until 11:59pm eastern time), so grab it while you can.

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Today only, the Fine Things for Plain Occasions on sale on ravelry for 25% off with the code COUNTDOWN.

If you know me at all, you know this is the me-est book ever imaginable.  Patterns based off of vintage etiquette guides?  Check.  Hardback book with a freaking ribbon bookmark? Check. Photoshoot at an ever so slightly gothic manor? Check.  Really you could not come up with something more suited to my personal proclivities if you tried.  And even if the patterns are not your jam, you owe it to yourself to go read a few of the quotes from the etiquette books (they’re all on the ravelry pages for the patterns), they’re amazing and will make your whole day better.

What’s up? I’m doing a December countdown! Now through Christmas Eve, I’m putting one pattern a day on sale for 25% off (I started with socks, moved on to hats, then to stuff you could knit in a day, and have now said forget knitting for others, buy yourself books and curl up and relax instead). Each sale only runs one day (until 11:59pm eastern time), so grab it while you can.

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Today only, the Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet books (Volumes I, II, and III) are on sale on ravelry for 25% off with the code COUNTDOWN (it works for any or all of them, just put them all in your cart at once if you want more than one of them).

Do you want to know a secret?  My only regret about this whole series is that I didn’t put ‘Volume I’ on the first one.  Everyone I talked to about doing books warned me against it.  They said if you put volume one, and then don’t do a volume two, you’ll be pestered with questions about the rest of it until the end of time.  But I knew…knew there were going to be three of them.  And holy smokes do I wish I’d politely thanked all those lovely folks for their well-intentioned advice and then just gone ahead and done my own thing.  But other than that, no regrets!

What’s up? I’m doing a December countdown! Now through Christmas Eve, I’m putting one pattern a day on sale for 25% off (I started with socks, moved on to hats, then to stuff you could knit in a day, and have now said forget knitting for others, buy yourself books and curl up and relax instead). Each sale only runs one day (until 11:59pm eastern time), so grab it while you can.

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Today only, Silk Road Socks is on sale on ravelry for 25% off with the code COUNTDOWN.

This is the book that started it all.  Silk Road Socks was my very first book, way way way back when.  I published it with someone else and well…well I’ve always been the opinionated sort, I don’t play well with others, and I should have known better.  It was out of print for a long time, and eventually the rights came back to me.  So a few years ago I redid it the way I’d always wanted to.  More sizes, beautiful illustrations, and even a few new patterns just because I can.  It feels absolutely marvelous to have it out in the world the way I always wanted it to be!

What’s up? I’m doing a December countdown! Now through Christmas Eve, I’m putting one pattern a day on sale for 25% off (I started with socks, moved on to hats, then to stuff you could knit in a day, and have now said forget knitting for others, buy yourself books and curl up and relax instead). Each sale only runs one day (until 11:59pm eastern time), so grab it while you can.

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Today only, Firmament is on sale on ravelry for 25% off with the code COUNTDOWN.

That hat, that one in the front there? That hat has a lot to answer for.   It’s by far my most popular individual pattern.  And the response to it helped convince me that you would not all run screaming if I experimented with more of the lovely dip stitches.  I put a bunch of them together in a book (along with some variations on the stitches because I’ve always secretly cherished a burning desire to do a stitch dictionary, and this was a way to dabble in it without turning it into a giant project), and am rather hopelessly taken with how it all came out!

What’s up? I’m doing a December countdown! Now through Christmas Eve, I’m putting one pattern a day on sale for 25% off (I started with socks, moved on to hats, then to stuff you could knit in a day, and have now said forget knitting for others, buy yourself books and curl up and relax instead). Each sale only runs one day (until 11:59pm eastern time), so grab it while you can.

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Today only, Ne’er-Do-Well Knits is on sale on ravelry for 25% off with the code COUNTDOWN.

So this isn’t a single pattern, it’s a tiny little book (click over to the ravelry page to see the other patterns in it).  It’s from back when I used to think it was totally reasonable to do two books a year and one or two patterns a month on non book months and be a full time grad student.  All of which means I don’t actually remember much about making it because I was way too exhausted to actually lay down long term memories.  But I do know that that taking pictures on the railroad tracks was more amusing than it had any right to be, that those socks are pretty nifty, and that they still show up in the laundry pile on a regular basis, all these years later!

What’s up? I’m doing a December countdown! Now through Christmas Eve, I’m putting one pattern a day on sale for 25% off (I started with socks, moved on to hats, then to stuff you could knit in a day, and have now said forget knitting for others, buy yourself books and curl up and relax instead). Each sale only runs one day (until 11:59pm eastern time), so grab it while you can.

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Today only, Hoard is on sale on ravelry for 25% off with the code COUNTDOWN.

This is the single quickest thing I’ve ever knit.  As in, I very literally knit a dozen of them in an afternoon.  They have about as many stitches as two rows of a sock.  You can knit them in less time than it takes to do a load of laundry or bake a loaf of bread.  The only possibly tricky part might be finding acorn caps if you’re somewhere snowy.  But even then, sometimes if you look up close to the trunks the snow isn’t that thick and if all else fails, amazon can have them to you in a day or two if you can’t (or don’t want to) find them yourself.  You can have them scattered on your table or tied to presents or hanging from the tree in no time.

What’s up? I’m doing a December countdown! Now through Christmas Eve, I’m putting one pattern a day on sale for 25% off (I started with socks and moved on to hats and have now jumped to stuff you can knit in a day because I am not going to suggest anyone take on anything bigger than that this time of year). Each sale only runs one day (until 11:59pm eastern time), so grab it while you can.

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Today only, Inscribe is on sale on ravelry for 25% off with the code COUNTDOWN.

I very much hope you’re done with any gift knitting at this point and you are sitting there, relaxed, drinking your hot chocolate, pondering how you want to wrap your presents or decorate your tree, or maybe even just knitting for fun because I’ve heard that’s a thing people do.  And if that’s the case, I have a feeling these could be just the thing.  There are twelve tiny, slip stitch hats here (plus an absurdly detailed guide to making perfect tassels, because ornament hats are so much cuter with tassels).  Each one takes just a few yards of yarn (the perfect thing to do with the leftovers scraps from all your holiday knitting) and a few hours of time.  You can have a whole stack of them on top of your presents or hanging from your tree in no time.

What’s up? I’m doing a December countdown! Now through Christmas Eve, I’m putting one pattern a day on sale for 25% off (I started with socks and moved on to hats and have now jumped to stuff you can knit in a day because I am not going to suggest anyone take on anything bigger than that this time of year). Each sale only runs one day (until 11:59pm eastern time), so grab it while you can.

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Today only, Spicule is on sale on ravelry for 25% off with the code COUNTDOWN.

There is a frankly absurd amount of stuff in this pattern.  There are the three tiny hats, which knit up fast and make adorable tree ornaments or present toppers.  But there are also the same three hats in people sizes too.  Which means you could totally knit someone a hat to wear and wrap it up and put a tiny hat on top of the package as a bow.  Which would proooooooobably make the world end from an overdose of cuteness.  But if it’s got to end, that’s as good a way to go as any.

What’s up? I’m doing a December countdown! Now through Christmas Eve, I’m putting one pattern a day on sale for 25% off (I started with socks and moved on to hats and have now jumped to stuff you can knit in a day because I am not going to suggest anyone take on anything bigger than that this time of year). Each sale only runs one day (until 11:59pm eastern time), so grab it while you can.

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Today only, Dollop is on sale on ravelry for 25% off with the code COUNTDOWN.

These are ridiculous, I fully admit it, but they’re also rather marvelous.  You can hinge the top and leave the inside open to make the coolest secret compartment ever (translation, you can totally put a gift card or some other tiny present inside the cupcake and get massive bonus points for cutest presentation in the history of the world).  You can make one in an evening.  And they totally give you an excuse to get take out (you need one of the tiny plastic condiment cups that tend to come with takeout to give the bottom of the cupcake shape).  I’m pretty sure that’s a win on all fronts.

What’s up? I’m doing a December countdown! Now through Christmas Eve, I’m putting one pattern a day on sale for 25% off (I started with socks and moved on to hats and have now jumped to stuff you can knit in a day because I am not going to suggest anyone take on anything bigger than that this time of year). Each sale only runs one day (until 11:59pm eastern time), so grab it while you can.