Spun Yarn 125
October 25 2020
Some Big News
I've found myself wrestling with my work/life balance lately. And in light of several dear friends sadly leaving us this terrible year, I have decided to make some pretty big changes aimed at reducing the stress in my life.
Tradewind Knitwear Designs has been in existence for about 25 years. When it's your business, you never go home and forget about work or take a complete holiday.
The knitting is the easy bit. The teaching is the fun bit. Meeting knitters and making friends around the world has been the best bit!
When running a business, there are are forms to be filled, deadlines to meet, numbers to be crunched.
Add to that the intermittent horrible battles such a the month long shut down inflicted by PayPal and
out of the blue tax audits by Revenue Canada, and you might see why I've found myself growing weary.
After several years of mulling things over and weighing the pros and cons, I have decided to retire Tradewind Knitwear Designs.
While I do still plan on writing and releasing new patterns, as well as YouTube videos, we will be closing down the website at the end of the year.
The undoing of a business is hugely complex; I am intertwined with it like the Gordian knot. It currently seems intractable, but I will take a small pair
of scissors and start snipping away.
I'm hoping to continue my Spunyarn newsletters in some modified format and make my patterns available by other means, but the final details are all
a little unclear at present.
Please don't panic! We will give you the necessary steps to save your virtual products.
My digital patterns will continue to be available for purchase at Ravelry, Craftsy and LoveKnitting. For a small fee, we are offering to transfer your purchased patterns from your Notebook at LucyNeatby.com to your library at Ravelry.
Additionally, please do take full advantage of our clearance sale. Check the
for bargains on yarn, DVDs and books.
My November Knit Along
We are going ahead with our Storm Mountain Hat Knit Along beginning on November 1st.
For this Knit-Along, I've created an exclusive Storm Mountain Hat kit which includes the digital pattern, 3 skeins of our gorgeous BFL Lil' Sport yarns AND the Storm Mountain Hat Tutorial! We'll be knitting together in my Neatby Knitters group on Ravelry starting on November 1st!
Upcoming Teaching Gigs
I have a few teaching gigs to round out the year.
Registration has already opened for Vogue Knitting Live but I still have a couple of spots on November 12 and 13th. I hope you can join me there.
For any local knitters: I will be offering another in-person class at the Chester Art Center on November 7th.
I'm keeping this brief as there is much to be done. I am so grateful for your support over the years.
Keep those stitches smiling.
Storm Mountain Hat Kit and Knit Along by Lucy Neatby
I'd love to have you join
me for my November
Storm Mountain Hat Knit-Along!
We'll start knitting together on November 1st.
I've also included an option for a flatter crown and an interesting "Space Cadet" top-stalk. This one is a bit fiddly but fun!
For this Knit-Along, we've created an exclusive
Storm Mountain Hat kit which includes the digital pattern, 3 skeins of our gorgeous BFL Lil' Sport yarns AND the Storm Mountain Hat Tutorial!
For our last half-price pattern of the week, we are offering the aforementioned Night and Day Blanket!
Knit yourself an heirloom with this spectacularly beautiful and warm double-layer blanket.
The Night and Day Blanket is not for the faint of heart!
For extra background material, you may wish to buy my (deeply discounted) Double Knitting Delight DVD. It contains basic double knitting techniques, as does my interactive introductory DK Class on Craftsy.
Complete with 15 videolinks as well as written instructions and charts, this pattern is like an advanced dk course yielding gorgeous results!
The Night and Day DK Blanket pattern is half-price ($6.00) at LucyNeatby.com and
Ravelry until October 31,
we hope you enjoy knitting this spectacular project!
Keep an eye on our Clearance Section and watch for various sales on our regular product pages - our efforts to achieve a major inventory reduction in 2020 will be your gain!
How about giving your knitting friends a class with me in their own homes?
ALL of our DVDs are on super-clearance! For $5CAD plus shipping (and tax, where applicable), you can own any of the "Learn With Lucy" instructional DVDs. Visit the DVDs page to order yours now!
These in-depth and wide-ranging titles will have you knitting like a pro in no time!!
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