What is that Cowl?

Hi Fiber Friends!

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This is  Evelyn, the newest Loops Store Shepherdess.  Shelly Brander of KnitStars and Loops Yarn Store posted this on her weekly newsletter.  I had to grab it and show all of you!

I was strolling down the page and saw Evelyn.  I was thinking, ” What a pretty lady.” when I spotted that cowl and was gobsmacked at how pretty it was!  I was like, “Wowwwww, that is so pretty.  Those colors look like my Dijon Mustard and Robin’s Egg…..Holy Toledo!!  Those are my colors!  That’s my yarn!

Ev had whipped up her own version of Susan B. Anderson’s Barrett Cowl, using two skeins of Bulky.

Ev has made this cowl multiple times, in various gauges. It’s a simple fisherman’s rib pattern that even beginners can handle! You can also find a video tutorial on Susan B. Anderson’s blog or YouTube channel.

To make Evelyn’s version, you need one skein x 2 colors of ACTK Bulky. NOTE: For this super-quick version, use a #11 needle, cast on 64 stitches and follow the pattern for the depth of the cowl and when to change colors.

Get your yarn here.  (Loops online store). Loops is located in Tulsa.  If you are in the area, check them out!
Find the pattern on Ravelry or Susan’s site, here.

I just had to share.  If you don’t know about KnitStars or Loops, please look them up.  The KnitStars program is amazing and every knitter and crocheter should sign up.  They are entertaining, informative, and educational.

I’m at the dye pots today, so I need to get back to them.  I wanted to show off the lovely Evelyn and her gorgeous cowl.

Happy Knitting Friends!

Much Love and Many Blessings to you!

Tammy

 

 

 

Scrappy Happiness Poncho

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I have my first finished project for 2020!  It’s the Scrappy Happiness Poncho by Tif Neilan of Tifhandknits.  It’s actually a test knit and will be released on Jan 22.   I will add the link here when the pattern is available.

Sandy is so affectionate.  She’s giving me a little kiss here.

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My daughter, Lindy, got me these super cute tassel earrings for Christmas.  I didn’t think I would look good in them, but I LOVE them!  They are perfect with the poncho!

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Tif, the designer calls this  “a party in the back” due to the fringe.   This poncho is so me!  It has lots of different colors (5 total).  You can use as many colors as you want.  It has an easy slip stitch pattern and the different color combinations kept me engaged.

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I used “Paris”, “Jiminy Cricket”, “Dusty Rose”, “Merlot”, and “Primrose”.  I used the Deluxe Sparkle fingering yarn in Primrose held double to add a little glitter.

2019 was a GREAT year!  I’m so excited about 2020.  Two large companies have picked up my yarn line.  I have been kindly warned to get prepared for rapid growth!   One of the companies, KnitCrate,  ordered 20 different colors from me that will be exclusive to their online store.  (I hope I can come up with 20 different colors!)

The other company is Loops in Tulsa.  Shelly Brander, the owner, produces KnitStars!   She knows everybody in the yarn industry and she is going to introduce me to the world in February.  She is the one who warned me to get prepared to get busy.  I nodded and laughed and she pulled me aside and said, “I’m serious.  You need to prepare for rapid growth!”.   I am listening to her!

Every time I finish a new project, I have a yarn give-a-way.  I do this on Instagram.  Be sure and find me on Instagram ‘A Chick That Knitz” to enter the give-a-way!  The colors I will be giving away are the same colors in my Scrappy Happiness Poncho.

Take care friends and happy knitting!

Tammy

A Chick That Knitz

“Healing the world one skein at a time”.

 

 

Brioche Tiles

 

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Lauren made this GORGEOUS shawl by Susanne Sommer of SuSo Knits. It’s called Brioche Tiles.  It is so pretty!  She did a fabulous job!  I’m so proud of her.  Brioche is a little challenging.  Once you get it down, you’ve got it.   This project is not mindless knitting.  You do need to pay attention to it, but, it is well worth the time!

We have the Nightingale Kit on sale.  It has the 3 skeins of yarn to make this beauty!  I am so proud of her!  She did a fantastic job!  It’s stunning.

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David’s Yarn in Edmond, OK had a little Halloween party.  This is Pixie (the blonde) and her best friend, Lydia (the red head).  They are the characters, angel and demon, from “Good Omens”.   I thought they looked great.

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This is a beautiful shawl in our color-way “Fern”.  I don’t know the name of this pattern.  If you are interested in it, let me know , and I will find out for you.

I’m off to list some new shawl cuffs in the shop.  They are so popular, they sell fast.

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It’s cold and wet here in Oklahoma.  My husband is lighting the fireplace now.  Maybe some hot chocolate later… We put Kahlua in our hot chocolate.  Try it.  It’s delicious!

Happy Knitting,

 

Tammy

 

 

Boho Beauty

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Hello.  I just had to show off my new favorite hand dyed yarn!  It’s called “Boho Beauty“.  It is shown here in MCN Fingering weight yarn.  It’s also readily available in Bulky!

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Come check out the A Chick That Knitz Etsy shop.  We are having a 20% off sale this week.

How are y’all doing?  I can feel Fall in the air!  It’s still 90 degree weather here, but the days are shorter.  There is a crispness in the air in the morning that is reminiscent of Fall.   I LOVE Fall!

Lauren and Luke came over yesterday and we played in a basket of  Hexipuffs.

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We had so much fun!  These hexipuffs are for The Beekeeper’s Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits.

You need over 300+ hexipuffs to make the quilt!   I made these years ago and never assembled them.   Now that I dye my own yarn, I want a new one with my own yarn colors in it.

Enjoy your day today!  Don’t forget to check out the sale online.  It goes thru the weekend.  Etsy Shop – A Chick That Knitz

Happy Knitting Friends,

Tammy

 

 

 

Designer Spotlight

Hello Friends!

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This is the Paradigm Tunisian Scarf by Megan Cullison.  She made it in my color-way “We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat”   This color-way was made to celebrate Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week”.

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I’m also wearing a shawl cuff, it’s the red leather wrap holding it all together.  Teresa, from Two Unravelled Chicks and a Llama has a beautiful assortment of these.  You can purchase them online at her shop.

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image  Megan also made this in a masculine color-way using “Midnight Canyon”

This adorable kitty was shared with me at my Etsy store.  It’s made in our color-way “Gold Rush”. I am just amazed at what cute things people make.  I am actually taking a class starting next week to learn how to do this.   I will be making a Llama.

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I am also so pleased with my Mount Pleasant top.

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Gugga and Luke

Crop tops are all the rage right now to wear with high waisted jeans.  I do not wear the high waisted jeans.  I have a belly.  I like to wear empire waste type tops to cover my belly.  Wearing a flowing type top under the Mount Pleasant looks great.  It allows me  to wear these super cut tops.  I made this with our “Dijon Mustard” color-way.

Happy Sunday everybody!

Enjoy some knitting/crochet/weaving today!

Hugs,

Tammy

 

 

Shawl and Tell

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Hi Friends!  I hope you are all doing well.  I’ve finished my first Test Knit ever!  This is the Dovah Shawl by Kelly McClure of Boho Knits. Isn’t it beautiful?!  I am in love!  Thank you Kelly for such a lovely pattern!

I’ve used my color-way “Bark” and “PrimRose” on Singles Fingering Yarn.

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Imagine the color combinations!  I’m going to be putting some kits together for various options for this shawl.

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Wouldn’t this be gorgeous !  Kelly has published the pattern with a 3 color option.  This would be stunning.  This is the “Nightingale Kit” listed in the shop.

My friend Catalina made this cute shawl.

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It’s the perfect size for a Spring or Fall scarf.  I live in jeans.  I see all of my fashion through that lens.  I like to wear sundresses too.  I like to wear a little light weight cardigan with sun dresses more so than shawls.  I like to wear my shawls with jeans.

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Lake of Shining Waters Shawl

Catalina made this out of our “Nebula” color-way.  I see this with a white t-shirt/blouse and jeans.  Pretty.

We are having a trunk show at David’s Yarn this Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 11:00 to until 7:00.  Come out and say “Hi”.  We’ve got some new Fall colors to debut.  New colors and the softest bulky yarns ever!

I’ve got skeins to label.  I wish you all the best and hope to see some of you on Saturday.

Happy Knitting.

Here is a link to our YouTube channel.  Watch to see Lauren’s Swoncho!  It’s divine!

 

(and these were the good expressions YouTube picked for us – lol )

 

 

Test Knit/Sale

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I feel like such a braggadocious yarn person!  I will admit it! Yes.  I am.  I love yarn!  Join me all yarn lovers!  Love all the yarn with me!  I’m working on a test knit for Kelly McClure of Boho Knits.  It’s called the Dovah Shawl.  I need to get it done by August 22.  It’s so pretty, I just had to share it.     Get ready, she will release it by the end of August.  I have all kinds of kits and color-ways to make it with.   I’m working with “Bark” and “Primrose”.

I also love a good sale.  I’m the type of person that will wait to purchase something until a sale is on.  So, of course, I’m going to apply that to all my beautiful co-yarn lovers.  I’ve got a 20% off sale going on in the Etsy Store.   Check out some of our new color-ways.

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This is “Midnight Canyon” on worsted!  Grant is a Jazz musician and teaches at UCO here in Edmond, OK.  He plays Jazz at various locations around town.  He is cool!  He has that soft cool jazz voice.  I like to listen to him talk.  He came over and made “Midnight Canyon”.  I took it to a local yarn store trunk show and it sold out as quick as I got it out of the box.   Grant is off playing Jazz, so I had to make it myself.  This is my version of Grant’s original color-way.  I love the manly energy of this yarn.

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This is Lauren’s yarn baby.  She made a teal version called “Starling” that is one of our best sellers.  It’s gorgeous!  We had a request to make it a little more blue than teal.  This is it!  Introducing “Robin’s Egg”.  It is sooooo pretty!  We have it available in sparkle and it’s breathtakingly beautiful!  Seriously!     20% off this week!

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Lavender Fields.  Do I need to say more?  This is a top seller too.  Here it is in all her glory on Fingering Singles.  Readily available to ship to you immediately.  It’s gorgeous and on sale!

Get out of the heat and let’s shop for some pretty art yarn!  Back to school sale!

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Also friends, the little chick you see in the pictures represents me, A Chick That Knitz.  I had another one that represented Lauren and it fell and broke into pieces.  If anyone finds a cute chick, let me know, and I will buy it!  I am on the hunt.

Stay cool friends.  Enjoy indoors and air conditioning and YARN!

Tammy.

 

Shawl Cuffs

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I am so proud and honored to show off my step-daughter’s custom made Shawl Cuffs.  Bailey is an incredibly talented artist.   She does custom leather work for all kinds of accessories.  She is even making custom leather shoes now!

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Bailey came to visit this summer and she set up her work shop in A Chick That Knitz studio and she generously made me these shawl cuffs while she was here.  They are so cute!

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These are cute cinched around a cowl.  Feel free to browse around in the online shop.

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I am so happy to tell you that A Chick That Knitz is doing very well!  God is so good.  I never would have imagined that I would have an art studio and have my own hand-dyed  yarn business!  I get to play every single day.  I get to meet amazing people.  I have many things to be grateful for but I am so grateful every day I wake up that I get to do this!

My maiden name is Dyer.  My name literally means “Perfect Joyful Dyer”.  I was born to do this!   My father loved to color.  I spent hours laying on the floor with him, with gel pens surrounding us, coloring Mandala’s.  This is a Mandala.Screen Shot 2019-07-21 at 10.00.35 AM.png

My mother trained me to be ….exceptional in service.  My father was the artsy dreamer and my mother the intelligent, hard working, perfectionist.

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This is our Woodland Kit collection.  Isn’t it beautiful.  Lauren created the two on the left and I created the one the right.   God has given me three beautiful daughters, Lauren is my daughter-in-law , Bailey is my step-daughter, and Lindy is my daughter.   Lauren and Lindy both help me in the studio.  Lauren helps me every day in the studio.  She is the other “Chick That Knitz’.  Lindy pops in occasionally and gifts us her unique artistic abilities.

I feel that I have so much love and gratefulness that it pours into A Chick That Knitz.  If you sit for a bit at the yarn store and watch the customers come in and spot my yarn, you will hear a “gasp” of “Wow, how pretty”.   Pixie told me my yarn makes people happy.  (All yarn makes fiber enthusiasts happy.).  A compliment like that means the world to me!  That’s exactly what I want to hear!

My personality type is an INFJ or also known as an Empath.  We are sensitive people to other’s energy.  We can spot an underdog a mile away.  We are lovers of people and animals.  Compassion and Empathy are our superpowers.  When I can make someone happy by providing a soft squishy handful of softness with beautiful colors that emit emotion, I am in heaven!

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Look at this beauty!!!  Lauren made this!   Lauren is a lot like me.  We have very similar personalities.  She gets as much joy from this as I do!  When we create a magical “yarn baby” like this one, you will see us dancing with joy and squealing with delight (no kidding).  We absolutely LOVE what we do!  This color-way is called “Colors of the Wind”.

Enjoy your day friends!  Share some light, love, and laughter today with someone.  Trust me, you will reap the benefits!

Much love,

Tammy,

A Chick That Knitz

Spring Shawls

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I wanted to show off some new shawls that my sister-in-law, Christine, made out of my yarn.  This shawl is called “Debut” and you can find it here – “Debut”

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The colors are Pink, Circus, and a blue I made special for her.

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Isn’t it pretty.

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This is another  “Debut” shawl in different colors.  She is an amazing crocheter and has just recently learned to knit.  She is a beginner knitter.  Look what you can do as a beginner.  She did amazing!

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Well done Christine!  Well done.

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If you are inspired to cast on, come check out the online shop – A Chick That Knitz

You can use the code “YarnLove” for a 20% off discount.

My yarn is also available at David’s Yarn shop in Edmond, OK in case you are near and want to come pick out some colors in person.

Happy Knitting!

Tammy

FunFunFun Shawl

 

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I know!  It’s gorgeous!  Lauren made this super cute shawl.  It’s so cute on!  She made it with “AChickThatKnitz” yarn. Cherub, Good Days, and Midnight Rendezvous.

It’s the FunFunFun shawl by Andrea Mowry.  You can find it here: FunFunFun Shawl. It turned out so pretty!

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Look at her go.  Lauren is mainly a crochet girl.  She has just decided she is going to dig her heals in and master knitting.  She is rocking it!  I’m telling you, that girl is really really smart.

I’m taking the shawl and some kits up to David’s Yarn store this week.  I’ve had my Gand Opening sale and it went fantastic!  I’m telling you, I am walking on the clouds, I’m so happy.  I’m getting back into the dye pots this week and creating up some new color-ways.   I love that part the best.

I will say farewell and leave you with an adorable picture of my grandson Henry.  Remember, Wyoming?

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Ah-DORE-ah-BLE!!!!  I’ll tell you what, I literally have heart palpitations, every time I see a picture or video of this boy.  I mean it.  I feel it in my chest, sometimes across my shoulders, a wave of energy.  It’s hard to explain.  It’s strong though!  My body physically reacts to him.  It’s because he is so Ah-DORE-ah-BLE!

Happy Easter Everybody,

Tammy