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

 

 

Fall Sale and Give-A-Way

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Can you believe this gorgeous shawl!  Sharon from KansasKlicker knit this stunning shawl.  It is the Malibu Shawl by Jodie Brown.  Check out her Etsy Shop for a selection of hand knit shawls and accessories.  She has some beautiful pieces!

To celebrate this beauty, we are doing a Give-A-Way of the three skeins of Dk weight yarn needed to make this gorgeous piece.  You enter on Instagram.   Find me “A Chick That Knitz” and Follow me and tag a few of your fiber friends.  That’s it.  That enters you into the drawing.  The drawing ends on Sunday at noon on 9/29/19.  The winner will be announced on Instagram.

We’re also having a sale this week.  20% off    Check it out. A Chick That Knitz

Here’s the newest YouTube video.  I’m chit chatting and showing off some new yarn colors.   Luke has a surprise visit at the end.

Happy Knitting Friends,

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.

 

Rose Color-Way

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Hello Friends!  How are you guys today?   I’ve started a test knit for this lovely shawl from Kelly McClure of Boho Knits.   Look at the color-way I created for this stunning shawl.

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Isn’t it gorgeous!  This is “Bark” “Primrose” and “Love’s Yellow Rose”.  I splurged and bought myself a set of Signature circular knitting needles.  They are the best of the best.

I also created some mini’s on sparkle and sock…

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and……

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Here it is with “Marvelous Mauve” instead of “Love’s Yellow Rose”.

I have 2 1/2 weeks to finish the test shawl and I’m casting on today.  I am eager to see it done!   I will be back with show and tell!

Happy Saturday!

Yarn makes me happy!  I hope it lights your fire too!

 

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

So, I’m supposed to be working!

 

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This morning, I’ve been busy working on a photo shoot for my yarns.   I did really good until this happened.

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Max is a big grown up cat now.  This June he will be two.  He still likes to come up and give me a cuddle every once in a while.  He has that aloof personality of cats, and you should feel grateful that he evens pays any attention to you.  He saw me working with my yarns and had to come up and pose.  He knows his role well.

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My daughter, Lindy, moved back home to finish nursing school and brought her cat, Milo, with her.  Now, there are two nosey felines hanging around.

The yarn has it’s own room in my house where the kitties do not hang out.  They typically camp out in Lindy’s room now.  If she is not running her pants off working or going to classes, she is laying in bed trying to catch up on sleep.  That’s where these two like to be, in bed with her.

I had to take a break from the photo shoot to play with the kitties.  I am their door keeper after all.  I open the door to let them out, and I open the door to let them in. (About 10 times per day).

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“Sexy”

I did get some work done today!

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“Starry Night”

Lauren has been creating too!  She made this beautiful coral and teal color-way listed below.  I don’t have a name for it yet, but it reminds me of a Koi Pond.   She has a beautiful tonal teal/turquoise color that goes with it, but I cannot get it pictured right.  It’s coming out as blue and it isn’t blue at all.   That’s when the kitties interrupted me for a break.

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I better get back to work.   Kitties have moved on.  Milo catches the lizards around here, a few little snakes too.  I bet they are working keeping the perimeter safe.  I’m off to list some more yarn on the Etsy site. Etsy – A Chick That Knitz

Have a great day friends!

Knit On!

Tammy