Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Fickle Knitter Design and *Giveaway*




So, to kick off our "Accessories are Everything" week, I would like to feature an up-and-coming designer Fickle Knitter. Why do I say up-and-coming? Well, because she was just featured in Knitty! Yea!
Michelle is my kind of designer. She really gets me. I mean, as much as I would love to, I just don't have the attention span to complete long drawn, out projects and Michelle's site has lots of patterns that are both useful and easy to complete! She is quite thorough with her patterns, many of them have both charts and written instructions.
Michelle was sweet enough to include a "Briny Sea Cowl" pattern for me with her June samples and I am really excited about it. I am not good with charts and this looks like a good one to practice with! It also was created to show off your delicious handspun and who doesn't love that?
We're giving away this amazing hand knit produce bag! You can find the pattern on Michelle's site if you'd like to make more! Please visit Fickle Knitter and find something you like (there are links to both her Etsy shops and her Ravelry designer page there). Write about it in the comments section below, and we'll draw for a winner of this produce tote on Friday!
Remember to tweet and plurk for extra entries!

Thank you so much, Michelle, for being an awesome contributor. I love your stuff!

36 comments:

Bombshell made redundant. American misplaced. said...

SQUEE!!! I loves her! I test knit her Stargyle for her and made over half a dozen Twinkles for Christmas! I *love* the Apollonius. May have to try that now I'm getting comfortable with sweaters! :D RT'ing @millarca

idyll hands said...

Can I just say that the first thing that caught my eye was her June 11 blog post title. "The lazy knitter's..." - that's me!

I was very excited to find her shop last month when I got her tape measure in my box. I have my eye on the Mama Janes pattern for some potential Christmas presents - love them!

tracethekat said...

I really wish I knew how to knit (only know how to crochet right now) because I love that stargyle scarf!

And I love the pattern she gave for free on the secret site...I'm keeping it for now in hopes that I will learn to knit in the future!

lotusdesigns said...

OMG the picture of her daughter at the spinning wheel with her dad is just sooooooo cute!! I love the spiralness of this bag to :)

Kristina said...

what a great blog... and those baby janes - finally the pattern I have been searching for for my baby girl's feet!! great one, Jessie!

Sally said...

I am in love with the Pivot shawl. I have some great yarn from Twice Sheared Sheep that might become that great pattern... I also can not wait to get her baby sock pattern when it is published! Too cute.

Quilting Pansy said...

love the Reusable Produce Bag, I am going to have to learn how to knit! (I crochet)
Cindy

PenelopeRose said...

I love her blog! The Mama Janes are right up my alley. Too cute!

AnneMarie said...

It's the Appolonious Sweater for me! (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26368964)

Lazy knitter or no, this is a sweet knit that I'd wear tomorrow (if I weren't too lazy to knit it tonight).

Hearted this!

Rachel Suntop said...

I think that the reusable paper towel and the soda can cozy are not only clever but show an interesting humor to them. I also really like the Versacowl; very elegant.

RiverPoet said...

I like the 'go green' pattern collection - you get both the towel and market bag patterns.

bperry042 said...

I love her patterns. Especially the ones for the Mary Janes. I just might have to get that one. Her photos on her blog are so pretty.

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Darcy's Knotty Knitter said...

Baby Janes and the momma janes are my favorite.Hugs Darcy
darcysknottyknitter[AT]gmail[DoT]com

Jags said...

That bag looks awesome! It makes me wish I could knit lol

i really like the go green pattern set, I can make the swiffer cover on my loom I think, great job on all the pretty patterns!

Turtle said...

lovely goodies! i love her go green pattern collection!

Toby said...

I love Pivot, put it in my Ravelry Faves to purchase soon.

The produce bag is wonderful as well. I have to say it's my favorite of all the produce bags I've seen out there.

What totally reasonable pattern prices too!

treehugger said...

I love, love, love the Mama Jane pattern. I've been meaning to make myself some new slippers for a LONG time, and this pattern might just push me out of my slipper lethargy.

Carlin said...

I adore her sweater patterns but it would probably take me 3 years to ever knit one myself. There are always too many good things to be doing.

RA's Window to the World said...

Are you kidding I love the grocery bag. I hope I win.

The Mully's said...

Michelle is too cute! (And, hilarious!)

Her bag is great. I am so disabled when it comes to making bags... Try and try and it just doesn't work.

Thank you for introducing her store to us!

The Mully's said...

Also, what's a plurk? I tweet, but I don't plurk, should I plurk?

DG said...

Love the Apollonius sweater -- looks like a great combo of easy to knit and great looking. And I may have to get the Go Green collection if I don't win the bag.

Terri said...

Michelle is totally gifted. I love the "green" items. Going to order those patterns for sure! Thanks, PF, for another good one.

HODGEPODGESPV said...

you had me as soon as you said short attention span knitting...i raced off to her blog so i could put her in my blog reader!

HODGEPODGESPV said...

i have faved her as a seller!...i have the yarn, that would be great for that cowl and only one skein of it!

Buckette said...

I'm a sucker for Mary Janes. And I love her Baby Janes pattern.

zot said...

I'm starting to get interested in washcloths, so the very first thing I see is a washcloth! :P
I like her Go Green Knitting collection.

EverImprovingMe said...

I love love love her pattern for reusable paper towels.. i think im going to go buy it right now actually.. how totally cool is that?

trh said...

Love the Go Green collection - which has that cool bag's pattern in it!

Nightphoenix said...

I love the Apllonius Yoked Sweater. And the package of green knitting ideas is fantastic!

Creations By Hand said...

That bag is beautiful! I WANT this!! At fickleknitter, I like pattern for the Apllonius Yoked Sweater. Very pretty sweater.

Sarah said...

What cool patterns! I love the baby janes....aww, so cute!

Angele said...

There is so many things I love, but her patterns look wonderful. I am in love with the Jane collection!

sunnie fairy said...

The little baby janes pattern is adorable!

Roma said...

I love her baby janes pattern - too cute!