Rose City Yarn Crawl trunk shows

The Rose City Yarn Crawl is just around the corner! The 2015 crawl runs from Thursday March 5 through Sunday March 8. There are 15 participating shops in the metro area, check the RCYC website for full details.


I have the pleasure and honor of having two trunk shows during the crawl. On Thursday March 5 I’ll be at Wool ‘n’ Wares in West Linn from 1 to 5 p.m. They just moved downstairs in their building in December, and I’m looking forward to seeing their new larger space. On Sunday March 8, I’ll be at Twisted in Portland from 1 to 5 p.m. My home stomping grounds! Come by and say hello and see samples of my newest designs, as well as some older favorites, too.

Bonus time! Rose City Yarn Crawl is giving away free pdf downloads of last year’s RCYC pattern collection, through tomorrow, February 28. Hurry!

What else is going on? I’m slowly going through my older designs and updating and reformatting them for my current layout. Most of the time this also means making new charts (I used to chart in Excel; Intwined is so much nicer) as well. Each pattern takes two to three hours to make it flow and make it pretty. Why am I telling you this? If you already purchased these patterns, you can download the new versions. And if these patterns are new to you, you can get them at 20% off through March 7. Here are the designs that have reformatted patterns; use coupon code REFRESH for the discount on any or all of these. Go to the Ravelry page for the design; the Buy Now buttons don’t give the opportunity to enter a coupon code. Sorry about that!

pdxknitterati pointer mitts and hatPointer Mitts and Cap or Beret

zen rain shawletteZen Rain Shawlette

pacific shawlPacific Shawl

pdxknitterati log cabin blanketLog Cabin Baby Blanket

pdxknitterati pedi sockZigZag Lace Pedi Socks

oxo cable fingerless mittsHugs and Kisses OXO Fingerless Mitts

Are you participating in the yarn crawl? Come see me!

5 responses to “Rose City Yarn Crawl trunk shows

  1. Bonjour Michelle!I would love to buy the Hugs and Kisses Fingerless Mitts, but when I “clicked to buy” I didn’t see any place where you could put in the code REFRESH–it just went straight to Paypal. Also, it says they are $5 but when it went to Paypal, it said $6–no big deal. Just thought you might want to know.Merci beaucoup!Dawn

    Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:09:57 +0000 To:

    • Sorry about that! Go to the Ravelry page for the designs; the Buy Now buttons don’t give the opportunity to put in a coupon code. I’ll fix it later this afternoon.


    • PS don’t buy it; I’ll send you a copy this afternoon when I’m not in a car! Thanks for the heads up on my blog.

      Michele Sent from my iPhone Please forgive any thumb-typing errors


  2. Does the new version of the pattern differ from the old? Is the new pattern written for the pacific shawl and the XOXO fingerless mitts better the old way?

    • They are the same patterns, but prettier, and they are laid out in a way that makes more sense (at least to me). The abbreviations are now at the beginning, and the charts are closer to where you need them, and no longer at the end. Also, the charts are made with charting software, not MacGyvered in Excel, so they are easier to read. They fit my current prettier, streamlined aesthetic. Hope you like them!