Here in the Pacific Northwest, May is notorious for all of the flowers to really start blooming and sharing their color with us! With the release of my book, A Garden of Shawls, a crochet-a-long (CAL) is perfect for May.
CAL – WHAT?
You get to pick one (or more if you are ambitious) of the 12 gorgeous shawls in my book and crochet along with us. No pressure when to start or finish but join us for a great time! And you can pic the recommended Yarn
CAL – WHERE?
So where is this CAL being held? I have a special Facebook group for that! Visit my Street Team and ask to join in! I will add you there.
CAL – WHEN?
This CAL Runs from May 1 to May 31, 2017. You can join in the fun any time during the month, no pressure!
CAL – HOW?
First, You will need a copy of the book. You can use the button above to get a signed copy from me directly or you can get a copy of the book in any of these places
Once you have your book in hand, you can select the pattern and get the yarn you need. You can uses stash yarn, go buy yarn you have had your eye on or even purchase the recommended yarn. that part is all up to you!
Then go over to Ravelry, and create a project page for the shawl and link it to which ever pattern you have decided to make. Make sure to tag it as #AGOSCAL If you don’t know how to do that, I will have a Video in the Street Team just for you!
On May 1st (or later) start crocheting! Then head over to the Street Team to join in the fun! I will be checking in 3 -5 times a week to help with problems and to answer questions. I will also be adding trivia questions and asking you to share photos of your progress! Yarn choices too!
CAL – WHY?
That is the big question everyone wants to know! Well, If you finish your shawl on or before May 31st, 2017 – I will be giving away some goodies. I am still finalizing what they are, but I promise they will be fun! May 1st I will post photos of them in the Street Team!
In order to win, you must have a project page on Ravelry, marked completed with the day and photos of at least the finished shawl. The project also needs to be linked to the original pattern of the shawl you made and have the tag #AGOSCAL.
What this means is that if you aren’t a part of Facebook, you can still be entered to win! (I know a lot of you dont use Facebook)
I will announce the winners on June 2nd, 2017!
I hope you will join me in this CAL!
Today is launch day for my new book A Garden of Shawls! If you ordered a copy from ANYWHERE on the internet including my site, you should be getting your copy today!
I hope that you enjoy the book and will share reviews on all your favorite sites and help me get the word out. And if you haven’t ordered your copy yet, I am shipping now twice a week! the book is also available at:
And more are being added every day!
As part of my celebration I have one more giveaway for you! I am giving away 2 signed copies of the book! I am working in conjunction with Goodreads (They are my favorite place to look for books bar none! Pinterest is a time suck for most.. Goodreads is mine!)
To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is click on the link below and follow the instructions! If you don’t have a Goodreads account, its free to sign up!
Good luck, and thank you everyone for the support!
I am thrilled to announce the winners of the Shawl Kits!
I just dropped all of the packages ordered as of March 31, 2017 off on Saturday so that most of you will have yours on or before the April 4th launch date. So now you can haunt your mail box!
For those of you who didnt order before the give away cut off, books are now shipping! I ship every Tuesday and Friday. And by ordering direct from me, not only will your book be signed, but it will include a code for a free eBook too! You can not get that anywhere else.
Morcellement is a verb defined as “division into small portions” in the 1933 Oxford dictionary. As this pattern was originally my 2017 Mystery Shawl Crochet-A-Long (MCAL) and sent out in portions, I thought the name was perfect!
This triangular shawl is worked from the top down starting with simple stitches and as the pattern goes forward, the pattern becomes more lacy and eventually has a 1-row edging. Light and elegant, everyone will love this shawl.
If you did not take advantage of the MCAL in February when I had the discount pricing – I wanted to be sure that ALL of you would be able to get a bit of a discount now that the pattern is completed, released and has everything all in one gorgeous 4-page pattern. The pattern is charted for those who like visual pattern and is professionally tech edited for those of you who like the words!
As a little Sidebar – keep an eye out on my blog in April for a special how-to video on the edging!
I used the gorgeous Invictus Yarns Poetry for my shawl – but you can use any fingering weight yarn that you love! By the way – check out all the beautiful projects from this pattern over on Ravelry! (click on that button below) They will give you a glimpse into what other yarns you could use!
Because I appreciate you visiting my blog, I have a special discount for you! Get 15% off the pattern. Just put Morcellement in your shopping cart and you will see the discount taken right away! No special coupons for this pattern!
However, be sure to purchase by end of day pacific time Monday, April 3, 2017 to get your discount!
I hope you enjoy Morcellement!
Why I love where I live. The view of the Cascades from my Kitchen