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Knit Stars 2.0!! Early enrollment ends in 2 days- 7/7/17!!

knitting, teaching, techniques, workshop, knit starsAndrea Mowry1 Comment

I am SO THRILLED to announce that I will be one of the instructors for Knit Stars 2.0!!

Enrollment for Knit Stars 2.0 is open (but only for 2 more days)! It's all online, with instruction from 10 amazing pros from all around the world - and you don't need to leave your home. The Knit Stars 2.0 online summit is happening in October, and this is your chance to get in at a special earlybird rate (save $50!!!) and get special access to the exclusive Knit Stars yarns. Click here for all the information and to enroll!

You get access to the workshops from all 10 instructors and they never expire! I attended Knit Stars 1.0 last year, and I still reference my classes for helpful tips and inspiration! It was such an amazing experience for me that when they asked me to teach this year the answer was a resounding YES!

I am so excited to pass on some of the tips and techniques that have helped me to be a more creative and efficient knitter. Let's get our fade on together!!

I also can't wait to reveal the awesome yarn dyer I've been working with to create some super special colorways only available to those who sign up! Eek!!!

Don't delay - sign up today and get ready for a really amazing experience that will take your knitting to the next level!

Squam Love & West Water Tunic Giveaway!!

teaching, workshop, giveawayAndrea Mowry23 Comments

Good morning!

Let's chat about dreams and happy places. I have always had a deep love for crafting and creative outlets. I get the most "filled up" when I get to spend time submersed in creativity with other like minded people. Which is why I love to teach knitting workshops! Getting to spend the day with other knitters, talking about my favorite thing in the whole world - what could be better?? I find that I feel most at home and with "my people" at these times.

A few years back when I was beginning to grow some real friendships with some other knitters on Instagram, one of them, Brienne, told me about Squam Art Workshops and said that I would love it. I immediately went to look it up, and it has been on my wish list ever since. If you don't know much about Squam, here is a little taste for you:

A week of pursuing creativity, filling up, exploring, relaxing and connecting with nature. Not to get too mushy - but it honestly makes me tear up! I love the idea of people coming together to create with their hands, to support each other and to share how beautiful this life is. I believe it is so important that we make space for creativity and connection in our lives.

Ever since Brienne pointed me in the direction of Squam I have been following along on Instagram and dreaming of the day I would be able to go myself. It quickly moved to top of my bucket list! So when I was given the chance to be one of the teachers at Squam for Spring 2017, you better believe there was a big yes, followed by a million exclamation points!!!

This coming Spring I will be sharing two of my favorite things to knit -shawls and brioche! I believe both inspire endless new ideas, and they are my go to comfort knitting! I hope I will get to share them with you! It is really a dream come true!

I am so honored that Elizabeth, the founder of Squam Art Workshops, asked me to chat with her on her podcast - Morning on the Dock.

So how about celebrating our creativity with a giveaway?? I am so excited that I get to share the West Water Tunic sewing pattern with one of you lucky readers! As some of you know, I have started a #sewfridaysewfun sewing day for myself. With my busy schedule juggling work and kids, I knew I wouldn't get to explore my love for sewing unless I actually scheduled it in! I can't wait to get this tunic onto my machine in the coming weeks!

 West Water Tunic image from Squam Art Workshops

West Water Tunic image from Squam Art Workshops

For your chance to win, leave a comment telling me about if you have been to a retreat how it impacted you, or if you haven't, but want to - what retreat tops your list?? Don't forget to leave your email address in the body of your comment so that I have a way to contact you if you win! The giveaway ends 12/17/16 at midnight EST.