Monday, November 16, 2015

Holiday Orders & Shipping from KnitzyBlonde

~ 11/15/15 - HOLIDAY ORDERS 2015: I am no long able to accept any orders for custom knit items (items that need to be knit up for you) in time for the 2015 Holiday gifting season. This applies to all of the Outlander items and any custom knits. You're welcome to place orders, as long as you know they will not be shipped until 2016.

~ I do however, have quite a few items that have already been knit up that are marked "ready to ship". Just put the words "ready to ship" in the search bar in my shop, and all those items will come up, or click on the shop section that says "Ready to Ship" to see those items. If you purchase any of those items, they will ship with 48 hours. If you need rush shipping on anything, please send me a message so I can quote you rush shipping costs.


KnitzyBlonde Etsy Shop

Monday, November 9, 2015

KnitzyBlonde Knitting Patterns!

My knitting patterns are now available on the Ravelry knitting site.  Clicking on the title of each pattern will take you to the Ravelry site where you can make your purchase and download your pdf.  Here is what is currently available:

Scottish Highlands Tam

I designed my Scottish Highlands Tam to be an exact replica of the Tams worn by the actors on the Starz TV Series, Outlander. It is a full Scottish Bonnet style tam that can be worn by men or women. This style of tam was customarily worn by 17th & 18 century Scots, and works well for SCA and historical reenactments. The pattern comes with 3 different size options to the knitting pattern, and a tutorial on how to hand felt the tam after knitting.

Claire's Hunt Capelet

I designed my Claire's Hunt Capelet to be as close to replica possible of the capelet that the Character Claire wears in episodes 4 & 5 of the Outlander TV series by Starz.  It is a small cape style shoulder covering, with tie front. The pattern includes options for 4 different sizes, because we can't all be Caitriona Balfe sized.  :)

I hope you have as much fun knitting these patterns as I did designing them! As always, if you have questions about the pattern, you can send me a message via RavelryFacebook, or via email.

Happy knitting!


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Friday Night Concert in the Park

Had a lovely Friday evening out with my hubby, Guy, at a park in Oceanside.  We went to watch one of our favorite Scottish bands, Highland Way, enjoying the upbeat songs and hanging out with friends.  We took a picnic supper, and I of course took my knitting to keep my hands busy.

What am I knitting you ask?  This is a Scottish Tam (like Dougal's Tam from Outlander) that I sell in my Etsy shop, KnitzyBlonde.  After I am done knitting the tam, I hand wet felt it, shape and dry. Then it will be on its way to another happy customer!

We obviously had way too much fun (evidenced by the silly photos!) Nothing better that a picnic supper in the park.  Hope you are enjoying your summer!! 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Why I Create!

 Etsy is having a contest with a prize of $250 (gift card). Applicants submit a photo of something they create, and comment on why they create. Here is my entry...

#WhyICreate - I have a knitting bag that says, "I knit so I don't kill people", and while funny, also has a level of truth in it. Knitting, sewing and creating is a very Zen thing for me. There is something very calming & de-stressing in the rhythm of the needles. :) @etsy

Whatever your reason are, I hope you all have a wonderful time creating.


Monday, January 13, 2014

Happy New Year, and Get Your Colonoscopy!

I know I've been neglecting my blog for a while, and I'm sorry for that. For those of you who I'm not friends with Facebook or Twitter, you may not be aware of the reasons.

October 1st, my sweet husband, Guy was diagnosed with colon cancer (from a routine colonoscopy). He had surgery on Halloween to remove the piece of colon with the cancer tumors and has been resting and recovering since. Fortunately we have a pretty happy ending to this story so don't worry.  :)

They got all the cancer with the surgery. Absolutely no spread beyond the tumors (there were 2 of them). They took out 15 lymph nodes and they were completely clean (no cancer cells). So all things considered, the oncologist said he did not need chemo or radiation, and that the surgery was all that had been necessary because the cancer was caught early. What amazing news that was for us after several months of being scared and worried.

He's healed very well from the surgery and is back riding his bike to his job at Trader Joe's, and we are feeling very lucky and very blessed. Not just for his good health, but for all the love and support from friends and loved ones over these difficult months.  We could not have gotten through this without you all, and appreciate you more than you'll ever know!

Moral to the story: If you are over 50 get your COLONOSCOPY!! Do not put it off. Love yourself and those around you enough to put up with the minor inconvenience of having it done. The life you could be saving may be your own!!

Love to all of you and Happy New Year!!!!

Sandie & Guy