Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Deenna & Co

PLEASE GO TO DEENNA & CO KNITS FOR UP TO DATE PATTERNS, INFORAMATION ABOUT ME, THE DESIGNS, AND GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING DEENNA & CO, FORMERLY IRISHSAPPHIRE DESIGNS

As of right now, no longer will any new content be posted to this blog. Comments will not be moderated. Any questions, concerns, issues, or if you just want to say hi and spread some cheer (because I love being told hi :D so please, feel free to say hi!) PLEASE go to Deenna & Co Knits and visit the contact me page or leave a comment on a current post there. 

Oh! And don't forget to follow me at the new blog! :D Pretty please? With cashmere yarn and silk and hand dyed goodness on top? :D 

Happy knitting! 
Deenna

Friday, November 1, 2013

FO Friday 1.22

Happy Friday!

It's a sad Friday here on the Irish Sapphire Knits blog. But a happy one as well!

You see, I started this blog some time ago, and its gone through several name changes, several face lifts, several changes in its reason for existance, and now the time has come for a drastic change. A huge change. A change that is making me sad and happy and all jumbled up inside.

I'm saying good-bye to Irish Sapphire Knits on Blogspot. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THIS BLOG IS GOING AWAY! I repeat THIS BLOG WILL NOT BE DELETED.

I merely will no longer be utilizing this blog for purposes of promoting my designs and connecting with you, my knitting friends! You can still come here and see all the posts and the comments! But I won't make any new posts on this blog.

Where will you need to go?

Deenna & Co Knits

Bookmark me, RSS feed me, follow by email, tell me by comments if something isn't working......

In the long run, this move is going to be good, a great thing for all of us as I will have more control over content, adding better carts and things to the blog, eventually even self-hosting my blog. (The self-hosting bit is a long ways off, but my goal!). For a while things will be rocky, but it will be a good move, and I hope you all stick with me!

Now, what does this mean for other things, like Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy? Eventually all will also be moved over to the Deenna & Co name and logo. Hopefully without too much confusion and upset! Nothing will happen all at once so you don't feel too lost! But over the next month or so each week or so things will gradually change over....

I'm going to miss Irish Sapphire Knits (or as it was before, adventures of a knitting teacher). I learned a lot from this blog, but it is time to move on to a bigger and better blog, which also includes a bigger and better name!

I hope to see you over at Deenna & Co Knits! I hope you follow me through this change and beyond!

And that is my FO for this week, the closing of one chapter in my knitting, designing and teaching career, and the opening of another one!

Happy Knitting,
Deenna

Linking up with Tami for this weeks FO Friday.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WIP Wednesday 1.32

A new beginning and a closing.....

Last week I mentioned I've been working on starting a new blog under a new name, and slowly I will be moving EVERYTHING, patterns, etsy, ravelry, everything, over to that new blog, Deenna & Co Knits. This week will be the last week I will post anything here on Irish Sapphire Knits.

It's a very bittersweet move, but I'll talk more about that on Friday! What am I working on this week? Still working on the bulky cowl and the commission ruffle scarves..... Still winding yarn for the bulky shawl....

AND I am this close to being done with a new cowl design, so look for that to be released over under the new name and logo of Deenna & Co around the end of November. AND I was inspired by some yummy bulky weight yarn I bought in a destash from Holly over at SillyLittleLady and might have started a lacy bulky weight shawl, so watch for that design to be released hopefully around the end of the year!! So many exciting things for the last two months of this year!!!

What are you working on this week? Something fun? I can't wait to see!

Happy Knitting,
Deenna

Linking up with Tami at Tamis Amis for WIP Wednesday and Nicole at Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm and Craft On

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WIP Wednesday 1.31

Happy Wednesday!!!

How's everyone's week going? Mine has been busy! I am in the process of slowly making some big changes, so stay tuned for those announcements as they happen!!!

(pssst! Wanna see a work in progress preview of one? Go to Deenna & Co Knits and take a peak! Just watch out for timbers and dust, maybe wear a hard hat, it's still under construction!)

So, what am I working on this week? I have two more ruffle scarves to finish, and a cowl and shawl. Yup, same as last Friday. I didn't make much progress. Sunday I meant to, but I ended up going with my Uncle and Aunt to harvest some grapes to try their hand at making wine, so an afternoon outside meant no knitting :D

What are you knitting this week? Something fun I hope! I do hope you'll stick with me during the move, and check out the new website!

Happy Knitting!
Deenna

PS: Linking up with Tami for this week's WIP Wednesday (which is awesome, go check out all those amazing posts!) and Nicole for this week's Keep Calm and Craft On (which is also awesome, go check out all of those amazing crafters!)

Friday, October 18, 2013

FO Friday 1.21 Ruffle Scarves

Happy Friday!!!

Well I did it! I finished up two of the commission knits, leaving me two more to go! I have discovered to be fact what I thought I knew, I really am not overly fond of ruffle scarves...... But they are kind of pretty....


Now to just knit two more this weekend and finish up a cowl so I can knit a shawl! Time to knit faster!!

What did you finish up this week? Anything fun? A new pattern I should know about and need to knit?

Happy Knitting!
Deenna

Linking up with Tami for this week's FO Friday posts.


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Long Time and New Stash :D

Oh its been a while! So sorry for that! Life has been insane around here..... But I think it is slowly heading back down the road to settled and normal. Fortunately.

I just had to show you the pretty yarns I was *cough* bad *cough* and bought last weekend. I even got some new needles! I bought some Hiya Hiya stainless Steel fixed circulars to try out. So far I'm liking them.


The wound one is going to be a cowl, the two in the hanks are going to be part of a shawl. I have a tan from my stash that is going to be the third color in the shawl, and I think they should balance each other nicely. I took a black and white photo to see how the colors contrasted, and I think they should work.


I'm excited to start the shawl, but first I need to finish some commission knitting and the cowl. Hopefully the commission knits will finish up this week, and the cowl this weekend. Then I can finish the shawl next week and then finish up a new pattern for you guys!!!

Happy Knitting!
Deenna

Friday, September 13, 2013

FO Friday 1.20 A Coupon Code Just Because

Happy Friday!

No finished knits for me this week, I was busy getting my testers going.....

And just for fun! Now through the end of the month, if you use the coupon code September15, you get 15% off any Irish Sapphire Designs pattern :D Okay, so there is only two... But still! You get 15% off either one! So go! Shop! Get one! :D Or save your money for the new pattern, which hopefully will be out in a month or two..... By mid November at the latest.... (yup, giving myself lots of wiggle room there :D )

What are you working on this week? Did you finish anything? Hopefully something pretty!

Happy Knitting!
Deenna