Monday

Fall is just around the corner! What's next?


We are incredibly grateful for an amazing season of summer markets!
- Estes Park Monday Artisan Market
-Art in the Park
-Salida Fiber Festival
-Valentine Flea
-Crystal Lake Art show

What's next? Not another book, not yet anyway! But we are developing some new prints of Eric's artwork. And I have a few new knitting patterns in the pipeline, including one created from this lovely Anne Of Green Gables mini-skein collection from Six and Seven Fiber.


We are busy working on our market schedule for the fall and winter and 2019... stay tuned! We are hoping to return to Maryland Sheep & Wool, Yarn Fest, and Estes Park, and are waiting to hear on some new holiday markets and fiber arts fairs!

If you have a favorite event where you would like to see us, let us know!

Tuesday

Summer Market Schedule!


We are pleased to announce new markets for this summer!

We will be at the Estes Park Monday Artisan Market, located at the Riverwalk Plaza, on June 11, 18, 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; and August 6, 13, 20, and 27! 

We are adding another new market, Loveland's Art in the Park, on August 11 and 12 at North Lake Park in Loveland!

Please stop by to say hello and visit if you are in the area!




Saturday

Yarn Fest 2018


Yarn Fest is just around the corner! 

April 12-14 
Embassy Suites in Loveland, Colorado

We will have our selection of knitting storybooks, art prints, stationery, pattern books, and samples on display, as well as a selection of knitting kits and storybook-themed project bags! Please stop by to say hello if you are at the show!

Friday

New Events for 2018!


Announcing new events for this winter and spring!

~ We will be first-time vendors at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
~ We are launching a children's writing workshop in Loveland in March
~ Slate Falls Press will be returning to Yarn Fest in April with our signed books and prints

If you would like to host Joanna at a Knit & Sip or have us to your school for a writing workshop, please email Joanna at slatefallspress AT comcast DOT net.

Thank you!!

Sale! $20 off all orders of $40 or more!


Our Christmas Sale is back! $20 off all orders of $40 or more in our Etsy shop: autographed books, signed prints, stationery, and more! Enter code JOY2017 at checkout. Valid Through December 15!





Sunday

~Book Signing at Fingerplay Studio~


We had a sweet group of children turn out for our book signing at Fingerplay Studios in Louisville, Colorado yesterday! If you are looking for a yarn shop to visit, this one it not to be missed. Lousiville is a great little town full of lovely shops and restaurants. Fingerplay has a great variety of yarns: linens and wools, traditional and indie dyed. And their "YARN" sandwich signs make it easy as a wink to find the shop!

Happy Knitting, all!

Wednesday

Scotland Yard Vest Knitalong! Sherlocking on January 1!!


"Did you miss me?"
Sherlock season 4 will premiere on January 1 and we are celebrating with a Knitalong! Pattern is the Scotland Yard Vest. Cast on while you watch the first episode of the new season! 


 I am knitting a version for myself using the colors shown above (Brooklyn Tweed Loft in Cast Iron, Tartan and Sap) and adding waist shaping for a more feminine fit. I will be sharing my notes for adding shaping along the way. 


Here are all the details!
1. Cast on happens on January 1 during the premiere episode of season 4 of Sherlock

2. Knitters who complete their vest by February 1 will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to our Etsy shop (email Joanna at slatefallspress AT comcast DOT net to share completed vest photos!)

3. Hashtag #scotlandyardvestknitalong to share and see progress of your fellow knitters

4. Yarn info:
Finished Measurements
Chest circumference measures 36 (40, 44, 48) inches; 91 (102, 112, 123) cm. Shown in smallest size.
Yarn
Brooklyn Tweed Loft; 100% American wool; 275 yards/251 meters; 50 gram skein
Main color (MC): Cast Iron, 3 (3, 4, 4) skeins
Contrast color 1 (CC1): 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins
Contrast color 2 (CC2): 1 skein
Needles
US size 2 (2.75 mm) 32-inch (80 cm) circular knitting needles
US size 3 (3.25 mm) 32-inch (80 cm) circular knitting needles
US size 4 (3.5 mm) 32-inch (80 cm) circular knitting needles
US size 2 (2.75 mm) 16-inch (40 cm) circular knitting needles
Size E (3.5 mm) crochet hook
Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge
Gauge
26 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in stitch pattern on largest needles

5. Suggested Knitting Timeline:
in advance: swatch!
January 1: Cast on
January 8: work body from hem up
January 15: divide body for front and back
January 22: finish back and start front
January 29: edging, blocking