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 HeartStrings Knitterly News #130 :: January 22, 2012 

How do you like the new look?

Hi there - It's been a long time a-coming that I've wanted to bring a new look and new features to the newsletter. Let me kow what you think.

New edition of free PDF catalog

The new January 2012 edition of HeartStrings PDF Catalog is now available, including sample cover pages of the newest pattern "Austrian Lace Stirrup Leg Warmers" plus all other patterns published to-date.

Enjoy this "HeartStrings Wish Book" as you plan your knitting adventures and browse for inspiration. Available as a free download.
Read more about the "HeartStrings Wish Book" & download it here ...

Bits of Lace

Would you like to join in on our Bits of Lace series for 2012? I am going to treat you with a little project each month that involves just a few stitches. Beginners to advanced are all welcome.

If you have been avoiding learning to knit lace because you think it is too hard, I am going to tempt you with darling little projects that will help you get over the hump.

Even if you already know how to knit lace, I think you will find the projects fun (and who knows, you might even pick up a tip or trick along the way).

Did you get a sneak peek of the first project here? On that webpage, there also are instructions for how to change your newsletter subscription options forthe Bits of Lace series. Now be sure to sign up before you forget.

Thanks so much, and I am looking forward to sending you the first project in a few days.

Colleen writes ... "Looking forward to the project! I already have my materials!"

Join forces with Patternfish and HeartStrings in supporting Womenheart

Patternfish is donating $1.00 for each Thinking of You Scarf pattern they sell during January to WomenHeart. And I am matching that dollar for dollar. WomenHeart is the lifeblood organization devoted to improving the quality of life and the healthcare of women living with heart disease.

Would you like to join us by making a purchase? Read my blog article ...

Tools of the Trade


A Pretty Yarn Bowl

I'd been meaning to show you the yarn bowl I picked up at an art market a couple of months ago. I love it when I have an excuse to support local artists. Isn't it pretty?Read More...


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Other News

Designer of the Month Interview
I am bubbling over with excitement and honored to be this month's Designer of the Month at Patternfish. Read the Interview ...
NU Online Classes Begin Soon
I will be conducting new sessions of my 4 online classes next month at Needlecraft University, including the popular #K154 Triangular Lace Shawlclass. Check them out now...
Friends of HeartStrings Gallery
I feature Vicki Elster and some of the adapted versions of designs she has created based on the HeartStrings #A135 Filigree Lace Ensembles pattern. Enjoy her creations here ...
Knitting "Giant Beads" for Mardi Gras
Probably only people close-by in New Orleans, Louisiana will relate to these. Or those who keep up with Mardi Gras. But if you are curious, feel free to see what I've been up to. See them here ...

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