Huzzah! KnitFreedom is turning two years old today, and we are celebrating – with a sale, prizes, and more!
What good stuff do I have in store for you today?
A huge 50%-off one-day-only sale for subscribers.
A media blitz contest with a prize of gorgeous Malabrigo yarn.
News about my first knitting book and when it’s coming out.
Details about the new app, the new website, and the topic of the next video e-book.
Today is your chance to get a bunch of new e-books for 50% off, celebrate the birthday of the knitting website you love, and possibly get two skeins of gorgeous Malabrigo yarn on your doorstep. So let’s get this party started!
Join The Media Blitz and Win Malabrigo Yarn
How to join: Tell everyone you know about KnitFreedom’s birthday and 50%-off sale. Last year, KnitFreedom readers burned up the Internet, posting and sharing KnitFreedom’s birthday sale all over the web.
This year, there are four times the number of KnitFreedom followers (19,242, as of today). Let’s see how big of a splash you can make – your posts earn you a chance to win this gorgeous yarn:
These two skeins of Malabrigo Rasta were a gift from Malabrigo founder and color-expert Antonio, and I’m celebrating by giving them away!
How To Win: Share This Post And Comment Back To Enter The Giveaway
What To Post About?
- Do you love being confident and happy when you knit? Share it!
- Do you love getting free Magic Loop hat, sock, and mitten patterns? Share it!
- Do you love being cheered on and encouraged by a knitting teacher who believes in you 100%? Share it!
Your knitting success is what KnitFreedom is all about – it’s why I run this website, write blog posts, email video tips, design free patterns, film video ebooks, and answer your knitting questions in the forum – it’s all to help you be the happiest, most confident knitter you can be.
Let’s spread that goodness! Click any of the sharing buttons at the bottom of this page and share this sale with someone. Share this post on Ravelry, Knitting Paradise, on your blog or website, tell your friend to come sign up for the newsletter… Share on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter – whatever you want.
Then, come back and post in the comments and tell me what you did – your comment will get you entered into a drawing for the two skeins of beautiful Malabrigo Rasta in the picture above. Then…
Shop The One-Day Only Sale! Transform Your Knitting Skills At 50% Off, Today Only
I have never, ever done a 50%-off sale before. But because all of the dedicated, enthusiastic students and followers on this site have made it what it is today, I want to say thank you with this huge sale.
Note: This sale is ONLY for KnitFreedom subscribers. I’m not publishing the secret coupon code ANYWHERE on the Internet – not on Facebook or Twitter or Ravelry or here on the blog. You must check your email for the code.
To subscribe to KnitFreedom today and get your 50%-off code, click here.
Already got your secret code, good for 50% off every video class you buy today? Shop the freshly-made-over KnitFreedom store now!
News: “Become a Fearless Knitter” To Be Published in September of 2013
Yes, that’s right – I’ve got a contract with a major publisher! I’ll be writing a remarkable new knitting book called Become a Fearless Knitter.
I’ll be working with Wiley Craft – the same folks who published the …For Dummies books and Teach Yourself Visually… Knitting.
Want more details?
- The book will take knitters all the way from learning the purl stitch through knitting toe-up, two-at-a-time socks. Fearlessly.
- Topics include Lace, Cables, Magic Loop (of course), plus a bunch of new patterns.
- It will also have tons of photos and links to KnitFreedom videos for the tricky bits.
Basically, it’s going to be awesome – the best knitting resource that has ever been written. Of course I’ll be announcing more details here as the time gets closer – KnitFreedom readers will be first in line to get signed books and other freebies.
Announcing The New Website, New App, And The Topic Of The Next Video E-Book
Over the past two years, I’ve been hearing your frustrations and collecting your suggestions about how knitfreedom.com could be much better.
- You want to be able to access your e-books without remembering a bunch of passwords.
- You want to be able to watch videos on your iPads, Kindle Fires, Androids, and smartphones without having to download huge files.
- You want to watch videos offline as you travel in your RV.
Most of these changes can’t be done here on this site. That’s why I’ve been working on a major overhaul, the first tidbits of which you’re hearing about now.
A New App Will Replace The Downloadable E-Books
Instead of downloading a PDF on your computer or an iBooks version on your iPad, all your e-books and free patterns will live in a synchronized desktop and mobile app.
As soon as you buy an e-book, it will start downloading to the app, and you’ll be able to watch the videos online or offline once it’s downloaded, and I’ll be speeding up the downloads with new video-compression tricks and software.
The New Website Will Keep Your E-Books, Favorites, and Forum Posts In A Personal Dashboard
The new knitfreedom.com will be a sign-in site just like Facebook – once you’re signed in, you can access your ebooks, look at any of the free patterns, post in the forum, mark posts as favorites, add e-books to wishlists, give gift certificates, and a lot more.
Plus, you’ll never have to see a “sign-up here” form again! Yes, the new site will already know you’re signed in.
I’ll be giving you more updates as things move along, and I’ll surely be enlisting some of you adventurous readers as beta testers for the new site. Yippee!
The Topic Of The Next KnitFreedom Video E-Book Is… Beginner and Intermediate Lace
KnitFreedom subscribers voted on which ebook they wanted to see next, and Lace was the most popular choice. Basic sweaters, custom-fit sweaters, and Entrelac knitting weren’t far behind, so those will be next.
I hope to bring you the Lace e-book on the new app – but that will depend on lots of different pieces coming together, so we will have to see.
So, It’s Time To Celebrate!
Share This Post And Shop The Sale
Update: Thank you so much for all of your fabulous entries! This contest is over and we’ve selected our winner, but please feel free to leave a comment.