SALE cyber monday 25% off!

DSC_0433hi sweet ones! i hope your ease into fall has been full of peace and love. i have been busy with the little sweet pea growing inside of me… but not too busy to remember that today is cyber monday! yippeee! hoot! hoot!

today all patterns are 25% off! no coupon needed, the discount will show up in your cart. 😀 big hugs and lots of love as we ease into winter together!  love, stephanie xoxo

ooh here is a link if you need it 🙂

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*happy 5 year anniversary of FREE pattern friday!*

stephanie & natanyait has been 5 years of FREE PATTERN FRIDAY! can you believe it?
Q. um… what is free pattern friday, and how do i play?
A. simple! we celebrate FPF in the tiny owl knits group every friday on ravelry here: 

weve had some GREAT fun and laughs ♥ and lots of us have made some dear owlie friends! 😀 some of us just lurk, (thats my style heh heh) but we all LOVE the RUSH we get when the go POPS! ♥ i want to thank all of you that have joined in sharing your joy, excitement and kindness in the FPF thread!

TODAY to celebrate the 5 year anniversary, someone is going to win the MOTHERLOAD!!! thats ALL of da tiny owl knits patterns published to date 😀 so chat away, cause today could be YOUR day! ♥ pssssst the chatting is going on over here:
hugs and see you there laterrrrrrrrrr 🙂

ps. some of you know because ive posted on facebook n stuff but we have a new addition to the owl family coming in january! ill keep you updated, and yes, yes there WILL be baby knits on the way 🙂 i promise ♥ lots of love, stephanie xoxo

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** the fern shawl is here! **

hello sweet knittens!
im happy to say that the fern shawl pattern is now available in my shop!
hope you are seeing lots of ferns unfurl around your neighborhood, here in colorado we have a FEW and im so grateful for them!
happy knits sweet ones and sending out bushels of love your way!
love, stephanie xoxo

ps. leave a comment below to enter for a chance to win a FREE tiny owl knits pattern of your choice! ill choose the winner tomorrow 🙂 good luck!

congrats to the winner! chosen totally at random by a thrown cheerio. yes yes the power of the cheerio is STRONG with this one! congratulations:

Lacey says:May 19, 2015 at 12:21 pm
Love your patterns! about to start making some to use at our wedding!

ill be emailing you to ask your pattern preference so check your junk mail! 😀
thanks for playing everyone! your comments are SO sweet and you all make this SO fun.
sending so much love xoxox

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*new pattern!* ~fern shawl~ and a KIT giveaway!

Have you ever wondered why faeries can be so hard to find? Why, it’s because of their wonderful woodland camouflage! They wrap leaves around themselves to stay hidden
and work wild magic. I think we should have some faerie camo too! Don’t you?
*see more details here*
*buy now here*


Ps. Here is the back view! Well, actually mine didnt look quite that good! This sample was knitted by Pauline Spinks and she is a pretty perfect knitter.  I had some loops and holes in mine, so I just went in afterwards and tightened them up and tucked in the rabid loops. Do you get rabid loops sometimes when you do colorwork? I do. Hey, Rabid Loops sounds like a cereal name. 🙂 Maybe not one I’d like to try though?… 🙂

 Leave a comment below to be entered to WIN the fern shawl KIT from Kitterly!
I’ll pick the winners on Monday so you have all weekend to play.

Grace says:February 27, 2015 at 2:55 pm
Ferns are my favorite!

I’m sending you an email to get your address dear one. check your junk mail if you don’t hear from me! congratulations again!
Extra special thanks to my photographer Lizzie Carter!
Have a beautiful weekend lovelies! Love, Stephanie XOXO

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*fairy castle joy!*

hello lovely knittens  ♥ the other day i got a note from someone saying that they didnt realise that the fairy castles actually open up to store dpns and hooks! that got me thinking that i needed to put a little fairy castle love out there! these guys having been toting my stuff for ages. bless em. bless their little roofs and windows. bless you too! the castle pattern will be 25% off this week. ENJOY! 🙂 (the discount will show up in check out.) see you VERY soon with a new pattern! one i’m over the moon excited about. until then, happy knits! love, stephanie xoxox
ps. here’s the fairy castle link:

keep it all tidy nao! 🙂 XOXO

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*wolfpup* with a faux-fur pom-pom party!

meet wolfpup! its a new fully lined hat with fake fur pom-poms that you make yourself. 🙂 this hat isn’t really reinventing the wheel but its been my best friend this winter so far and i looooooove the fun pom poms. the pattern has a tutorial on how to make them. SO easy! (the video also has a tutorial about halfway through so we can make them together.)
(you can order the pattern here now)

leave a comment below to be entered into a drawing to *win* a free tiny owl knits pattern of your choice! ill choose the winner on tuesday afternoon (i extended it because i had a little bit of mercurial struggle getting approval for the news owl newsletter! all better now!)
yay! congratulations the winner chosen at random is:
vaschwanke says:January 31, 2015 at 5:01 pm
I love that hat, awesome. It would be perfect for the below zero weather we are slated to have the next few days. Winter is seriously the best for knitting adventures!
(i’m sending you an email now.. check your junk folder just in case!)
thank you all SO much for your beautiful comments. so full of amazing positive energy and love. i find them so inspiring its made me want to design on the double! to the owl cave!!!
i bless your cozy season dear ones. sending bliss love and harmony your way! love, stephanie xoxo

ps. special thanks to my photographer lizzie carter!

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*tiny owl birthday party*

chelsea-flower-show-herohi knittens! today is my birthday! 🙂 im having a birthday chat party over on ravelry and you are all invited!  im going to be giving away 10 free patterns and also one person is going to win a tiny owl “motherload!”

Q. oooh whats a motherload?
A. its a copy of every single tiny owl knits pattern published to date!
Q. huh!? how and where do i win?
A. click here to come to ravelry, read all about it and start to chat and play!
lots of owlie love to you all! love, stephanie xoxo

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*enchanted tree hat*

oooh! a light just went on in that tree.  that means there must be a gnome or pixie family living there!  i just knew this hat was enchanted.
Pull the brown tassel to turn the light *off*. 
Pull the green tassel to turn the light *on*.
The light switch is simply a long i-cord with a yellow bit woven through the tree trunk.  When you pull the i-cord, it slides to reveal a little light!  Presto, the elves are home!
*enchanted tree hat pattern page*   *buy it now link*

leave a comment below to be entered in a drawing to win a free tiny owl knits pattern of your choice! ill pick the winner tomorrow night.

thanks everyone for your yummy love vibe comments! congratulations to the winner drumrolllll pllllleaaaassssseeee! the winning comment chosen at random IS: JANE S!

Jane S. says:

Now that is CUTE! Of course my sister would say I should always leave it off…like nobody’s home inside this head…hmmph! 😉

ill be sending you an email jane 🙂 im just sure that someone is home!
happy knits lovelies, i hope you are making your lives beautiful.
love, stephanie xoxo

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care of magical creatures charm bracelet (pack 3!)

hootrah! charm pack 3 is here! as you might remember from the first 2 charm packs, each charm has a special task with it.   *click here to go to the order page and all that guff.*

the charms in alphabetical order are:Cheshire cat tail, HP sweater cocoon (with butterfly), cricket, gryffindor lion, house elf sock, hufflepuff badger, hummingbird, ladybug, lilypad, pegasus feather, ravenclaw eagle claw, slytherin snake, snitch, sorting hat, thestral treat (steak.)

for some reason, these tasks ended up being “the deeper cuts” sort of.  the work is really inner transformational and centers around a lot of self care.  i hope you will enjoy them!

the raw steak charm is a little gross isnt it? dont you find it hilarious that luna lovegood carries a big chunk of raw steak in her bag to give to thestrals?  doesnt it get on her wizard phone and all over the inside of her bag? or maybe she had it in a plastic bag or tinfoil and we just didnt see that part.  yes im sure thats it… ok im ok with it now.  ooh i went on about that a bit too much didnt i?  but dont tell me you didnt think about all this when you saw the movie. 🙂  (i say when you saw the movie because if you havent seen it yet, surely you will.. and then the “when” is in the future.)

some of you might remember back when i released charm pack 2 we had a drawing for pack 3! well the time has come! congratulations:  OLIVIA!
Olivia says:
September 10, 2013 at 8:07 am 
Charm Pack 2 is even cuter than Charm Pack 1 (which was soooo cute.) I can’t wait to see what you come up with in Charm Pack 3. I love that little Monster Book.

i’ve sent you an email with the pattern link! let me know if you dont get it k?

hey everyone else dont worry, you know i love giving stuff away. leave a comment below and ill chose a winner for a pdf tomorrow!  (you can have any tiny owl knits pattern you desire.) good luck and lotso love, stephanie xoxo

EDIT wheee we have a winner!  congratulations Mary jo!
(with a hilarious comment to boot! lol) .. ive just emailed you so check junk mail 🙂
Mary jo says:
January 21, 2014 at 5:28 am
Whooooot last night I heard owls hooting in the trees before I went to sleep. Mating season has started or maybe they were reminding me to comment and enter ; ) whoooooot..whoooooooooot

ps. if you’d like to use alternative yarns, {among friends} made kits!

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*my sister knits trunk show*

my sister knitsAre you doing anything on Saturday January 25th?  If you’re near Fort Collins, Colorado you must pop by this sweet carriage house from 12 – 4.  It’s a magical yarn shop called *my sister knits* and I’m doing a trunk show there!  I’ll have all of my samples on hand including mr. fox if i can convince him to deal with a car ride.  Come by to chat & knit!

If you can’t make it don’t worry.  I’ll see you this monday right here with Care of Magical Creatures Charm bracelet 3!  As you know mondays around here are also known as “potter-day” so expect some hogwartsy goodness. See you soon! love, Stephanie xoxo

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