in which I give things away

So now that I’ve talked about my fears a little, I should tell you that they’ll all come to a head this month. IT’S COOL. I AM COOL. At least as cool as I get, which, depending on who you ask is either incredibly not at all cool or you know, relatively chill.

Awww, friends, it’s going to be terrific. I’m really excited. I’ve been peeking at some of the materials the Craftsy team has been sending me and they are super good.

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I would like this lighting to follow me everywhere I go for the rest of my life, thank you very very much.

So: while I can’t give you an exact date- on the off chance that something goes wonky and we need to push that date back- we are looking to release this month, and with that in mind it’s about time to start talking about giveaways.

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I didn’t say the words, but everybody knew, right?

While I never said it overtly, you all had a pretty good idea that this was going to be a dyeing class, correct? THIS IS 100% A HOW- TO- DYE CLASS, FRIENDS: Craftsy’s first yarn- dyeing class, actually, which I’m quietly super- chuffed over. Intended for beginners, this class covers everything from your gear, safety, materials, several different techniques, how to work with different bases, storage, as well as next steps in dyeing, and more!

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I’m never going to stop loving pictures of yarn in a dyepot.

I’m offering the opportunity to win my class for free when it launches later this month! Click here to fill out an entry. (It’s currently listed it as a knitting class by default, but the course title will read “Professional Yarn Dyeing At Home”!)

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If you’ve never taken a Craftsy class, I totally recommend them! Obviously you don’t have to take mine- maybe you already know how to dye or never wanted to learn!- Honestly, do take a quick poke around the website, there is a TON to learn and I love learning in this format. I’ve been taking Angela Fehr’s Better Paintings With Watercolor Sketching, as well as Luminous Watercolor Mixing from Kateri Ewing in order to expand my paint skills, and Lindsey Stephens’ Seaming Crochet and Andi Smith’s Save Our Stitches are upping my crochet game in a much- needed way. There are a ton of painting classes I still want to take, as well as some photography and drawing courses— all in due time. I really like the ability to learn when I have a moment, taking notes as I go and trying things out alongside the instruction.

Okay, before I sign off, here’s the giveaway link again: you can fill out an entry to win my class for free when it comes out later this month right here, and I’ll let you all know exactly when that happens, too. Thanks again for all the support!

(This post contains affiliate links, which help keep my blog up and running. This means that if you purchased a class through one of the affiliate links above, I’ll receive a small commission- large enough to afford a coffee, but not big enough to bring home a pygmy goat. Thanks for your support! No matter what, all my opinions and thoughts will always be my own.)

  One thought on “in which I give things away

  1. April 13, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    So excited about your dyeing class!!!! I have taken Angela Tong’s weaving class.

    • April 14, 2016 at 9:41 am

      Thanks so much! I saw her signature on one of the star boards and snapped a picture- it’s somewhere on my phone. She’s wonderful!

      • April 14, 2016 at 10:33 am

        She is!! I meant her at Rhinebeck. I’m going to try to go again in 2019!

      • April 14, 2016 at 10:58 am

        Let me know if you end up going- Sam and I treat Rhinebeck almost like an annual pilgrimage. 🙂

      • April 14, 2016 at 10:34 am

        Met not meant LOL!!

  2. April 13, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    So exiting, Sarah!

    • April 14, 2016 at 9:42 am

      Thanks, Bonnie! I’m really happy about this. ❤

  3. April 13, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I’m so excited to have a dyeing refresher course from you! The most talented and cutest person on the planet – teaching me! 😍 Where’s the link if we want to buy it, huh huh?

    • April 14, 2016 at 9:44 am

      You’re the sweetest! Trust me, I’ll let you know as soon as I have a direct link. For now, all I can do is peek at materials and how- to things, but they’ll send me all sorts of ways to promote the course once we go live; the team in Denver is wonderful about making sure you have all the tools you need.

  4. April 13, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Yay yay yay! I’m so excited! I’ve taken a bunch of Craftsy classes, and love how just -nice- they all are ♥ I can’t wait to see yours!

    • April 14, 2016 at 9:48 am

      I keep saying that I don’t think I can watch my own class— it’s hard enough editing my own voice work, I know I couldn’t sit through a few hours of myself on video! Still, after watching a bunch of Craftsy classes (and seeing some of the photos from filming) I have to admit I’m curious now, and I’ll probably watch a few minutes from my favorite lesson. They just do such a good job putting everything together.

      (Also, we all do a *lot* of work on those “Vanna hands” moments. We talk about that. It works your arms more than you’d think. I *have* to know what that actually looks like.)

  5. Tina
    April 13, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Sarah, I Simply.Can’t.Wait for this class!!!! Looking gorgeous, by the way!

  6. Tan
    April 13, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Cool!

    • April 14, 2016 at 9:49 am

      Right? It’s so soon!

  7. Gail Rector
    April 14, 2016 at 1:28 am

    Hot Diggety!!!

  8. Jody
    April 14, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    I will definitely be getting this class! I have a sweater’s worth of yarn to dye just waiting. You look great, by the way. 🙂

  9. April 15, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    You look truly beautiful! I love the short hair on you, too. 🙂 Congrats on the class!

    • April 18, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      Awww, thanks so much!

  10. Sheila
    April 20, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    So excited to take this class! I attended Stitches West the last year your Cephalopod Yarns company was there…alas, you had run out of Flamboyant Cuttlefish and I thought I could get some later. (I had bought a couple thousand dollars of stash enhancement and needed to cool it for a while!) Then, no more Cephalopod Yarns! ..now the opportunity to learn at the feet of the master and maybe one day dye my own! Still haven’t seen any yarn as pretty as FC…maybe one day….

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