Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Trunk Show at Purls of Joy in Healdsburg

Owner Rosanne Park and myself
I was recently invited to do my very first Trunk Show at Purls of Joy  in beautiful Healdsburg, CA. I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days at the shop as well as finally meeting the owner, Rosanne Park. Everyone was so kind and hospitable! I felt perfectly at home!

I had such a wonderful time meeting this group of amazing knitters! 
This is the announcement that appeared in the Events section of their website:                             

Trunk Show

Christine Marie Chen

is an independent designer from the Bay Area. We are delighted to present Christine's first Trunk Show and highlight her beautiful and inspiring designs. Christine has had her patterns featured in numerous publications and has created exclusive designs for Manos del Uruguay yarns. See her designs knitted in some of our yarns and learn how she creates them.

July 25th & 26th    Call 433-5697 for more information.
I had such a wonderful time sharing my story and meeting other knitters that are just as passionate about the craft as I am. Below are a few of my designs that were on display. Thank you Purls of Joy for having me!!! :)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Testing out posting from Instagram

I have really gotten behind on my posts! But I've been really good at posting to Instagram. So... I'm testing out a new method of keeping up with my blog. It may become more of a photo diary, but hey, don't we all love seeing photos? So here goes... coming from my Instagram account, a photo I took this morning.
I'm getting started on a new design for Manos del Uruguay using their Fino yarn. It's delicious! ;)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013!

Happy New Year from Irvine, CA! We are down here in SoCal ringing in the New Year. Took the kids to Disneyland yesterday and hung out in the hotel today just relaxing and spending some quality time together. I crocheted a couple of hats for my nephews on the drive down and am knitting a dishcloth for a friend today. Making plans to attend TNNA and Stitches West next month. Looking forward I'm also making big plans and NewYear resolutions that involve designing. ;) What are some of your resolutions? I'd love to hear your plans!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Proud Announcement!

First of all I want to appologize for not blogging lately. School is back in session and I have taken on a mini day job while my kids are at school. Once they come home there's homework and dinner to tend to. But amongst all the chaos I have still managed to continue working on my designs.
This brings me to my "Proud Announcement". Three of my designs have been accepted by Love of Knitting magazine and will be published next year! I'm so excited!
My first design will be included in their summer issue which will be available in May 2013. The other 2 designs will be featured in their Fall issue.
I just received my first package of yarn, which is by Prism Yarns. And I got permission to share some sneak peeks with you along the way. ;)
This is the yarn I will be knitting up for my Summer design. Isn't it yummy? Symphony Layers is 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere and 10% Nylon. I received the Indigo and Violetta colors just the other day. Stay tuned for a few more sneak peeks... Coming soon...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

And The Winner Is...

My contest for the "Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders" book ended at midnight on Sept. 30th. I counted all of the entries and numbered each and every one according to how many entries they were entitled to. I then used the True Random Number Generator at Random.org. Thanks to everyone that participated! If you didn't win this time around, I will be holding another contest very soon!
And the winner is... Drum roll please...

FlyKytten ! She earned 5 entries for commenting, retweeting about the contest, sharing it with her friends on Facebook, following my blog, and she shared/+1ed me on Google+! Congrats FlyKytten!!! I will be contacting you soon to get your mailing address!  :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Contest Update

My contest for the "Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders" book is now officially closed! I will be announcing the winner by Tuesday and will contact them to get their mailing address. Thanks to everyone that participated! I will be holding another contest very soon!