Friday, September 30, 2016

Great Northern Supporters, Please Read:


Well Coop, as they say, there's good news and there's bad news.

The bad news is, we have to delay printing. This is Leah writing, and I'd like to tell you why. This was an incredibly hard decision to make, and I apologize. It is 100% on me. As some of you know, the last few months have been a period of extreme upheaval and change in my personal life, leading to a stress-related illness that has occupied much of my energy and time. I am on the mend (a diagnosis always helps!), and after moving apartments and re-structuring my work life, I can get back to this project that I love immensely.

 I am sorry to have to do this. A delay feels like I am letting you down.

 I really don't want to rush out some less-than-excellent sweater patterns because my focus was elsewhere. This project means too much to me, and I know it means a lot to some of you. You know who you are! Thank you. I see you and I love you. Really, thank you.

 The good news is, we still have a fun surprise for you this fall. Great Northern Early Check-In, a pre-release ebook with more of our finished designs, will be Ravelry-gifted to you (or emailed-- please get in touch with us if you haven't given us your preference) this week. We will be doing a KAL this fall before the holidays, too! So even if we can't deliver the book into your hands this fall, you'll still get your stitchy Twin Peaksy fix this year.

 And hey, if David Lynch can delay the new season, we're in good company... right? ;)
As far as a timeline going forward, I hope to have that figured out very soon. You will be the first to know when to expect the book! I want to see this baby in print.

 Heavy sighs and big hugs. Leah

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Great Northern Pre-order Event!

From now until July 31st is the Great Northern Pre-order Event!!! Can you feel the excitement? You're probably waiting to find out what that means, exactly, before getting too excited. Fair enough.

Teresa and I were talking about how much shipping costs can prevent us from pulling the trigger on our own purchases, and realized that doing a free shipping deal would be a fantastic way to get new people interested in the book, and possibly entice our existing audience to buy multiple copies for gifts. So, here we are, making it happen!

For a limited time, take advantage of FREE SHIPPING* on the Great Northern print book (AND yarn from Mrs. Crosby! See below...)

When you pre-order July 21th-31st, you get free shipping on the book. Or many books, as many as you want to buy for gifts.

ALSO! During this time, thanks to our amazing friends at Gather DTLA (srsly go check this place out), you can get free shipping on 4 or more skeins of Mrs. Crosby Steamer Trunk! Whether you're going to use the yarn for a Great Northern sweater or not, stock up on these beauties while they are still available.


Preorder the Great Northern print book with free shipping! 
(US only)

To pre-order the ebook or the print book to other shipping locations, please visit our pre-order site here.

Please spread the news! Let's get a copy of this baby into the hands of all the lovely, crafty freaks who would appreciate it.

*US only, with apologies to the rest of the world. We will still ship to you! We just can't do it for free :(

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Yarn yarn yarn!

Have you been itching to get your hands on some of the lovely worsted yarn from Mrs. Crosby? Steamer Trunk is a smooth, soft, substantial yarn that I designed two sweaters with for Great Northern, and love so much. It's a workhorse yarn that feels luxurious and rich.

For a limited time, you can get free shipping on your Mrs. Crosby Steamer Trunk yarn order! Thanks to Gather DTLA, you can order some yarn and knit along with us on this sweater this fall. 

If you're in Los Angeles, come to the swatch party at Gather on Thursday, July 21st!

Which color combo of Steamer Trunk would you choose?

Take advantage of this offer through July 31st! 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Fireside Wrap in Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Worsted

I am so pleased to be able to share my newest pattern with you!

Fireside Wrap is a large-scale rectangular cabled shawl with welted ribbing and seed stitch details. Knitting it in Swans Island Merino Worsted was a dream! This yarn is heavenly. 

Fall knitting is around the corner... can you feel it? (I can't either! It's sticky hot in Chicago. But you know it's coming, just around the calendar bend) 

I hope you enjoy these luscious cables as much as I do.

Friday, May 27, 2016


New things up in the "sale" section of my shop!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Getting ready for TNNA!

Woah! How did that happen? TNNA is just around the corner, and I'm getting really excited. Teresa and I will be there with some of our Great Northern samples to share, and will be taking pre-orders for the book.

In the meantime, we're knitting away on our sweater designs, planning the photoshoot, and getting things set up for printing the book.

Here's a little peek of my most recent completed design, Filled With Secrets, knit in Fancy Tiger Crafts Heirloom Romney.

Will you be at TNNA? We'd love to say hi!

Our sweater samples will be in the following booths, make sure to check them out when you're walking around the show floor.

  • Shibui will have my Too Dreamy sample, knit in Cima
  • Elemental Affects will have the Filled With Secrets sample, shown above (the fabulous Jeane from Elemental Affects produces Fancy Tiger's Heirloom Romney yarn)
  • Mrs. Crosby will have From Another Place, knit in Steamer Trunk. We are trying to get the Crop Top in the fashion show, cross your fingers! 
I hope to see you there! Tweet @rubysubmarine or @canarysanctuary to holler at us. Let's get a beer and knit!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Yarn for Great Northern

I've gotten quite a few requests to share the full list of yarns we're using for Great Northern, so click over to our site to see pattern previews and check out which gorgeous yarns are being used in which patterns!

Teresa and I are still knitting away on our samples, and will have more test knitting opportunities soon.