Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Where I'm at these days

Hi, world! I haven't posted here in... two years? Wow. Mostly I'm on Instagram, the Great Northern website, Etsy, or occasionally Facebook. Come say hi! I hope you're weathering the current storm(s) and doing well. ♥


Thursday, August 23, 2018

Checking in about Shipping Great Northern

Shipping the book went smoothly these past months for the most part, but we have had two people receive empty envelopes (aaaaaah!), which means that the seal on the mailing flats I used have not entirely done their job. If anyone else did not receive their book, or just got an empty envelope, PLEASE email me and let me know.
For our non-US customers, you should have received an email from me notifying you of an increase in shipping rates and our inability to cover all the shipping costs as we originally intended. This is a huge regret of mine and I am so sorry. If you have not responded yet and worked out the shipping with me, please email me and let me know if you’d still like the physical book or if you are ok with just the ebook. I apologize again that this is the way it has to happen. For Canadian folks, the cost I am asking you to cover is $12, for European and other continents, $22. This is not the full cost to ship a book internationally, I am still covering some of the cost, but this will help me avoid going into more debt on this project. I appreciate those of you who have already paid (and in some cases intentionally overpaid!) so that I could ship the book far and wide.
Thank you all again for your patience! It has been so fun to see the books arriving on social media and see the projects you are excited about making this fall (or sooner)… keep in touch and happy knitting!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Great Northern

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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!