This week in stitches features…
- 7 Super Superhero Patterns
- The Subscriber of the Week
- Special Announcement about our new show
- and all of this week’s stitches
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Welcome to Our New Email Subscribers
We had a huge response this week with 165 people joining New Stitch a Day! Great job to all of you who are telling your friends about the site on Twitter, Facebook, Ravelry, Knitting Paradise, and at your local yarn stores. Keep up the good work!
Kathy F from WA, Jeannie G, Ella P, Paulette L from TX, Suzanne B from CA, Marilyn G, Florence L from Alberta, Canada, Candy K from AR, Susan from MD, Gloria, Arlene L from London, England, Joanie C. from TN, Lisa F. from Cape Town, South Africa, Maria E from CA, Rell from MA, Amanda H. from OK, Charlotte W. from CA, AND…
Lindy D. from New Mexico who is an amazing artist and sent me this photo her work:
They all responded to our welcome e-mail and it’s been a pleasure getting to know you all.
Say Hi to Some of our Twitter Followers
I was able to connect with some cool people on Twitter this week including:
@gati-presumida from Spain
@knitterjan from Maryland
@zilveti from Brazil
@mustelidmama from DE
@caprimomx2 from VA
@djnl07 from NJ
@congail from WI
@probarack from MD
@rebeccavasquez2 from CA
If you’re on Twitter take a quick second to welcome them to the family.
Interview with Lily Ubbelohde on Fiberstory.TV
Last week I did an interview with first time Knitwear Designer Lily Ubbelohde on Fiberstory.TV. She was recently featured in the new Holla Knits collection. We talk about her design process and the challenges of being a firs time designer. It’s a fun interview and I think you’ll enjoy it.
Project from the Community
I got a lot of email from you all showing me some of the projects you’ve been working on:
Subscriber of the Week
This week’s subscriber of the week is Fiza from India.
Fiza is a new subscriber who joined us last week. She sent me some of her really nice scarves, but I was most impressed by the sweater she mad for her niece.
Fiza was a little self conscious about her work but I think she’s doing a great job. Be sure to give her some encouragement in the comment!
If you want to be considered for the subscriber of the week, send some photos of your work to johnny[at]newstitchaday[dot]com.
Question about Photos in Emails
I’ve been a lot of questions about there no longer being photos in the daily emails.
We won’t be putting photos in the emails any more. When we started including a photo our click through rate plummeted which is an important stat for selling advertising, which is one of the ways we are able to provide our content for free.
We also were not getting as many people coming to the site which is another important stat for selling ads.
I realize many of you feel it is more convenient to have the photo in the email but the purpose of the email update is to notify subscribes of something new on the site. So we really want you to come to the site to see it.
There is always a photo or two on the page for the stitch, so you don’t have to watch the video to decide if you want to do it. There are also written instructions for each stitch.
I hope you all understand.
7 Super Superhero Patterns
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This Week’s Stitches
This is a great simple pattern for washcloths and blankets.
A basic decrease on the wrong side for the newbies.
This was easily our most popular video last week. I get a lot of questions about how I hold the yarn when I knit. This is a VERY in depth explanation of my method.
I love this cable pattern. It’s fairly easy to knit but is one of the more unique cable stitches I’ve ever knit.
Love this beautiful light and airy lace stitch!
Special Announcement! New Show!
We are starting a new show here at New Stitch a Day called Knitting Helpline. You will have an opportunity to ask questions from the fiber arts industry leading experts on topics like crocheted toys, knitting lace, and fixing mistakes.
But we need your help!
We need questions to answer. So send in your knitting or crochet questions to helpline[at]newstitchaday[dot]com and we will consider it for the show. We need lots of questions so feel free to ask more than one.
We hope to launch the show sometime next month!
Your Turn: Who is your favorite Superhero and why? Batman? Hulk? Spiderman? Wonder Woman?