05 June 2013

I Can Hardly Believe It! ~ a post by Kelli

A couple a weeks ago I was asked to 'test knit'.~  This package came straight from Jared Flood's mill!

I haven't been doing much since.  As some of you already know I met Jared Flood in February at the Madrona conference in Tacoma WA.  I saw him again at Vogue Knitting in Bellevue WA, in April, where he asked if I'd ever wanted to test knit for him!!! (Melissa, should we tell the folks what I said to myself, in my mind?)

Early May I got an email from 'his people' asking if I'd like to test knit...my journey started, the first half of May and now into June we've been corresponding!!!... along with getting paid for my work, I get any of his patterns for free and 25% off his yarn!...and we all know I'd of knitted it for free~

I wish I could tell you all about the amazing piece I just finished,  I'm thinking this fall or winter I can.

I've seen all the fabulous lace shawls you've created, and from pictures and words it seems like most of us have a new favorite or favorite 'go too' project when needed.

Thanks for letting me share my excitement , and I hope to see everybody around this summer.

Kelli

27 comments:

  1. I am so jealous!!! OMG there are no words to tell you how excited I am for you. What a trill!!!!!!! I am a Jared groupie and I love every pattern I've made of his and I even got a book just to enjoy his photography (okay maybe I enjoy doing the knits too). You are clearly the coolest knitter I know! I can't wait to see what you've made. OMG free Jared Flood patterns! It's too good to be true.

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  2. I know, I know, I still wonder, what? how? WHO? It has been a thrill, and I do know 'his people', maybe him? Have checked out our little blog! Yes it is something! I'm hoping for a invite to the 'company party'~ ha ha ha, I can dream can't I?!

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    1. I'll be your plus one at the party!

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    2. oh! being it's a dream...we're ALL going!

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    3. no way miss andee...I'm her 'plus one' :)

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    4. Yep, you're my plus one. I don't think anybody else could put up with me.

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  3. Oooh how fun!! I am jealous. I like him and I adore his yarns but I'm allergic to them, which makes me infinitely sad. Can't wait to see what you have been working on.

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  4. That allergic thing is a bummer~ can you imagine if you were allergic to Madeline tosh?

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  5. Yeah, what a great experience.. Proud of you. To think you started all this knitting crazyness in this family. I want to party too. LOL Hugs and Blessings Trudy

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    1. Thanks Trudy. Yes you're on the 'dream party list'! You and Sam drive careful, and prayers to you~

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  6. i have seen it.
    it is amazing.
    i want one.

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  7. BRAINSTORM...
    2014 Girls in Sheep Clothing KAL :)))))))))))

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  8. I'll be in Vegas in a few weeks. I think that is the closest I'll be to all you West Coast girls for a long time. So feel free to round up as many Brooklyn Tweed people you can find and put them in a van and meet me at Caesars Palace for our big party :). I'm flying out of Philly so I'll put Willy G and Jeff in my carry-on.

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    1. awesome awesome plan ~ good luck with that carry-on :)
      see you in Vegas baby!!!!!!!!!

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  9. congratulations! That is such great news and I am looking forward to the big reveal.

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    1. Thanks Karen, it was a 'bucket list'

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  10. Congratulations, Kelli!! How very exciting!! We will be looking forward to hearing more! blessings ~ tanna

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  11. Gosh, I would test knit for him for the patterns alone! How totally amazing for you ;)

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    1. I know I was like in shock and am trying to be tactful about asking for ALL his patterns...any suggestions?

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    2. I'd say it would just be easier for him to burn them all onto a CD, and send it to you ;)

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  12. that is thrilling kelli! you are amazing knitter, bt and jared chose very well. love him, his patterns, wool and photography, everything! this is so much fun!

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  13. Amazing!!!!! Can't wait to see the finished project. What an honor! Glad I am not alone when it comes to my Jared flood crush. The man is a genius.

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  14. Guess I better google Jared Flood. LOL You are real knitters, obviously.

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