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 Happy New Year everyone! 

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I am relieved to put 2015 behind me, to be honest it was a really hard year.  That being said it is more important to focus on the amazing things that happened and the accomplishments, and there were quite a few!

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In 2015 The Crafty Jackalope proved to be a viable business doubling from 2014,  and for that I am forever thankful.  It is my passion to create, knit, design and teach.  To be able to do this work full time and to be supported by my fans, customers, family, friends and students is so encouraging and fulfilling.  I truly feel thankful to everyone and I am excited to continue to develop new projects, designs, kits and teach moving forward into 2016.  There is no short of ideas and projects to come to fruition.

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Probably one of the momentous accomplishments of 2015, although, still a work in progress, was the launch of thecraftyjackalope.com

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Graduating from etsy (my knitting/crochet patterns are still available on the etsy shop) to a full ecommerce site is just so incredible.  Now all the TCJ products including patterns, knit/crochet kits {yarn & pattern}, project bags, and stitch markers are all in one place.  I also started a new blog off the site called the inspiration place (click here to view).  Every Monday I post either a new product, new pattern, new knit/crochet kit or a new technique.  You can also sign up for the monthly newsletter where I will be recapping the previous month and offering exclusive newsletter deals!  The Crafty Jackalope newsletter will come out the first Monday of each month.

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Other exciting news, I opened an account with SweetGeorgia Yarn and will slowly add more and more knit/crochet kits with her stunning colors!  So far I kit up the Portobello Cowl version 2.0 which is now available on the site. Check back weekly to be inspired! I recommend the SweetGeorgia Podcast.

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Other great things in 2015, Mike and I got to be extras on the set of the Fear The Walking Dead!  How cool is that!!??

 

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Mum and I shared a booth at Knit City this October and it was so much fun!  The Crafty Jackalope paired with Talking Clay just works!

 

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Star Wars the Force Awakens came out a few weeks ago and was AMAZING! Princess Leia hat & Yoda Hat are the obvious choice!

 

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The Puddle Shawl and I both got recognition in Vogue Knitting Magazine this fall in the Canadian Designers section; what an honor!

 

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My mum gifted me this AMAZING Purl Soho cashmere Ombre Wrap…I am 3 1/2 out of 8 skeins in….

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I was interviewed by Sheryl MacKay from North by Northwest!

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Reflecting back, 2015 was pretty amazing in so many ways!  Moving forward with that momentum is how I choose to embrace 2016!

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Rest in peace Edith Keen & Ann Carter.  You will be missed. We carry your memories through kindness and craft ~

Edith Keen nani

 

 

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Earlier this month my Ma, Nancy Walker aka Talking Clay,  and I shared a booth at Knit City, an annual event put on by Amanda & Fiona from Knit Social!  We had such a great time and I just loved being part of this great event.  The build up to these things are pretty exhausting; from preparing products, to last minute designing, to imagining a cohesive booth & displays to packaging and promo material, it can all be pretty overwhelming and exciting at the same time.

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Although this was not the first year we shared a booth, this year we really worked hard to reimagine our booth and displays.  I have to say, I was really happy with what we came up with, creating somewhat of a mini shop; the beautiful pottery art yarn bowls, pins and necklaces with the knitwear really compliment each other!

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These handmade special Hedgehog pins are one of my favorites!

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With months of build up, hard work and the wonder if anyone will come to our booth with so many amazing people/businesses  under one roof,  I was so delighted by the turnout and meeting all the amazing knitting, crochet, craft, fiber enthusiasts that came by, chatted and supported us! WOW, it was humbling, exciting and confirming.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

My sister and I had some fun taking selfies with Lady Baba!

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Krista from RainCityKnits rocked the hot pink Portobello Cowl!

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If you haven’t taken a class with Raga yet, I highly recommend it, she is amazing!

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And to boot, I had my first Radio interview with Sheryl MacKay on her show North By Northwest.  I was pretty nervous, but the response from people and the connections the show made was amazing!  You can listen here.

It took me about 2 weeks to recover from all the Knit City excitement, but I am happy to say I got my knit-design-mojo back.  You can expect new things coming up including an e book mini collection; a new website and much more over the next couple of months.

Happy Knitting!

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