Annie’s Craft Festival- Crafts & Cocktails!

Jaclyn here and writing to you on another exciting event at our Annie’s Craft Festival this October!

Annie's Craft Festival

Annie’s Craft Festival

This week’s feature will be on our other exciting social event- the Crafts & Cocktails Halloween Party! 

Taking place on October 31st at 6:30 p.m, at the beautiful Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, IN, this event will have all the crafting fun you could want for your Halloween celebration!

Get your craft on with great Make & Takes such as: Decorative Mason Jars, Quick & Easy Earrings, Mask Decorating and more!

In the mood to play? We’ve got you covered with some great games to earn tickets that are redeemable at our prize booth (more on that in a moment!). A few games being featured are: Guess That Yarn!, Embroidery Hoop Toss and Basket Toss.

Now on to the prizes! After you earn those tickets playing our selection of games, you can cash those babies in for some awesome goodies! Just a smattering of the great prizes to win are: fat quarters and other quilt fabrics, quilting notions, knitting needles and supplies, crochet hooks, books in all craft areas, paper crafting items and crafting tools, plus prizes from local vendors!

As if this wasn’t already enough to leave you running to the ticket office, we also have an exciting craft walk where players will have the change to win great grab bags filled with amazing craft prizes!

All this and not to mention I’ll be there and excited to meet and talk with fellow crafters and knitters!

Excited as I am to go to this amazing event? Simply register online and get your tickets today by clicking here!

See you at the show and stay spooky, my friends!

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The Editor Wants to Know- Circulars or DPN’s?

The Editor Wants to Know Your BURNING Knitting Questions!

The Editor Wants to Know Your BURNING Knitting Questions!







It’s an age old question: do you prefer circular or double point needles?

When knitting in  the round, it has been standard to use DPN’s when knitting small spaces such as the top of a hat.

But with the use of the magic loop method, circulars are a very real possibility for sock knitters and those who may be intimidated by the use of multiple needles with DPN’s.

So my question to you is this:

Do you prefer to use double pointed needles or use the magic loop method with circulars when knitting in the round (especially in sock knitting)?

I personally am a magic loop method fanatic as I love knitting with circulars!

What about you? Let me know in the comments below or even post a picture of you using your method of choice!

I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

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Do You Have a Compelling Knitting Story?


Do you have a compelling knitting story? How has knitting helped you through a time of pain and loss in your life?  If you think your story will be something others will benefit from and be inspired by, then please share your story here.

If chosen, you’ll be invited to be a future guest on The Power Purls Podcast to share your your unique experience with the world!

To sign up, visit this page to tell your special story and why you feel it would benefit the listeners.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Power Purls Podcast: An Update and FREE Gift for You!

unnamedBack in June, I clued you in on a new podcast that I’ll be launching October 1st, called Power Purls. I can’t believe we’re just a few months away from the big launch day! In this post, I talked about what you can expect, so if this is your first time learning about the Podcast, you can read about it here, or visit the website here and get on the VIP pre-show list!

So… you may be wondering, “what’s the free gift all about?” Well, I think you’re going to really love it because it’s a pretty valuable piece of information. I created 8 Essential Steps to Creating a Killer Design Proposal for those of you who have been thinking of dipping your toes into the knitwear design waters, as well as anyone out there who is already designing, and wants to know exactly how to get their proposal on the top of the heap.

You can get a free copy of the Guide by clicking here and when you do, you’ll also be signed up for the pre-show list to receive updates about The Power Purls Podcast and be the first to know when the episodes launch!


Annie’s Craft Festival Spotlight: Gala Dinner

Good morning and welcome to the very first Annie’s Craft Festival Spotlight with none other than me, Jaclyn!

Word has been swirling about Annie’s very first all craft show that will be happening October 30th-November 1st in Fort Wayne, IN at the Grand Wayne Center and I’m here to give you the low-down on some of the many fun and exciting events that will be going on!

In addition to the 100+ classes, a bustling marketplace, and many ‘buzz activities’, we will be having some special events as well!

One of those is the Friday night Gala Dinner with keynote speaker, #1 New York Times best-selling author and creator of Hallmark’s Cedar Cove series, Debbie Macomber!

Best-selling author, Debbie Macomber!

Best-selling author, Debbie Macomber!



When & Where? 

This soiree will happen Friday, October 30th at 7 pm at the Grand Wayne Center and will go on until 9 pm.

What to expect? 

A catered dinner in an elegant atmosphere, surrounded by like-minded crafters and makers while getting to mix and mingle with top industry leaders all while prizes are being raffled away throughout the evening with one grand prize at the end of the night!




Are you as interested as I am to attend this exciting event?

Simply click here and register for marketplace tickets (there are one-day and three-day options), then you will be given the option to add a ticket to the Gala Dinner for $65 to your order. Simply follow the steps to checkout and then pack up your cutest little black dress and meet me on Friday, October 30th at the Grand Wayne Center!

Stay tuned for more spotlights!

Until next time,

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