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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The Editor Wants to Know! What Technique Are You Dying to Try?

The Editor Wants to Know Your BURNING Knitting Questions!

The Editor Wants to Know Your BURNING Knitting Questions!

Good afternoon everyone!

It’s been a bit since my last post, but I am back and I bring with me an all new burning question!

What technique are you dying to try?

Fair Isle? Maybe some sweet and feminine lace? Or what about finally conquering that cable sweater you’ve always shied away from?

I personally have always been intimidated by lace knitting, it always seemed so delicate and complex. But, recently I have been taking  Annie’s Lace & Openwork Workshop with Jill Wright (one of my biggest knitting inspirations) and I decided to tackle a lace shawl! I am quite pleased with how it is coming! If lace is something you too have been scared to try, give this class a go. It is extremely informative and Jill’s teaching style is superb and easy to follow along. Simply click here to check it out!

Now it’s your turn to tell me what you want to learn! Drop a comment below! :)

Until next time, friends.

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Annie’s All Craft Festival!

Annie's Craft Festival

Annie’s Craft Festival

Good afternoon!

Jaclyn here and I am pleased and excited to tell you about a new venture for Creative Knitting and our sister magazines…

Annie’s All Craft Festival!

You may have noticed the ads in your recent Creative Knitting issues and hopefully those piqued your interest, but I’m here to give you the scoop on what to expect out of our inaugural festival and why you should be going!

On October 30- November 1st the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, IN will be hosting Annie’s All Craft Festival for its inaugural year!

Offering 100+ classes in crochet, sewing, quilting, knitting, beading, floral arranging, cardmaking, painting, cake decorating and more with industry leaders, this is an event any crafter won’t want to miss!

We will also be having demonstrations on the convention floor along with make-and-takes and learning how-tos!

Get your magazine signed by the editor at our magazine area where you can check out the many magazines Annie’s offers from a broad range of crafts.

In the mood to shop? We got you covered with our Annie’s marketplace along with dozens of outside vendors for all your crafting needs!

Want a taste for some of the classes being offered? Here you go!

  • Learn to Knit Socks with Lisa Carnahan
  • Chart Smart with Melissa Leapman
  • Introduction to Lace Knitting with Brooke Nico
  • Fantastic Cast-Ons & Bind-Offs with Patty Lyons
  • Draping a Pattern with Lily Chin

And many more! To see the full list of classes simply click here!

Want a sneak peek at some of our independent vendors? I have that info too!

  • 2 Guys Yarn Company
  • Artisan Knitworks
  • Artisanal Yarns
  • BunnyBadger Fibers
  • Wool & co

And many more being added constantly!


Aside from the crafting, we know you like to meet fellow crafters and for that reason, we have some great social events as well!

On Friday, October 30th, we have a Gala Dinner from 7-9 pm with keynote speaker Debbie Macomber, New York Times best-selling author and creator of Hallmark’s Cedar Cove series where thousands of dollars worth of prizes will be raffled off throughout the night!


Then ring in Halloween with us on Saturday night at our Crafts & Cocktails Halloween Party!  There will be make-and-takes, carnival games, and take some memorable photos to share in our Social Media Corner!


This festival has everything a crafter could want! So what are you waiting for? Register now and join us this October for a weekend that will be unforgettable!


Click here to learn more about the festival and to register!


I can’t wait to see you there!

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The Wait is Over! The Knitalong is Here!

Hooray! Today is the day!

I have been hyping up and talking about this upcoming Knitalong for months now and the wait is finally over!

Our Autumn KAL has officially started!

Head on over to our Ravelry page and get in on the fun!

See you there,

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It’s Almost Time… Autumn Knitalong is a Week Away!

Good afternoon and happy Friday to all my loyal knitters and readers out there!

About a month ago (I consistently remain stunned at just how quickly time can fly by) I wrote about our new Autumn KAL which you can see here.

Well now it’s almost time! Our Autumn Knitalong starts one week from today!

So if you haven’t already, get on over to our Creative Knitting KAL page to get the pattern here.

This KAL will be featuring two parts:


The coasters for our knitalong!

The coasters for our knitalong!


  • The first will be a series of coasters featuring different designs and methods of colorwork.




Week 2's Lapghan/Afghan!

Week 2’s Lapghan/Afghan!




  • The second part will consist of you choosing one of those coasters and then supersizing it to be a lapghan or afghan!








To sweeten the deal even more, this Knitalong will be lead by designer Beth Whiteside who designed the patterns and will be there with you every step of the way to answer your questions!

Our knitalong instructor, Beth Whiteside.

Our knitalong instructor, Beth Whiteside.

Are you excited? You should be!

Print out that pattern and then go to Annie’s Yarn Shop to get your yarn: Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted or simply click here!

Yarn and pattern in hand, mosey on over to our Ravelry page on July 31st to join me in kickstarting our KAL (and coincidentally, my birthday) with Beth Whiteside!

I can’t wait to celebrate my birthday with all of you lovelies on July 31st for our Autumn Knitalong!


See you there!

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