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January 1, 2017

From Both of Us — Happy New Year and Happy New Venture

Filed under: Updates — surly @ 10:06 am

We’d like to announce an exciting new adventure for The Rainey Sisters and (we hope) for our readers.  For the new year, we are launching our own group on Ravelry:   The Rainey Sisters.

No, we’re not abandoning the blog!  However, blogging can be a bit one-sided and we don’t always post as frequently as we could or should.  We hope our new Ravelry group will be a place for more casual conversation and dialogue.  We want you to ask questions, post about your own projects, discuss patterns and yarns, and share tips and techniques.

We frequently hold off posting here until a project is finished — in our group, we’ll post more informal updates about what we’re working on.  We see the group as our home away from home and we’d like to invite you to come on in to knit and chat together.

To celebrate the launch, we are having a special give-away!!  All members of our new Ravelry group will be eligible to win – except for Susan and Sally 🙁

The prize is a wonderful book called Drop-Dead Easy Knits.  Susan received a copy to peruse prior to our giveaway (you may recall that we ran into the authors when Little Darcy Went to Washington!).  The book is W O N D E R F U L – 29 fabulous designs.  Drop-Dead Easy does NOT mean boring or plain.  Here is a stunning shawl:

Abide by Kirsten Kapur

Want simple, quick and stylish”??  try this cowl made with two skeins of Malabrigo Rasta:

Portillo Cowl by Gale Zucker

Who doesn’t adore a cute toy?

Bear in a Bunny Suit by Susan B. Anderson

And simple can mean elegant, classy and gorgeous!

Keynote Pullover by Mary Lou Egan

All you need to do to enter is scoot on over to Ravelry and join our group.  The winner will be announced on January 15, 2017.

PS (January 2) — We are thrilled with the response from our readers!  Over 275 members so far!!  You rock!!!


  1. I joined your new Ravelry group today because I first encountered and enjoyed your blog a few weeks ago. You guys are a treat and I look forward to sharing in your adventures and escapades in the coming year!

    Comment by Bonetoknit — January 1, 2017 @ 12:54 pm

  2. A group of your own: long overdue!

    Comment by Gretchen (aka stashdragon) — January 1, 2017 @ 2:05 pm

  3. How wonderful! I’m only way to join the group (I”m orillaknits on Revelry). Happy New Year!

    Comment by annie — January 1, 2017 @ 2:18 pm

  4. So exciting. I already have the book. It’s got some great things in there. Chloe

    Comment by Chloe — January 1, 2017 @ 2:22 pm

  5. I am so excited that you are going to have a group!!! So many more opportunities to stay in touch with you two!!!!!

    Comment by Penny — January 1, 2017 @ 3:17 pm

  6. So glad you two are doing this! What a great way to get the word out! You both are too good to not have a group and it will reach a larger audience this way! Congratulations! (And she left to join up!)

    Comment by Kathy W. — January 1, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

  7. I’ve been reading your blog for years. I joined your group to follow you and your readers. I like many of your projects and they find their way into my library.

    Comment by Robin F. — January 2, 2017 @ 12:54 am

  8. Congrats on the Ravelry forum – looking forward to learning more there!
    A great way to start the New Year!

    Comment by LisaRR — January 3, 2017 @ 9:02 pm

  9. Thank you for the shout out for our book and for my Portillo Cowl. Given the talents of my co-authors and the other designers in the book, I am understandably sheepish (heh) about my presence design-wise! Thrilled to know about your Ravelry forum, I will join.

    Comment by Gale Zucker (she shoots sheep shots) — January 6, 2017 @ 4:27 pm

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