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  Newsbrief :: March 31, 2015  

Beyond BOBBOL 2015 monthly project series

Belinn H. wrote: "Thank you for the knitted bunny pattern! Your pattern inspired me. I have enlisted the knitters I know and we are currently knitting as many bunnies as we can. We are delivering them to Dell Children’s Hospital for the children for Easter. We are so excited and I hope this makes you happy!"

Easter Egg Hunt Extended

Fab Bead EggHi {!name_fix}, Unfortunately the web server did not cooperate this month and the download link was sometimes not generating correctly. I've *finally* tracked down the problem and things are hopefully all working correclty again! Believe me, I'd much rather be knitting than pulling my hair out with computer issues, lol. So I have extended the KAL offer for the Fab Beaded Egg through the end of this week, Easter April 5th.

That means there is still time to join in for the prettiest Easter egg hunt ever when you knit your own Fab Beaded Egg.
Check out the Knit-A-Longs area page at KnitHeartStrings for Fabulous Beaded Eggs. This project features 3-dimensional easy-to-knit eggs glistening with colorful beads. Or use the pattern without beads and knit with any colorful self-striping yarn. Either way, your artistic knitted eggs will be something to treasure and display with pride.

Some Tutorials and Tips from previous project KAL's to Complement the Fab Bead Egg KAL
Beaded Garter Stitch: A Peek Behind the Scenes
Beaded Garter Stitch is exactly what it sounds like: garter stitch with beads. Beyond this simplistic explanation, there are several intriguing things about this beading technique.

I Hate to Purl and more about Beaded Garter Stitch
For those who hate to purl, or prefer to knit rather than purl, you will love beaded garter stitch.

Overcoming a Knot Too Happy Encounter
What to do if you run into a knot. Step-by-step photo tutorial how to transfer beads to a temporary thread so you don’t have to re-string beads.

Knitted Bunny (free pattern)
Whether you will be knitting the beaded egg or not, the cute little "Bunny from a Square" shown above is a quick knit that can add ti your Easter egg hunt, too. The pattern is available at my HeartStrings FiberArts site for free (donation is completely optional so please don't hesitate to skip past that section and click on the pattern link in your choice of language).

Prize Drawings

Congratulations to Judith McIntyre, winner of the Drawing for the Make a Fab Bead Egg pattern and supplies kit. For March, the drawing is for a Premium Level Membership. More info about participating in the monthly giveaways is at the bottom of the Prize Drawing page.

Happy spring knitting!

Jackie E-S Jackie E-S / HeartStrings FiberArts

P.S. With the web server problems this month, I am so behind getting the "Next Up KAL set up". I will be updating and announcing that as soon as possible. I can't wait to share it with you. :)

P.P.S. Do you have a question about KnitHeartStrings? I’m happy to help! Leave a comment at the site. Or you can also email me directly at -- ask away!

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