And it’s June Play Yarn Dash time………

And it’s June Play Yarn Dash time………

June 15th has arrived, or will have when you’re reading this….and it’s time for Play Yarn Dash! Did you sign up?

For this Dash I’ve got some specials going – First is the Vallisneria Sock kit, in partnership with – this is the second “official” Play Yarn Dash KAL kit. Just in case you haven’t seen this one….here it is……it’s a top down design suitable for intermediate knitters & up.


Second, I’m holding a random drawing for one pattern from my current line, of the winner’s choice. All you need to do is post a comment to this blog, or sign up for my newsletter (must complete the opt-in process) between June 15th & 30th, 2009 to be automatically entered. The winner will be drawn on July 1st, 2009 and notified by email. May the Luck of the Irish be with you 🙂

And I am introducing the new Desert Rose Designs Boutique – a place to find one-of-a-kind, expertly handcrafted items – for yourself or for gifts. The first item listed is a wonderfully rustic, hand knit sweater knit with 100% Suffolk hand spun yarn. Be sure to check it out – it may be just what you’ve been looking for!

So join me in celebrating the last two weeks of June……..Play Yarn Dash, sign up for the drawing and check out the new boutique……and watch for some fun things I’ve got planned for July 🙂

Cheers! Jean

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  • Evan Cooper
    Posted at 20:41h, 01 February

    Kudos from one braniac to another. 🙂

  • Pam
    Posted at 09:24h, 27 June

    Pretty patterns! And I never would have known of you except through the Yarn Dash.

    (I think the problem with changing servers is that changes your “real” address (a series of numbers) and it takes up to 24 hours for the change to propagate worldwide so that everyone who tries to get to “” is sent to the proper place. Or, in more technical terms…changing servers messes up the DNS…and it takes 24 hours to fix *that*!)

    • drdesigns
      Posted at 11:40h, 27 June

      Glad you “Played Yarn Dash” and found my site!

      Lol – oh, I know transferring a domain takes a while & can get messed up. While trying to deal with my current host & get my site back up – it seemed transferring would be less hassle. The whole experience was that frustrating. Thank goodness all is well now 🙂

  • Tobey
    Posted at 15:20h, 25 June

    Thank you for hosting a yarn dash site! I love your patterns and will be back!

  • Andrea
    Posted at 11:04h, 25 June

    love his pattern

  • mamakin
    Posted at 14:05h, 20 June

    I’m glad I joined the Yarn Dash-it lead me to your site & I was immediately drawn to the sock pattern I’m looking at right now! It’s stunning!

  • TeresaA
    Posted at 15:14h, 15 June

    Thanks for the contest. Started the yarn dash today but can’t get to the Desert Rose website… looking forward to trying again tomorrow.

    Love the socks and wanting to purchase a kit to make some for Christmas gifts.

    • drdesigns
      Posted at 15:23h, 15 June

      Hi Teresa – thank you for your kind words…I found out my web host server went down about 45 mins ago. They tell me it will be back up fairly quickly..crossing my fingers 🙂 Please come back & visit in a while – my June specials are there waiting…..

  • Cathy
    Posted at 14:40h, 15 June

    You come up with great patterns. Love all of them!!!

  • Debbie
    Posted at 10:46h, 15 June

    Thanks for the contest. You do beautiful work. I’m ready to do the the yarn dash. Debbie

  • Rachel
    Posted at 10:32h, 15 June

    Your greyhound sweater is very sweet like your doggy.

  • ikkinlala
    Posted at 10:04h, 15 June

    Gorgeous pattern!

  • Leslie
    Posted at 08:11h, 15 June

    Love that sock pattern, Jean. Kewlio!