Saturday, April 30, 2016

We have a winner!

We have a winner---Congrats to MobyKnits, who is the winner of the MadTosh Pashmina in Fluoro 
Rose.  Please send me your address info so I can get your prize out to you (I have also messaged you
on Ravelry).

Stay tuned for another fun giveaway in a couple weeks, once I return from running the Colfax Half 
Marathon in Denver, Colorado!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Project updates and YARN GIVEAWAY!!

It's been awhile since my last post, but here are a couple of the projects that I have completed since my last post:

  • Boredom Socks, knit using KFI Indulgence (since discontinued), which is a smooth 75% merino/25% nylon blend.  It is sock-weight, and created a very interesting design, with very nice striping sections and vivid colors.

  • A sweater for my niece, who is on-the-way and scheduled to make her debut in late August.  I used Encore Dynamo, which has the cutest striping colors and is a soft 75% acrylic/25% wool blend from Plymouth Yarns.  I saw the pattern in my LYS, River Colors Studio in Lakewood, Ohio, and downloaded it from Ravelry.  It is the perfect top-down sweater with very little sewing required!  I found the cutest buttons--little purple/white giraffes--at JoAnn Fabrics.  Can't wait to see my little niece in the sweater!  The pattern can also be customized for boys.  Pattern:  2649 Baby & Toddler Top-Down Cardigan from Plymouth Yarn Design Studio.

Currently OTN:

Springtastic Socks, pattern by Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter and published by Holla Knits.  This is an awesome pattern for a pair of socks that are perfect for spring!  They include some cables and a wonderfully easy-to memorize ribbed back panel.  I am currently on sock #2 and hope to have it finished by the end of the weekend, which will qualify it for the Holla Knits Spring KAL, ending on April 29th.  I am using Madelinetosh Pashmina in the Vishnu color.  This is one of the softest, silkiest yarns I have ever used!  I can't say enough about how much I love it.  What is there not to love about cashmere/silk/wool?
 Next time I make these, which WILL happen because I love the pattern, I will make them longer for the wintertime.  

And now...a YARN GIVEAWAY!

I am giving away a skein of Madelinetosh Pashmina in the Fluoro Rose colorway, which is neon pink awesomeness.
It is hard to accurately capture the vivid neon brightness of this yarn.  It is a sport-weight, but it is perfect for that luxe project you've been waiting to cast on for, or just a great pair of socks.  It is 360 yards and is a blend of cashmere/silk/wool.

To enter to win this yarn, just leave a comment on this blog post or on the Ravelry thread I created for this giveaway. Please leave your email or better yet, Ravelry name, so I can let you know if you won.  The winner will be randomly selected on Friday, April 29th, at 9 PM, so you've got a few days!

Good luck and thank you for reading!

Friday, February 5, 2016

First FO of 2016--Circle Socks

Just completed my first FO of 2016:  Circle Socks, pattern by Anne Campbell.  I knit these for a December 2015 KAL as part of a Ravelry group, Sock Knitters Anonymous.  Their monthly challenges are a great way to try new patterns and techniques.  This particular challenge was to use self-striping yarn and a pattern that enhances the striping.

I used JoAnn Sensations Bamboo & Ewe (sadly, discontinued) in the Purple/Black striping colorway.  I really enjoyed using this yarn- it feels very nice to knit with, and also the finished project looks very nice and mostly matchy-matchy.

Currently OTN:
  • After All This Time (Heidi Nick pattern) Socks--using Hansen Hand Dyes Bounce Sock in Beauregard Blue
  • Springtastic Socks (Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter pattern)--using Madelinetosh Pashmina in Vishnu.
  • Baby mittens (Blue Sky Alpacas pattern) for Pine Ridge Reservation OB ward.

Sunday, February 8, 2015


The winner of my blog contest is t_ktl!  Please email me your address so I can get your prize out to you.

Stay tuned for more giveaways in the coming weeks!

Now, back to the Grammy Awards and knitting more of the enormously thick baby blanket for PRR.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

FO and a giveaway!!

First FO of the year:  Winter Blues Socks
I started these way back in 2009, and abandoned them after knitting the first sock.  I finished these a couple weeks ago, mid-January.  I love the way the colors stripe and slightly pool in areas--the yarn is Radiant Twist superwash sock in the "Sour Cherry" colorway.

And next, a giveaway!

The prize:  a skein of Knitpicks Hawthorne sock yarn in the "Concordia" colorway
How to enter for a chance to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post   or
  • Leave a comment on the Rav post in Contests & Giveaways thread  
For an extra entry:

  • Follow this blog and let me know that you did    or
  • Follow me on Twitter (I'm Knittingmama on there)-again, let me know that you did
  • If you already follow me, let me know!

I will randomly draw a winner on Sunday, February 8th.
Good luck!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


The winner of the blog giveaway is Knitnginthemitten!

 Stay tuned for more giveaways and fun in the coming months:-)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Baby Sweater Progress and a Giveaway!

The snow is falling (rapidly) here in NE Ohio.  It feels like January, but it's only November.  It's the perfect time to snuggle up in a warm blanket and knit something!

I've made significant progress on my Hug Me pullover.  I've completed the front and back sections, and am currently on sleeve #1.  I decided to go with the teal/sage green/chocolate color combination because I love how those colors look together.  It's been a pretty simple knit so far, and I'm hoping to get the sleeves done this week and attach them/finish the sweater this weekend.

I'm having a giveaway this week as well.  Up for grabs:  a skein of Cascade Heritage sock yarn in a pretty(and spring-like) lilac color, and a copy of The Joy of Sox by Linda Kopp.  I will draw a winner on Monday, November 24th, so enter by midnight on Sunday, November 23rd.

I have another copy of TJOS, and I've knit the Blue Crush socks out of it so far (well, one of the pair anyway) but there are so many great patterns in the book, you will have trouble deciding which one to knit first!

How to enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post (please include your Rav nickname so I can contact you if you are the winner)        or
  • Leave a comment on the Ravelry post about this giveaway in the 'Contests & Giveaways" forum.

You can get one extra entry if you:

  • Follow my blog  or
  • Follow me on Twitter (I am KnittingMama on Twitter).

Good luck and thanks for reading!