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!


  1. I love bright colors. This yarn cowl make a beautiful lace cowl. The cashmere and silk would be so soft around the neck. Thanks for the giveaway.
    rav id: knittingdancer

  2. Beautiful color.

    bookwormdjibouti on Ravelry

  3. I LOVE the color! I'm a huge fan of neon colors. I made my 4 year old a neon pink sweater to wear to school. She shares my affinity for bright, eye-searing colors. :) I hope I'm lucky enough to win!

    I'm vernalequinox on Ravelry.

  4. I would use this in combination with another color for some kind of colorwork project. I think it would look amazing!
    I'm globalite on ravelry.

  5. Lovely projects! That Madelinetosh would be fun to use.

  6. Beautiful color always wanted to try Pashmina. I'm Sandee8908 on Ravelry.

  7. This would be great with a nice gray. I love it.

    Rav id - rachel-o

  8. That yarn looks AH-MAZING! Rav amchart

  9. This color is so perfect and I especially love the name ;-) I should be so lucky to win. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

    Rose Scott
    rosebudscott1 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

  10. Love the color
    Sparky136 on Ravelry

  11. Oh wow, my partner would love something made from this yarn! (rav: lafileuse)

  12. Those would make awesome socks! Thanks for the giveaway (asimplehomestd on Rav)

  13. Oh this is so beautiful! Rebekka on ravelry.

  14. Gorgeous! So generous of you!

    NanaMamah on Rav

  15. Very beautiful shade of pink. Your yarn is gorgeous!