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!

16 comments:

  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

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  2. Beautiful color.

    bookwormdjibouti on Ravelry

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  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.

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  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.

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

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

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

    Rav id - rachel-o

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  8. That yarn looks AH-MAZING! Rav amchart

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  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.

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  10. Love the color
    Sparky136 on Ravelry

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

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

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

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  14. Gorgeous! So generous of you!

    NanaMamah on Rav

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

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