pattern winners

first, thanks to everyone who has given me their two cents about kits.  it was very helpful.  i used the random number generator and it told me the winners are…

drum roll
Ann, Joya, and Kat

I guess I’ll be spending the next two months turning skeins into kits and deciding what I need to dye come August. We have been pretty slow moving over here, and then, with two kidlets, it will be even more slow moving.  Must plan ahead!

baby hats!

well, i’ve decided to spread the love! i’m going to give away all of the hats… including the two i accidentally included that are the larger size (6-18 mo. whoops!). i’ll email everyone and let them pick which they would like, so it may be a bit of a process, but you’ll be hearing from me!  i loved hearing about who you all would wrap in woolie love.  so sweet.  it also makes me sad i can’t give all of you baby hats.

because it needed a picture! this hat also never sold, but it was destined for my little beanling

12 – angela
2 – stephanie
3 – robin
15 – beth
4 – rachel
11 – ashley
6 – sarah

i’m also going to run another giveaway, but am not ready for it yet today. so you’ll have to wait until i get the studio cleaned up a bit more and find some stuff i want to clean out.

bonnet winner and baby hat giveaway

first, the winner of the bonnet is… number 16!  annie :)  i’ll be in touch about how to claim this prize.

second, today is the last day to get in on the falkland fiber club!

and lastly, this week i’m giving away 3 baby hats to 3 different people. each of these hats should fit somewhere in the 0-6 month range. all are one-of-a-kind and made with hand dyed, handspun, recycled sweater, hand dyed and/or commerical yarn.

baby hat giveaway

in order to enter this one, you need to comment on this post, letting me know who the hat you get would be for. as always, get your comments in before friday at 8 pm eastern time and i’ll announce the winner next monday… along with another giveaway.  the first person drawn gets first pick of the hats.

the winners… and kit giveaway!

first of all, i loved loved loved seeing all of your knits in action! pets, husbands, yourselves, friends, family! yay! and the winners are…
12 – Rachel, 3 – Megan won the springling shawl
8 – Sarah, 6 – Erin won the tri-terra cardigan pattern
18 – Beth, 16 – Amber won the crossbow hat

and the winner of mixed knits is… 15 – Lillian!  i’ll be sending the patterns along.

and for the next giveaway – a kit!
the winner will get to choose from

springling shawl kit – springling shawl pattern and one skein of snapdragon light fingering

springling shawl

permafrost hat kit – permafrost pattern and one skein of snapdragon worsted (actually enough for 2 hats!)

permafrost hat

spinning kit – one 4 oz braid of falkland top plus the pixie hood pattern

pixie hat

if you win, you get to choose the yarn/fiber from the shop.  there will only be one winner of this contest.  to enter, just comment on this post.  ends friday at 8 pm eastern time and i’ll announce the winner next monday… along with another giveaway.

we have winners!

i did end up going with the random number generator, and so the winners of Mixed Knits are…

14 – Rebecca, who said

Well, I’m already making a Beau out of handdyed teal and lavender llama/wool blend from a local farm, so I guess I have to come up with something else. My son Rhys is going to be a doll in that sweater, though. I just know it!

My husband and I make a pot of tea every morning, so I definitely will make the tea cozy, with yarn spun from a Spunky Eclectic club fiber (February, bright pink, yellow, teal, called Tropic-oh la la or something) and also plain green-blue yarn spun from a DailyFiber roving. (DailyFiber is out of Murfreesboro, TN, gorgeous dyeing!) Once I spin down my stash some more, I hope to join one of your farm wool clubs!

and 30 – Amanda, who said

A few months ago, my girlfriend won a box full of roving balls in a rainbow assortment of colors at a silent auction. I’m planning on spinning up singles and plying two shades of the same color up together. I would spin up the two green colors (one is more of a kelly green, the other is on the yellow end of green) for the Brussels sprout mitts, which I love and are totally adorable. I think the finished yarn would look neat and suit the simple, clean lines of the pattern. And of course remind me of one of my favorite veggies: the Brussels sprout!

I’ve also been thinking about making the reflection hat from some Juniper Moon Farms yarn in my stash. I have a nice medium blue with subtle variegations that would be the main color of the hat and a gorgeous blue-green variegated yarn that would make a *lovely* contrast color in this pattern.

Thanks to everyone who entered and congrats to you two!

imagine knitting giveaway

with the onset of autumn turning into winter, all the knitters are churning out knit goods, casting on more than we can finish, and wearing our woolens with pride.  many knitters are thinking about what to knit and for whom, not just for the up-coming holidays, but because it is, indeed, wool season.  knitting season.  keep yourself, friends, loved ones, warm season.

initial publication on wednesday!

in celebration of the season, i’d like to give away 2 pdf copies of my new ebook.  to enter,

1) click over to ravelry to check out the patterns

2) then click back over to this post and comment, telling me what pattern you would make from the book and out of what.  your comment must be on this post – imagine knitting giveaway – in order to be counted.    use your imagination.  it could be for you, a friend, out of handspun that doesn’t exist yet, commercial yarn from your stash, just a vague color sense.  i want a description folks!

and in turn, i will give away a copy of the ebook pdf to two lucky folks.  i haven’t decided yet if i’m going to choose my favorite imagined projects or just random it, but imagine away.  this contest ends friday at 9 pm eastern time.

p.s. please note there are still 3 patterns pending that will be in the ebook – Bumble Vest, Croci Sweater, and Ripe Bananas Lap Blanket. they’re fair game for imagining too and should be out within the next few weeks.