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.

bonnet giveaway!

another reminder about falkland fiber club. only 6 more days to grab a slot here.

today i would like to give away a handspun bonnet. if your number is drawn, you’ll have your choice of one of these three.

bonnet giveaway - emma

art deco
bonnet giveaway - art deco

kentucky bluegrass
bonnet giveaway - kentucky bluegrass

being that these are all garter stitch, in order to enter you must comment and tell me what you like about garter stitch.  even if you hate it, it has got to be good for something! :)  plus i love it, so humor me.  oh!  and if you’re not a knitter and know nothing about this garter stitch of which i speak, feel free to lavish praises upon the bonnet of your choice for a chance to win.

get your comments in before friday at 8 pm eastern time and i’ll announce the winner next monday… along with another giveaway.

kit winner… and a christmas gift

and the winner is number 22! wool and chocolate!  woohoo :)  i’ll be sending your choice of kits along this week.

this is the last giveaway for now, but there will be more in january. i still plan to re-home a couple of hats via a blog giveaway.

now, i wanted to give you all a nice gift… not just the winners. and i wanted this gift to means warmth and family and sharing, so i’ve decided to make my corrugated tea cosy available for free for the rest of december. it’s a fun knit and a great stash buster!  being part of mixed knits, it’s also great for handspun scraps.

tea cosy!

merry christmas and much woolie goodness to you and yours this holiday season.

you can download your copy by ‘buying’ the pattern on ravelry between now and the end of the year, and it will come up as free!

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.

pattern giveaway – mixed knits!

the first of the december giveaways! i’m not sure why, but i’m always in the mood to give something away in december. the holidays?  the weather?  the knitting for family and friends?  i’m not sure… but here’s the deal.

to enter this giveaway, you need to respond to this post by showing me you or your family (or someone!) in some handknit woolies that you’ve made. i’ve already shown you our family in knit hats, so i’ll kick things off with this pic of m and his papa.

oh!  and tell me about the knits.  ben’s hat is this hat from my book and a couple of posts back you can read about the bean’s aviatrix, made from my handspun.

2 folks will win copies of the springling shawl pattern

springling shawl

2 folks will win copies of the tri-terra cardigan pattern

Tri-terra Cardigan

and 2 folks will win copies of the crossbow hat pattern. the version in the pictures was being worn by my brother-in-law last night when we talked to him on the phone.

crossbow hat

one grand prize winner will get a copy of mixed knits – my ebook.  i’m not posting all those patterns, so i suggest you click the link :)

you have until friday at 8 pm eastern time to get your entries in.  winners of each will be chosen by random number generator and announced on monday along with the next giveaway of the season. you’re allowed to re-gift the pattern immediately, if you so wish.  i can deliver pattern pdfs either by email or by ravelry.  now then.  let us see some of those fine woolens.

springling shawl give-away

the winner of this give-away will get both a skein of snapdragon light fingering of their choice (click yarn name to see what’s available)

sneak peek

and a copy of my new springling shawl pattern!

springling shawl

and one runner up will get a copy of the pattern too.

in order to enter, comment on this blog post and tell me what your favorite thing to knit in the summer is and/or what your favorite fiber to knit in summer is. entries must be in by sunday 9 pm eastern time. i’ll announce the winner on monday.

my favorite summer knit?  i really do like light weight shawls, but i’ll knit pretty much anything.  and, as always, my favorite fiber is animal based and usually wool!

never spun falkland winners

first of all, i’d like to thank everyone for entering!

falkland give-away winners

red/pink/purple goes to kristyn over at pleasurecraft.
her favorite fiber is “lovely local mohair locks spun uncarded or the bouncy farm raised border leicester from my friend janice.”

yellow/red/orange goes to rose over at rose unraveled. her current favorite fiber: california red!

yellow/green goes to sarah (comment 26). her favorite fiber so far has been cormo.

blue/purple/green goes to rachel (comment 7). she had this to say about her favorite fibers: as far as ease of spinning goes, I like bfl. but overall, my favorite fiber is alpaca!

i had a really fun time reading what your favorites are. i love that spinners come in so many shapes and sizes and interests and textures :) if you want to read everyone’s favorites, you can do so here. really, all the responses make me want to spin EVERYTHING! in sight, but alas. carpal tunnel. boo.

the never spun falkland give-away

hi friends!  it is my plan to run a few more give-aways before my babe decides to make an appearance some time in june. so here’s the second one.

the last was for designers, this one is for spinners.  don’t worry knitters, there will be one for you too!  but this time i would like to spread the falkland love!

the rules:
-you must be a spinner or want to be a spinner
-you must tell me if you’ve ever spun falkland wool from a bleach and chemical free source or not
-you must comment upon this post by 9 PM eastern time on Sunday the 8th and tell me what your favorite fiber to spin has been so far

there will be 4 winners this time (see the 4 photos).  anyone who has never spun falkland from a chemical free source will have a chance at all 4, those who have spun it before will be entered in the drawing for 2.  each winner will receive a 2 oz bundle of my hand dyed falkland wool, complied of at least 2 colorways, to be spun as you see fit. the winners will be drawn by random number generator and announced on monday the 9th.

this is the same falkland that i dye for my shop and for the falkland fiber club.