on my needles & a giveaway

**** Acquanda, you are the winner of the fingerless gloves giveaway! I’ll contact you via email too.**** Thanks to everyone who entered.

 

I’ve been working on this pretty skinny cowl knit with merino wool(the purple) and a mix of recycled wools with the hot pink. It feels really nice in my hands, luscious wood be a good word to describe it. At first I was going to use the purple alone, but I love working with and mixing colors. I like it a lot and can’t wait to see the finished product. It’s knit with 4 rows of seed stitch and 4 rows of knit stitch. This is the only thing I’ve been knitting …the rest of the photos are crochet.

on my needles

There’s also a new fluffy kids cowl in the shop. Is she working this pose or what?

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Here’s a peek at what’s coming next. I loved loved loved creating this cowl. Now I’m trying to decide what other color combinations I can work with.

red cowl infinity scarf

And I know you all love giveaways….I’m giving away a pair of fingerless gloves! That link will take you to my shop with the color choices in the last photo. Fingerless gloves are great for keeping your hands warm and fingers free while you knit, crochet, text, type, drive, read. Or maybe you just want to make a fashion statement.

womens fingerless gloves1

The giveaway will be open from today until next Tuesday at noon. I’ll close comments on this post at that time and a winner will be chosen. Please leave your email address in the comment form(only visible to me) so I can contact you. If there is no response within 24hrs I will choose another winner. This is my first time using rafflecopter so I hope it works properly.

The one and only MANDATORY giveaway rule:

* Leave a comment on this post stating what color you would like your gloves made in.
* The other options in Rafflecopter are optional.
* If you want to follow my blog you can….I love visiting other blogs and building community.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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on my needles

I haven’t done one of these posts in a while. Look at all that pink goodness! When I look at this photo I feel happy….all of my favorite colors being made into such cute and cozy things with my imagination, yarn, knitting needles.

Is it weird that I want to print and frame this picture?

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The pink/red/white/brown is being made into a pixie hat like this one.  I ended up finishing the hat this evening but am waiting for daylight to take photos.
I’m thinking of making another hat, some hair bows, and would love to see how the pattern of the yarn unfolds in a kids cowl. We’ll see.

I’m going to add hairbows to the shop soon, if not by this weekend than the next. I need to work on making the middle wrapped yarn thinner. The girls love them – I think they’ll get some for Christmas. The pink lace yarn came from this shop. My first time using lace weight yarn and it may be my last for a while… It took me an hour to cast on and an hour to get through one row! Can’t wait to see how it turns out though….keeping it simple with a garter stitch cowl.

I wish I had gotten two skeins of the chunky pink/red multicolored yarn when I first saw it two weeks ago. This was the last one and it didnt even have the label on it….so I can’t tell what colorway it is. I know the brand(Bernat Worsted) and looked it up online, but can’t find it.

Oh, and check out my new knitting needles. I was so giddy when they came in the mail. The straight ones are size 15 and so are the light colored circulars, and the dark wood is a size 13. They are fabulous – purchased from this shop.
I’ve had two sales since opening my shop and am messaging back and forth with some potential customers. The two sales are more than I thought I would have before the end of this year, and I’m very thankful for them. I have tons of ideas and plans for the shop and I’m really excited about it.

Well, there ya go…my current knitting projects. What have you been creating lately?