Vagina Mitten Contest!

From November 5th through November 15th, if you purchase the Clam Hands pattern through my Ravelry store, you will be entered to win two balls of Knit Picks Palette to make your pair of Clam Hands!  As an added bonus, you can use the coupon code HOTLIPS to get $1 off your Clam Hands pattern.

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Notice how I gave you the option for Blue Waffle colors…  Well, have at it!  I’ll be randomly selecting the winner on November 16th.  Go grab your Clam Hands pattern for your chance at some free yarn!

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Contest Giveaway!

I haven’t hosted a contest in a while, so let’s have a little fun.  In honor of publishing my newest pattern today, the Celeste capelet, any purchase of any of my patterns (through Ravelry) will put you in the drawing for a free pattern of your choice.  The contest begins today and runs until February 28th, 2010, at 5:00 pm EST.  There will be FIVE lucky winners!

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You must be a member of Ravelry to buy patterns from my pattern store, which is right here.  Each individual design purchase will get your name put in the drawing.  If you are the selected winner, you can choose any pattern for yourself or, if you like, I can send it to the person of your choice as a gift.  Good luck!

And the winner is…

Wendymc (comment #70) from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada!  I’ll be emailing you for your address momentarily.  Underground Clothing, Co. and I thank everyone who commented, I loved reading about all of your projects.  I’m also glad that I’m not the only thinking about fall knits already (and it’s June, jeepers).

These contests are awesome because I usually go from the comments straight to Ravelry’s pattern pages, you ladies and gents (squee, guys fought for the bag, too!) have greatly increased my Ravelry Queue.  For those who really want the bag, but lucked out this round, you can buy one directly from Underground Clothing, Co. here (just scroll down about mid page), who put them on sale just for this occasion.  Thanks Underground (you should probably start a line of knitting bags, could be the new, hip thang)!

As for the new Little Nelson pattern, I’m still waiting to be activated as a Ravelry shopkeeper, hopefully it will be available soon!

Rock this Bag

It’s time for another give away, but not yarn this time.  We can never have too many knitting/crochet bags, right?  I can’t, I have four (or maybe there’s five…) and I do like to switch them out on occasion. 

We actually have a “sponsor” of sorts, this time around.  Underground Clothing, Co. has generously donated one of their awesome desert rose messenger bags (that happen to make really awesome knitting bags).  I like them because they don’t snag your knitting and are rather roomy, comfortably accommodating 14″ straight needles (that’s always a bonus).  They remind me of the mobile knit pouches, only larger, as you can pull out your knitting anywhere with the yarn ball safely tucked inside.

What do you need to do?  Tell me what kind of knitting you’ll be taking on your summer travels.  Not traveling?  Tell us what you’ve got planned for your summer knitting, just reply to this post and a winner will be selected on June 10th, 2008.  Good luck!

*I’m glad so many people like the bag and of course crocheters, spinners, and any other crafters out there are welcome to participate.

Jackie had asked what I’m knitting this summer and I’ve got a few things that, hopefully, will benefit my summer wardrobe.  At the moment, I’m designing a beach cover up and a child’s vest in Rowan Denim.  I also started the Featherweight Lingerie Dress and Never Wimpy Wimple from Lace Style and my fingers are itching to knit a pair of socks (maybe something from Folk Socks).  My Ravelry queue has been lurking in the back of my mind, including the Ballerina Tank and Rita Mae.  Savannah is so warm for most of the year, it would really be to my advantage to knit some lighter garments.

Were you waiting for something?

Oh yes!  I’m sure you are all dying to know the winner of the contest…

Congratulations to thekidneybean!  I will be emailing you shortly for your shipping information. 

Thank you, everyone, who participated.  Hopefully, there will be many more contests in the future (because, you know, it’s always nice to brighten someone’s day).

I actually have much to say and lots of pictures of the recent trip, our anniversary, and my surgery, but the mixture of Hydrocodone, Valium, and antibiotics doesn’t make for good blogging (it’s hard enough trying to focus on the keyboard… and it’s taking over twenty minutes to type a few short sentences).  Ta for now!

Sheep to Shawl

If your in Savannah tomorrow and you love all things fiber, you may want to find your to the Sheep to Shawl Festival on Oatland Island.  The Wild Fibre “knitting posse” and I will be there for some sheep shearing and alpaca groping petting.  I’ll be taking to camera along for the unfortunates missing the action (shearing, face painting, fluffy animals – tell me that’s not action-y)!

Thanks to everyone who have commented on the contest so far (and thank you for anniversary and surgery wishes).  I’ll be bringing the laptop with me for some post-op, heavily medicated blogging (because I doubt I’ll be getting much sleep that first night).  It may be worth the effort to check back in soon for festival pics and well as the entertainment one might get from the delusional ramblings of a paper gowned convalescent.  Ta.

Update:  Hey!  Had a blast at the Sheep to Shawl.  There plenty of new pics over the Sheep to Shawl 2008 Flickr set, enjoy!

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The Right to Bear Yarns

Generally, I’ve been in a very good mood as of late.  My breast augmentation is in eleven days.  Our fifth wedding anniversary is on April 5th, and I got a highly anticipated book yesterday (Knitalong:  Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together by Larissa Brown and Martin John Brown).

One thing, though, has been bothering me, just one thing…

Witching Hour

Remember this?  I dyed this 100% wool, fingering weight, a while back.  I love the colors.  I adore the colors.  I have yet to find a project for this yarn.  It pains me to see it sitting there in my knitting basket.  I am feeling generous, however, maybe you could find a purpose for this yarn…

I like that idea.  Very much so.  SO, let’s go with that.  Reply to this post stating what you have planned for this 1200 yards of fingering weight wool.  I’ll select a random winner by April 5th (it’s a good day).  I would like to see a lovely project come from this yarn, so I ask that you only post if you have an immediate use for it (don’t let it sit in your stash for six months… ahem).  If you have trouble, you can always use Ravelry’s pattern explorer, quite handy. 

Good luck!