Now, last year on this date I started this blog. I didn't know what it would become or the things that would happen in the last year. I didn't know how many wonderful people I would meet through the blog, or how much life would change.
So welcome to our paper anniversary!
In celebration of every step of the way so far, I'm giving away some full projects. I've got patterns, I've got yarns, and I've got some secret goodies to go with them!
Without further ado, here are the details.
First up is a weekend project. Something you can finish in a weekend, and that will be useful. I use this myself all the time, and I knit them up for friends as well.
|Dangerous Curves Market Bag!|
The yarn to make this is in blue rather than red, and I'm including enough to make a 2nd smaller bag. Here are the skeins in question:
|blue cottons, cable construction|
And here on my model (bribed with hot chocolate) shown as the slouchy version.
This is a small project that uses faux-fair isle techniques. The yarn for the giveaway includes enough to knit both hats.
Next up, our medium project. This is a smoke ring, a loose lace cowl knit using 2 strands of lace-weight yarn to make up a heavier weight. First, my increasingly antsy model wearing it:
And finally, the large project. I'm going to send the winner of this project a fully written out version of the serious scarf pattern. A copy of this pattern will be offered for free on the original page within the next week, but in .pdf format instead of just the recipe instructions. I'm hoping to encourage more masculine lace!
And to create your scarf (or lap blanket, etc), I have 10 skeins of Elann's peruvian highland bulky
I know my modeled shots of the other items are not fabulous, but I will be putting up better ones soon. I have a date with a friend who has agreed to model. I won't have to chase her around the house begging, "please just let me take the picture." I know, very novel!
Giveaway details! To enter, simply leave a comment telling me what your favorite kind of knitting is. Is it fair-isle? Is it lace? Is it cables? Inquiring minds want to know. Please include some contact information so I can contact you to get you your goodies. This will be open until August 26 at 11PM Eastern. Winners will be announced on the 27th.
Thank all of you for your support and encouragement! You've made this last year a delight, and I hope to harass you with posts for many many years to come.