Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Adorn Anew Giveaway!

(photo provided by Laura Nelkin)

Hi Knitters,
First off, thank you for the Quaker Ridge Shawlette love! I have had record-setting pattern sales since its release and I can't thank you enough for your enthusiasm. I love that there are so many first-time shawl knitters, first-time beaders, and first-time knitalong joiners getting involved with this simple shawl pattern. There is nothing better than that.

The Quaker Ridge Knitalong sign-ups are zooming right along. Sign-ups are open through Sept. 9th. Thank you all so much! I put all of the links at the top of my blog sidebar for your reference.

Now onto the business at hand, which also includes knitting and beading.

The adorable Laura Nelkin strikes again with her clever beaded jewelry knits in Adorn Anew. The patterns are being released one by one, so Adorn Anew has four patterns that have already been released and will have ten patterns in total by December 2012. When you purchase the collection you are automatically sent the new pattern when it is published. The anticipation makes it fun and exciting as you wait to see what Laura comes up with next.

Click here for Laura Nelkin's website!

Click here to see the Adorn Anew collection so far on Ravelry!

Click here to see the knit jewelry kits Laura has available! (These look wonderful.)

The photos below are of the patterns released so far in the Adorn Anew Collection.

(photo provided by Laura Nelkin)

The Mudra Cuff is my favorite so far in the collection. I think this would make a fantastic gift for any age and what a quick handmade gift this would be for the upcoming holiday season. I think these are a must for my nieces and daughters this year.

By the way, Kirsten Kapur, another favorite designer of mine, is hosting a giveaway right now for a kit for the Mudra Cuff. Don't miss this chance. Click here to see Kirsten's review and to enter to win the Mudra Cuff kit! How great to have all of the materials, including the beads, clasp, flosser, yarn and pattern, in one little bag. Laura packs her kits in sweet little bags that can then be used to give with the finished jewelry inside. These kits are also being sold in local yarn shops.

Click here for Laura's etsy shop! Here you can see what the kits are all about.

(photo provided by Laura Nelkin)

Laura's work is beautiful and  her patterns are clear and easy to follow. She is an energetic designer and teacher, plus she has a great sense of humor about everything. I love that about Laura. She is a fun designer to follow. She designs all sorts of things, not just jewelry. Her beaded shawls are amazing.

(photo provided by Laura Nelkin)

I think this gray and blue set is stunning. I would love to wear this.

(photo provided by Laura Nelkin)

If you are thinking about trying beads, Laura's jewelry patterns are the perfect way to give it a go. These projects are small, fun and quick. You will be learning from the bead-master, too! What could be better than that?

(photo provided by Laura Nelkin)

I love this dainty earring with the colorful yarn and beads.

Well, I have some exciting news. Laura has generously donated one copy of her collection (that's 10 patterns by December) for one of you! I am so excited for you to have the chance to win this collection. Please leave one comment on this post to enter to win. Your comment must include your ravelry id or email address. I will be back in a couple short days to randomly select a winner.

I have another collection to review and giveaway right after this so stay tuned for that as well.

Good luck and let the comments begin!