Thursday, May 09, 2013

Ebb Cowl & Quince & Co. Scarves 2013 KAL Prize Winners!

(photo from Quince & Co.)

Hi, Knitters,
Well, the end of the double knitalongs have come to an end. One of the knitalongs was for my Ebb Cowl, published in the Quince & Co. Scarves 2013 eBook, and the second knitalong was for completing any of the scarves in the Quince & Co. Scarves 2013 eBook. Both knitalong threads in the Itty-Bitty Knits group were thriving, successful and fun.

Thank you to everyone who participated and posted their beautiful finished objects in the threads. Click here to see the finished Ebb Cowls from the KAL. I also need to thank the generous donations for the prizes for drawings for both knitalong threads. Thank you to all who have donated. I appreciate you so much.

I have yarn from some of my old favorites, a new dyer to me, and Diane, of the Knitabulls Podcast (another favorite), has generously donated an eBook on Ravelry as a prize for the Quince & Co. Scarves thread! Thank you, Diane! 

The winner of the eBook donated by Diane is..... KiwiKnitter63 (rav id)!! Congratulations to you!

Diane is also hosting a Susan B. Anderson Toy Knitalong in her Ravelry group for the month of May. You can join in this knitalong at any time and you can make any of my toy patterns from books or downloads. Diane is making the Seamless Petticoat Dolls in Quince & Co. Lark from Topsy-Turvy Inside Out Knit Toys as her project. I have been popping into the KAL thread on her group of the same name. Thanks for hosting, Diane, and I can't wait to see the newly knit toys popping up over there!

I have already drawn the winners of the prizes using a random number generator and the entries on the finished object threads. The winners have all been sent a private message through Ravelry at this point. 

Below are the other items people have won! Please hop over to the various sites and check out all these generous folks have to offer.

(photo from Blueberry Pie Studio)

I am happy to offer two fun skeins of sock yarn called, Box of Crayons, from a new-to-me dyer, Cat, of Blueberry Pie Studio out of Toronto, Canada. Cat sent me a skein of Box of Crayons to review and it is truly lovely! Thank you, and I can't wait to knit it up into some fun socks.

Here is the prize description of the prize skein from the shop:

Self-striping! This is a self-striping, hand-dyed yarn. Stripes change colour through strawberry, tangerine, mango, lime, cotton candy blue, and blackberry purple. When knitting socks, each stripe is approximately 5 rows wide.

This yarn is dyed to order. Please allow 1 - 3 weeks for me to dye the yarn for you.

80% superwash merino wool
20% nylon
420 yards/115 grams
sock weight

The first winner of this colorful skein of yarn is...... 9Grands4Grma (rav id)!! Congratulations to you!

The second winner of this colorful skein of yarn is...... veronika (rav id)! Congratulations to you! Veronika is of Yarn on the House fame!

(photo from Cakewalk Yarns)

Cakewalk Yarns is one of my all-time favorites!!! Click here for the Etsy Shop!

Here is the description of this gorgeous hank of sock yarn directly from Rose of Cakewalk Yarns: 

Fingering weight (75% SW Merino/25% Nylon - 460 yds/100g) in the colorway Brooklyn. The yarn is kettle dyed a tonal khaki & then I painted on flecks of colors that remind me of Etsy - orange (of course) turquoise, forest green & grape.

The winner is..... lexikate81 (rav id)!!!!! Congratulations!

(photo from Knitcircus)

Jaala Spiro of Knitcircus has become just a beautifully talented independent dyer and designer. It has been fun to see her find her passion with such gusto. I love everything Jaala does and I especially love the sock set gradient yarn she has donated as a prize.

Click here for the Knitcircus Etsy shop!

Jaala's description is below:

This is a Knitcircus yarns Matching Socks Set, in the color Turquoise Pool. It’s two small skeins dyed to match so that every stitch of the socks will be the same. They knit up into gradient socks like the yellow sock in the picture, and can be worked from the inside or outside of the ball, knitter’s choice. 

The winner is of the Matching Sock Set yarn is...... EllenLBishop (rav id)!! Congratulations!

(photo from Sun Valley Fibers)

Jeanette is a local favorite of mine with her Sun Valley Fibers. I stopped by her booth at the Madison Knit In a couple of months ago and was blown away by her walls of colorful and squishy yarns. It was a sight to behold.

Here is the description of the Sun Valley Fibers fingering weight prize skein straight from Jeanette:

Colorway: Forest

Merino/Cashmere/Silk -- 75/15/10

Fingering weight and is a 400 yard skein.

The winner is...... woundtight (rav id)!!! Congratulations!

Thanks for everything everybody!
I'll be back soon with more and I hope you are all having a great week.
best, susie