Last week I left a comment on a blog as part of a yarn and pattern giveaway. And, guess what?!? I won! I just got my Barking Dog yarn today, and it’s a really cool spring-like green that I love!
So, now l have a new yarn to use for next week’s yarn along with Ginny. Be sure to check the end of this post to find out how you can win something too!
As for my cowl from last week… I’m pretending it’s just a couple skeins of yarn wound interestingly… Yep, I’m ripping out by knitting straight from the Honey Cowl into a different project. It’s easier on me this way.
I just wasn’t happy enough with how the Honey Cowl turned out using my Malabrigo yarn. It really surprised me that I didn’t like the cowl more, since I love both the yarn and the pattern… apparently not together though. I’m definitely going to try the Honey Cowl pattern with the Madelinetosh yarn next time.
So, moving on… the new cowl pattern I’m following is called the bertrand louis and I’m REALLY liking it. This pattern shows off the stitches so well and, as always, the Malabrigo yarn feels wonderful as I’m knitting.
Next up, I mentioned in the title of this post that I won something and that you can too! I was so excited when I learned I had won my little skein of yarn, that I decided I wanted to be able to do that for someone else. So, for those of you with the longer attention spans who read all the way through this post to get to here (or you scanners in the group)…
Here’s what you can win…
No, I am not giving you my skein of yarn. I am, however, giving away a cool “Learn to Crochet” kit that includes yarn, hooks, and more! All for you. All for free!
All you have to do to earn a chance to win, is:
1. Leave a comment at the end of this post (be sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you win- no, I won’t use your email address other than for this drawing… frankly I don’t have the time or interest in developing a thriving spam business).
If you would like additional opportunities to win, you can also
2. “Like” Twyste on Facebook (post a comment on the Twyste page saying you entered to win), and/or
3. “Follow” me on Twitter and send a tweet letting me know you entered to win
Each of the above gives you a new chance to win!
This contest ends next Tuesday at 4pm, so I can contact the winner before the next Yarn Along. Have fun and good luck!
*All results will be independently confirmed by the trustworthy face below.
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Good luck with the contest! I’m now following you on Twitter, and we’ll like your Facebook page once my Fb hiatus comes to an end, in May. And admit it… you have a secret world-spam domination plan, don’t you???
Oh man, you’re on to me. You’ve figured out my secret world takeover via spam, plan. I guess I’ll have to come up with a new plan….
I love the color of your cowl. I had trouble with my Malabrigo (pollen) with the honey cowl as well. At least with mine, I just wasn’t liking the stitch definition. I don’t know if smaller needles would have helped or what. 🙂 stasiamb(at)gmail(dot)com
And that is the cutest puppy!
I totally agree with you on the stitch definition. It’s been strange, actually, seeing how totally different the stitches hold up with the louis bertrand pattern. The yarn actually looks smoother even though it’s clearly the exact same yarn. Weird.
As for the puppy… he’s pretty sure he’s the cutest too!
Oooh, Pick me! 🙂 I would love to learn to crochet.
I love the green as well. Cheery for Spring. Can’t wait to see what you make!
🙂 I feel like every knitter should know at least a little crochet. I see such wonderful edgings and cute little fanciness done with crocheting on an otherwise all knit project.
Thank you for the comment!! I’m working my way thru the yarn along list…. slowly 🙂 I LOVE the cowl yarn, great you are re-using it! I’ll catch you on FB, and can “share” it there x
Thanks! The Malabrigo yarns always feel soooo nice. I think that’s part of the reason I don’t mind so much that I’m “getting” to use it twice because of my first project not turning out how I hoped.
Congrats on winning that gorgeous barking dog yarn. Love the green color and what a great idea to just knit a new project from your frogged cowl without unraveling it all! Happy knitting and thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂
Isn’t the color wonderful? And, yes, it just makes it easier on me emotionally to knit right from one to the other. That way I don’t feel the loss of the first project so much as the progress of the second.
I love the colour of the malabrigo … I love malabrigo in general. Congrats on the yarn score! The colour is so vibrant! And that dog is freaking adorable.
The dog also believes he’s “freaking adorable” and may be working it to try to get special privileges… like sleeping on the people bed!
And, yes, the malabrigo yarns are wonderful… that’s part of why it was so surprising to me that I didn’t absolutely love it when I knitted it up as the Honey Cowl. It’s great in the louis bertrand cowl, though, so I’m happy.
I have a thing for green and that Barking Dog yarn you got is awesome-sauce!!! I’d never thought of knitting straight to another project but it does make so much emotional sense. I have some baby pants that will never be more than half a pair of baby pants, I think I wait now until I know what to do with the yarn…
Thanks for stopping by the World of Wiedz
I’m thinking I have a number of partially finished projects that I probably will never get around to finishing because I’ve lost interest (or my place!), that I really should just repurpose. It really has made it so much easier for me to move on! Good luck with your baby pants repurposing!
looks like a great give-away! hope I win!
Congrats on winning that fabulous green yarn. And ingenious way of knitting a new project, while unraveling an old one!
It’s kind of a two for one; I get it unraveled, but I get immediate gratification by knitting it right into something else! Perfect… almost as perfect as if I’d actually liked what I knitted to begin with! 😄
Such a pretty yarn. Sometimes simple stitches show off the yarn best! What a cute crochet kit… and not to mention that pup. What a doll!
It has been eye opening for me to see how much a yarn can be shown off (or not) by pattern choice. A good lesson.
looks like you have been busy!!
I’m trying! The weekly yarn along has been great for my knitting productivity. I’m actually finishing projects instead of just starting them! What a concept.
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