Last week I announced the Olga’s Vest pattern as the next Knit Along (KAL).  We are going to get started on this KAL this Saturday, May 10th, 2014.  The KAL will end on Sunday, June 15th, 2014.  This should give us a little over a month to work on this versatile pattern so that we can wear it this summer.

The Olga’s Vest KAL will take place in the Grace Akhrem Ravelry group, where we can post questions, comments, pictures and more.  There will be three prize winners for this KAL.  The first place winner will receive a signed copy of Natural Nursery Knits by Erika Knight and a Knit for Baby kit that includes two skeins of Erika Knight British Blue Wool (one skein in Milk and one skein in Pretty) as well as three pattern PDFs of the winners choice from the Grace Akhrem Ravelry store.  Second and third place winners will receive three pattern PDFs of the winners choice from the Grace Akhrem Raverly store.

In order to to be eligible to win one of the prizes you must be a KAL participant who has posted a finished photo of your Olga’s Vest.  You must have started on or after the KAL start date and finish before or on the KAL end date.  You must post a picture of your finished Olga’s Vest on or before the KAL end date in the Ravelry group.  The more active you are in the KAL the higher your chances are for winning.

Sharing your work in progress photos in encouraged.  You can share them in the Ravelry group in the KAL thread, but you can also share them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.  Make sure to use the #OLGASVESTKAL  The more you post and share and the more of an active KAL participant you are the higher your chances are for winning.

On another side note, Mother’s Day is coming up.  If you aren’t a VIP yet and didn’t get the newsletter don’t fret, I’ll share the savings with you here! Save $2.00 when you purchase the Buttoned Lace Cowl and the Belle Gloves pattern.  Both of these are super duper quick knits you’ll be able to finish before Mother’s Day.  Make sure you use the Ravelry coupon code: MothersDay14  — sale ends Thursday, May 8th, 2014.

 

I would like to thank everyone who joined in on the Striped Tooth Shawl KAL.  It was a great success.  I think everyone managed to have fun, knit a new project and create a “close knit” community in the Ravelry group.  As promised there are three KAL winners (picked completely at random),  Drum roll please….

1st prize – Orangecat (please email me with your mailing address so that I can mail your prize).

2nd & 3rd prizes – Kastsubear & Theschawmm (please email me with the three patterns of your choice from my Ravelry store).

Here is a picture of my finished Striped Tooth Shawl.  I know it isn’t the greatest picture, and the ends weren’t woven in yet.  But since I have woven them in… now I just need to block the thing.  I’ll try to get that done this week.

I hope to have more pictures of the other finished shawls later this week.  Please check back soon for the pictures of the other finished shawls as well as the vote for the next KAL that we will be starting in May.  I will be giving the options of 3-4 summery garments and of course there will be a prize!

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I am proud to present to you the Striped Tooth Shawl.  This is one of my newest patterns and has quickly become one of my favorites as well.  I have decided to kick off a KAL (Knit Along) for this pattern on the Ravelry group and I hope you’ll be able to join us. Please read below for more details and how to win the KAL PRIZE!!!

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We will get started on the KAL on the thread in the Ravelry group on Saturday, March 15th. Here we can share photos, questions, comments, etc.   The KAL will end Saturday, April 5th so that we can get a little bit of a break before we jump into the next one.

Three active KAL participants will receive a prize. The first place winner will receive a copy of Stitch Mountain signed by Laura Zander and myself as well as two skeins of Rowan Felted Tweed in the orange and white color featured in the Slip Stitch Beanie pattern. The second and third place winners will receive three pattern PDFs (from my Ravelry store) of his/her choice.

Wondering what it means to be an active participant? The participant must post progress and pictures frequently in this thread, at least once a week. To be eligible to win you must finish your Striped Tooth Shawl on or before the KAL end date and post a picture by then as well.  Also please feel free to post pictures on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram and link back to those pages as well.  The more you post and the more places you post will increase your chances of winning.

Those are all the rules, and as always play nice (but you always do). Please feel free to ask any questions about anything related to the KAL in this thread. I look forward to getting started on this piece!

Veronika from Yarn on the House and I are at it again.  We have another giveaway for you.  It’s not like last time where we did the 12 days of Knitmas, but its still pretty good! This time there will be one lucky winner of three hanks of Pagewood Farm St. Elias in the colorway Chuck’s Favorite and the Olga’s Vest pattern.  Enter yourself or the big win here!  Also there is a little treat on her blog, a recorded interview with yours truly.  Enjoy!!

Well, I’m out of town yet again.  You know what that means… another giveaway! This time I’m away a little longer than usual, so instead of one week to enter, you’ll have two.  Lucky you!

What’s the prize? Glad you asked!  One very very lucky winner will receive the yarn and pattern to make one of my newer garment patterns, Silver Lining.  The winner will be able to choose to one of three colors of ShiBui Linen to make the Silver Lining pattern in the size of their choice (color choices coming soon).

Here’s how to enter, all you have to do is become a Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest follower.  I will choose one follower from only one of three social network (I’m not telling which one).  One lucky follower will be announced on Sunday, May 26th, 2013.  The winner must claim his/her prize by Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 or he/she will forfeit the prize and I will choose a new winner.  That means that even if you didn’t win, you might still have a chance.  So keep checking back!