So it’s that time of year again, TNNA.  It seems like I always do a giveaway during this event.  This time I had an extra copy of Knit Noro lying around. So I contacted the good people over at Knitting Fever Inc. and they agreed to sponsor the yarn for the giveaway.  How awesome is that?! One very lucky winner will receive a copy of the Knit Noro and 12 skeins of Noro Kureyon in color #263 so that he/she can knit the Chevron Throw.

     

To enter all you have to do is make sure you follow me on Twitter or Like me on Facebook or both to increases your chances.  I will choose one lucky winner from either Facebook or Twitter to receive this very awesome prize!  I will announce the winner on Feb, 9th 2013 on this blog.  Make sure you come back to see if you won! – it could be you, but you won’t know until you come back to check and see. Good luck to all!

 

Fist and foremost I would like to apologize for not posting in almost two weeks… so sorry!  Now the excuse- I came down with a little cold and then after I got better my site was undergoing a host transfer… I don’t really understand what that means except I wasn’t allowed to post anything new for a few days.  But I’m back baby! And with a bang!

Normally this time of year I get a little cranky because of all the Christmas music and mall traffic…. it’s always over the top.  For some reason this year we are less one “Bah Humbug!” I’m not saying you’ll catch me caroling in the streets… my Jewish mother would kill me, but I’m not grouchy this year :) .  I thinks it’s because I have been spending a lot more time at home and the holiday season isn’t taking over my life the way it usually does.  A friend of mine gave me the little tree you see in the picture above – it’s only about 8″ tall.  I am feeling so cheery that I even decorated it with garland (crochet chain in some tinsel yarn), ornaments (gold crystal beads with wire), tree skirt (cotton roving sliver), and of course I topped it off with a beautiful star of David (paper colored with a Sharpie and propped up on a toothpick)! Ho Ho Ho! Ha ha ha!

In conjunction with my cheery mood I have organized a series of giveaways over the next two weeks! 12 giveaways! 12 days of KNITMAS!!! All of the giveaways are taking place at the Yarn on the House blog (YOTH). Over the next 12 days, Veronika of YOTH will do a blog post everyday featuring one of my patterns followed the next day by a matching yarn prize for the previous day’s pattern selection. At the end of the 12 days, Veronika will randomly choose 7 winners who will each receive a PDF pattern copy from one of the shared patterns and the yarn prize that matches! How fun is that?! The rules stay the same and all you have to do to be entered to win, is leave a comment on Veronika’s blog post following the instructions at the bottom.

The patterns that are going to be featured for the 100th post on YOTH are: Bumble Stripes, Seaweed Scarf, Walt’s Tangled Cables, Olana Shawl, Rippling Lace and Random Stripes!

There is a little sneak peek at the yarns that are included in only some of the prizes….

If you would like to enter yourself into the giveaway please do the following:
1. Read over the rules if you have not done so already.

2. Leave a comment on the YOTH #100 blog post by the end of Sunday, 12/30/12. In the spirit of our Twelve Days of Knitting, what is on your knitting related wish list this year?

Veronika will randomly pick the winners in 2 weeks and post the results along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone!!!

OH! And one more thing!!! In the theme of the holiday spirit there is of course a coupon code! The discount is 20% off the 6 patterns we are featuring over the next 12 days: Olana Shawl, Walt’s Tangled Cables, Bumble Stripes, Seaweed Scarf, Random Stripes, & Rippling Lace. Use the following coupon code during checkout on Ravelry: YOTHSALE!, this coupon code is good through the end of the day on Sunday, January 6th, 2013.

Lets help raise crochet awareness!!! The Yarn Bombing Los Angeles group has been invited to bomb the entire facade of the Craft and Folk Art Museum on the historic Miracle Mile.  This is such a big deal!  Wilshire Boulevard is a major street and thousands of locals and tourists visit the street every day for work, appointments, museums, food trucks and more! How could you not want to be a part of this?!

Don’t worry there is plenty of time to crochet a square and learn to crochet a square- the finished squares aren’t due until March 1, 2013.  So don’t stress yourself out, knit those holiday gifts and take your time.  All the squares must be 5″ x 5″ in the following colors: bright orange, white, bright green or cyan.  Here is the page with all the details.  You can also visit their Facebook page.

 

I have already gotten started on my squares… so far I have only crocheted one :) .  If you forgot how to crochet a granny square, there is a fabulous tutorial on the Purl Bee blog for a basic and traditional square (my favorite).  You don’t have to get fancy, just pump em’ out- they need thousands.  They don’t have to be perfect, so this is a great opportunity for you to practice crochet and granny squares.  Here is a photo of my single crocheted square, it’s an experiment, but I did use an awesome yarn, Sincere Sheep Equity Sport! (In a singing voice) Looooooove iiiittt!!!

I hope each and every one of you can find the time to do at least one square! Major brownie points if you do :) Happy crocheting!! Oh and make sure you shoot the LA Yarn Bombers an email if you are going to send in any squares… they would like to know and give you the  credit!

Ive been thinking for a while now that we need to start up a Robin Hood Knit-a-Long.  It’s a fun pattern with an interesting construction.  Top-down with short rows!  We can discuss the KAL here in my Ravelry group.   The KAL will be different from the last in that there is no structure- come and knit as you please.  But definitely let me know if you have any questions.  Lets start next weekend, this should give us all enough time to rummage through our stashes or visit our LYS and get some good yarn!

 

 

I want to use the Fibre Co. Road to China for my next Robin Hood…. but oh how I love me some Terra!  I’m still a little undecided… Which yarn are you thinking of using for your Robin Hood?

Last week I went out of town- and we all know what that means… another giveaway!!!  One lucky Facebook or Twitter follower has been chosen to win 2 hanks of Kollage Toasty and the Greenleaf Ascot pattern.  Is it you???

 

 

Congratulations to Twitter follower BeckyinVT - please send me an e-email by to claim your prize by Saturday, October 20th by 11:59pm (Pacific Time).  I’m looking forward to hearing from you!  Please claim your prize by the specified date and time, if you don’t unfortunately I will have to choose another winner :(