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Win a Hank of Fyberspates Vivacious DK ~ $26 Value

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Time for the next giveaway.

Today it is the Fyberspates Vivacious DK. This is the yarn I just used for the Ponytail Beanie Free Pattern Workshop.

This yarn is a beautiful 100% superwash merino. It is hand dyed in an array of stormy blues and now it can be yours.


The Giveaway

Leave me a comment below letting us know what your go-to project is when you gift your crochet/knitting.

*Only one entry per person. US residents only please. 
Entries close Sunday, Sept, 21, 2014 midnight Pacific time. The winner will be chosen and announced Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
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  • April

    I like to make granny squares with similar leftover yarns & keep a large supply on hand so when something special comes up all I have to do is pick the colors I want & whip stitch them together & add a border…easy peasy & looks like I spent months on it!

  • Robyn

    Currently (it changes often) it’s slippers! 🙂 I can also be spotted around town waiting for kids at various activities working on hats, scarves, fingerless gloves, or boot cuffs.

  • Medora

    The quickest item to make–and one that is always appreciated–is fingerless gloves. If the giftee is a man or a child, it would be a hat. And wouldn’t it be nice not to be making gifts at the last minute?

  • R.

    I usually make matching sets that include boot cuffs, an infinity scarf or cowl, & a pair of fingerless mitts. A set normally takes me 2 days to finish so they are pretty fast.

  • Amy Ellis

    My go to crochet gifts are always infinity scarves (trying out a new pattern called “Calm Cowl” ) and mug cozies which always make great basket fillers!

  • Jonie Dishner

    My favorite go to project for gifts is usually to crochet a hat. They are relatively quick and I have so many different styles, I can find a hat for almost anyone. Lately it’s been the slouchy beanie. Love it!

  • Mary Gregerson

    We have spin on prayer shawl ministry called Fibers of Faith. We give gifts for needs as well as for celebrations. The parish furnishes all materials and for each item made for the group, the individual crafter receives materials for a project for her/himself. We have both males and females participating. We live in a military base area and we recently had a spate of farewells and welcomes. For each, we do KANSAS dishcloths in the blue color of the Episcopal Church, so we clean those utensils and dishes for newcomers and those leaving. Some even have both for when they arrived and when they left. lol.

  • deepsouthknitting

    My go-to gift is a cowl or scarf, with a hat if I have the time. Colors associated with local universities around here are quite popular for the scarves! I also like to make hats for others but tend to give them out whenever I feel like without waiting for the occasion – right person, right place, right time mentality there!

  • Rosa

    I like to give crocheted afghans. Always glad to see the receiver appreciates the work that goes into it, and truth be told I am very proud when they ask “who made that for YOU”!

  • Debbie

    I have to admit, my go to gift for adults are scarves…however, I can’t resist all the new ideas on Pinterest and Ravelry! I’ve found myself making photo props for babies as well as animal hats, baby blankets and let’s not forget my all time favorite “grandma’s dishcloth”. I have a stash of those I keep on hand!

  • Beth L

    Some folks call them fingerless mitts and some call them wristers, but my gang has taken to calling them “handies”! We work in an ancient government building, with seriously intermittent heat in the cooler months, and these soft/warm/pretty/handy babies keep our paws from freezing while we work. I love to give my coworkers a pair each year. Thanks!

  • N V Chenausky

    The pattern I have crocheted for gift giving most often is called “The Radicowl”. It works up quickly and is very satisfying to create because it looks hard but is really quite easy (and quick) once you get the technique down. It can be a scarf, a circular cowl or a moebius The combination of colors I use is either a solid or tonal, saturated, dark yarn with a bright, also saturated, multicolored yarn. The owner of my LYS is a genius at yarn-dyeing and comes up with the most delicious colors in several yarn weights. This Fyberspates Vivacious DK is in one of my favorite shades of blue. Here’s hoping I win….

  • Miriam Olsen

    My go to item is usually fingerless mitts, or socks, but my grandsons want character sweaters so I make a chart and knit my own version of that character on a sweater just for them!

  • Pamela

    What a fun giveaway! My favorite gift to give is shawls. They take a little more time than hats or scarves but they are a real wow-er to people who don’t knit or crochet. You are so generous to do this! I hope whoever wins makes something great!

  • Jean Macklin

    My go-to gift projects are scarves – there are such a variety of styles, shapes and sizes that there is always at least one that is perfect for each person I wish to give a gift to.

  • Lara Powers

    My go-to gift is a crochet cowl. Cowls are just so popular and easy to wear. I tend to use either the “Reversible Ribbed Cowl” by Merri Purdy or the “Crochet Moebius Cowl” by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas.

  • Kathy Roof

    For babies, I normally make a blanket. For adults, I like to make hats or scarves because they are quick to crank out. Selecting the right yarn and pattern for these projects certainly makes the recipient feel happy and loved. There is nothing like a hand made gift for the special people in your life. This yarn is beautiful!!!!

  • Kimberly

    I like to make scarves for the men, shawls for women and hats for the kiddo’s. I crochet dresses for my g’daughters because I love to see them twirl around like little princesses 😉
    This yarn is lovely!:)

  • Bridgette Smith

    Scarfs, boot cuffs and slouchy hats are my go to gifts for women, baby blankets, hats and something else for new babies. Don’t really have a go to gift yet for men, but have made slippers, hats and scarfs. With your pretty pretty blue I would have to go with something T.A.R.D.I.S. for my Doctor Whovian side. 😛

  • Carol D

    In the past stuck with easy hats, scarfs. Now doing more complex patterns, lacier cowls, fancier hats, change purses – possibly a couple of sweaters. And a bunch of hats to donate to troops via Elk Studio donation program.

  • Jane S.

    I like to give shawls, scarves, hats, fingerless mitts, stuff like that. On very rare occasions I’ll do socks. Knitting socks for babies takes just an hour or two!

Let me know what you think