Newest Knitcrate Newbies Is My Favorite So Far

I don’t want to give away what I got, but it is a super popular kit that Knitcrate sells on their website. Check out the video if you want to see what I got. There is also a cameo of the Critsucess counter ring in there if you want to see it in action.

Win this ring!!!Don’t forget to enter the contest for the giveaway of the ring here. Only another week and a half to enter.

 

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Who Wants To Win This Fabulous Counter Ring?

Win this ring!!!
Win this ring!!!

 

How cool is this ring? Not only is the rainbow color beautiful, but it’s also a row counter, and it can be yours!

I saw this ring in a Knit Simple magazine and had to buy one, and I got an extra for one of you.

It is the coolest row counter I’ve ever seen. It’s made by Critsuccess and it’s original purpose was for gamers who keep score (like when playing Magic the gathering), but it is the perfect thing for knitters and crocheters.

Here's mine in action.
Here’s mine in action.

 

The two sides of the ring spin by pushing either side in towards the middle. A notch keeps it from moving after it is changed. You can see a video on how it works on the product page here.

 

How To Win

I have a size 7 ring in the rainbow color up for grabs.

Simply leave a comment in this post with your favorite color of the rainbow to be entered to win.*
*Open to US residents over 18 only please. Entries accepted until Feb. 29th, 2016 midnight Pacific time. Winner will be chosen and announced March 1st, 2016.

Shawl Pin Winner

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Congrats to Gail P. who won the shawl pin with the following comment:

I like shawls with sleeves and snazzy shawl pins!

Thanks to everyone who entered and be sure to stay tuned for more giveaways.

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Congrats To The Hometown Winner

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Congrats to Barbara who won the two skeins of Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn with the following comment:

I started “thinking” about Christmas projects in January. I have literally hundreds of patterns. I’ve made some snowflakes and a few characters, but I plan to really get going on Christmas very, very soon. My daughter and I are planning to make some felt ornaments too. BTW I love the basket made with that the Hometown USA.

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New Pattern ~50% Off~ Plus Win Some Yarn

 


The trumpet basket is a sophisticated basket for all your storage needs. The beautiful fluted shape allows for extra storage at the top of the basket. It’s generous size ensures you can fit a variety of things.

 

50% Off This Week Only

 

Use promo code: basket50 during checkout to receive discount.*

*Offer good until Sunday, August  2nd, 2015 midnight Pacific time.

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Win Some Yarn

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Up for grabs is some Lion Brand Hometown USA in colorway Los Angeles Tan. This is the same yarn used to make the Trumpet Basket and two skeins will be awarded to one lucky reader.

How To Enter

Leave a comment in this post simply telling all of us if you’ve started working on your holiday projects.*

*Contest open to US residents only. Entries accepted until August 15th, 2015 midnight Pacific time. Winner will be chosen and announced August 16th, 2015.

Winner of the Fairy Tale Amigurumi Giveaway

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Congrats to Michelle who won the book with the following comment:

Oh….the three bears…too cute for words!!

 
Thanks to everyone who entered and stay tuned for more giveaways!

Super Cute Giveaway ~ Amigurumi Fairy Tales

The wonderful folks over at amigurumipatterns.net have sent me their newest book and as a treat they sent an extra copy for me to giveaway to one of you.

Before I get to the giveaway though, let me first tell you about the book.

Amigurumi Fairy Tales
Amigurumi Fairy Tales

Amigurumi Fairy Tales takes well known children’s fairy tales and turns the characters into little amigurumis.

A few of the characters included.
A few of the characters included.

Unlike the previous Zoomigurumi books, the patterns in this book were all designed by one person – Tessa van Riet-Ernst. Checking out her past patterns on Ravelry you can see she specializes in super cute stuffed creatures and this book is no different.

From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to the adorable Ugly Duckling there are so many projects to choose from. She has recreated every character from each of the stories (including seven individual goats from one tale) to recreate at home.

Even though the designer and publishers of the book are Dutch, the book is written in US terms with very easy-to-understand instructions.

Such cute photos.
Such cute photos.

As with all of the books by this publisher, the pictures are fantastic and include very helpful step by step tutorials for hard parts of each pattern. Plus there is a whole amigurumi tutorial section in the front to help anyone just learning this fun type of crochet.

Help along the way.
Help along the way.

 

Some of the things I love about this book:

 
 

  • A portion of each tale is highlighted along with the pattern.The portion of the story highlighted usually goes along with the picture on that page. Nice extra touch.
  • Some the characters have cute tiny accessories, my favorite being the fish the papa bear holds in the Goldilocks tale.
See the fish in papa's hand?
See the fish in papa’s hand?
  • The hair for each character is different. There are individual techniques for Snow White’s short curls, Rupunzel’s long locks and every other hair in the book.
Snow White's hair is a really neat technique.
Snow White’s hair is a really neat technique.
  • The outfits are all different as well. I like that each character has an individual look and many of them are familiar to the fairy tales as we know them today (see Snow White as an example above.)

The entire book is so much fun to look through and I keep seeing new things each time I look (did you notice the evil queen’s silhouette handing Snow White the apple in the picture above?) The book is well written, laid out beautifully and includes projects for all ranges of crocheters. Anyone who loves amigurumi, or is interested in learning should have this book in their library.
 

Now For The Giveaway

 
Win your very own copy of Amigurumi Fairy Tales simply by leaving a comment below telling us all which is your favorite fairy tale of all time.*

*Open to US residents 18 and older only. Entries are accepted until July 15th, 2015, midnight Pacific time. The winner will be randomly chosen from all entrants and announced July 16th. 

If you simply cannot wait to get your hands on the book, you can go pick one up now here on Amazon.

 
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Congrats!

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Congratulations Krista, you are the winner of the Simply Soft Paints and Namaste Hook Holder. She had the following comment that was randomly chosen:

Whatever free time I can eke out will be finishing my first shawl. Then, oh my, I will have to choose another project from my Ravelry queue which is already longer than one summer’s worth of beautiful things!

More good things are being given away this month so be sure to follow the blog so you don’t miss out.

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Time To Loaf Off ~ And A New Giveaway

Alert! New Slipper Pattern

 
This loafer is a fast project that produces a super comfy slipper. The top is crocheted as one piece directly onto the sole. You can even make it as one piece if you keep everything one color.

 

50% Off This Week Only

 

Use promo code: slipper50 during checkout to receive discount.*

         *Offer good until Sunday, May 17th, 2015 midnight Pacific time.

 
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Another Giveaway

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I forgot to give away this Simply Soft Paints yarn when I posted my Slouchy Slippers pattern a little while back so now it’s up for grabs, along with this cute Namaste needle/hook case.

You’ll win both items by leaving a comment below letting us all know what you will be crocheting/knitting this summer.*

*Open to US residents only. Comments accepted until May 31st, 2015 midnight Pacific time. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced June 1st, 2015.

 

 

Winner of Bird Yarn Holder

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Congratulations to Carolyn C. who won the yarn holder with this comment:

Sammy, although both of them are very fun. Sammy just has extra cuteness about him.

Thanks to everyone who entered. The next giveaway is just around the corner, so be sure to follow the blog so you don’t miss out.

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