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