Keblinger

Keblinger

Anzula Luxury Fibers

| Monday, April 21, 2014
Good afternoon 'Readers', I hope you all had a great Easter weekend!  We were treated to a 78 degree day and spent the majority of it outside...wonderful!
 
This weeks review is brought to you by Sabrina. "'I design, crochet, knit, spin, and dye. I love the whole process. I have had my own business selling fiber goods since 2001. I design most of my own patterns, and am working on getting them into print. I currently have fingerless gloves, hats, bags, and shawls in print. You can find my yarns and fibers in over 120 LYS, check out Anzula.com for more details."
~Sabrina~
 
She has so graciously shared with us this week her sock base.
 

Squishy

80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon
+/- 385 yd/352 m
7.5 sts/in US #2
 

 
The twist on this yarn makes it perfect for a multiple range of projects, from socks to shawls and anything in between.  The fiber, being that it contains cashmere, is so soft that it can be right next to the skin and really be enjoyed.  It was also fun to knit with, such yarns make a knit enjoyable.  It also makes you want to get a few more skeins to have on hand!!
 
She has a wide range of colors that are ranging from dark and rich to light and radiant.  I think this yarn will be a staple in the stash for sure. 
Sabrina is in over 100 LYS for your convenience.  If your not finding her yarn close to you, make sure you have your LYS contact her and get her yarns in your shop today!!!  That way you and your knitting friends can enjoy her fibers as well.
 
 
     Anzula Luxury Fibers receive a 5 Needle Review Rating!
Thank you again for your amazing Yarn!
 
 
 
Just remember;
“Anything can happen when you put on a pair of Hot Pink Socks”
 
~Stephanie~
 
 
  For ONE of you lucky readers: You will win a skein of the featured yarn!
 
 
In order to enter the Give Away you must
 
As always:
1. Make sure you are a follower of my Blog or a Ravelry Group Member
 
2. Tell me what you would knit with this skein of yarn.  Make sure to link the pattern if you have one.
 
The winner(s) of the drawing will be announced on April 28th
 
 

 

 

Siidegarte Silky Winner

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So you are all aware of how I do each weeks drawing, you were allowed to post a comment on the Blog or on Ravelry. Comment 1-10 came from the blog and 11-29 came from Ravelry. Neither has a better chance of winning or loosing, they are all put through the random number generator.
 
 
 
 
The winner of this Amazing Yarn is:

 

 
 
Lucky #7  Sheila [Blogger]
 
 
 
Thank you all to everyone who participated in this week's review postings. Winner(s), remember to get in contact with me so that I can get your prize out to you.
Thank you again to Siidegarte for a fantastic review!!!

Siidegarte 'Silky Swiss Gorgeousness'

| Monday, April 14, 2014

 
What a weekend it has been, I trust you all are ready for the week ahead and are ready for another great yarn review.
 
Readers, I am pleased to share with you Siidegarte 'Silky Swis Gorgeousness'.  If you did not already pick up on the language, its Swiss!!!  Switzerland, not only for good chocolate but great yarn!
 
 
Please take a moment to get to know our team of amazing dyers.  The story was to good to paraphrase, so I hope you all love reading the history of these women and the picture of the landscape they paint for you as you read a bit about them.
 
 
Now for the beauty of yarn!  I will be featuring two blends that they currently have for sale.  Although you really should check out all the yarns that they offer.
 

Siide-Fideel

  Fingering / 4 ply
525 yards /120 grams
 US 0 - 2½ or 2 - 3mm
50% Silk/50% Merino
 
 
 

 Siide-Quirlig

Fingering / 4 ply
480 yards /110 grams
 US 0 - 2½ or 2 - 3mm
70% Silk/30% SeaCell
 
 
 
The strength of silk in anything is amazing, not to mention what it can do in yarn. It takes on such a shine and slickness to the fiber all while creating a great looking stitch definition.  I would highly recommend any of these yarns for any project.  I dare you to find a pattern that this will not be perfect for. 
As for the dying, the shades and hues remind me of natural egg dying.  Soft colors that have a delicate color saturation and yet still have hints of tonal dying.  I love the attention to color they use.  I especially love purchasing yarn that I know would work for multiple patterns.  Although that usually lends me to buying more yarn...Oh Darn!!!
 
 
    Siidegarte 'Silky Swiss Gorgeousness' receive a 5 Needle Review Rating!
Thank you again for your amazing Silk!
 
 
 
Just remember;
“Anything can happen when you put on a pair of Hot Pink Socks”
 
~Stephanie~
 
 
  For ONE of you lucky readers: You will win a skein of Siide-Quirling
 
 
In order to enter the Give Away you must
 
As always:
1. Make sure you are a follower of my Blog or a Ravelry Group Member
 
2. Tell me what base and color Siidegarte offers that you would like to try.
 
The winner(s) of the drawing will be announced on April 21st
 
 

 

Raventwist Kit Winner

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So you are all aware of how I do each weeks drawing, you were allowed to post a comment on the Blog or on Ravelry. Comment 1-15 came from the blog and 16-43 came from Ravelry. Neither has a better chance of winning or loosing, they are all put through the random number generator.

 
The winner of this Amazing Kit is:
 
 
 
Lucky #35  Kristi 'krisluvswool' [Ravelry]
 
 
 
Thank you all to everyone who participated in this week's review postings. Winner(s), remember to get in contact with me so that I can get your prize out to you.
Thank you again to Raventwist for a fantastic review!!!
 
 
 


Raventwist

| Monday, April 7, 2014
 
Hello all my fantastic Readers.  I am over the moon excited about the review that I have for you today.  This review has been in the works for several months now and is one of the biggest giveaways I have done in quite some time if not the biggest!!  With that said, don't forget to tell your friends about the blog and the Ravelry Group so that they too might have the chance at winning this amazing kit.  Well...I've gone and done it, YES ITS A KIT REVIEW!!!!!!
 
Hasmi is the amazing woman behind the Raventwist yarn company.  She is brilliant with her collaborations and the pairing of just the right elements when putting together a LIMITED EDITION once a year KIT!  The kit is called "Star Maiden" and its a shawl pattern.  The shawl pattern is by Michelle Miller and this is the second collaborative kit they have come out with.  Each kit has a theme that depicts the yarn, color and accessories that are included.  This years themes are "The Great North West" & "American Southwest."
 
Now that I have dangled the carrot in front of your nose long enough, let me share with you;

"Star Maiden"

 LIMITED EDITION - Only 50 Kits Available

Each kit includes:

• 'Star Maiden' Pattern Designed by Michelle Miller
• 2 Skeins of "STARRI" Yarn - 75% Wool & 25% Nylon. Get more details on Starri on our Yarnie FAQs page
• Stitch Marker Necklace Custom Made by Clair Thorley of Purple Gecko Studio
• 1 Silver Organza Project Bag
• Gift Tin with Window
• A mini skein of one of our other yarns.
 
 
 

 

 
 Raventwist has a New and amazingly user friendly website that will be sure to get you connected to all your new yarnie purchases.
 
I am so thrilled to be sharing this kit with you all and if I had the money, I would treat you all to a kit....it's really that amazing.  I had the chance to knit up the shawl pattern and would love to show you.  It was a fun and relaxing knit.  Not to complicated at all and it was such a joy to work with such vibrant colors of fantastic yarn.
 

 
 
Such detail and elegance is in this shawl you will want to knit up more than one.  Between the combination of the stunning yarns and the pattern, you will be very pleased if you are one of the lucky few who get your hands on one of the 50 kits that they put out!!!
 
Please, everyone make sure that you take the time to go over to the website and see all the amazing things they have to offer!!!
 
 
   Raventwist receive a 5 Needle Review Rating!
Thank you again for your amazing kit!
 
 
 
Just remember;
“Anything can happen when you put on a pair of Hot Pink Socks”
 
~Stephanie~
 
 
  For ONE of you lucky readers: You will win one of the limited edition
"Star Maiden" Kit
 
 
 
 In order to enter the Give Away you must
 
As always:
1. Make sure you are a follower of my Blog or a Ravelry Group Member
 
2. Tell me what color you would like your yarn kit in. 
 (Options are listed on the webpage)
 
 
The winner(s) of the drawing will be announced on April 14th
 
 
 

Manic Pixie Dream Yarn Winner

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So you are all aware of how I do each weeks drawing, you were allowed to post a comment on the Blog or on Ravelry. Comment 1-15 came from the blog and 16-40 came from Ravelry. Neither has a better chance of winning or loosing, they are all put through the random number generator.

 
 
 
The winner of this fantastic Yarn is:
Lucky #26  Dianne 'dbbstitch' [Ravelry]
 
 
 
Thank you all to everyone who participated in this week's review postings. Winner(s), remember to get in contact with me so that I can get your prize out to you.
Thank you again to Manic Pixie Dream Yarn for a fantastic review!!!
 


Manic Pixie Dream Yarn

| Monday, March 31, 2014
 
 
 
Good afternoon Readers!!!  I hope you are getting your Monday off on the right foot, doing some kind of knitting or crafting today.  I am so excited to share with you the many colors and shades of the rainbow today.  Manic Pixie Dream Yarns (Bex) has out done her self with the best looking self striping rainbow I have ever had the chance to get my hands on.  I am pleased to tell you that she has it up in her shop TODAY for you to get your hands on and start knitting a little color into your life.
 
 
 

Zooey

Fingering / 4 ply
400 yards (366 meters)

US 0 - 3 or 2 - 3.25mm

80% Merino /20% Nylon

 

 
I love the idea of small single color stripes intermixed with the dark black.  It makes me think of a storm.  This was such a fun knit and to see the transitions almost every round of my knitting was so unique.  The base she uses is so soft as well, and I love the added strength of nylon to all my socks.  I have washed these socks already and am happy to share that they are the same color and had no trouble with colors bleeding at all.  Bex really does a stellar job when she set her colors!!!
 


 
I used a basic textured stitch and a short row heal to allow the yarn to do all the magic for me.  Look how sharp her color transitions are.  For those of you who have never died yarn, that is quite the labor intensive task, and she does it so seamlessly.
 
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/hotpinksocks/fish-lips-kiss-heel

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/hotpinksocks/fish-lips-kiss-heel
 
Really...does it get any more fun than this!!!! 
 
And if you really needed more reason to have your own pair of rainbow socks, she has a twist to offer!!!
 
 
 

 
 
  Manic Pixie Dream Yarn receive a 5 Needle Review Rating!
Thank you again for your amazing Yarn!
 
 
 
Just remember;
“Anything can happen when you put on a pair of Hot Pink Socks”
 
~Stephanie~
 
 
  For ONE of you lucky readers: You will win the
 "Dream and Delirium black and rainbow self striping sock yarn"
( Shown above)
 
 
 
 In order to enter the Give Away you must


As always:
1. Make sure you are a follower of my Blog or a Ravelry Group Member
 
2. Tell me what you would knit with this amazing yarn!!
 
 Bex has also included a gift for ALL READERS
 
~~~~~~~~~~~ A 10% OFF COUPON CODE: HOTPINKSOCKS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This can be redeemed at the time of checkout from her shop
 
 
The winner(s) of the drawing will be announced on April 7th



 
 

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