West Yorkshire Spinners

| Monday, November 16, 2015
 Hello Readers!!!  I know I am feeling the joy of the seasons upcoming.  I hope you are all enjoying being with family, friends and good food!!
I am over the moon excited to be able to share with you a very special yarn review today.  West Yorkshire Spinners has provided the limited edition Christmas Special 'Holly Berry" color way in the signature 4 ply sock yarn.

Signature 4-Ply
Fingering / 4 ply
75% Wool, 25% Nylon
437 yards / 100 grams
This is a fantastic blend of British Wool.  75% Wool - 25% Nylon. The wool content contains 35% luxurious Bluefaced Leicester making this one of the most sumptuous 4 Ply products. Ideal for socks!
Just the feel alone was enough to sell me, so soft you would really question if it really had Nylon in it.  That is always a good sign to me of a good lasting yarn.  And the special colorway, just perfect for the season. 
WYS even offers the coordinating red for the option of red cuffs, heels & toes! It is just the perfect sock combination.  You have plenty of time left to get your order in, get your yarn in the post and cast on for Christmas socks!  I am enjoying every minute of my knitting as I eagerly watch the transitional changes in color.  It never gets old!!

Not only do I think you all should go out and get your Holiday yarn today, maybe consider gifting a skein or two to a fellow knitting friend.  What knitter would not want to get this perfect sock yarn in a Christmas bag all wrapped up.  So hurry over to WYS website and get yours before they are gone.
Do not be shocked by all the other amazing colors they have to offer that you might need to try as well.  They even have a fantastic DK sock yarn that I am hoping to try soon!!
West Yorkshire Spinners  receive a 5 Needle Review Rating!
Thank you again for allowing me to feature your fantastic Yarn!!!
Just remember;
“Anything can happen when you put on a pair of Hot Pink Socks”

Skeino Winner

 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- 4 came from the blog and 5 - 17 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 & pattern kit is:


Lucky #6 who is  "Gina" [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 Skeino for a fantastic review!!!  


| Monday, November 9, 2015
Hello Readers!  I have got a great review and treat for you today.  This week we have the opportunity to feature a newly introduced kit called "Miss Grace," put out by Skeino.  It is a large shawl that uses the technique of tapestry knitting.  If you are unfamiliar with the technique, I really think you might enjoy learning something new and really addicting if you are asking me.  I have loved every min of learning how to read, knit and quickly fall in love with tapestry knitting. 

Skeino has put together some stunning color kits in every color shade imaginable.  The kit that I am knitting on is called 'Kathy'.  The yarns below are what my kit came with.  Two skeins are identical and the other two coordinating skeins are tagged so you when in the pattern it is time to knit with them. 

The "Miss Grace" pattern its self is very well described and printed out.  If you are new to this type of knitting, you will have no problem learning something new.  I really love finding new things in knitting that I have yet to try.  This was now exception; I am just enjoying every stitch and watching how it is growing.  I love watching what to me, looks like waves forming in the shawl. 

The yarns that come in the kit, are amazingly soft and are perfectly matched.  The muted tones and the bright pops don't look like much sitting next to each other, but once you get the beauty unfold.  I think you will really be pleased when you pick up this kit for your self.  It would make a fantastic winter shawl or wrap for its size.  Great for any holiday party over a simple knee length black dress.  That is my plans any ways!
Skeino receive a 5 Needle Review Rating!
Thank you again for allowing me to feature your fantastic Kits!!
Just remember;
“Anything can happen when you put on a pair of Hot Pink Socks”
  For ONE of you lucky readers: You will win the Aloha Hat-Scarf Kit!!!!!!
The Entrelac pattern is extremely repetitive; you’ll get the hang of it in no time!

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 colorway of the Miss Grace Kit you would like to knit.
The winner(s) of the drawing will be announced on November 16th.

Knitters Pride Needles & Wool Winder

| Monday, October 26, 2015
Happy Monday Readers!!!
How is it possible that this week is Halloween...I hope you all have your costumes ready to roll..  My little ones are going as Tinkerbelle & A Bumble Bee.  Oh to be a kid again.
I have some really exciting items to bring you from our trusted friends over at Knitter's Pride via Stephanie at Stitch Craft Marketing.  So a BIG Thank You to both of them.
This is the new set of interchangeable acrylic needles called Marblz.  These needles range in tip size from a US 4 to a US 11.  I love the new look of each needle size having its own color.  How much easier will that be when trying to size a needle or making sure you have two of the same size.  Great concept that I really like. 
The set comes with 3 lengths of cables so that you will have just the right size of needles on hand for any project you want to cast on at the moment.  It also is great for having more than one project on the needles, this gives you so many options and all in the convenience of one needle set.
Knitter's Pride really thought this all through and put this all in a very easy to carry case.  Everything fits nicely inside and you will always have everything you need right at hand.  I have knit with these and really like the amount of grip that it gives to the yarn.  Not as slick as a metal needle, but not as sticky as a wooden needle. 

This would be the perfect gift for a first time knitter or some one who wants a great starter set of needles.  Make sure you all put this one on your Christmas list for Santa.  And while you are at it, you can tell Santa to add on the NEW Knitter's Pride Wool Winder.

YES...they have come out with a ball winder and I would have to say it is really nice.  Some of the unique features to this winder are an angled tightening pin, it helps it to stay clamped to the table as you wind.  As well as the center dowel of the winder is removable, really great for many reasons.  It winds smooth and really has a good balance to it as is evident by the final caked yarn.  Great pricing for a really essential piece of knitting equipment.
I would make sure to check both of these items out at Knitter's Pride today!
Knitter's Pride receive a 5 Needle Review Rating!
Thank you again for such quality knitting tools, and great service
Just remember;
“Anything can happen when you put on a pair of Hot Pink Socks”

LFK Stitch Markers

| Monday, October 12, 2015
 Hello Readers, Its Monday again and I can not believe that the weeks go by so fast. It seems like Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner...I know...don't say that.
I think I have found something new and really innovative to share with you today.  Ann Templeton is a stitch marker, bag maker and much more.  She has come up with a really smart and very user friendly concept when it comes to her hand made stitch markers.  Let me share a little bit about them.
Ann Starts with high quality beads and hardware.  Nothing of what she puts out has a snag on it, so important when you are using markers on fine hand knits.  Smooth ends on all her closures are so appreciated.  The concept she has come up with has two traditional stitch markers and one with a clasp on it. 
This is a set of stitch markers made to help with turning the heels of socks. They were designed with the Fish Lips Kiss Heel in mind. It also includes a end of the round marker.
What a great idea!!!!  I would say that most everyone has a specific heel they go to when sock knitting and this will just make it all the more easy. 
So simple and yet such a great idea!!!
Ann has some really great color choices and beads on her markers and I am sure you will fine a few that you might need.

Make sure that you check out her Ravelry Group so you can stay up to date on all her shop updates.

LFK Stitch Markers receive a 5 Needle Review Rating!
Thank you again Ann for such a great new way of marking heels, i'm loving mine already!
Just remember;
“Anything can happen when you put on a pair of Hot Pink Socks”

Round Table Yarns

| Monday, October 5, 2015

Thank you Readers for being patient with me as I have missed a week.  Moving is such a pain at the time but is so worth it in the end.  Having said that; Im really excited to be sharing with you today a Very Talented yarn dyer and designer.
"Originally from Texas, I moved to the Midwest in 2004 to work on my PhD, which I received in 2009 (medieval literature). I learned how to knit as a means of taking a break from the stress of grad school. In July 2010 I learned how to spin with a spindle and I got my first spinning wheel in August 2010."
Karen has such a fantastic themed yarn line and patterns of her own design to go with.  She is the creator of Round Table Yarns.  Yes, it is exactly what you are thinking.  Her yarns are named appropriately;
Merlin (self-striping) 6
Camelot (MCN fingering) 12
Perceval (fingering) 20
Guenevere (fingering) 14
Gawain (fingering) 18
Galahad (sport) 11
Avalon (DK) 12
Lancelot (worsted) 19
King Arthur (worsted) 9

I mean really, could that be any cuter!  And we are talking some really fantastic colors to go with these great names.  Some of them I want for the colors and some for the names!
Karen has graciously decided to share with you all her ever so popular


Fingering / 4 ply
75% Merino, 25% Nylon
463 yards / 100 grams

This particular skein is called Pavilion.
It contains 4 colors: green, blue, purple and charcoal.
Great color choices together and I am already seeing the socks I cast on knitting up in such a great patterning.  This yarn would make a great shawl as well with the generous amount of yardage she gives you at 463 yards.  We all know that some times we get those skeins that we just can not make into socks and they are destine to be a shawl.
Not only does she create really nice yarn for her customers, but she has that extra wow factor.  Every order that she sends out comes lovingly packaged in this adorable hand stamped bag.  The bag can easily hold your sock project while you are on the go.  And if that were not going the extra mile already, she throws in a sample of one of her other bases just to make sure you have a good idea of how great her other yarns are. 

This little red beauty is her Guenevere base, and its 20 grams.  Perfect if you are asking me for the thumbs on some mittens or the heels and toes of socks.  That is such a great way to get your customers introduced to all you have to offer.  I really appreciate that and know that I would be far more interested in purchasing new yarns from Round Table yarns.

And while we are talking about Karen and her amazing yarns, you also need to take a look at her stunning designs over on Ravelry.  Shawls, hats and cowls that are so intricate and detailed it is hard not to want them all. 
I would highly advise you all to go over and join the Round Table Yarns Group on Ravelry so that you can stay up to date on all her patterns and new yarns.
Round Table Yarns receive a 5 Needle Review Rating!
Thank you again Karen for allowing me to feature your stunning yarn!!!
Just remember;
“Anything can happen when you put on a pair of Hot Pink Socks”
What base and color would you like to try?

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