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Glace Bay

| Monday, March 2, 2015
 
Happy Monday Readers!  I am so excited to share an amazing and versatile pattern that I think you are all going to love.
 
 

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/laura-aylor
 
"If ‘knitting designer’ had been one of the job choices for those aptitude tests they give you in high school, I wouldn’t have spent so many years trying to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up. My best subject in high school was math; my best classes in college were logic, drawing, and a commercial art class. After careers in computer programming/analysis and child-rearing, knit design snuck up on me, but I think it’s the perfect use of my odd skill set! I love every step of the process, from figuring out how to actually make what I’ve envisioned to putting the finishing touches on a pattern, not to mention all the knitting that comes in between!"
 
~Laura~
 
I am thrilled to share with you one of Laura's newest patterns. 
 

Glace Bay




 
 
I fell in love with this shawl the moment I saw the pictures.  (By the way, her photos are just stunning and they really give a great representation of the pattern!!)  The shawl is so warm looking and really has a unique stitch pattern to it.  Who does not love a delicate ruffle on any edging, I know I sure do.
 
 
 
The construction of the pattern and how it is written is brilliant.  Laura does a fantastic job of making her directions clear and very easy to understand.  She takes the time to do some really detailed charts but better yet, goes the extra mile to write out all of her charts/directions.  That is such an extra for ma as a knitter just to be able to refer back to either one as I need it. 
 
 
I am really excited for my shawl already.  I have chosen to go rustic and use a fisherman's wool.  I am knitting mine with two different colors to give the stitch definition a pop with a coordinating color on the ruffled edge.  I am really excited to wrap this shawl around my shoulders this coming fall.
 
If Laura is a new designer to you, I hope you take the time to look at ALL her patterns.  She has several patterns and a wide variety of what she has to offer.  I know I could find several other sweaters and accessories to knit of hers. 
 
You can find out all about up coming patterns and KAL's in her group, here:
 
 
http://www.ravelry.com/groups/browse/show/lauras-workshop
 
 
    Glace Bay receive a 5 Needle Review Rating!
Thank you again Laura Aylor for sharing your stunning shawl pattern!
 
 
 
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
 featured pattern "Glace Bay".
 
 
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. Show me what yarn you would knit this shawl pattern in & what other of Laura's patterns you like.
 
The winner(s) of the drawing will be announced on March 9th.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Right As Rainbow Winner!!

| Monday, February 23, 2015



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 1-5 came from the blog and 6-11 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 Sweater collection is:
 
 
Lucky #10 CraftingCrone [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 Stephanie Lotven  for a fantastic review!!! 
 

Right As Rainbow

| Monday, February 16, 2015
 
 
I am so thrilled at the opportunity to share a fantastic designer and her unique collection of Cardigans.
 


 
Stephanie Lotven is originally from Ozark, Missouri. She began knitting shortly after graduating from college and never managed to stop. Not long after learning to knit, Stephanie embarked on an epic Asian adventure. She moved to South Korea, traveled in Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam and then moved back to Korea, all the while, knitting and knitting and knitting.
Not long after the birth of her daughter, nicknamed ‘Tellybean,’ Stephanie became discouraged by her baby girl’s lack-luster wardrobe. “It needs some spice!” she declared. In an effort to shnazzy up Tellybean’s wardrobe, Stephanie began designing knitting patterns for babies. Thus, TellybeanKnits was born.
After 5 years abroad, Stephanie is back in the USA, chasing Tellybean all over Indiana. She continues to design baby patterns and has expanded her line to child and adult sizes.
 
 


 
I love Stephanie's inspiration for her design collection.  What a better way to show love for your baby girl than to design a sweater for her!!  It is just adorable and the perfect way to create a special sweater that your child can have for a life time.  With the small strips of color that she has used in the yolk of the design, you could really use up some small left over pieces of yarn that you just can not part with.  I love this idea!  The cardigan just screams a day at the park to me.
 

 
 
 


 
Talk about versatility; she has not only created the Baby size, but she has also given you the opportunity to knit as your child grows.  This is the Child size and it is just as cute as the Baby size.  So to put the cherry on top of this sundae, you can have a Mother and child matching Cardigan.
 


 
 



 
 When you purchase of one or ALL three in her collection you will be delighted to know that you will have such clarity in her patterns.  Stephanie has gone as far as to have full picture details of individual steps to make sure that nothing leaves you with confusion.  Detailed and easy to knit your way through what ever size sweater you choose to knit.  I am already planning my 'Mother & Daughters Cardi's'. I will be knitting all three this year.
 
Good thing I have at least until the end of May before our second little girl is born, plenty of time to knit these adorable creations. RIGHT??!!
 
 
   Right As Rainbow receive a 5 Needle Review Rating!
Thank you again Stephanie Lotven for sharing your adorable Cardigan collection!
 
 
 
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
 "Right As Rainbow" collection.
 
Please also take a look at her Ravelry group to stay up to date on her newest designs.
 
http://www.ravelry.com/groups/tellybean-knits-fan-club
 
 
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 of the 3 cardigans featured, what size would you knit and what yarn would you use? (pictures are always good)
 
The winner(s) of the drawing will be announced on February 23rd.
 
 
 
 

Winner of HATS Yeah!!

| Monday, February 9, 2015



 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 1-9 came from the blog and 10-20 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 hat collection is:
 
 
Lucky #11 Tcufrogrn [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 Justyna Lorkowska for a fantastic review!!! 
 









Hats Yeah!

| Monday, February 2, 2015
Welcome back "My Readers"!  It has been a long and wonderful holiday.  I am so pleased to be starting 2015 with some amazing new reviews that I think you will all really enjoy.
 
I am doing great.  Baby #2 is due May 25th and our little family of three will soon be complete with four.  My husband and I could not be more thrilled that we will have two little girls to raise and share our lives with.
 
 
 
Lets start off with a BANG!
 
 
 
I am so pleased to be sharing a new-to-me designer that I am just over the moon for her patterns! 
Justyna Lorkowska is a designer of many amazing knits. Everything from sweaters to hats and all the in between. 
 
 
"This hat collection is for all those special single skeins you have in your stash. Including fingering weight, DK, Worsted and Bulky, this collection offers a hat for every mood and season."
~J.L~

 
This collection is spectacularly written.  She is so clear and takes the time to make sure every detail is explained.  I can very much appreciate her easy to read charts and the flow of knitting them.  I am currently knitting the Martin Hat.  I picked a fingering weight skein that had cashmere in it and am enjoying every stitch!
 
 

Let me take a moment to share with you her collection in this pattern book that is downloadable on Ravelry.





Martin is a cabled fingering weight beanie just perfect for Spring.
 
This is currently flying off my needles!  Everyone has that special skein of sock yarn that needs to be something other than socks.  So why not start knitting a spring hat for this year!!
 
 
 
Gilderoy is a slouchy DK weight hat featuring cabled panels, seed stitch and topped off with a pompom.
 
 
 
Antares is a worsted weight fair-isle hat offering two sizes and the choice of beanie or slouchy.
 
This will be my next hat on the needles.  I am thinking this would make great "Brother-in-law" birthday gifts.
 
 
 
Montgomery is a worsted weight slouchy featuring one large ‘Montgomery’ cable surrounded by smaller cable details. Pompom or not, you decide.
 
 
 
Roisin is a bulky weight hat offered in three sizes featuring a drop stitch pattern.
 
I am sure you can find a few hats from this collection if not all of them that you would like to seasonally knit your way through.  One of you readers will have just that opportunity!
 
   Hats Yeah! receive a 5 Needle Review Rating!
Thank you again Justyna Lorkowska for sharing your fantastic Hat collection!
 
 
 
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
 "HATS Yeah" collection.
 
 

 
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 of the 5 hats featured, what hat would you most like to knit?
 
The winner(s) of the drawing will be announced on February 9th.
 

Winner of Revelations of a Delusional Knitter

| Monday, October 27, 2014



 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 1-7 came from the blog and 8-33 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 #33 Jamber88 [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 Revelations of a Delusional Knitter for a fantastic review!!! 
 



















Revelations of a Delusional Knitter

| Sunday, October 19, 2014
 
 
Hello Readers!!  I am so happy to be sharing with you a new dyer,

I'm pleased to introduce you to Angela.
 
 
 
"I’ve been knitting and spinning for years, in 2011 after taking a class on dyeing, I started dyeing yarn and opened an Etsy shop. My operation is VERY small and I usually dye up 2-4 skeins at a time and have no real schedule (life often gets in the way).
 
Typically I dye just for fun, a lot of my colorways are OOAK (one of a kind) because I am just playing with dye and not concerned about keeping track or recording recipes. I also dye fiber and sometimes have small quantities of other yarn bases in the shop. Essentially if you like what you see, you should grab it while you can :o)
 
Self-striping colorways are reproducible and typically seasonal. I love to dye up 3 stripe colorways that reflect the current season or holiday. I just finished dyeing up Halloween colorways and will be working on Christmas / Winter soon!
 
I am a 911 dispatcher full time, live with my hubby and three cats and have a small room in my house dedicated to my obsession with fiber and yarn. And I have started designing knitting patterns, I’m currently working on an infinity cowl. I also host a video knitting podcast."
 
Now that you have a good idea about out fantastic host of this weeks review, lets get to the yarn goodness.
 
 

Illusion

Fingering / 4 ply
400 yards/100 grams
 US 1 - 3 or 2.25 - 3.25mm
75% Superwash Merino and 25% Nylon.
 
The BOO colorway.
 
 



 
Who does not love a great self striping sock yarn.  So many options now for patterns or for just a good old Vanilla Sock.  This is a total work horse yarn that can be worn and thrown in the wash.  These are some of my favorite kinds of yarns for that very reason, no special care needed. 
 
Her color choices seem so fitting for the colorway name.  The pairing of the lavender, lime and dark grey is just perfect.
 
Angela also has several other bases and yarn weights that she carries in her Etsy Shop, you should really take a look and see what you can find. 
 
 
  
Revelations of a Delusional Knitter  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
featured yarn!!! "BOO"
 

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 other colorways or bases you would like to try in her shop.
 
 Angela has also included a gift for ALL READERS
 
~~~~~~~~~~~ A 20% OFF COUPON CODE: hotpinksocks   Thru December 31st.
 
 
The winner(s) of the drawing will be announced on Oct 27th
 
 

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