KAL Giveaway Winner!

First and foremost I want to thank everyone for participating and congratulate everyone who’s managed to finish their shawl, whether or not it was during the KAL period! (Hint: clicking any of the photos will take you to the Ravelry pages of the makers)

twiglee's Sweet Summer Rays Shawl
twiglee’s Sweet Summer Rays Shawl

Special mention to NMStacey who got a late start and knit her hands off to get as close to finishing the shawl as she could before time was up!

AdrialysHC's Sweet Summer Rays
AdrialysHC’s Sweet Summer Rays

The shawls in the KAL were all knit in awesome colors, some from Candy Skein and others not, but I really like how the textural differences really pop with different yarn choices

moritz52's Sweet Summer Rays
moritz52’s Sweet Summer Rays

And now, the part I know everyone is interested in, the giveaway!  According to the group thread, we had 10 participants who finished and posted pictures in the group before time was up, and the winner, chosen by Random.org, is:

kolorswkrayons' Sweet Summer Rays Shawl

kolorswkrayonskolorswkrayons' Sweet Summer Rays Shawl

I love this version of the shawl, I love the colors she chose and that, even though she had to bind off with a separate color, it all looks so deliberate and funky!

I think it’s so awesome how international the internet, knitting and Ravelry are, I know to be on the lookout when I visit Australia and keep my eyes open for a Sweet Summer Rays shawl!

Omlair's Sweet Summer Rays Shawl
Omlair’s Sweet Summer Rays Shawl

Have you made this shawl yet?  Or used any of Candy Skein’s yarns? (They’re fabulous, you totally should).

New Design and a KAL!!!

IMG_8019As I’m sure you know that I’ve been working on a design with some Sweet Fingering yarn from Candy Skein.  That design is now finished and we’d love to offer a KAL for it!IMG_7969

Sweet Summer is a small shawl that uses only 1 skein of Sweet Fingering (438 yds).  It’s great for a first shawl project or something to use up those gorgeous single skeins you have in your stash.  It features basic knit and purl stitches with simple increases and yarn overs.  Textural changes reveal a graphic sun ray pattern branching into an easy lace border meant to mimic the way light and heat radiate from the sun’s surface.IMG_7965

The Details:

  • Start Date: April 15, 2013
  • End Date: May 15, 2013
  • The KAL will be held in SillyLittleLady’s Group
  • Coupon Code for 20% off the Ravelry pattern and 15% off yarn from Candy Skein: sweetsummerkal
  • The coupon code will be valid until April 16th for those participating in the KAL
  • There will be a giveaway package mailed to one lucky winner chosen by random number generator of those who link pictures of a finished project by May 16th to the Pattern Projects.

Please play along on Instagram!  Take a picture of your yarn, wip, anything about the KAL and tag both @candyskein and @thesillylittlelady along with the tag #sweetsummerkal.IMG_8018

All members who produce a finished shawl will be entered to win a giveaway package, just don’t forget to link it to the pattern page on Ravelry so that I can enter you!IMG_8021

More Yarn Porn, and Soon a KAL!

This beautiful yarn is Superwash Corriedale/Nylon in a fingering weight from LMS Studio Arts in the Giddy Gherkin colorway and I’m so excited to start swatching with it!IMG_8033

It’s a gorgeous, delicate pastel-ish green and I think it’s perfect for the coming Spring that we all want so badly.  IMG_8034

I’m thinking a sweet, light Spring/Summer hat, it’ll be just the touch of soft warmth that a cool breeze or shady tree call for.IMG_8036

And the KAL is coming soon for that design I’ve been teasing you with, watch this space 😉IMG_8021

WIP Wednesday: Sweet Honey

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I’m posting a bit later than normal, I hope that’s ok, I do want to share one of the many projects I’ve been working on lately, or at least pieces of it.IMG_7916

The project from last week, being worked in Candy Skein Sweet Fingering in the Honey colorway is now on my blocking mats (play mats found at Target).IMG_7915

I wanted to use up as much of the skein as possible and although I tried to put in one too many rows and had to tink back two rows of hundreds of stitches in order to have enough to bind off, I finally have done the binding off!  This isn’t considered an FO just yet, because of the blocking and end-weaving, but Tami and I have exciting things planned for this piece!IMG_7911

Joining in with Tami, as usual.  What are you working on this week?

A Snow Trip!

This past weekend my guy, myself and some friends drove up to Southern Colorado to spend the day playing at Wolf Creek.  The drive up on Saturday saw some interesting weather – we don’t see fog in the southwest ever often and it was a pretty thing to drive though and I think the juxtaposition with the quintessential red rocks in the area was really pretty.DSCN1812

The drive to the mountain on Sunday saw more interesting, low-laying clouds like this one over a pretty blue barn set in a picturesque meadow just south of Pagosa Springs.IMG_20130310_081514_672

I knit on the drive, of course, working on my Candy Skein design which I’ll talk a bit more about tomorrow! (Yes, I sit cross-legged in the car most of the time)DSCN1814

What did you do this weekend?

WIP Wednesday: It’s a Start

I’ve been working on a new design with some Candy Skein yarn the past few days in between a few other projects.  It’s not much to look at just yet, but the yarn is fun to work with – super soft, sleek and a gorgeous color.IMG_7896

The design will have a few different textural elements in it and I’m looking forward to seeing how the yarn works up in each of them!

Linking up with the one and only Tami (creator of Candy Skein).  What are you working on this week?

The Sweetest Sort of Mail

At the end of last week the mailman brought me some sweets in the mail,IMG_7701

The colorway is Honey, the yarn is Sweet Fingering and the dyer is the one and only Candy Skein!  This yarn is silky smooth, with a little sheen and it’s knitting up beautifully so far.  The 50/50 superwash merino and silk blend is a perfect yarn for small accessories that you want close to your skin and at 438 yards per skein, it’s a very generous amount for a little price tag!IMG_7703

The design? Coming soon, and because it’s not sooper seekrit, I can show you bits and pieces along the way!  Yay for public knitting! I really love the little candy charm that came with the skein, isn’t it adorable?IMG_7706

I had a really busy and fun weekend, I’ll share some of my adventures tomorrow!  What did you do this weekend?