Monday, June 11, 2012

And we have a winner!

As knitters, aren't we all winners?

Congratulations Lindr!  I sent you an email with more details. (Hopefully you got it!) I also love MMario's work.  He designs such amazing shawls!

I think that all knitters (crocheters, crafters, artisans, etc.) are amazing and ingenious.  Being able to turn something as simple as string into something as complex as fabric still amazes me.  I'm surrounded by crafters (in person and online) that have their own unique style and way of producing their craft.  I think each and every one is brilliant for trying (whether or not they succeed (because I know that I have at least three things on my list of crafts that I just can't seem to get my brain, or hands, to do)).

As a thank you to everyone who entered (and those that just stopped by) I'm offering 10% off of your entire purchase of the patterns in my Ravelry store for the next week. Just use the coupon code:  contest110 

Eligible patterns include my latest release: the Quetzal Shawl.

If it wasn't for EZ, I may never have figured out how to purl continental style,
ETA: EEK! I made a mistake when making the coupon, so it may not of worked for some of you.  It should be working now.  I've pushed back the expiration date to June 25th.  Sorry for the confusion.

P.S. Coupon can only be used once.  Expires June 18, 2012 at 11:59 Eastern US time zone.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Amazing Ingenuity

The ingenuity of people never ceases to amaze me.  I love seeing the ways that knitters alter and change patterns to suit their own needs and sense of beauty.  I'm especially amazed when I see a knitter take a design and turn it into something completely different. 

For instance, meet the Omelet Sunbrella

wyvon54 altered the pattern for Omelet to make it into a parasol (being a girl of the deep south, I understand the need for sun protection and beauty that is represented by the parasol).  But how awesome is that name: Sunbrella.  I just want to keep saying it over and over (until it stops making sense, then pause, and start saying it again. (You may want to avoid me for a while.))

Incredibly ingenious is EvaWood's Omelet Tunic.

Seriously, she made a sweater out of Omelet!  And it turned out gorgeous.  It kinda makes me want to make one too (but you know my history with sweaters).  I love the way the edging looks around the bottom of the tunic.  It also kinda makes me want to design sweaters (but again, I'd have to knit them, and you know how that usually turns out... although if I made it sleeveless...)

On a different note, I have potentially exciting news.  I decided to have a contest.  When Omelet topped 3000 favorites on Ravelry I was super duper, oh my goodness, ridiculously, beside myself excited (I like to keep my excitement goals modest) and I want to share the excitement with a contest.  The prize includes: three skeins of Koigu KPM (100% Merino, 175yds (160m)/50g) 1043 colorway, a $5 coupon from GiGi's Etsy shop (Thanks GiGi!), and a couple of surprises. 

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by June 10th telling me who your favorite ingenious knitter of all time is.  I will draw the winner's name and post it Monday the 11th.  Good luck!

Can I enter my own contest?