Saturday, December 27, 2008

cute new design!

this is the People Collar - by KyleAnn Williams using new Mini-Mochi

The collar pattern is here - mini-mochi Collar and more about the yarn is here Mini-MochiColors
more fun designs are here at WhatsNew

Sunday, December 21, 2008

mini-mochi shawl coming

These are preview "sneak peeks" by RadkaC- of a shawl using a Jackie ES Heartstrings pattern called Ivy Trellis Lace Stole

and new mini-mochi colors in Fern
i think the contrast of the lovely shawl and the snow is amazing! good photo Radka!


these pics are of bamboozle free pattern [see
wristers by Kala designed by veganCraftastic

inauguration bag

am calling this my inauguration bag ... has peace, love, and hope symbols.
used two slightly contrast colors of KAYA - kaya colors and simple charts. will post pattern shortly once Susan at CPY gets the bag to photo.

Friday, December 12, 2008

puffin baby hat & new Psup

the pretty baby is Nadia - almost a year old. the puffin hat is one i designed, and the dog is Kaya.
puffin colors are here puffin colors

the new superwash Panda wool is here in this gorgeous Man's (large women's) sock. the colorway is TrailMix knit by Deb W and designed by Kala. LOL the design is named Trail mix too!
the yarn colors are here PandaSuperwash and the pattern is here free pattern men's socks

Thursday, December 11, 2008

new MM winner

Hello all,
well the exciting news is that 3 of the winners have been in touch and their two [2 !!] free balls of new Mini-Mochi yarn mini-mochi colors will soon to be packed and en route.

good holiday gift, hmmm?

however, one person has never emailed - yes i checked the spam filter - so we've drawn another name! and i've just given Diana thesocknittinglibrarian the same one week to reach me. after that will find another someone.
if you know Diana, ask her to email me!

who'd thunk it'd be so hard to give away free yarn?

in case it's YOU whose address i need
email me at proflauraATfirststepinternetDOTcom
not clickable - you have to fix the AT and the DOT


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

not fair

i have a zillion "to do's" and UFO's on my list! in fact we're going to have a UFO-KAL starting jan just to rescue me
and now Susan at CPY has put up a scarf i have to have! now!
rainbow scarf in mini-mochi
... lol, and i am lucky enough to have a ball of mini-mochi mini-mochi colors in tapestry rainbow right here...
but wait, there's the fern rainbow! ooh... maybe i will have leftovers of flame rainbow from
the baby hat and sweater?!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

yummy kid merino & pretty panda cotton

The pink socks are by Cathy aka SaturdayKnitLive and were knit with CPY Panda Cotton. panda cotton colors

The cocoa mint socks are Panda soy. panda soy colors
I love the patterning! this is cocoa mint colorway.

This lovely treasure is a scarf in Kid Merino, knit by Debi whose blog is speedknitter
the pattern is a free one from CrystalPalaceYarnskidm-mist-lace-scarf and the yarn is one of my faves -seriously soft and cuddley. kid merino - substitutes well for Rowan silk haze.

and the winners are......

Here are your random numbers:


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so email me, proflauraATfirststepinternetDOTcom

and give me your addy info!!


more about the winners

each will get TWO [2] skeins of new Mini-mochi, but sorry no color choices.

here's who they are!

91 - Shelly
who said "Ok, this is so perfect for a scarf, your yarns just keep getting better and better . . . yep, I know it's sock yarn, but if you haven't seen a scarf out of sock yarn . . . just send it off to me and I'll be happy to show you one! Then I'll give the scarf to charity."

60 - LSK
who said "Beautiful colorways. Thanks for the chance to win some.""

39 - MLJ1954
said"... Oh, please, please, please . . . I have feet that would really like to be encased in socks made with this . . . and I am on a yarn diet but any yarn gifted . . . heh, heh . . ."

102 - karenhuntz said
... "Can't wait until this yarn arrives, please enter me in the drawing" Karenhuntz
Karenhuntz at aol dot com

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Pea-Soup for socks??

LOL, the new sock yarn by CrystalPalaceYarns is superwash Panda wool ... and our nickname is Psup. giggle. so in my brain it's delicious and nutritious as well as yummy knitting.

seriously, now here are some smashing knits and their pics! This pretty is Niblets, a design by Nancy Wild, with the free pattern HERE
niblets pattern
The wonderful model knitting was done by Debi Woods, whose blog is here Debi-doodles and be sure to look or ask for zygo pics too!

the mint print sock is a ladies' large/man's small in Psup colors Panda superwash and was designed and knit by KyleAnn williams - blog is knittingwithKyleAnn
and i think??? it's a toe-up design.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


wow! this is a winner for sure!
This cardi was knit with Bunny hop and the free pattern is here Big collar
Bunny Hop is a wonderfully soft yarn - with a whisper of angora for this marvelous softness-
colors here yarn colorsBunnyHop
and then there's Mr. Adorable, whose Name is Kenny. He's close to a year old now!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

yummy colors too!

this cute bolero and hat are both free patterns Bolero-Hat set - something you might be able to zip up just in time for the holidays - or plan for an early spring gift!
the yarn is bamboozle, which is part bamboo - with it's plethora of natural properties, including
softness and being fun to knit!
you can see more color options here bamboozle colors

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

more wonderful new patterns!

this is a great new outfit!
it's a set of capelet and wristers free capelet pattern , knit in the roses colorway of bamboozle bamboozle colors.
this is a yummy bamboo yarn (great for vegans too)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

This is it!! MINI-MOCHI contest- drawing

OK !!
it's time... we will have a drawing for 4 (FOUR) people to each win 2 balls [no color choice] of
new Mini-Mochi yarn. you can see it here Mini-Mochi and also look at pics of model socks [by me MMochi-Toddler tall socks] and wonderful wrister [by Adrienne MMochi-wrister]

the drawing starts NOW, and will end midnite 12/2 PST, [duh daylight time is over] so you have 2 wks to jump in and sign up [one entry only please]. 4 names will be chosen by random number generator.

what to do

1. leave a comment on this BLOG-post
it MUST have your blog addy or email so we can contact you
[if not able to contact you, LOL, i get to keep the yarn myself!!!... and i have this mattress I want to stuff so i need a lot of yarn !! :-) evil grin. ]

2. agree to send me/us pictures of what you knit - both "in progress" and "final" preferred, and allow us to show them on this blog and on the CrystalPalaceYarns site

3. for now, sorry, but you have to be in the USA so we can send it to you right away!
we only have a teeny bit of yarn here now, with the big stock coming in Feb. not telling you
where it's coming or you'd get there before me with a big truck!

4. only one entry per person & per family!

so comment away!

i will keep an eye on the blog and assign entry numbers.
but remember.... if i can't reach you to mail the yarn, it's mmmmmmiiiiiinnnnneee [he he he !!]

Monday, December 1, 2008

new treats for your holiday knits!

Lovely neck-wrap design by Lisa Dykstra neckwrap

This uses Kid Merino - soooooooooooooo soft!! Kidmerino

Wonderful Princess Nadia blankie free pattern
This uses the amazingly soft and easy care Puffin Puffin colors
Debbie's gorgeous beaded socks in panda silk

Free sock pattern and gorgeous colors