Friday, February 29, 2008

Pretty Pink Puffin

The story of these slippers can be read HERE-KyleAnn's blog ... a generous gift to a cold-footed new mom!

Puffin is a very intriguing yarn- soft flannel strips with a good body so it can handle difficult or heavy structural elements. I personally enjoy how it feels to touch and to knit and of course it's fun to work on something that's quick too!
You can see more colors of puffin HERE at Crystal Palace Yarns

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Pink is For February

Hey Folks,

we are going to have COLOR contests here on the blog for all of 2008.
Pink is for February
Aquamarine & green are for March
Blues are for April
& Lilac is for May. (White is for June, but not using white ink! LOL)

anyway, will keep this post at top of blog until midnight 3/1. Adrienne just reminded me that it's Leap Year! so you have an extra day to send in those entries!

How to enter? email me pics or links to pics of your knits with the colors of the month in Crystal Palace yarn!
Prizes for this month are sock yarn and knitting books and magazines with a drawing from entrants. [We have our first one already! Susi S. using the pink Panda Silk she won in a previous contest!!]

So here are some items featuring Pink and Crystal Palace yarns.
do email me with any pics you have of your PINK knitting with Crystal Palace Yarns - and send me a link to your blog or Flickr or whatever!

This gorgeous bag is just one of many you can find at Crystal Palace yarns FreeBagPatterns
This wonderful design is by Terry Ross, who is also author of a great book called "Twelve Bags Fulled" Terry's book info

Now, this sweet baby hat is one i've just finished knitting, using 2 colors of Puffin. You can see more of the colors here Puffin color cardis just amazing to knit with - like flannel strips - it is soft and warm and comfy and fun and you just love the recipient will love it - and be adorable too!

My Merino-5 Merino-5 Solids chemocap is a kind of almost pink, being burgundy, and i thought
it counted when i went looking... i mean Dark Pink is still pink, yes? and this color makes me think of Roses, Merino-5 printed colors so how pink can you get? Merino-5 is an amazing yarn - so soft and wonderful but with a really good "hand" so you get great stitch definition, as you can see by looking at the cap i made.

Finally, you've seen this sock in previous blogposts I think - made with 2 colors of Panda Silk. Panda Silk colors

What you can see if you look closely, is that the sock is called "ribbons" because of some novel vertical striping - that's not hard but is a lot of fun!

So Think Pink!
blessings, :L

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

the countdown on Pink is for February Lottery so far

1. Susi S, with panda silk socks

2. Kenyatta, with dragonfly in bamboozle

3. KyleAnn, with kid merino shawl

4. Adrienne, with her Menehune socks in PandaCotton/Panda Wool

5. Rachel and the fuchsia PC socks for her daughter

6. Kala and her sable PC headband

7. Adrienne's newest sock with the pink daisies

** 8. coming soon KyleAnn's pink puffin cabled socks

***9. another Kala - strawberry-lime PC socks [asking permission to post now]

blessings, :L

ooooh! yummy!

Here is our 6th entry into the Pink is for February lottery! [er um, i will count to be sure]
This is Crystal Palace Panda Silk PandaSilkColors in pink, and soo nice!
Adrienne Fong's newest creation- notice the pink Marguerite daisies too!

I have very little green here - maybe the evergreens? and the seeds and stuff in the house. So this is a double joy to see. Don't you think Adrienne should pick some flowers and wrap them in wet paper towel and then plastic bag and mail to me??? LOL

Oh yes!! you can find Adrienne's blog HERE.
This lovely pattern will be posted on the Crystal Palace website in the near future! Keep an eye out for it

blessings, :L

Monday, February 25, 2008

Kala knits!

Found some great new "show and tell" for you at the VegancraftasticBlog blog.

Kala has knit the gorgeous Quant headband using Crystal Palace Panda cotton Panda Cotton color cardin Sable , and is also knitting boyfriend socks in Panda Cotton using the chocolate almond colorway.

nice knits hmmm?!

blessings, :L