1.11.2011

giveaway #50

The two winners of the Traveling Woman Collection and a skein of Plucky Knitter Primo are:

Phyllis & knitwork

Congratulations! Please contact me at yarnonthehouse@gmail.com to collect your prizes.


I apologize for being late this week; however, the prize arrived a day late and I really wanted to share a picture of the beautiful yarn being offered, but I promise, it was all worth the wait! Meet our wonderful and generous sponsor this week: Sunshine Yarns. Dani is the cool owner and artist behind this line of yarn and she did a fun written interview for us. Take a look...




1. Dani, please start by telling us a little bit about yourself and what you do?

Hello, and thanks so much for having me! Let's see ---- my name is Dani and I just bought a house with my husband Scott in Boulder, CO. I grew up in Colorado, so its good to be back! We have two kitties, Soma and Kali who are like our little kids. I'm a very outdoorsy person --- I hike, bike, run, swim and have recently started doing triathalons. I also love food and have become obsessed with our garden and eating what we grow. I love to read, love to go to happy hour and am dying to start sewing. I'm a pretty laid back person and try to take each day at a time. Sunshine Yarns fits really well into who I am as a person. Its often hard to balance the business and my own life, especially since we have grown so much the past couple of years. But, it keep me on my feet! You can see what we are up to at our website here: http://www.sunshineyarns.com; or see our "not too up to date" blog here: http://www.sunshineyarns.com/blog. We also have a wonderful and very active Ravelry group called Sunshine Yarnies --- come check it out!.

2. You offer some amazing hand dyed yarns. Where does your inspiration come from?

I am so inspired by the world around me. I grew up in the mountains of Colorado and from an early age, was out hiking, skiing, canoing, camping. I think this has always made me appreciate nature. I love to look at yarn and see an ocean, a sky, a rainforest. I also love to travel --- many of my colorways come from recent journeys both close to home and from around the world.

3. What got you started in dyeing yarns?

Let's see, well, while working as an Environmental Scientist in Boston, I started knitting alot more frequently and also started perusing knitting blogs. I saw the Kool-Aid craze sweep across the blogs and wanted to give it a try. I was quickly hooked and started Sunshine Yarns not long after that (this was Fall 2005). Starting a business wasn't something I really set out to do, it kind of just happened. Its been a learning experience for me, but I am thrilled with how things turned out. I think sometimes its better when you kind of fall into something you love to do!

4. I know that your yarns and colors are probably like children to you, but what's you current favorite colorway and/or yarn base that you offer?

My favorite colors have always been blues and greens, but recently I've been addicted to oranges and yellows. I don't think I can give you one colorway, but a few of my current favorites are Peacock, Saffron and Wanderer. I love, love Sportweight yarns --- so my current favorite base is the Merino Sport (or Luxury Sport).

5. What will be next for you? Do you have new colorways in the works that you can share with us?

Well, our next BIG thing is that we are going to Stitches West in February! Its our very first public appearance. I'm so excited, but there is also alot to get ready for! After that, we plan on having some new base yarns this year, and will hopefully continue to offer up our fun yarn kits and clubs. I'm always dyeing up new colorways, so its always good to check out our Tuesday store updates. This week's is 1-11-11 at 11am MST. How cool is that?!

6. Why do you knit?

I've always loved arts and crafts. I used to watch my amazing grandmother knit and sew, paint and bead. I love to knit because it is creating --- its relaxing, its fun, and its a great excuse to get together with knitting friends :)

7. When did you learn to knit and who taught you?

I am a self-taught knitter --- decided one day that I just had to knit and went to Michaels for some cheap yarn and needles (let's see, this is the Fall of 2003). After looking up some internet tutorials, I sat down to cast on a scarf. It turned out to be a blanket for our cats, because I had no idea how many stitches to cast on. I think I had at least 100 in bulky yarn. We laugh now, because I had the nerve to just keep on knitting, rather than frog and start over!

8. If you were to knit and live anywhere in the world, where would you knit and live?

I've traveled alot over the years, but New Zealand felt the most like home to me; plus there is sheep galore. To be honest though, I'm perfectly happy on our 2 acres here in Colorado :)

9. What's been your worst knitting or in your case, yarn dyeing disaster?

Hmm, I've actually never had anything too horrible happen! I guess I would say the worst disaster was last year, when we had a sudden wind storm, and I was moving all the drying roving inside. I tripped and fell over a pot and cracked a few ribs and partially dislocated my shoulder. Yep, seriously.

10. And last but not least, if you were to be drinking a cocktail while reading my blog, what would it be?

A rum and tonic with lots of lime of course!


Thank you, Dani, so much for visiting us! Sunshine Yarns is offering one of the coolest giveaways, the Dipped Infinity Kit. I'll let Dani tell you all about it:

"Dipped infinity Kits create an amazing scarf or scarf knit in the round --- it is joined, so its like a huge cowl. The pattern that comes with the kit is by Laura Chau. You always knit two colors together, so you get a really beautiful fabric, with the colors blending into one another. To find out more information, take a peek on Ravelry to see all the beautiful finished knits! You can view all the color sets we offer on Ravelry, or in our Sold Out section on the website, www.sunshineyarns.com. You can simply type in "infinity" and what we offer pops up. We offer color sets such as: Secret Garden, Be Natural, Find Me A River, Shoots and Leaves to name a few! If you are interested in ordering, please email me!"

Check out some of these amazing knitted scarves:

Kit color: Secret Garden




Kit color: Find Me a River




And, here is the lovely kit in the Autumn kit colorway Dani has sent over for one lucky follower to win:




Isn't that just cool?! I told you it was worth the wait.


I would like you to do the following if you would like to be entered into this week's giveaway:


1. Read over the rules if you have not done so already.

2. Leave a comment on this blog post by the end of Sunday, 1/16/11. Just imagine... it's a cold winter evening with snowflakes falling outside and you are sitting in the most comfortable chair by a cozy warm fire. What are you knitting?


I'll randomly pick the winners on Sunday and post the results on Monday along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone.

Sincerely,

Ve

301 comments:

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Clara said...

I'd be knitting either something cozy to keep me warm or something to look forward to the summer months. :-) maybe a hat or a light shawl.

Haley said...

I'd be knitting a warm cowl and some matching fingerless mitts to keep me cozy for the coming months.

Charlotte said...

I'd be knitting some toasty warm slippers ... preferably using New Zealand Merino and Possum wool. Heaven!

Marlitharn said...

I'd probably be knitting a soft cozy sweater - that wouldn't actually be finished until summertime, so I wouldn't get to wear it until next winter, but in the meantime it would keep my lap warm!

Kimberly B. said...

Well, except for the fire part, that's exactly what I've been doing lately!
So I would be knitting what I'm working on now; warm wool socks to go inside my boots!
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Michelle said...

I'm thinking a nice, soft sweater. Now I'm wishing for a cold, snowy winter day and a fireplace!

Marianna said...

I'd probably be knitting the same thing I should be knitting now....a replacement hat for a friend (his old one was stolen) because he currently is suffering through the winter without a warm hat.

Tracy said...

i really want to knit the aidez cardigan! i've been dreaming about it all afternoon :)

Pretentious Wombat said...

I've been sitting on a comfy sofa sans fire but outside it's a snowy world so I thing I'd be working on another shawl. It would need to be a fairly quick knit because I would definitely want it to grow quickly to keep away the winter chill!

justthreadtwiddling said...

Hi, I AM sitting by the fire with an Irish coffee and as usual I am working on something for my granddaughter. This time it is 'Ella Funt'

knitwork said...

Definitely a baby blanket. It will keep my knees warm and I will have warm, happy thoughts for the baby.

Rachelle said...

I'll be working on my Central Park Hoodie with the alternative cables; in a yummy felted wool and angora

Ripples In Water said...

I would be buried under a pile of blankets with just my hands and eyes sticking out crocheting a scarf. I seem to be making them year round, I don't have the patience to make a blanket lol

Heather said...

Probably a sweater. I've been on a sweater kick lately.

But maybe, if I won, I'd be working on a scarf in that gooooorgeous yarn!

TK said...

That image evokes a chunky afghan. Maybe the afghan is already knit and a small project like socks or mitts is being knit. Nothing with too much movement, so to stay cozy.

Stephanie RJ said...

I'd be knitting my lovely Stansborough blanket, as I am now - but it would feel a bit more appropriate with snowflakes out the window than it does here in the desert!

ohdessa said...

Probably some mittens.

dclulu said...

I'd be knitting a dipped infinity scarf, of course!

dclulu on ravelry

marianne said...

could be anything or everything!
thanks for this giveaway! I love autumn colors!

TopHat said...

I'm knitting gloves! And I have the perfect yarn, of course: burgundy.

Ingunn said...

I'd be knitting the Saroyan Scarf - I love it! I've just finished one in extra fine merino, and plan to knit at least two more in cotton/ silk.

donna said...

I'd be knitting a warm, cozy sweater. The kind that doesn't have to look good 'cos it's just made to feel warm and snuggly.

riotyarn said...

I would knit a warm poncho. That yarn looks amazing.

Nicole said...

I'd be knitting a cozy mitten/scarf/hat set. Oh, that yarn is just beautiful!

rav id: HermioneWeasley

MyaStone said...

OMG want! I would probably be knitting socks -
I actually love turning a heel!

Knititall said...

That sounds like me a few weeks ago when we still had snow... I was and would again be knitting a warm cuddly lace scarf or shawl :)

Michaela said...

I would be knitting a warm and cozy shawl in a wosrted weight yarn. I've made a few of those, and they are my favourite shawls- nice and big to wrap around myself and keep warm!!

Erica said...

This is gorgeous work! I have hesitated making one of these because I am so indecisive...you have taken guess work out of it!

Vio at www.vislosingit.blogspot.com said...

Those colors are gorgeous. I dream in fall colors year round. And since I did have snow, a fire and some hot tea this week, I can say I am knitting a hat for DH to keep his head warm when we walk in the mornings.

June said...

This is exactly what I am doing today. I'll be finishing up a few wip socks that have been piling up.

Tara said...

Well, I don't have the fireplace, but I do have the snow and last night I was working on a cowl.

Ginger said...

I'd be working on my sweater (still). I recently started my first sweater and I'm hoping to get it finished while it's still cold enough to wear it!

patsy said...

I'm working on a hooded vest. It will be so warm when its finished

aanderson said...

I would be working on one of my many WIP or if I won something with that beautiful autumn yarn.

eylchak said...

Finishing up a nice warm baby blanket for a friend!

Lori said...

i'm nearing the cuff on the 2nd sleeve of a sweater, the Dark & Stormy cardigan by Thea Colman. and i severely covet the yarn in this week's giveaway. :)

Page said...

Well, either a cozy sweater for me (hourglass), a lace shawl (damson), or more mittens for the kids (they can never have enough)! Lovely colors in the autumn kit.

Cindy said...

That is exactly my plan for the day. I'll be knitting a cowl for my mom. Thanks for the giveaway!

CrookedKnitter said...

Well, I'm already doing it, except with a space heater instead of a fire haha. I'll be working on some Mooody Hose socks :o)

Amy said...

On cold winter night I'd be knitting a pair or socks.

Suzanne said...

This is the case for us right now because the kids are home for the second snow day. I'll be knitting alternately on socks and Amy's Tappan Zee cardigan. Those yarns are beautiful!

Keya said...

I just got into the knitting of cowls--have made two so far of different patterns. This looks like a fun pattern! Socks on tap today for our THIRD snow day in a row, which brings Christmas vacation to just two days shy of a month!

Erin said...

Oooh, that is so pretty! Lately, while the snow has been falling, I've been working on A)a pair of cozy socks and B)a cabled cardi.

Ann286 said...

Wow! That is some beautiful yarn.
Since I'm bit on the cheap side and I keep our heat turned down I tend to knit with a blanket on me. So I would be knitting, by the cozy fire, something I recently finished and would happily knit again, Jared Flood's Girasole blanket. It was a joy. And if not that, a plain raglan or vanilla socks out of goreous wool.

Thanks for the great giveaway.

staci said...

Well, *hopefully* I'll be knitting that Autumn scarf kit, lol!

I just finished a replacement balaclava for my hubby (and just in time before the serious cold temps we've been having.) And am currently working on a pair of socks for him and a second Andrea's Shawl by Kirst Kapur :)

CarolynEll said...

I'll be working on my wedding shawl!

Spikey said...

I'm knitting that gorgeous Autumn scarf!

Emily said...

I'd be knitting socks, or possibly working on the blanket that I have been working on forever.

kristyh1981 said...

Probably fingerless mitts. Seems to be I have a whole slew of them waiting to be made lol
Rav ID: kristyh1981

JoAnnaJae said...

A giant cowl out of bulky hand spun....actually, maybe I will go do that now....

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

I love meeting new artist such as Dani. The best snowstorm knitting by the fire would be a pair of mitts in a chunky yarn! Then I'd get a matching hat done up.
woolyknitsnbits (at) live (dot) ca

terip said...

i am knitting mittens for the kids, socks for me and cozy slippers for the husband. things i make every year adn and don't get tired of
teri p

jessecreations said...

I'd love to be knitting my first sweater!! I'm really hoping to cast on for one this year, but first I'm trying to finish up all my unfinished WIPs from 2010 (and, in some cases, before that, yikes!). :)

Jess

Erin B said...

Socks! 2011 is all about socks for me. Must finish one pair!

Jen said...

Beautiful colors! I would be knitting whatever is next in line on my knitting list! Right now it's a sweater for Phoebe Mouse (from the giveaway I won here!), next is a pair of knucks, and then some pillow covers. I think I'll stop there before I get overwhelmed!

StaceyKnitsIt said...

I'd knit one of the several sweaters or cardigans in my queue.

Sole said...

I'd probably knitting a cozy hat and/or a scarf. I love hats! And scarves! ♥

JoAnna said...

Socks. Most definitely socks in spunky summer colors.

Cindy said...

Something with a bulky weight wool!

Ann said...

If time were no object -- I had nowhere else I had to be or nothing else I HAD to do -- I would be knitting a stole out of hand dyed merino. I have one that's been WIP for about 2 years now, and it just keeps getting put into hibernation for other rush jobs.

Kassia said...

Beautiful!! More snow is forecasted here (Iowa) so I'll definitely be knitting. The top of my wip pile includes a hat for my hubby and a hat & cowl for my mom. :)

Kelly B. said...

It is nice and chilly here. I'd love to snuggle up with some tea and an soft throw rug I've been working on. Because I'm in Texas this is the only time of year I can work on a large, cuddly project.

susanmhj said...

Hey that was last night!! it was snowing and I was knitting . . . on my manos sweater, asymmetrical cardigan by Norah Gaughan. 80% done, yay!
Beautiful yarns in the giveaway, thanks Ve!

Susan said...

I'm just about to cast on my next project. A wedding shawl.I just got engaged on Christmas and want to knit myself and my bridesmaids shawls so...I need to start NOW because I'm a slow knitter!

Rae Lynne said...

A nice cozy cowl or scarf would be nice. Although I've been feeling lately like it's time to knit some mittens for little man and myself! Something out of a squishy, bulky yarn...

raelynne01 on Rav

Theresa@LittleTurtleKnits said...

i've got a ripple afghan *gasp - crochet!* that I've been working on for about 2 years. It gets pulled out on the first snowfall of the year, then lives in a basket to be worked on anytime it snows or is insanely cold. With all the snow we had last winter, I've gotten really far on it!

Jim Darkmagic and Emma Richmond said...

I'd be knitting on my Dark and Stormy, which seems to be taking forever! It's actually exactly what I was working on last night while it was snowing. My husband and I had the blinds pulled so we could watch the big fat snowflakes coming down. It was so distracting, I didn't get very much knitting done!

Carrie B said...

Since I am at home I am probably knitting something big, a sweater or large shawl.

Lizbert said...

I just found out that friends of mine are pregnant - so I'm working on an adorable baby blanket. Too heavy to carry around, plus it'll keep me warm while I knit.

Phyllis said...

I'd be knitting some big, warm afghan. I've never been brave enough to start one, because I think it would take too long and be too hot to work on most of the time.

Lydia said...

a pair of socks for sure.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous scene!!1-- I'd be knitting a toasty sweater.
ditetre(at)mac(dot)com

mhchong said...

With time to knit and a warm fire, I'd be knitting a sweater. Currently knitting Dark & Stormy with The Plucky Knitter yarn.

heather said...

Well, since my work is closed today due to getting over a foot of snow here in Boston, it's not hard to imagine! Cozied inside with a Malabrigo sweater, for sure. Thanks for the giveaway!

Denise said...

Well for one I'd love to be knitting this kit, those colors are gorgeous :) But I'd see myself knitting a cozy pair of cashmere socks... one of these days I'll knit myself a pair.

Laurie said...

OMG, I would hope to be knitting this gorgeous cowl! Beautiful design and colors. Love it!

suburban prep said...

I am knitting a Misti Aplaca sweater. I found the book and pattern last summer and then the correct yarn a few weeks later. I was knitting a few Christmas gifts so I put this aside and now I have gone back to it. (I hope it fits).

Fluffy said...

Since I just can't avoid paying attention to a beautiful fire, I would probably be knitting up a Traveling Woman Stole. The pattern is so easily memorized that I wouldn't have to constantly watch my stitches. I would be comfortably squished into my chair and watching the flames lick the air above the wood and listen to the soft crackle. Now THAT's heaven!

Kamigaeru said...

That sounds exactly like the weather where I live - minus the fire! I would be working on a wool sweater (which I am now, Roam from Knitty) to keep warm!! Beautiful colors in the giveaway...

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I would be knitting a shawl or laprobe. Thanks for a chance to win that beautiful yarn. Love it.

Kim said...

Pretty! Probably socks, as that's mostly all I knit these days. Or maybe I'd be crocheting a sweater. :)

Rasa said...

I'm knitting socks for myself...or someone else!

Beth said...

I would be knitting a Multnomah Shawl...in fact I just cast one on last night. :) Don't have a fireplace, but my electric throw blanket makes for cozy knitting anyway.

Kristina said...

Right now, I'm knitting hats and socks. And yeah, it's a cold winter morning here. I just wish the fire was going!

JodyH said...

I'd be knitting a big blanket -- that's all I ever seem to want to knit when it's so cold outside!

mel said...

A cardigan with beautiful cables

StephCat said...

a sweater!

Jaime P said...

Beautiful colors and incredible scarfs.

Wendy said...

Wow, beautiful colors and yarn!

Taloferia said...

Ah, always a cardigan :)

Susan J. said...

I'm definitely knitting a scarf or shawl - either Lacy Baktus or Boneyard. Those are both on my must-do-soon list. Thanks for the giveaway!

pencraftco said...

Does it even matter what one would be knitting when sitting by a cozy fire with snowflakes drifting down outside? Just to be knitting . . .

Becci said...

I would be knitting something big and cozy like a shrug or a sweater so that it's big enough to be used as a blanket while I'm knitting it!

Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

Well, you pretty much describe my life every night! Except there is no fire and you left out the occasional screaming baby . . . But the snow part and the cozy chair part and the knitting part are right!

So . . . I am currently knitting a sweater vest for my nephew and am about to begin a sweater for my youngest's first birthday. That is what I would like to knit in such a situation and that IS what I am knitting!

Judi A. said...

I would hope it would be a scarf, using a "Dipped Infinity Kit"(the colors are gorgeous!)I'd won in a giveaway! If not, then most likely it would be a sweater, as that seems to be what I knit most. :-)


judi7597(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Rachel R. said...

I LOVE the dipped infinity cowl - I've been eyeing it for months! Would so love to win!

In this scenario, I'd probably be knitting a hat, because that's my favorite thing to knit!

Michelle said...

Love, love the colors. I would likely be working on a shawl. I love how fast they grow and then the slow part comes in just when you need it to. Just in time for the contemplative part of knitting.

katherinelynn04 on ravelry said...

Well, seeing as that is what it is like here, I am actually knitting a pair of mittens (or two or three). My hands are always cold!

SnohoTina said...

I'd probably be knitting a warm pair of socks in some lovely hand dyed yarn like Dani makes :)

Sabrina said...

I'd be knitting my very first sweater. I've been putting it off, cause I'm a little intimidated, but sounds like the perfect project for a winter evening by the fire.

beckyinvt said...

I'm probably knitting a sweater, because I love knitting sweaters in the winter!

ChrisC said...

Oh my goodness. Those colors are STUNNING. I'm generally knitting a hat or a shawl. Right now, I'm still, um, working on a Christmas gift -- a shawl for my sister. Oops.

Rachel said...

I think I will be working on my hexagons blanket!

Nadine said...

This year has been a quest for fall colors. I love the beautiful colors in your basket. A kit would be very nice.

buttoned said...

I'd be knitting a blanket so that as it grows I'd be warmer and warmer! I love how when knitting a blanket you get to enjoy it before it is even done!

Amanda said...

I'd be knitting some fingerless gloves (like I am now) or a warm hat. I'm a fairly new knitter, and hopefully soon I'll also know how to knit some cozy socks. Thanks for the giveaway, that yarn is gorgeous!

Karey said...

Sounds wonderful, my first thought is I would be knitting an afghan that would also keep me cozy.

Cary said...

Probably something with wool to help keep me warm. Hats, mittens, an infinity scarf maybe...

Walt said...

I'm almost 4 months pregnant, so I would be crocheting a baby blanket.
-Katy

Kellie said...

I would be knitting socks or possibly a scarf. Something warm and cozy. :)

Desiree said...

Oh My gosh, that yarn is beautiful! It actually started snowing last night, and I was sitting by a fire. Unfortunately, as I live in Portland, Oregon, the weather didn't cooperate and it all melted. If this happened again I would be knitting a nice lacy blanket in some pretty, shimmery colors.

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmm beautiful yarn! I would love to use it to knit mittens and a hat. We have a foot of snow today. So far. :) samm

thewalshfam said...

I'd be knitting something cozy for one of my boys :o) Owen is always losing something at preschool!

JazzRizz said...

Seeing as it doesn't snow here in Florida, but I'm originally from Illinois - so I definitely remember snow . . . I'd imagine myself knitting a nice bulky cabled afghan.

Kate said...

A thick scrunchable woolen blanket to cover my lap while I knit on it. So cozy!

Clicky Needles said...

I'd be knitting a Chunky Jumper with cables in a Rowan Big Wool ~ grey!

meppybn said...

That's exactly how it was last night!!!! snowing, fire and I was knitting a little baby jacket :) :) Loved finding out about Dani and her company - thanks :)

pookie said...

i actually AM sitting in front of a fire with the snowflakes coming down fast and furious in connecticut...and i'm knitting a lion for my new grandson to be.

Little Miss S. said...

When it's cold and cosy there are two possibilities for me - either I frantically knit on mittens and socks and hats or other little items to keep me warm as soon as possible - or I knit/crochet blankets to wrap around me and get even cosier. I love winter knitting.

GynnaB said...

I love soft cozy cowls! They are my absolute favorite thing to knit, because they are a fast knit and instant gratification!

Thanks!

gynnab

Grace said...

living in houston, that NEVER happens. but i'll use my imagination and say a scarf... because when i'm far enough along, i like wrapping it around my neck while i'm working on it. :)

Sara said...

That is just beautiful yarn...Someone is going to truly enjoy that!

Julie said...

What you describe is exactly where I am! It is snowing and I'm by the fireplace in my fave chair. The only difference - it's morning. I am knitting my 3 year old granddaughter the Twirly Skirt from Barefoot Knits. Bright, colourful and cheery.

Emily said...

A baby sweater for my little boy.

PenelopeRose said...

I'm most likely working on a pair of toasty warm socks.

Brenda said...

Definitely an afghan. Ever since I knitted one for my son and DIL, I've been wanting one for myself
:-)
I like the way they keep you warm as you knit them!

Susan G said...

cold and snowy here today and I am knitting atop-down raglan for my 12yo daughter.

zimme345 said...

I love love love this scarf. I have made one, and would love to make another!
It is snowy and cold here...and I am working on two things: a baby Otto Top from Vintage Baby Knits as well as my very first "husband sweater" from Knits Men Want.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

josiekitten said...

That yarn is just stunning! I'd be knitting something coasy for myself - maybe a scarf or a cowl, or just carrying on with my sock yarn blankie!

Kathy said...

I'd be knitting my Acer Cardigan, which I hope to get done before it gets warm again!

Lara said...

Well, let's see... it's 1 degree outside, snowed yesterday, kids are home with a snow day today & I'm knitting by the fire. So I can honestly say, it's picking up stitches for the sleeves on the sweater I want to finish so I can put it on.

Thanks for the giveaway! Lovely yarn!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

More than likely I'd be napping, but if I was crocheting it would probably be a snuggly warm hat....and when I get back to buying yarn, I just might have to get that Secret garden kit...lovely!

Anna B said...

Still working on the second mitten from a xmas present lol. Fair isle, my first. It's taking me awhile.

Laura said...

it's a cold winter evening with snowflakes falling outside and you are sitting in the most comfortable chair by a cozy warm fire. What are you knitting?

this is like knitting at my mothers house with a great big ol' rocking chair. I love days like this.

I would be knitting up the pattern I want to make for a strawberry shortcake dress or starting my very first aran afghan (i'm inching closer and closer to making one).

My o My what a wonderful idea for a scarf/cowl design. I think it is absolutely beautiful! and so many beautiful yarns at her store. I think my favorite is the Bella, and Sea Dragon. Wish my husband would give me more allotted money for my yarn stash ;D

Sarah said...

Sounds like a lot of my evenings, if you sub rain for snow! Probably a cowl of some kind, I'm a cowl maniac and almost always have one going :)

Catie said...

I don't have to imagine the cold - just the fire - I'd say I'd be knitting something warm, like a hat, to keep me warm until the summer (which in Calgary seems to be so far off)

Spring said...

I would be knitting my Vivian sweater.

yarnfest said...

Legwarmers!

Michelle said...

Baby blankets are great to knit when it's cold out as you can cover up with the blanket as you knit it!

midnightscribbles said...

I'd be knitting some fingerless gloves. Those have been on my mind a lot of late.

Lisaknits said...

Warm,warm socks knitted with wool.

Tricia said...

Holy gorgeous yarn!! Love it! I would be knitting a sweater from someone I love. a cozy one!
Tricia

Kayla said...

Oh, I see myself before a fireplace in very comfortable cozy. I imagine that warm afgan lies on my knees. And I knit a big shawl!

ikkinlala said...

I'm knitting socks or mittens - something small and cozy.

CrocheterFrmCA said...

I am sitting in my hobby room, knitting a warm throw watching my favorite show on TV.
I love the beautiful scarves in this week's blog entry!!

mike and chenoa said...

I would be knitting a nice sweater for me. :)

cindymen said...

I don't have to imagine it...its happening here! I am knitting socks and dreaming about knitting a warm scarf!

craftink said...

I am knitting a cozy oversized scarf to keep me warm.

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MelissaHB said...

I'd be casting on Goodale by Cecily Clowik MacDonald with Fleece Artist Merino 3 ply DK in the Stormy colorway. Then I would have to have some candy cane hot chocolate within arms reach :-)

Thank you for the chance at a lovely giveaway. I love sunshine yarns. The colors are so vibrant.

Rachael said...

I'd be knitting the wrap I need to keep me cold in my poorly heated office!

jensknits said...

I don't have to imagine too hard...we are having a mini blizzard here in RI. I'm in my "cozy corner" working on a ruffled scarf in fingeing weight yarn. I love the colorways used in those cowl kits!

KarenJ said...

No snow flakes fall where I live in the south of Portugal (I had too many decades of shoveling snow! north of NYC!) I love a no-snow environment! Still, we get cold nights in the winter and chilly days here. A fire heats our living room and on the coldest nights I twist a sofa to catch the heat, cuddle up to a cat, and get to work on socks -nothing beats handknit socks in our wet winters - or a sweater to ward off the damp and chill. I've already got the fingerless mitts I need to keep going on the computer.

marlono said...

I'm either finishing the sweaters for my nieces, finishing the never-ending shawl for my mom, or making progress on the shawl that i just cast on for myself!

Kristin said...

I am snow bound and I am knitting a pair of fingerless gloves and finishing a blanket for my daughter,

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Jen said...

A sweater for my friend's baby... and maybe some gloves for me. I always have to have a few things going!!!

Enid said...

The autumn kit has some beautiful colors, it will look great in the cowl pattern. I'm about to start knitting a circular throw blanket in a yummy, natural merino colorway. It's the perfect lap blanket to sit by the fire and, what else, knit!

Julia said...

I'd be working on something super cozy....maybe a big blanket, but let's face it, I'm a sock addict. It would probably be socks

Angela said...

I haven't had a cold winter night to knit since I left Colorado! Hopefully Dani will give the mountains a brief, wistful wave for me. IF I had a cold winter night, and a cold winter to knit for, I guess a nice warm sweater would be ideal. As it is, most nights I'm knitting socks these days!

Kimberlyn Ann said...

Well, if I win, I'm probably knitting a Dipped Infinity! Actually, I have been into infinity scarves lately. I have queued a bunch and am about to cast on the GAP-tastic.

Natalie Servant said...

I'd like to be knitting cashmere. Well, something wooly at the very least. Maybe silk and wool. Too many addictions, too little time.

afh163 said...

That was me last night during the "snowstorm" in Pennsylvania. I'm working on the last section of a scarf for my boyfriend!

E. Ryan said...

A cowl, just the right cozy knit for a cozy day.

alcatmom said...

I'm knitting socks! I'm so slow at socks and I need more to keep my feet nice and toasty in the frigid weather.

Dale,Lindsay and Shannon said...

I really need a new hat so that is next on my needles.

InJuneau said...

I might finally be knitting a sweater for my DH or maybe trying to knit a lace shawl for myself.

Eva said...

I'd be working on my Belle du Nord shawl so that I can wear it on my trip to Europe. (3 weeks)

Julie said...

I'd be knitting a cabled cowl or long scarf.

Kittyj said...

Well - I would LOVE to be knitting this kit! What awesome colors!!!
I would be knitting a big lacy warm shawl that would keep my lap warm!

Andrea said...

It is a cold winter evening and there are snowflakes falling and I've been working on a cozy wool sweater for the husband.

Paula F said...

I'd be trying to make progress on my Adamas shawl.

Debbie said...

Just love the pattern! I already bought it from Patternfish and just started it using Knit Picks Palette and loving it so far. Would love to make another one! Debbie in alaska

sacha said...

I am knitting some fingerless mitts and a scarf right now- one of my resolutions for 2011 was to use up some bit 'n pieces of leftover yarn- so far I've been soooo good and the random balls of partial skeins are quickly being made into lovely things for other people in 2011!

knitterlydesigns said...

I would be knitting hats, mittens, or scarves. It has been quite cold lately, and I wish I had a fireplace to knit by.

Debbie said...

oh, i would be working on a shawl or cowl for sure.
Love Laura's patterns and the tonal yarns!

Holly said...

I like quick projects like mitts and cowls so I would probably be knitting one of those. I'm a huge Sunshine Yarns fan so I'd definitely be using one of Dani's GORGEOUS colors!

Whitney said...

I'd be knitting some warm MCN socks for my cold feet!

Sherry said...

I'd be knitting a huge double looped cowl in a tweed stitch. A Classic.

Christine said...

As we just had the most wonderful extended weekend thanks to a couple of inches of snow---socks and socks and more socks. However if I was alone and could sit down for a few hours without any little (ahem) distractions-I would love to work on an afghan.

Katherine (ScarletFever) said...

I would be knitting a blanket keep me warm while I am knitting!

Tina D. said...

Most definitely mitts...they're an obsession of mine. :-) I'm trying to decide now which two of my Sunshine Lux Sport colors to use in our Colorway SAL right now....

melosa said...

Right at this moment....? All that I can think about is knitting a warm cabled cardigan (think Aidez!) for me. I can't remember the last thing that I knit myself.

BTW, I LOVE Dani's yarns and have been eying up the dipped infinity kits for some time.

flossie said...

oooh I'm knitting slipper socks or a chunky, chunky scarf.

Lael said...

Well, it is a cold night here, soft snow falling down - no fire, unfortunately - and I was actually working on some wool rovings - but if I had traded those out for knitting - wool socks.

JanetK said...

I would like to be knitting a beautiful soft afghan, since I've never knit one for MYSELF!

Sarah Bear said...

Depends if it's before Christmas or not. If it's after Christmas, I'd be knitting something frivolous for myself, unless I had plans for a Valentine's knit!

knittingvee said...

a cardi for my 1.5 yo daughter. who doesn't love the immediacy of knitting for the young, esp one of your own?

kjt said...

I would be knitting one of my several UFOs that I am determined to get done before I buy a ton more yarn.

I joined the Catch Up group on Rav. Hoping it will keep me motivated.

Shannon O. said...

I'd be making nice thick warm house socks and wouldn't be planning to leave that spot anytime soon.

asteride said...

At the same time: Ice Queen (smoke ring)(Rowan Kidsilk Haze), Atelier (cardigan)(Madelinetosh Pashmina), Marywarmers (fingerless mitt)(Malabrigo). From Ravelry of Course.

Sangeetha said...

little sweaters not my little kids

Zilliah said...

I'd be knitting hats, I can never have enough hats!

Avila said...

I'm knitting socks! They're the perfect comfort knitting.

Connie said...

I love to knit things I can have laying over my legs when I knit on cold days, so it would have to be a thinks shawl in something warm and snuggly on a cold winter day.

Ely said...

I'd be knitting socks. Not the thin and fit-in-your-shoe kind, but heavy woolen, house-socks to wear on cold floors all winter or as an extra layer inside the ice-skates.

Meghan V said...

I'm working on finishing a felted purse for my sister, its only a little late as it was meant to be a Christmas gift!

Barb T. said...

I'd be knitting Jared Flood's Pavement scarf and Wendy Bernard's the Hunch slouch (I do a little of one, then a little of the other; never a dull moment! lol!).

Karla said...

I'd be knitting a warm, soft, fair isle hat. A pattern I've been wanting to try for ages.

Angela said...

I'm knitting the sweater for my husband. I've knitted for years and for many people, but never him. Right now, I'm doing just that (and it's a secret)!

Jen said...

Dani's yarns are so beautiful! You can always tell how inspired she is by everything around her.

Karen said...

It IS cold and I sit by our warm woodstove and I'm knitting the Eternity Scarf with Dani's awesome Pomegranate in worsted:)

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