2.28.2011

giveaway #55

The grand prize winner of the Classic Cable Knits & Springtree Road Yarns giveaway is:

evan

The SIX runners up that will each receive 2 PDF patterns are:

Meliabella, peacefulknitting.com, Diana, stephanie rj, purlverde, & Retrobaby

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


Hi, folks! Hope everyone is doing well. I've been enjoying reading and logging all the fun questions that you left me last giveaway in your comments. There's quite a few of them to answer, so I've decided that over the course of the next few weeks I'll be doing some blog posts to answer all of your questions. This should be fun! And, thank you for all of your sweet comments.

Well, well... this week I have a luxurious giveaway for you! Our wonderful sponsor and guest is Sabrina of Anzula Luxury Fibers. I had fun interviewing her a few weeks back. Check out our chat together (I apologize for the sound feedback; unfortunately, our connection wasn't perfect):







Links and such from the videos:

- Anzula Luxury Fibers

- Purchase Anzula at Purl Soho & Sandra Singh

- TNNA trade shows

- Look at all the lovely colors and yarns on Ravelry!

- Mermaid, Sebastian, & Oasis

- Sabrina on Rav

- Cricket


Thank you, Sabrina, for visiting us and come back anytime!

Anzula's beautiful yarns and fibers can be found online at Purl Soho & Sandra Singh. Sabrina is so talented at dyeing up gorgeous semi solids! I would love to knit myself a sweater out of her For Better or Worsted in the Charcoal colorway, and knit up a lace shawl or stole out of the Wash My Lace in maybe the Toffee color. Honestly, any of the Anzula yarns and fibers would rock my world!

Sabrina is sponsoring THREE ridiculously wonderful prizes for three lucky followers to have a chance to win:

Grand Prize winner will receive 5 skeins of Cricket MCN (that stands for Merino, Cashmere, Nylon for those of you who don't know) in the lovely color Prince! Each skein boasts 250 yards and I got to thinking, hmmmmm... a 1,000 yards of sport weight yarn. That's enough for a Goodale sweater in almost all the sizes available! I quickly contacted Cecily, the uber-talented designer, and twisted her arm to toss in a PDF copy of her pattern for the grand prize winner. Wink, wink! I really want to knit this neat cardi myself in the very near future. I absolutely adore the genius construction of the pockets and I think it would be a super addition to my spring and summer wardrobe.


FIVE skeins of Cricket in Prince
Photos courtesy of Anzula Luxury Fibers



How awesome would a Goodale sweater be outta this yarn?!



Also, TWO runners up will receive one of the below luxury skeins of fingering weight yarn:

Squishy in Candied Apple



Sebastian Seacell/Merino in Charcoal




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, 3/13/11. What's your favorite spring time color to knit with? Or, do you knit in the same color(s) all year long?

I tend to lighten or brighten my knitting color palette when the weather starts warming up. For me it's the smell and sight of flowers that inspires me to buy cheerful colors to knit with. Actually, some of my favorite colors are muted pastels and I just love knitting them when spring's around the corner!


I'll randomly pick the winners in 2 weeks and post the results along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone.

Sincerely,

Ve

350 comments:

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ugne said...

Any bright color is perfect for spring knitting. Currently I'm thinking about something green :)

Allison said...

Delicate pink. Spring is the only season I can stand it, for some reason...

fridica said...

For me, it seems to be the other way around! I noticed that my colour palette had gotten much brighter in the winter - I think it was a subconscious attempt to fight the grey and the gloom...

faeriecollege said...

I'm thinking a bright, cheerful blue. The kind of blue I wish the sky was (which is an unobliging grey at present).

Kristin said...

Amazing giveaway this week!

I don't know that I change my color palette much between seasons - I love color all year 'round! Though I do have a nice lime green I'm planning to dig into soon. (Once my pink socks are done, and my emerald green socks... Hmm...)

Amanda said...

I definitely lighten up a touch when the weather gets warmer, though pastels aren't really my bag generally.

affiknity said...

What an amazing giveaway! I really hope I win this one.

My favorite spring color is orange.

marianne said...

*swoon* so many pretties!

I knit with autumn colors year-round.

thanks for this giveaway!

Stephanie RJ said...

Stunning! I love grey all year round, but i'm feeling some cool blues and greens coming on, I think because summer is so hot in the desert that it needs cool shades to tone it down a bit.

Sarah said...

I don't usually change my knitting colours with the seasons, but I do go through periods where I want to buy and use lots of a particular colour. Lately it's been warm, golden yellow and bright happy coral pinks - which are actually pretty springy!

Juliaknit said...

I have always stuck to my stand-by blue and green, but I just bought a sweaters worth of yellow so maybe I am changing.

Susie said...

I'm all about the green this spring!

Peach Rainbow said...

I am more onto crochet than knitting and I love pastels too :D
Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Sue said...

This is my first Spring as a knitter, but I will be knitting and crocheting with some of the BRIGHT cotton I just bought for little gifts for my friends.

Avila said...

Spring draws me to yellowy-greens pale blues. We still have quite a bit of snow so I'm trying to get in the mood for grass and blue skies!

Lainey said...

I tend to just go with the colors that grab my attention as I go. I think it depends on my mood, if I'm feeling icky, blacks and dark blues grab me. I'm feeling happy, pink, purple, green, bright blues.. But I do feel happier as Spring approaches, so I guess it's happier colors! :)

Retrobaby said...

I tend to knit in more or less the same palette all year round - but a bright green is certainly a springtime favorite!

Barb T. said...

I am a creature of habit-the same colors all the time!

Rasa said...

I'm a fall palette kind of girl...greens really speak to me in the spring.

Tara said...

I tend to knit the brighter colors in winter to bring a little fun to the dreary days. Though I'm a pink girl so there's always something pink on the go!

Robin said...

Wow, I'd really like to win this one, that yarn is gorgeous!
Since I just finished a bright yellow sock, I'm going to say yellow.

Lydia said...

i always like to have something bright and eastery-pink, grass green, sunn yellow-always makes brings a smile.

Anu said...

I haven't been knitting for so long that I can change colours according to the season, but I truly love your concept! I can now vividly picture the myriad colours I'd love to associate my knitting in the seasons with.
Spring would be all shades of yellow and orange - these are the colours that spell joy and celebration and are very much associated with happy Spring colours in India
Winters would mean the peace and calm of the blues and the grays for me - they bring on a feeling of warm cozy comfort for the chilly winter nights :)

Lizzi said...

I think my colour choice is changing - I used to go for browns and neutrals but I seem to be more drawn to jewel colours these days - maybe cos my hair is getting greyer?

Twistedtexan said...

I just started working on a cardigan in a lush shade of green. Green means spring!

Leah said...

There's some yellow yarn in my stash calling to me for spring socks!

Julia said...

I'm not sure if it has to do with the seasons... but I do have color phases. At the moment I can't get enough of purples and magenta. The purple came after I think I knit green into the ground. We shall see what comes out of this purple phase.

Kamigaeru said...

Mostly I knit with the same colors year-round (gray, gray, and gray), but I do make an effort to knit with some brighter colors once spring rolls around. I have a lovely emerald green skein of laceweight that might just become a Laminaria!

tmr714 said...

I do change the colors I knit with for each season. Pink and yellow are standing out for me at the moment. Purple is a constant regardless of time of year.

Jersey Shore Deb said...

I often do change up my colors for spring/summer--I have some beautiful pink (not too pale, but not too hot either) that I am thinking of using for the Printed Silk Cardigan that was in Interweave several years ago. I also like lighter weight yarns when the weather is hot.

pigbook1 said...

spring is all about baby plants and easter so I use light, pastel colors. light pink is my favorite

Taloferia said...

I'm not sure if I change colour preferences through the year...but green is always a favourite and seems suitable to spring :) I have a green cropped cardi in the queue, perfect for spring.
Tamara

sparkeespud said...

Curerntly I'm knitting with a lovely teal color. I started the project back in early Feb when it was dreary and grey. It is making me wish spring was closer!

Kristin said...

I love Celery Green for the spring!

kristinfitzgerald on Ravelry

Sole said...

Last spring it was emerald green. Before that it was coral pink. And next spring (we're near fall here), I was thinking about something blueish.

Denise Cole said...

I love knitting with apple greens, raspberries and turquoise :)

Kassia said...

Hmmm.... I usually knit with similar colors all year round, but I do turn to knitting more socks in the spring. Maybe in anticipation of needing something small to knit in the summer?

Mim said...

I don't think I knit colors with the seasons. I just knit whatever I feel like when I feel like it. That being said I have been working on a pair of socks that are definitely more spring than winter in color. And they have been making me very happy.

Erin said...

I just finished a project in a beautiful yellow-green flecked with blue. It is so pretty and fresh.

Jen said...

I'm really digging terra cotta right now!

Christine Lima said...

Oh the things I could do with those colors...

Jez said...

Ooooh, beautiful yarn!

I usually knit using dark colors. When I use light or medium colors, it's usually not for something wearable.

I took the plunge last winter and made a purple sweater for spring. I love it! Maybe I'll use light green or red next.

craftink said...

I knit with more cheerful colors frme srprin till the begining of autumn.
For winder I prefer darker colors. For a reason I feel them more warm!

asteride said...

Azul azul for sure, no pastels here. And no, I change every season and every year. I like to change and have my purple period or my dark green period. There is only one color I can't really stand: brown in all shades.

craftink said...

For some reason I feel the darker cloros more warm and I knit with them only at wider. I defenetly need more cheerful colors on spring and summer!

andiknit said...

I tend to knit with the same colors all year, though my preferences do seem to change, especially if I see a pretty colored skein.

Ginger said...

I don't change my colors much throughout the year. Sometimes in the spring I'm knitting in bright colors and sometimes dark colors, just depends on the project and what I'm going for with it.

Denise said...

It depends on what pattern I'm knitting. I don't have a particular color that I knit with just for Spring, although if it's Fall I am usually in the mood for orange and browns etc. If I did knit a spring top I'd probably pick a soft yellow or pink :)

nightpaws said...

Most of my stash consists of yarn given to me by friends who had yarn lying around that they didn't want. Unfortunately, this means I mostly fish through my stash and come up with something pink - all year round. This spring I'll make sure to buy some new yarn, probably in green.

Lisa Ashby said...

I always go for pastels in spring. Green in my favorite right now.

Kim said...

In the spring I tend to use lighter shades of pinks, greens and light beige.

floderten said...

I tend to stick with greys, blues and purples most of the year, but when the nights get shorter, I tend to be drawn more to pinks and greens, and any colour that really POPS. I also like pastels, but those work all year round for me.

suburban prep said...

I love blues any time of the year. I also love knitting with a pink and green as well.

bloups said...

Oranges, pinks, yellows, bright blues... Anything that reminds me sunshine and flowers, to get out of the grey.
In winter, it's more purples and greys, dark colors...

Rhian Drinkwater said...

I love a really bright spring green - am knitting socks for my toddler in some right at this moment!

Becky said...

I usually knit with the smae colors all year round.

Jen said...

I like to joke that I'm like Picasso -- I used to be in my Blue Phase, and now I'm in my Green Phase. Or at least all the yarn I'm buying is green!

Lizbert said...

I didn't think I had color preferences when it came to the seasons, but I realize now that I tend to knit green items in the spring and move to russets and oranges in the fall. Blue, however, is a year-round color, apparently.

Holly said...

If anything, I knit with bright colors in the winter to combat the gloom.

Samantha said...

I'm drawn to peach and lilac in the Spring but almost always wish I stuck with my trusty teal!

Polarpurplebear said...

Pastels like light blues and greens.Also creams and pale silvers are lovely!

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

I pretty much use the same colors, but at different ends of the spectrum. I'm all about the greens..and in fall/winter it's the darker woodsy greens...in spring summer it's the lighter, brighter greens...it helps that my birthday is in August and peridot is the birthstone...I also do the same with purples..darker plum colors in the fall/winter, lighter lilacy colors in spring/summer...

DaaperSuz said...

These yarns are beautiful! I love purple all year long, but especially in the Spring! :)

Rae Lynne said...

Wow, that's some beautiful yarn! :)

I tend to knit with the same colors all year round, but when I think specifically of knitting colors for spring I think of teals and green-blues, yellows, white and lighter, vibrant pinks. This could be separate or all together. :)

Katrina said...

I actually don't purposely go out and get new colors to knit in the spring. I tend to look at more "cheerful" colors right before Spring is about to spring! But I usually knit colors based on project & who they are for. What a LOVELY giveaway!!! I hope I can get lucky!

Michaela said...

I recently went to Germany, and brought back a lovely hand-dyed skein of sock yarn in a refreshing yellow-green. It will be my favourite color this spring, and I am planning to make a light and airy scarf out if it!! All shades of green are a big favourite for me for spring!

I am knitmish on Rav. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

Emily said...

I'm usually so far behind with whatever I'm knitting that it's never the right colour for the season! :)

Heather said...

For me, the first colors of spring are red (maple buds) and yellow (forsythia) so I tend to gravitate toward those colors. Of course, I also love spring green yarn, but I use that all year round.

Ely said...

I went to a yarnstore recently and the only colours that would call out to me were fresh greens, pinks and warm purples. Quite a change from the blue, grey and blues I have been knitting with lately.

jessecreations said...

I'm really drawn to blues and greens this time of the year!

Jess

MelissaHB said...

I absolutly love this giveaway :-)I pretty much knit with the same colors all year round. Sometimes I'll throw in a color i don't usually pick but it's not season related.

Come on good karma :-)

ChrisC said...

Oooooh, those colors are stunning. I really hope I win! I don't really have winter / summer colors in my knitting. I tend toward jewel tones year-around, and charcoal and grey when I want something more neutral or am knitting for a guy.

The Werling's said...

Gosh, I would have to say that i tend to knith with light purples and whites during the spring/summer time. Of course i just go with the flow of whatever inspires me too. =)

Amanda
amanda dot werling at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I definitely get more into the jewel tones come spring/summer, whereas in the fall/winter I like browns and neutrals!

Erin said...

Those are beautiful! I generally knit with jewel tones, but in the spring I tend to switch to grassy greens and bright pinks and yellows.

s0nicfreak said...

I haven't even been a knitter for more than one season yet lol, but I will probably knit with the same colors year round. seganaka@gmail.com

Karin Rush said...

I don't know what my fave spring time yarn is for knitting. I just started knitting in 10/10. But I love spring greens, bright vivid spring flower colors.

Sabrina said...

I'm always a big fan of green, but especially in the spring! I also love bright, flowery colors. Just made myself the Abalone sweater in Malabrigo Worsted Vermillion. So pretty!

Sangeetha said...

I like brights in general throughout the year, but go for some softer colors as well

Tricia said...

I definitely switch to springy colors, namely green and sky blue and even pink. :)
great giveaway!
Tricia

Kathy said...

I've got my eye on spring green and pale pink this year as we enter March, much different from my grays and purples I've been hooked on this past winter.

andrea said...

I always try to knit with Spring colors, but eventually I always come back to blue, especially for me. I especially love the color of the yarn featured.

zimme345 said...

I tend to be fairly predictable when it comes to color choice...teals and purples...always. But in the Spring, I like to work with lighter fibers: bamboo, sillk, etc.
This is one great giveaway!! Thanks!

Amparo said...

I always knit with bright colors... or at least I prefer them

Beth said...

I love bright pinks, greens, and yellows in the spring. But I think my favorite spring color is bright, clear periwinkle. It just says "new" and "fresh" to me!

Brenda said...

I tend to use the same color palette all the time, but I have to say, a fresh spring green, the color of new leaves, is very appealing right now!

Thx for the awesome giveaway!
(goodstuff on Ravelry)

Orli said...

A soft yet bright orange is my favorite this year...all my other knitting is dark blues, dark browns, and I want something that pops!

Luckily I found a giant bag of 80% off Malabrigo to help me out.

fracksmom said...

I knit with bright colors at anytime of the year. But sometimes I use deep colors I don't think of them as dark colors.

so happy I found you

luganknitter said...

I tend to knit with the same colors all year round. But instead of knitting hats and scarves, I start crafting lighter projects, like shawls. Or I make purses, because anyone can use a purse year round!

Huset i midten said...

Blues and browns all year round - but bright shades for spring and pale shades for summer!

heather said...

Any brighter shade will do as spring approaches! Thanks for the giveaway!

Marianna said...

I don't think my color palette changes based on the season, I think I just knit with whatever colors I have or feel like buying for a certain project.

GynnaB said...

My colors typically dont change... but this year.... I'm really attracted to bright colorful colors and just last night cast on with a beautiful daffodil yellow for a springtime shawlette.

Gynnab

Gwenn said...

I like trying new colors all the time..so just whatever I fancy at the moment.

meppybn said...

Oooh, luscious, luscious!! and Cecily is one of my favourite designers too.... this is THE prize!! I have just finished the most gorgeous pale pink 10' scarf and my WIP is Annabel cardigan in mid-wisteria :) :)

knitterlydesigns said...

I am always drawn to pink, purples, and blues. I love multi colors too.

Michelle said...

What an awesome giveaway!! I just got out of an incredibly colorful phase. I think when it's cold I knit with a lot of color to keep myself upbeat and happy, and when it's warm I go for the darker colors.

Cheryl said...

Green! Living where I do(north), right around now, I start to think green thoughts.

JoAnna said...

This spring, I've been really into variegates - the more colors the better! But those solids are just lovely.

Gina said...

Lovely yarn and lovely pattern!
I've been branching into brighter colors this spring - yellows mostly. Need some sunshine in my life!

Emily said...

Green, usually, but this year's Easter sweater will be dove grey.

Kelly J. R. said...

I'm usually knitting gifts for other people so the yarn I use totally depends on their tastes.

John said...

I tend to stay with the same colors year round, mainly dark greens and blues.

Cary said...

I usually knit with whatever is my new favorite color of the moment. It changes fairly often.

Chris W. said...

I love orange! Anytime of year :) But green is calling to me now as I wait for Spring to pop.

Kenoshia said...

Such beautiful colors! For spring, I would love to knit in either blues, greens or maybe whites.

Emily said...

I've been thinking about yellow for a couple months now but haven't gotten any yet...there seems to be a lot of pretty bright orange on my needles lately though! I don't know if I really change the color up with the seasons, I just knit with whatever is calling my name at the time. :)

marlono said...

This spring, I'm starting to get into the light blues, with slight lavendar or violet undertones. Very Easter-ish, but I like it anyway!

Kayla said...

I love yellow and purple

Tanya said...

I find myself drawn to the bright greens...lettuce green, lime green, kiwi green, etc at spring time...I'm sure it's because of the new growth in nature, but it gets me every time! I also seem to knit a lot of red...hmmm. Maybe reminiscing on Christmas?

rockbridge said...

Oh that Prince colorway is gorgeous...

I usually gravitate towards grass green and teal - all year long, really. But lately I've developed a springtime-ish taste for pale pink-orange...

Angela said...

What beautiful prizes! I tend to knit lighter projects in the warmer months, but the color is based more on my general likes. I like reds, pinks, blues, but tend toasted wool in the cooler months.

Hayley Wood said...

I love to knit with any color of blue year round. I feel like any shade of blue has no season rules :) I just love it!

It would be wonderful to win the 5 skeins! of course in blue, my favorite color!

Vanessa said...

I always like knitting with blue, but spring leans toward the paler side, greenish-blues, etc.

Marta said...

I really love yellow, so that's always the color I gravitate to in the early spring....

Kate said...

I usually gravitate toward spring greens, but something this year is drawing me to yellows too.

Desiree said...

I tend to knit in the same colors all year long, but I do like to lighten them up a bit in the spring and summer time.

JanetK said...

I love color in the spring! especially greens and oranges. thanks for the giveaway! Beautiful yarns!!

InJuneau said...

Hm, I haven't noticed if I change my knitting palette depending on the season. I think I just knit with whatever the color of the next scheduled project it. Something to think about though!

josiekitten said...

My yarn colour tastes have changed over the years - when I first started knitting again, it was the bright colours of Noro yarn that drew me in. Nowadays, I'm drawn to more muted, semisolid colours. I do like purple at anytime of year tho!

Rachel D. said...

I tend to knit with whatever tickles my fancy regardless of time of year. Right now I'm loving royal purples and burnt oranges.

Anonymous said...

I am known as the 'green girl' and my particular green is very bright and limey. I tend to knit brights all year and have to work to bring in more subdued shades, usually when working up something for someone else!

E. Ryan said...

I'm desperately trying to knit ONLY out of my stash, so I haven't afforded myself the luxury of limitless color selection. That being said, springtime makes me crave bright yellows and fresh greens.

thewalshfam said...

I love purple all year long! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Katie
rnmama on ravelry

Elise said...

Just finished my Adrift cardi with the skein of Malabrigio Lace I won from you a while back. Wouldn't it be great to win again!

Jessica Powers said...

I am known as the 'green girl' and my particular green is very bright and limey. I tend to knit brights all year and have to work to bring in more subdued shades, usually when working up something for someone else!

Catalina said...

you know this is the first year that I will be really in to knitting, I've always loved it but I'm just now really taking it more seriously and I thought that I was going to knit socks during the warmer months so my knitting is not on my lap, but never thought of changing colors! I have to pay more attention to see what inspires me in the spring :)

Laurie said...

I love earth tones and bright, clear colors (no pastels, not even for babies!!!), and I knit with them year round.

Heidi said...

My 6 yo is enamored of Harry Potter right now, so my knitting will be all Gryffindor red and gold for a while. My kids definitely influence my colors more than the seasons do.

Susan said...

I can't help it..I'm a pink girl! I was so upset my fiancee said no pink in our wedding I was determined to get it somewhere so I decided on flowers and a shawl I'm knitting myself.

PenCraft said...

I tend to knit with the same colors all year round--but they are all pretty bright! LOL What an awesome contest!

Doula Mommy said...

Soooooooo pretty! Normally I start to go with baby pinks around spring time. This year, I am gravitating towards alot of green- mostly springy greens and light greens-and tons of itty bitty knitting for my springy/summer baby on the way!

Julie said...

I really love pastels, especially variegated--they look so springy!

Enid said...

I tend to go lighter in weight than color. But I knit a lot of green and may switch to some jewel tones in the spring.

Charlotte said...

I haven't really been knitting long enough to have gone through multiple seasons, but right now, because I mainly knit gifts, I haven't noticed being subconsciously being drawn to light colours.

PS I'm in the southern hemisphere so we're about to head into Autumn

Nicole Parker said...

Wow, what great prizes!!! This is the first time I'll be knitting in the spring, but I'm thinking bright blues, pinks, and greens!

flossie said...

i love greens! especially springy, light greens!

drenka said...

I use the same colors all year round. I just change from wool to cotton in the summer

Rachel R. said...

Such beautiful yarn!

Thinking about it, I'm pretty sure I don't change my color palette at all from season to season - I tend to use a lot of greys, blues, and cranberry type colors. Maybe I should consider celebrating spring by stepping out of my color box!

Jan said...

Ooh, that's a beautiful blue there, and blue is my favorite color ever! I like all colors all the time, but especially colors like this blue that are tone-on-tone or slightly variegated.

Thanks for the contest!

vtcjan at yahoo dot com

Kristina said...

I just knit with whatever catches my eye. I can't say that certain colors catch my eye during the spring time vs winter, but I do love bright colors.

Sarah said...

I pretty much knit to my queue, so the colours don't necessarily change, but usually the weight of the yarn lightens up for spring! Goodbye bulky wool, hello sock and laceweight!

Jen said...

I love green - in fact, I love it so much I have to make sure I don't only knit with this color! However, I am currently knitting with a yarn that is called 'grass' - it's a beautiful shade of light green, just like spring grass.

JodyH said...

I don't seem to change my colors much with the season, and I tend to stick with darker colors overall. Now that I've realized this, I think I will make an effort to lighten up a little!

miraling said...

Anything bright and cheerful to counteract the winter blues (no pun intended)! I particularly like bright greens at this time as they remind me of new growth.

Little Miss S. said...

I sort of find a new colour every year - but definitely change from winter to spring. Last year it was bright yellow that grew into green - this year I'm feeling light green and purple are lurking at me.

Mara said...

The colours I want to knit change with my mood and the season. More lighter colours in spring and summer.

This spring I shall be knitting in golds and oranges :-)

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

Yes, I do lighten up my colours when spring comes along. I will reach for turquoise and white more than any other colour.

billicummings said...

Any shade of PINK!

Christine said...

Right now i am really focused on tonal pinks and yellows. there is something so wonderfully refreshing about those colors after a dreary winter.

Michelle said...

OH I love greens, particularly bright limey greens in the spring. I always like teals too....

Rachel said...

I'm knitting with gorgeous bright greens and yellows and purples at the moment, a blanket to welcome my new niece or nephew in a few months time.

patsy said...

I love bright reds and yellows and greens and I love spring, my favorite season.

Maria said...

For spring knitting I would probably choose green, similiar to the colours of new shoots. Definitely steer away from reds. Then as the season gets hotter so does my yarn reds/oranges/yellows - bright

Frankly Beka said...

I have found that my projects dictate my palette more so than the season. Most of my projects come from my stash, most of which is inherited right now. So I have a lot of spring colors, that I normally wouldn't, right now. It's pretty fun.

Amanda said...

I usually do brighter colors for spring. However, this is only my 2nd spring as a knitter, so I don't really have an established pattern :). I love pink any time of year.

Andrea said...

I think I tend to use the same colors, just different shades, as the seasons change.

Natalie Servant said...

Oooh, right now I'm looking forward to spring by knitting a bright rich green colour. I don't know that I've done it before, but it was a conscious decision this year.

Amybel said...

That Prince colorway is amazing!
I'm looking forward to knitting with gray. Yes, a nice pale gray! I've been using patterning sock yarn and it's a little too much for me. Besides, gray goes with everything :).

Lori said...

blue, apparently, if I believe my Ravelry FO page. I've never seen the yarn you're offering this week, WOWIE I'm glad to meet it now!

Anonymous said...

I knit few projects for summer use. It gets too hot here! I love blue for my knitwear, except for socks which can be wild and crazy! :) samm@ravelry

TK said...

I tend towards blues and greens year-round, but find myself drawn to yellows in the spring. Must be the daffodils and crocuses.

Tish said...

Actually, I love to knit up in jewels tones, and one of my favorite colors to knit is red but I usually only use it to accent when it is bright... but socks or a scarf sound like a great accent accessory. LOL

However, that being said, I am having a fun time with charcoal lately and how wonderfully it adds to everything in my wardrobe.

So you can choose either on for me and all shall be well... IF I am able to win this one. ^_^

mhchong said...

I love spring colors, especially pink and green.
What a great giveaway!!

Zilliah said...

I always love to knit in lovely blues and greens!

Kari1276 said...

This year I'm thinking I may go with bright colors for my spring knitting. Maybe berry pink, kelly green, tangerine...

Lisaknits said...

WOW!! beautiful. I hope I Win!

Marlitharn said...

I like blues and purples in the springtime. Actually, I like them year round, but I tend to go for darker shades in the winter and brighter ones in the spring.

Rachelle said...

funnily enough I brighten my colours in winter normally, I do like purple for spring though, it reminds me of the purple iris that pops its head up.

Susan said...

My favorite color is purple. I tend to knit in purple colors all year round. I especially love deep purples, which are colors I choose in fall and winter (most often). I don't like pastels, but I will use a more royal purple for spring and summer.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I am ablsolute maniac when it comes to rich shades of blue like this prize yarn! I would love it any time of year. I don't follw the seasons in terms of the colors use. I knit with whatever grabs me at the moment.

LINDA said...

FOR ME IT IS GREEN, USUALLY THE LIGHTER SHADES FOR SPRING. BUT GREEN IS MY FAVORITE COLOR, ALL SHADES AND VARIATIONS.

LINDA

TopHat said...

I knit in the same colors all year round. I just started a rainbow shawl! I love bright colors.

Rachel said...

I think I am doing it the other way around and am attracted to the cheerful colours when it is gray outside but I knit the cheerful in the summer too :)

JoannaCos (Rav) said...

I knit with whatever color appeals to my mood. I'm knitting away the winter doldrums with a rich, vibrant red right now!

Valerie said...

I do tend to use brighter colors as we approach spring. I like bright colors year round, but they kind of shift to an even brighter version this time of year: Sunshine yellow becomes a daffodil yellow, grass green becomes new leaf green, etc.

sacha said...

This is a fantastic giveaway! I have Squishy mitts in my queue right now- and I love the For Better or Worsted colorways so much- another yarn on my must kit with list!

Anna said...

I just knit a gorgeous white hat for my mom. I usually knit in rich darker colors, but white is so perfect for a late winter hat.

Judi A. said...

Oh would I love to win some of this yarn, and I really like the sweater pattern. I always reach for pinks, but spring and summer I tend to want the bright pinks. :-)

Zowmom on ravelry

Amanda said...

I've been drawn to purples and yellows lately. I've always loved green shades but lovely grass greens are constantly catching my attention now too!

Lael said...

Pastels - or peach - periwinkle - and blue is good any time of the year!

Cheryl said...

It will be a wedgewood blue
coloured yarn that I will be knitting a headband with this
spring.
Thank you.

cmflame said...

This spring I'm really gravitating to fresh greens. Hoping the green in my knitting will be followed by more green in the landscape!

Anonymous said...

Orange, orange, orange. The smell, the color the taste!! Helps me through these NW winters.

J Mac said...

I don't think my color choices change with the seasons. I do tend to knit with blues and greens. Although lately I've been buying a lot of contrasting colors to go with all my blues and greens.

Amy V. said...

What glorious-looking yarn!
I prefer to knit with bright colours all year, but in spring I tend to get inspired by the colours of the new flowers - my bright yellow tulips and purple sweet peas, and the fresh green of new oak leaves.

Sara said...

I knit with the same colors all year long - I have no favorite spring color to work with.

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melonkelli said...

I just rediscovered the oranges and greens in my stash. I think I'm ready for spring!

Eileen said...

My favorite color to knit with, and not just in spring, is blue. All blue, all the time. In the winter I might bust out a little green, purple, or grey to liven things up a little. :)

Silja said...

I have a thing for anything rainbowcolored, and theat will be my all year favorite color. I generally like to knit with bright colors, and my favorite colors for spring is yellows, bright greens and bright oranges.

Tas said...

I use spring as a time to revisit my stash and pull out colors for projects that have fallen to the bottom. This year it's yellow (for a buttonhole bag) and green (for a shawl). The colors make me feel like the wretched gray weather might eventually end. maybe.

Jenny (renewedmind) said...

Yellow and pink would have to be my favorite spring knitting colors. What a wonderful giveaway!

jlr said...

Green, green and green. Light green, grass green, green, green, green.

Phyllis said...

This isn't always my favorite spring color, but this year I'm expecting a baby boy in just a few weeks. Almost everything coming off my needles is light blue and bright yellow these days. :-)

Sue Lowe said...

When I think of spring knitting, I think of pastel colours. Many years ago I had a pattern book (lost somewhere either through several moves or the house fire) that had a beautiful white cardigan with argyle diamond patterns down the front and my dream was to knit the white cardi along with diamonds in alternating pale pink, blue and green for a really fresh spring look.

Susan G said...

I tend to knit the same colors all the time- I love supersaturated vibrant colors colors - and save the picks and pastels for my daughter and god daughter who loves them!

Norma C. said...

I really like all purple shades, no matter what season it is.

pookie said...

i love teal for springtime...also, anything in the blue family.

Pixiewear said...

Oh, that is gorgeous yarn! My favorite springtime colors are all in the lilac/lavender/purple/orchid range. I will knit with purple and blue all year long. I don't tend to change colors with the seasons.

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