Maggie & Connie Brooks
Liz has been generous enough to offer a few more lucky participants a PDF copy of the Luna's Shawl as well!! Here are those:
Patricia Witherspoon, Laura D, & LuisaM
Congratulations! Please contact me at email@example.com to collect your prizes.
Hi, knitters! I'm super excited to bring you another fantastic giveaway! A few months ago I ran across String Theory yarns. I'd seen their yarns before knit up into beautiful projects like: this one, that one, and this one. Everytime I recognized their name in a pattern or project, I thought to myself, "I really need to get a hold of these ladies." Well, I finally did and I invited them to be our lovely sponsor and guests this time around.
My favorite type of yarn is hand dyed sock yarn (in case you didn't know that about me already) and I have to admit that String Theory fingering weight yarns are some of the most marvelous sock yarns I've encountered. I can't even pick a few colors that are my favorite to show off, because I love them all! Check out their very popular Caper Sock line here! I'll wait while you wipe the drool off your keyboard! Their other yarn bases are just as lovely - check those out here. One thing I can say is that the ladies at String Theory know how to dye up magnificent grays. I'm a big fan of semi-solid, mulit-layered gray tones, and String Theory has several that I plan on knitting up in the near future.
String Theory is run by two fun ladies, Karen and Tanis. Here's a little bit about them in their own words:
"We are in our fifth year of business, when we started our venture we were both working as labor and delivery nurses in our local hospital. When the department was closed down; a casualty of the downturn in the economy and changes in health care, we suddenly had time to throw ourselves full speed ahead into String Theory. We started going to fiber fairs and selling wholesale, we are now doing this full time and loving every second.
When not in the shop, or tending dye pots, Tanis can often be found in her amazing flower garden, or shoveling snow to make a path to her greenhouse. Karen can be found growing food to squirrel away for winter or making magic potions in her kitchen. You can find us both pinching our selves about the turns our lives have taken."
Along with the fabulous yarn sponsorship, I also found a fantastic indie designer, Caryl Pierre, that has two terrific shawl patterns that are a wonderful match up for String Theory yarn. Meet the two shawls that are being featured today:
(photos courtesy of Caryl)
Aren't the shawls gorgeous?! I love both of them for different reasons, but with equal delight! Surya has classic triangle shaping and beautiful lace stitch patterns that flow so well together, and Ruffle My Feathers has unique shaping and I could totally rock a modern and fun shawl like that.
The girls of String Theory have sent over two skeins of Caper Sock in Spruce Head for two lucky followers to have a chance to win, and Caryl our talented featured designer is throwing in a choice of either Surya or Ruffle My Feathers (PDF pattern format) for the two winners as well. Take a look at the stunning yarn skeins:
A little tidbit about the color inspiration, "Spruce Head is a color inspired by a point of land that Tanis spent some time sailing around. The natural beauty that is so abundant in our area, is the source of much inspiration for our yarn colors."
Thank you Karen, Tanis, and Caryl for being our lovely sponsors this giveaway! Come back and visit us anytime!!
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, 4/24/11. My hubby and daughter came up with this question for you this time around: If you were able to turn ANY material into yarn and knit with it, what would you want to have a chance to knit with?
Hubby says he would want me to knit him a carbon fiber scarf and Jasmine says she would want something knit outta ice!! I think that would defeat the purpose of a knitted item (which in my opinion is to keep you warm), but maybe it would be practical for hot summers, I guess.
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.