jessecreations & Jade
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When it comes to knitting, my favorite projects to knit are shawls. I love them! There's always a shawl of some sort on my needles at all times. My second favorite knitting projects are hats. Hats are a hot item in my family and constantly on request. My husband tells me that I don't love him much when he doesn't receive a hand knit hat on a regular basis! So, being the good wife that I am... I knit him hats. And, not just any hats, but his AND my favorite: hats designed by Stephen West from West Knits. He's one lucky hubby! I've knit the Windschief and Piece Out hat for him, and have several more in the queue to be knit. Recently I had my bro's sweet girlfriend model hubby's Piece Out hat for me when we took a girl's trip up to Port Townsend.
Isn't the hat fantastic?! I love how unisex the pattern is and the cute little flap can be left unbuttoned too. Not to mention that I knit up the hat in my some of my favorite yarn right now: Quince & Co. in their worsted base called lark. I can't put into words how much I enjoyed knitting with this yarn! It's so smooth and produces well defined stitches, yet it has the greatest bounce and texture to it. Really a must try, if you have not given Quince & Co. yarns a whirl yet.
On my list and in my stash to be knit is the Westward hat in osprey. As soon as some of my current FO's get finished up!! I'm also dying to knit: Daybreak, Herbivore, Pogona, Skinny Skid, Lakedale Shawl... alright, let's be honest here, I want to knit 99% of Stephen West's patterns! Now, I just need to win the lottery, so I can purchase all the Quince & Co. yarns that I want and I'm set!
Stephen visited us on YOTH last year and I was able to do a video interview with him back then. Check that out if you haven't seen it before. This time around, Stephen was kind enough to answer some of my questions and let us know what he's been up to. Click here to read the interview.
Quince & Co. has been extremely generous and has sponsored NINE SKEINS OF PUFFIN (in a color of your choice) for one Grand Prize winner. That's enough yarn to knit the beautiful Brickstreet blanket. This of course means that the Grand Prize winner also wins a PDF copy of West Knits Book Two as well!
For the Grand Prize giveaway, Stephen and I have decided to do something a little different! We are holding a photo contest!! Upload ONE picture to the YOTH Flickr Group that has been setup for this specific giveaway. The picture needs to show off how you wear your West Knits in the summer! Inside A/C rooms? Or, do you brave and wear your warm woolies at the beach or in the sun?
And, if you've never knit a West Knits original, then what are you waiting for?! Here's your chance to knit up one of Stephen's spectacular patterns and showcase your FO in a photo contest. No better time as the present (as they say). Stephen also has several free patterns available, so hop to it before the contest is over in two weeks.
That's not all ONE Runner Up will also receive two skeins of osprey (enough yarn to knit the Honegart hat) along with a PDF copy of West Knits Book Two. Plus, TWO additional Runners Up will receive the e-book as well. Whew! That's a lot of goodies! Now, for these Runner Up prizes, we will be taking regular comments as usual. So, don't worry if you can't post a picture. You'll still have an opportunity to snag something great if you're randomly picked!
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, 7/3/11, and you'll be answering the same question the photo contest poses: How do you wear your Westknits in the heat of summer? Inside A/C rooms? Or, do you brave and wear your warm woolies at the beach or in the sun?
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.