4.09.2012

giveaway #84

It was so much fun getting to read everyones' posts about their imaginary countries! Here are the two randomly chosen winners that will each receive a mini skein + pattern for Lancet Shawl:

Jubbers & Kathy

And, I will be posting Liz's and my choices for best answer tomorrow! We're still picking!

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



Oh, spring is definitely here in my neck of woods! It feels nice to walk outside in the evenings with my doggies and be able to stroll around in just a light sweater or long sleeve top. Weather like this makes me wanna CO every lace shawl pattern I have queued or in my favorites! My WIP pile would not be very happy with me if I did that though, so I'm trying to maintain some self control. I have a couple sweaters to finish, and a shawl that's been growing steadily and needs finishing before I CO for something new. It's been fun browsing Ravelry in the meantime with thoughts of knitting intricate lace on my back patio in the sunshine while sipping on a lemonade... maybe I need to be spending more time knitting those WIP's than browsing Rav before the sunshine dissappears!

By the way, not that this has anything to do with the giveaway, but I've gotten a new haircut! I wish I had a picture to share; however, I'm really not a picture person. Maybe I'll see if I can get one this week to post for you. I cut off about 8 inches and I now have a cute shoulder length layered bob. It feels nice and it makes me wanna clean and organize my yarn and crafting stash. Kinda like spring cleaning, but only for the things I enjoy - just in case you wanted to know all of that!

Now, for the stuff you're really here for... I have a sweet and talented designer back on the blog, Stephannie Tallent. She is scheduled to release a new knitting book called California Revival Knits very shortly and she's here to chat about it with us. Check out my interview with her…







Links and such from the videos:

- Stephannie's blog

- Stephannie on Rav

- California Revival on Cooperative Press

- Calif Rev Knits on Rav

- Hitch call for Submissions

- Blue Sky Alpacas

- Peacock Stole


Stephannie along with Cooperative Press have put together a very lovely and generous giveaway for you this time. One winner has the opportunity to win a full PDF copy of the California Revival e-book plus five skeins of Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk - enough yarn to knit up a Peacock Stole for yourself in that beautiful rich blue!


GA84yarn


That's not all! One runner up will also receive a copy of the e-book as well. Enjoy!


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, 4/22/12. What's your favorite California Revival Knits pattern? I'm really wanting to knit the Peacock Stole that's being featured for the giveaway.


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

151 comments:

Linda Aasan said...

That Peacock shawl has got to be my first choice as well. Lots of lovely patterns!

Amanda said...

Great giveaway!
I've already test knitted both the Wrought Mitts and the Undersea Garden Cowl - both great patterns. I love the Wrought Iron Cardi and would really like to knit it!

Rachelle said...

Love the colour of the yarn, and the shawl is pretty too.

Stranded Things said...

Oh wow, I definitely wish I could get my hands on the Peacock Cowl! It's beautiful!

Jade said...

Lovely patterns - I love the Wrought Mitts, and Wrought Socks.

Taloferia said...

Ooh, what a beautiful yarn.
I love the Wrought Iron Cardi!

Gynx said...

The Wrought Mitts are so detailed and cool!

Avila said...

I love the Quatrefoil Mitts. The pattern is so interesting and elegant!

Kristina said...

I really like the Wrought Mitts.

Michele aka yarndoggie said...

The peacock mitts are by far my favorite pattern. They are just so gorgeous and elegant!

Suzanne said...

Great interview! I like the Wrought Socks and I'm intrigued by the Tiles sweater. Thanks for the interview and giveaway.

Mim said...

So many pretties. I love those peacock mitts. But the Shawl is to die for.

Kayla said...

I love Wrought Socks and Mitts!

becca said...

I love the peacock cowl and the wrought mitts. Beautiful work!

Kelly said...

I am in love with the Undersea Garden Cowl! so pretty!

Laura said...

Completely in love with Wrought Mitts. I love fingerless gloves and did my first pair last year! I'm always losing one though. lol. I really do like the shawl as well.

jennybookworm said...

I think I would go for the wrought mitts and/or socks -- the peacock stole is beautiful though too!

Holly said...

Definitely the Peacock shawl - beautiful pattern and color!

Sylvie said...

It's hard to pick a favorite, but the Wrought Iron Cardi and the Peacock Shawl are the ones I'd be most likely to get a ton of use out of.

cguard(on rav) said...

The beret- I could picture a whole family of them in different colors.

greta said...

Wrought Socks - really pretty!

oliviapaige said...

Love the undersea garden cowl and the peacock cowl!

twistedtexan said...

I love the wrought iron collection: cardi, mitts, and socks. They're stunning!

Kassia said...

Gorgeous colorwork! I like all of it! I'm particularly drawn to the Tiles sweater, though....I'll definitely be knitting that. :)

Elizabeth Ahlers said...

While I do love the Peacock stole, I'm a sucker for socks so the cabling of the Wrought socks is what's caught my eye.

Christine said...

I want to make the peacock cowl, SO cute!

BellyLaugher on Rav

Hind DP said...

The Wrought Iron Cardi is my favorite

Heather said...

The Peacock stole is lovely, but the Wrought patterns are exactly what I look for in cables.

Renee Anne said...

I love the color :) I'm thinking that because I'm in a sock mood, I love the Wrought Socks (and their matching fingerless mitts, of course). If I knew how to wear a cowl without looking like a mule, I'd go with the Undersea Garden Cowl...but I look stupid in cowls. Oh well....


~ renny1780 on Ravelry :)

Alex said...

I love the Peacock Cowl (and the matching Mitts)! So beautiful! I love slightly-unusual colorwork :-) (Congrats Stephannie!!)

Beathag said...

I really like Stairsteps Mitts!
If I win I will give the peacock stole a try! Looks stunning!

craftink on raverly

October Rose said...

I am a HUGE peacock fan, so I really love the stole also. But I think I love the mitts even more. I've been eyeing them ever since the pattern first popped up on Ravelry. :)

Annika said...

It's the Wrought Mitts that I really have my eye on!

evan said...

i love the wrought iron beret. and that colour is fabulous

Liz said...

I love the Peacock Stole and the Wrought Iron Cardi! What a gorgeous color blue...

ChrisC said...

The stole is gorgeous, and I'd love to knit it! But I think my favorite pattern is the Wrought mitts. so cute!

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

There is so much to choose from...it's difficult to bring it down to one. But I would start with Peacock stole. It's lovely! Then the Quatrefoil mitts would be next.

KC said...

I like the Undersea Garden Cowl and the Stairstep Tam. But the stole is lovely as well. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sabrina said...

I like the Quatrefoil set and the Wrought Iron patterns as well. They are all very nice, though.

punkcutie said...

I like the Wrought Mitts

Connie K. said...

I love, love, love the Wrought Mitts! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

greyowl (ravelry id)

Debbie said...

My fav is the Wrought Mitts and socks. So pretty! Debbie H gussek on Ravelry

asteride said...

My fav are Wrought Mitts and Undersea Garden Cowl, they would be pretty in blue too.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I like the Wrought Iron Beret pattern and I want to knit the Peacock Stole in that beautiful blue yarn.

Sheila said...

I love the wrought iron cardie.

Kara said...

I love this giveaway - such a gorgeous pattern and beautiful yarn! I also really love the stairstep mitts and the peacock mitts. Those are some very cool patterns.

Amy J said...

Such a lovely blue! The stole is definitely one of my favorites (but that may be because our weather is getting warm here). The wrought iron cardi just went into the queue ;) Beautiful patterns!

txtaurus on ravelry

Laura said...

I love the Peacock Cowl!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

The Tiles sweater has me all worked up to try my first beaded knit! I'd love it in that rich blue with green, amber and violet beads.

Evelyn said...

Thanks for this giveaway. I'm with you ... I'd love to knit the peacock stole.

sacha said...

I love those Wrought Mitts!! How cool- I have been making finger-less mitts for all presents and love that look!

syd said...

What a lot of gorgeous patterns! I think I'd first try the Undersea Garden Cowl... thanks for the opportunity!

Zabbers said...

I keep seeing the Peacock Mitts and thinking "oooh" and then realizing I've seen them already and have been waiting for them!

Amy said...

I, too, love that peacock stole. So beautiful. I can picture it in that yarn, definitely!

Emily said...

The Wrought Iron Cardigan is fantastic. I love the detail at the bottom!

Elspeth H. said...

I'm with you on the Peacock Stole.

Emily Potato said...

What a wonderful collection Stephannie has created! The first thing that caught my eye was the peacock mitts. So elegant and detailed. I love wearing animals, but it can be tricky to find animal prints that are cutesy. The wrought iron cardi is also great, and I loved hearing her love for old houses and the way that inspiration made it into her knitting design!

EmilyPotato on rav

katherinelynn_04 said...

The peacock cowl is really pretty! I like the stole too, but I get so bored when knitting the same stitch pattern for that long.

Megan said...

I like the wrought socks! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Geraldine said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! Would love to win this lovely package!

Judi A. said...

I really like the Wrought Mitts. The design on the back of the hand would be enjoyable to look at time and time again.

slmiller8 said...

My favorites? The wrought iron cardi, quatrefoil mitts, and of course, the Peacock shawl. All lovely.

sparky136 said...

I love Tiles and Catalina Star pillow.

Unknown said...

The Peacock cowl is beautiful. Love the colors. I really love the Peacock Stole. It is so delicate.

Melody said...

I like Stair Step Mitts.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Charlotte said...

gosh - the peacock cowl is stunning ... I need to practise my colourwork before I try anything like that.

SO - I'm going to choose the wrought iron cardi this time.

Thanks for this chance to win!

elflyn said...

The Peacock cowl is gorgeous, and I love the Wrought Iron Cardi as well.

Anonymous said...

the Wrought Iron Cardi, but the peacock shawlis beautiful.

Thanks for your fun contests

Fracksmom

Kirsty said...

Ooohhh, I like the Wrought Iron Cardi!

Carla said...

Any of the wrought Iron items!

yarrrnmatey said...

Peacock mitts for sure!

dclulu on ravelry said...

I love all the wrought iron patterns, and the quatrefoil mitts. So hard to choose!

And man, that yarn is gorgeous.

Kamigaeru said...

Beautiful blue!! Of the patterns, my favorites would have to be the Wrought Iron Cardi and the Peacock Stole. Seamless cabled sweater and lace!

Alice said...

Wrought Iron Cardigan--and the Peacock stole comes in second. Great patterns.

Psychgrad said...

I like the Wrought Iron Cardi....But there are a few others that I'd love to knit too!

Knitmish on Ravelry said...

Shawl lover here, so the Peacock Stole is definitely a fave! However, I have been increasingly getting excited about socks, so the Wrought Socks are a close second. Thank you for a chance to win!

Sara said...

Love, love the Peacock Mitts!!!!

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

butnostephanie said...

I like the wrought socks pattern, the mitts too!

brooke said...

I love the Wrought Iron Cardi!

brookeali(at)hotmail.com

LochKnitsMonster said...

Holy cow what a great giveaway! Thank you for that. California Revival Knits looks awesome. It's so hard to choose a favorite. I have to go with the Peacock Shawl as my number one but the Wrought Iron Cardigan and the Wrought Socks are up there too.

Rav id: Lochknitsmonster

florapie said...

I'm newly obsessed with stranded mittens, so my favourite is quatrefoil, but I also love the wrought mitts

Michelle said...

Gorgeous blue yarn; yum!

Ref said...

I recently knit some stranded mittens. They were supposed to be for me, but turned out to small. Maybe I can replace them with the gorgeous Quatrefoil Mitts?

Rae Lynne said...

Oh so many great patterns! I love the wrought mitts and sock but I'm most drawn to the Peacock Cowl. :)

raelynne01 on Rav

Patricia said...

All the patterns are beautiful but the Peacock Shawl would be my first choice.

Sarah Bear said...

I love the Wrought series--everything in it!

Little Miss S. said...

I wolud go for the peacock cowl. Seems like such an indulgence to knit something so delicate and pretty.

Julia said...

The Peacocok stole is lovely. Aside from that, I love all the cabling in all the wrought iron projects (the mitts, hat, socks, cardi). Tough to choose a favorite.

ikkinlala said...

I love the Wrought Iron Cardi

Michelle said...

The Undersea Gardens Cowl is quite lovely.

RavID: RainMomma

Kari1276 said...

I love all the Wrought Iron stuff (beret, cardi, mitts, socks). Also, the Peacock Cowl - wow!

nancy88 said...

Very hard to choose, but I think I'll have to go with Tiles. Nice simplicity, yet gorgeous details!

StaceyKnitsIt said...

Undersea Garden Cowl and Wrought Iron socks are my favs.
Love that yarn!!

Nicole said...

Oh, man, I've been ogling that that ebook for a while now! I love ALL the wrought iron stuff in it! And everything else of course, but my faves are the wrought iron mitts and socks.

lorraine said...

i love the peacock cowl and the Wrought Iron Cardi :)

Lisaknits said...

I love the Peacock Cowl. Beautiful!

Jessica Powers said...

Wrought Mitts, hands down (haha).

Bethany said...

I've been thinking about cowls lately, so it's all about the Undersea Garden Cowl for me!

stephigordon said...

I love the Wrought Mitts!!! The Peacock Stole is lovely, too, and the gorgeous blue yarn would be perfect for it!

Ely said...

I like all the things peacock, both stole, the mitts and the cowl. I'm bad at picking just one and could easily cast on all three in a day.

Jessica Snell said...

The Peacock Stole is lovely, but I think the Wrought Socks are my favorite!

Amber said...

I love the look of the Wrought Mitts and would probably knit those first.

srsinstructor said...

I really like all of the Wrought Iron designs, but I'd have to try the Wrought Mitts first. You can never have enough mitts. rsrinstructor on ravelry

nina said...

so many wonderful patterns! I especially like the wrought iron. And would probably start with the Wrought Mitts. Love the delicate cables.

Maegwin said...

What an amazing giveaway. I really love the undersea garden cowl. Thank you for letting us all know about this gorgeous book!

cmflame said...

So many beautiful designs! I'd start with the Quatrefoil Mitts then see what caught my fancy next.

Brenda said...

I just love the Wrought Mitts - they are so pretty!

(goodstuff on Rav)

Marlitharn said...

Oh, they're all beautiful, but I think I'd have to toss a coin between the Peacock Cowl, Peacock Mitts, and Peacock stole (anyone else sensing a theme here?).

KRHknitting said...

Peacock Shawl is beautiful. I'd love to knit it! Thanks

Christine Lima said...

Because I love fair isle and I love mittens...Quatrefoil Mitts are by far my favorite. There are actually several patterns I would love to make in this book.

meppybn said...

Love the Wrought Iron set of patterns - mitts n all!

Rachel D. said...

I agree, the Peacock Stole is beautiful!

Katie Martin said...

I am in love with all of the wrought iron pieces, though I really like the mitts and beret best.

Debbie said...

Definitely the Peacock Shawl! And that yarn just happens to be MY color! Just sayin. . .

Rachel said...

Ooooh I'm excited about the Stairsteps Mitts and the Wrought Iron Cardi!

Jubbers said...

Big fan of Tiles! I LOVE beadwork.

Iva said...

Both the Peacock Stole and the Undersea Garden Cowl are quite lovely, and would look fabulous in that beautiful yarn!

meeshelle said...

wow so many nice patterns!! I think the Undersea Garden Cowl is so very pretty and dainty!

Anonymous said...

I am taken with the Wrought Mitts in particular. A lovely interpretation of the beautiful wrought iron details incorporated in so much California architecture. Not to mention the Peakcock shawl is a great pattern.

LuisaM said...

The Peacock Shawl would be a good choice. I really love that blue yarn!

Emily said...

I think the Peacock shawl is my favorite - and such a lovely color!

Wadotaku said...

OOOOH I love the Quatrefoil Mitts, and the Peacock Mitts, oh how can I choose, all of the patterns are GORGEOUS!

Marie said...

Actually,the Peacock Shawl, but also Quatrefoil Mitts and Peacock Cowl...And that yarn

Anonymous said...

Hi Ve,
I'm really excited about your haircut and cannot wait to see it!
I like the Wrought Socks. I haven't knitted socks since before junior high, which that project did not end up well (the socks were the size of my feet times two!), but I'd love to try these!
Enjoy the sun and happy knitting.
Pavla

chels said...

I love the undersea garden cowl!

PenCraft said...

Peacock shawl ot wrought iron cardi or. . . So mny great choices!

Enid said...

It's a tough choice, but the Peacock Stole. I'm just finishing some baby shower gifts and am in the mood to knit something for me pretty soon.

Frankly Beka said...

I'm fond of all 4 of the wrought patterns (beret, cardigan, mitts, and socks). If I had to narrow it down I'd have to pick the wrought socks, and the wrought iron beret. I love knitting socks and hats.

Donnaj said...

The Peacock shawl is lovely but I also like the Tiles jumper.

Kathy said...

I have to say that the wrought iron cardi is JUST what I've been looking for in a sweater. It's beautiful.

Zilliah Bailey said...

Wow! I really want to try the peacock cowl, what an awesome pattern!

Silvina Leonetti said...

My very favorite is Undersea Garden Cowl...beautiful!!!

Silvina
Silvinasi (at) Ravelry

Jaime P said...

I'm a shawl person so it's the Peacock for sure.

Amanda said...

The wrought iron cardi is gorgeous!

TopHat said...

I want to knit the Wrought Socks!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

Celeste said...

I really like the Undersea Garden Cowl. And the color of the giveaway yarn is beautiful.

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

The Wrought Mitts or Socks...I think at this stage of my knitting, everything else would take months to try and maybe finish....

pennie said...

I really like the Wrought Iron cardi!

Anonymous said...

I love peacocks, so it would have to be either the peacock cowl or mitts. I can't decide which. Cowl or mitts, cowl or mitts, cowl or mitts. Both!
hotknitter

aednarb said...

Oh I love all of the different color-work patterns, but I have to say that I like the peacock shawl the most. Maybe its just warmer weather, but lacy knits are calling to me.

NimrodVern said...

My fave pattern are the Peacock Mitts. Beautiful!

Nuttygal said...

I love the Undersea Garden Cowl. It looks pretty and feminine.

vasterblue said...

The Peacock Cowl is gorgeous!

Zibeline Knits said...

The Wrought Iron Beret is actually on my knitting to-do list for the summer, so I guess that would be my favorite. It would be stunning in the giveaway color!

Lizzi said...

Peacock Cowl is lovely - as are the mitts.

Carmen Nuland said...

Hard to decide, but I fell in love with Tiles the minute I saw it!

Gwenn said...

I don't really wear cowls but the peacock cowl is beautiful!

Linda said...

I love the Wrought Iron cardi but would love to knit the shawl if I won the kit!

Revelry JodeJ said...

I was lucky enough to meet Stephanie and sneak peeks of the PDF. The peacock stole is gorgeous!

Bookaholic said...

Hmmm... Stairsteps Tam or Peacock Cowl-- her colorwork is gorgeous! And I live in California, so I see both the Mediterranean Revival tilework AND the peacocks on a regular basis. :) Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

LauraH said...

I would love to knit the peacock stole! I love peacocks and that blue yarn is gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!