terrylynn2, fridica, Chelsea @ Garden-Me.com, Sgbooth88, VicKnits & LindsayJoy.
And, yesterday's random post giveaway winner of the Milk Infant Top pattern is:
Congratulations! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to collect your prizes.
I can't believe we're already at giveaway #90! Summer has yet to arrive here in the PNW. I know there are some of you out there with record breaking highs, so if you get a moment, send a little our way please... I don't know about you, but I'm a wool girl all the way. I love knitting with natural fibers even in the summer heat. I usually just change up the type of things I knit rather than the fiber. I tend to lean towards wool blends and smaller gauge yarns. That means a lot of shawls, stoles, or light weight sweaters are worked on during these warmer months. I love knitting outside in the sun if it's not too hot, or under a tree in the shade during the heat with a nice glass of iced tea or another lovely drink to accompany me just listening to the sounds of all the little animals scurrying around on my property. Bliss I tell you!
All this leads me to introduce you to one of the cutest and most functional knitting projects bags I have ever had the pleasure of using recently, and totally summer knitting worthy! Meet Linsay's new knitting bags:
These babies are nothing short of fabulous!! They're approximately 7" square and stand up like a basket or bucket when open. Perfect for setting on the grass next to you when you're knitting outside. There's enough room for a couple of shawls or one light weight sweater - I tried it all out when I got mine! You can see the yoke of my Ravi KAL sweater plus a few skeins of yarn in my bag in the picture above. There is a neat ribbon strap closure at the top that cinches closed to protect your things while you are not knitting. See…
Now, I do want to mention that the corners of this bag are still exposed to the inside, so if you're wanting to toss smaller loose items (DPN's, stitch markers, etc.) in there along with your projects, I would recommend keeping the bag upright during transport as not to lose anything. Or, if you're anything like me, you have hundreds of little pouches laying around you could pop the things into and place at the bottom of the bag under your knitting to keep it in place. If you're still not sure, Linsay's created a second version of her bag called the Fiona with a full closure at the top:
At this time, this other version can be custom ordered for $32 + S/H. Just shoot her a Rav message or email: email@example.com to order one. You can also follow Linsay's design work and shop updates on her Little Lippy Ewe Rav group!
Three lucky followers have the chance to win one of these awesome knitting project bags this giveaway. Take a look at all the fabulous fabrics! And, no you can't have my gray one above!!
In addition to the three bags Linsay is giving away, she has also generously provided a discount for the YOTH followers, just use coupon code "YOTH" through 7/15/12 (midnight EST) to receive 10% off your purchase!
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, 7/15/12. What's your favorite summer knitting place? Do you like to knit outside in the sunshine? Or, do you hide your needles away during the heat until the leaves start falling again?
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.