14 November 2011

Motivational Mondays, 14 November

Blogs fall under "Social/Emotional" for the weekly compass - at least, that's how I see it.  It involves relationships with others which is the exact definition of the spot.  So I think that sharing all my good fortune from giveaways that I've recently won would be a great way to kick off our week - because some of these wins may very well be paid forward to all of you in the near future.

Looky, looky... prizes!
The first item to come live with me was a bag full of crochet hooks, won from Things Crafty who was testing a variety of different hook manufacturers.  I now have an overabundance of size H hooks - from the quirky to the works of art... even a set that glows in the dark!

Look at them all - aren't they neat!
My next win was from The Cloistered Lamb and they sent me some beautiful stitch markers.  I love the deep, rich look of the beading and am almost too scared to use something so pretty as simply a stitch marker.  Aren't they gorgeous!

Finally, I just found out yesterday that I won NobleKnits "6 Ways to Win" giveaway for my blog post of sharing their giveaway.  My prize is some beautiful Plymouth Haciendo yarn - 109 yards to be exact, which is one skein.

(Source) Imagine it in a fabulous autumnal rust color - because that's what I chose.
Now comes the hard part - what to make with the 109 yards of yummy goodness. I know I could make the ”Rustic Scarf Pattern” that they suggest except, I’m not a big fan of it… so do you have suggestions?

Someone else loves this handmade one too.. it's just gorgeous.
 See why I love giveaways so much - they create such positive energy and excitement.  I have been rather lucky with them and I like to pass that good fortune on to others... so what say we do that right now?  I'm going to giveaway a few of those crochet hooks (how many size H hooks can a girl use, right) AND those beautiful stitch markers.  I'm sure there will be other goodies in the bag as well but here's what you have to do to enter - help me find a free pattern for the yarn I won!  It's not your typical yarn so nothing I found will seem to work.  I can even offer this one up internationally!  Just leave a comment with the pattern link (and contact information).. that's it.

Hobbit selected these as prizes... she has good taste.
Happy hunting - giveaway closes December 1st - winner announced December 3rd. I wish all y'all good luck and I can't wait to see what you find!


  1. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gray0531/non-felted-slippers

    Ladies medium slippers. And I'd make a few cute little flowers or leaves to stitch on too, to 'girl-ify' it even more! :)

  2. Adorable Speedy Cabled Beret (adding it to my queue!)

  3. Or how about matching cabled headbands for your girlies?


  4. There is a cute pattern on ravelry.....headband-in-Alaska....might be cute for your older daughter!

  5. I don't crochet, so do keep my name out of the hat, but I couldn't resist suggesting a pattern. What about Urchin? http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/urchin

  6. I love this pattern:

  7. Wow! You've been lucky lately!
    I'm not real experienced but here are a few that popped out at me:
    or http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kittyli/tiramisu

    I'm getting ready to throw this quickie together but I'm using a less bulky yarn: http://sageyarn.blogspot.com/2008/10/jump-start-for-hollydaze.html

  8. I would make the Windy City Wristers because I really like that pattern.

    Sisterrobinson on Ravelry.

  9. How about this cute headband or fingerless mitts? http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/f359-haciendo-cabled-headband-and-mitts


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