30 November 2011

One day more...

Sorry, a bit of leftover from yesterday's musical extravaganza... oh how I pine over Colm Wilkinson - but that's another post entirely.  This one is about the GIVEAWAY that has been sitting quietly, waiting for it's turn in the sun... and today, luckily, the sun is shining!

Different styles of size H hooks, some gorgeous stitch markers and a surprise or two (no, not the ornament).

Remember how I won all those hooks and that skein of yarn?  Still waiting on the yarn to arrive (and getting rather nervous since it's been almost three weeks and my attempts at correspondence have not been answered) but y'all know I like to be prepared so please lend a hand.  I'm looking for a great pattern that calls for no more than 109 yarns of bulky weight yarn.  It could be a hat, scarf, cowl, cushion cover, bag... the sky's the limit really.  I have been searching until I'm blue in the face - both advanced knitting patterns and learning impaired crochet patterns because I work on the appropriate levels for me - and I've simply gone cross-eyed.

So please - suggest any and all patterns because searching on my own, I still haven't found what I'm looking for (break for impromptu U2 sing along...)

Alrighty - feel better?  I know I do... Bono does cure what ails ya, doesn't he.. not to mention The Edge (my personal weakness of the band).  So what was I talking about?  Oh yeah, patterns and yarn... the entries close tomorrow night so you have the rest of today and all of tomorrow to help me find the perfect pattern.  Deciding the winner is purely scientific - Pokey, Hobbit and I are going to look through all the suggestions and find the one that we can all agree on... easier said than done, trust me.

Post your suggestions here or here - all are welcome and appreciated... oh, and this one can go internationally as well so I can share some love with my strong UK readership.  I love that I have such a large percentage of readers from one of my most favorite places on earth and land of my future dream home... makes me all warm and fuzzy feeling.

Ready... Steady... GO!


  1. Hope you're on Ravelry. I found several patterns:







    Hope some of these will work for you.

    Debbie H
    gussek on ravelry

  2. I found some!

  3. I already posted a pattern earlier....I jsut wanted to say I hope the contest person you won the yarn from hasnt flaked....maybe just busy cause of the Turkey Day holiday....and the mail busy cause of all the Turkey Day cards - LOL! Really, because of all those catalogs they have been delivering...

  4. I recently made the Icing Swirl Hat (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/icing-swirl-hat) by Ysolda Teague. Quick and cute!
    The Cobblestone Slouch (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-cobblestone-slouch) is my most favourite hat ever! I made it last winter, wore it all the time, and this winter it's the only hat I have been wearing. I know the pattern says 240 yards, but that is not correct. My medium size took around 105 yards of bulky yarn, and I made a small size for my sister that used only 81 yards.
    I have also made the Begbie Cowl (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/begbie-cowl). Calls for 120 yards, but you could make it just a tad shorter and still have a nice and cozy cowl.
    And the last pattern is a cute hat with a cabled brim and an I-cord button: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rosemary-braided-cable-brim-hat. Mine took around 105 yards.
    I don't crochet, so all my suggestions are knitting patterns :) Hope you will find something that catches your eye.
    Cheers, knitmish (Ravelry ID)

  5. My favorite cowl is on Ravelry -


  6. Susan B Anderson just posted a new cowl pattern on the Spud & Chloe blog. I know she says to use 2 hanks of Spud & Chloe Outer yarn, which would equal 120 yards, but thought maybe it could be made not quite as wide (10") or not as long in circumference (50") or both.

    Zowmom on Ravelry

  7. ALthough they call for diff. sized hooks, I suspect you could still make these with your yarn and a size H hook; they'd just turn out slightly smaller:



  8. Oooh, this is a tough one!

    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/zoz -Cowl- Maybe you can shorten it just a bit? It calls for 110

    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/twisted-7 -Hat- Pretty cabled hat that calls for 100-130 yards

    Cowl Pretty call that calls for 100-112 yards

    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rose-pin-or-clip-agnes -pin/hair clip- you could make a bunch of these!

    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/owl-diaper-and-wipe-case -Bag/Case- ignore the name of this one, it could make a cute anything bag!

    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flou-amour -Arm warmers-

    Good luck with whatever you decide to try!

  9. Do you have pierced ears? How about this handy earring holder?

    The slouchy cowl is pretty cool too: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/slouchy-cowl

    If you prefer to crochet, this guy is kind of awesome: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cuddly-little-owl

    And, this hat seems both cute and practical: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chunky-brimmed-winter-hat-chapeau

    Have fun, and I hope you get your hooks and yarn in the mail very soon!


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