12.05.2012

FibreSpace Inspired: A Miss Babs Giveaway!

Thanks so much for the Kable Kuff love this week... I'm thrilled that you love it's simplicity and elegance!
Over the weekend I was lucky enough to teach at Fibre Space.  Nestled right in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Fibre Space is chock-full of yarn and goodies that are hard to find.  Danielle, the owner has done an AMAZING job making her store unique.  My classes were SO FUN!  Peels of laughter, loads of learning, and even some tender moments occurred as Fibre Space's intrepid knitters discovered the joys of knitting with beads.  I got to meet knitters from my Ravelry group who have been participating for years... KnitFoolDeirdre even brought me Whoppers (one of my FAV's) and Michele gifted me a gorgeous skein of her hand-dyed yarn!  Swoon!  There was also a fair amount of enabling... I noticed my students slipping away for a bit to take a break in the shop downstairs and coming back loaded with goodies.  It was pretty comical! 

I had to do some shopping too. I got some yarn from Fibre Company for the book that I cannot wait to work with. Right before I left on Sunday I saw a HUGE basket on the floor of Miss Babs "Yummy Toes"! Yummy Toes has 133 yards on it, just enough to make a Latus!  Before I knew it I was piling up skeins I had to have!  The staff caught the bug from me and chose skeins as well... then they asked me to go across to the street and find matching beads for them, which I just had to do!  I can't wait to see their Latus's (Latusi?) take shape... I know Arthelea has already cast on!
After such a wonderful weekend I was feeling the love... so I decided to get you some yarn too! I bought two skeins of Yummy Toes, and matched them with beads for you to make a Latus of your own!  Wanna see?
Two commenters will win:
  • 1 skein of Miss Babs Yummy Toes
  • 40 grams of matching beads
  • Pdf pattern for Latus
Latus is a garter stitch wedge scarflette, with beaded accents... since it uses just over 100 yards you can get this puppy knit in time for the holidays!
How's your holiday crafting?  Leave a comment sharing with us how it's going.... I'd love to hear what you are up to.  I'll leave comments open through December 10th, and chose a winner on the 11th!  Don't forget to leave a way to get in touch with you!

171 comments:

  1. It's going pretty well, only one cowl to finish but I was gentle with myself this year and didn't plan a lot of gift knitting. This, however, would make a lovely gift for my sister.

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  2. Wow, that Latus is gorgeous. I am not really doing much holiday crafting, just a series of striped headbands in school colors for my daughter's sorority sisters. Latus would be a perfect opportunity for me to knit for a dear coworker. I have knit many holiday gifts in the past, but just finished a long span of baby knitting--so now it's me time!

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  3. Those are beautiful! I have a scarf/cowl and a few dishcloths to go....here's hoping I make it!

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  4. I'm on my third requested Calorimetry, and still have a few dishcloths to make. But that's it!

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  5. I tend to avoid holiday crafting (too stressful!) but I make up for it with crafty gifts throughout the year without deadlines. :) Love these yarn/bead combos! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I think my holiday crafting is going OK, but we'll see. Several pieces still underway and a few more haven't been started yet.

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  7. Stunning! I think plural Latus is Lati. ;)

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  8. Oh yeah, I want yummy toes! :) I'm knitting for knieces...scarf almost done, hat half done! May squeeze in some Bacon Mittens for a certain young man. :)

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  9. Mine is going pretty slowly. I have a toddler sweater and a hat to finish, some fingerless gloves and two pairs to Teknika gloves to do for my gadget loving brother and husband to start.

    I might be in trouble.

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  10. I'm not doing much holiday knitting. I am in a Ravelry swap this month, so I need to knit up a few little goodies to put in the package.

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  11. You have such a gift for picking beads. I just finished my Ruffled kit and I love it. No - that one won't be a gift, but I will make a few for gifts. More to knit, more to knit. But love this pattern and would love to win that yarn!

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  12. I just finished a sweater so this would be a fun new project.

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  13. Almost finished 2nd poodle scarf, then 2 holiday hats and I'm good!
    and IF by any such chance I win, Imma gonna RAP someone with the kit

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  14. Beautiful! I already have the pattern, I have bought both Adorn sets and I love all the patterns. I would love the yarn and beads to make a scarflette of my very own! Thanks
    gussek at hotmail dot com

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  15. I was on top of things with scarves and hats and legwarmers all planned, then had 2 proposals accepted at once, now everyone is getting ornaments I knit while the kids are bathing :) lol anythingbutsnow on Ravelry.

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  16. I am making a pair of Spatterdash wristers for a young friend. They are going very well. Not much else planned for knitted gifts this year.

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  17. Your yarn and beads or my yarn and beads ... I will definitely be making a Latus for me ... and maybe more as gifts for next year.

    It was so great meeting you in person - the classes really were fun and we learned a lot. My knitting is fun ... between my new love of Mudra Cuffs and icord ... and yarn bombing - it's all kinds of fun ranging from sparkling with lace, to acrylic to hold up to the weather outdoors ... Oh, and an oranment filled with knitting, too.

    Your (not always, and hopefully not for much longer) soft spoken friend.

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  18. It's a really cute scarf and I would love to knit it.

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  19. Just finished Stellanti today! Next Christmas gift project is a hat, Fjord, by PaulinaP! Have several WIPs in line to finish, too, like a Drop City scarf and another Wingspan.
    ckwquilt at frontier dot com

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  20. Ah hahahahah! Holiday knitting? I'm still catching up from last month! I do have one cowl done and I'm working on a pair of leg warmers, but whatever I get done, I get done. I'd like to make something for the new grandbaby-on-the-way....
    The Latus would be perfect for my mom and the colors you picked are gorgeous!

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  21. I've done 2 hats with matching scarves and a Christmas stocking already and am now working on socks for my DH. All Christmas gifts.
    I've actually also dyed some lovely Merino yarn in a gradient and wanted to knit a Stellanti for myself, but maybe in the New Year that will come to be. I'd love to have the Latus kit as a next-in-line for myself as well.

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  22. I would love to win the Latus kit and it would be for me. I am working on a Pavement scarf (Jared Flood) for my son and it is slow going - I am starting to think that the elves are unraveling it after I go to bed. I have two hats I would like to start and I have two shawls to block - maybe I can delay Christmas for a month. Janie

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  23. Super pretty pattern, yarn and beads! My holiday knitting is, er, not quite going yet - gave up working on some Christmas socks to make a beaded shawl for myself instead...lol!

    Thanks for the fun giveaway :)

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  24. Yarn is beautiful with matching beads for such a neat scarf!. I'm gifting Trapeze so I can't wait to start Stellanti for me...my colours this time. I'm Highlights on Ravelry...hope to hear from you!

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  25. I'm just getting back to knitting after shoulder surgery in the summer. I have a couple of people for which I MUST knit gifts. Latus would be PERFECT for one of them.

    You may contact me on Ravelery.
    Finnknitter

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  26. The cut on my thumb (hanging Christmas lights no less! Stupid bulbs.) is impeding some of the knitting. 1 hat, 1 pair of socks and much blocking to go!

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  27. I've just got to finish up the shawl for my sister and decide if I want to birthday knit for my mom! Much better than last year where nothing got finished in time.

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  28. Gorgeous kit, and I have finished a few of my knitting gifts but really want to make a wreath for my front door - the knitting wish list never ends!

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  29. Want to do more than I have time for but will get some done. This would be so much fun & would be a nice birthday gift since the drawing is in mine ;) I can hope for birthday luck.

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  30. You are so good at putting beads and yarn together. Coordinating is the word. I was going to say you are good at matching, but that's not it. I always match things up, but you coordinate brilliantly. I am knitting a few small things for Christmas, but mostly I am working on a cardigan for myself! I am SareBearKnits on ravelry!

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  31. A mystery crochet a long, multiple Christmas gifts..
    Latus is such a wonderful pattern!
    Lisa
    oslogirl-Ravelry

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  32. My crafting it going pretty good! I have two more projects to complete before Christmas day. One knitting, one is a stocking kit. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. My holiday knitting is going fairly well - I'm making three pairs of Fetching (one and a half pairs down) and an Ice Queen, which I just got yarn for today. I have nine days to make the Ice Queen - eek!

    Rachel R.
    rkray3 AT yahoo DOT com

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  34. Wow. That's gorgeous. My Christmas knitting is finished and that would be a perfect project to start for the new year. Thanks for the chance.
    I'm Knitsensei on Ravelry.

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  35. My Christmas crafting - well, it goes like this:
    Terry and Donna want a pair of socks (of course they can be just whipped up in a couple of days ... right?);
    Sean wants a sweater (knit in the yarn exactly like the picture ... how old is that book?);
    Kristina, Shawn, Jim, Mirna, and JJ want slippers (piece of cake...);
    Janet would really appreciate it if I would knit up a pair of those crocodile slippers because she wants to see what they look like and maybe she would even pay me to make some more (of course they can also be whipped up in a day);
    and Michael and Faryn would like an afghan for their king size bed (so there is no chance of one hogging it all to themselves; you can do that right Mom?);
    and they all gave me their lists the end of November.
    Now add to all that my boss said there is work that has to be completed ASAP, which requires working the weekend and going out of town part of next week.
    My Christmas crafting is showing potential of becoming some all nighters with the possibility of a couple of IOU's.
    Deep breath. Eat the elephant one bite at a time.
    One pair of socks done; 1/2 of the next pair done.
    DonnaRHayes (Ravelry ID)

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  37. I have to finish Mica Mitts and Tam get them shipped to Colorado for my DD. make a hat for my son from homespun yak. Some cashmere mittens for hubby and this would be perfect for me, but sadly everything i seem to make gets given away! someday I will get to keep something. revelry ID susanri

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  38. Just finished Turn A Square for my husband. Trying to get Trapeze finished and have finished designing a new pattern.

    Linda ONEDAY Designs

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  39. Feeling the love of the Latus! and I'd love the opportunity to try Miss Babs yarn!

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  40. My holiday knitting is now down to the finishing work (my least favorite part). I have told myself I can't start a new project until I get the detail work done on those gifts so winning your giveaway would certainly be motivating for me to get busy!

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  41. I have 3 cowls finished and two more to complete for gift giving. Already gifted my MIL an Undulating Waves beaded scarf which she loved! Squares for Comfort have been mailed and received. Now I need to put up the tree and fix those lights!

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  42. I've been making bandana cowls ( free pattern from Purlsoho) for everyone. They are a quick knit and so comfy!

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  43. I have finished 3 cowls and have two more to complete for Christmas. I already gifted my MIL an Undulating Waves beaded scarf which she loved! Now I need to put up the tree and fix the lights!

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  44. I have been knitting Misti Alpaca/Merino Chunky stocking hats for my kids and husband. They are pretty and heavy for the low temperatures that will be coming in January and February. I have one more to make for my daughter's boyfriend. Both my daughter and her boyfrind do search and rescue for El Dorado County, CA. This time of the year, they get called out to find skiiers who ski out of bounds at the local resorts (Lake Tahoe area). As it always happens, skiiers are noticed missing after dark, so it is my daughter's job to go out at night, on cross country skis and snowshoes. It is cold and dangerous. So I want to get that last hat done for Xmas. I am also in the middle of less pressing project--a shawl, a sweater, a scarf. It is great to be busy!

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  45. Well really it is going not so good. I planned to knit an afghan for my mum, and have had to rip it out twice. I want to get slippers done for the grand kids, but haven't even started. And sock for hubby. Plus I'd like a sweater for me. Not asking much, am I?

    So the scarf pattern would be just lovely for the other gifts I need to make!

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  46. I made a needle case for dpns for a good friend who has admired mine. I knit all year long but don't have any Xmas knitting specifically. Usually when the kids come home for the holidays they rifle through my finished objects drawer and ask if they see something they like. It works for me.
    skibum on Rav

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  47. I have been so busy trying to sell me house and take care of my two little toddlers, that the idea that Christmas is around the corner hasn't really sunk in yet. My knitting has kept my sanity.

    knitterlydesigns on Rav

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  48. Beautiful! This would be a gift for me. I am currently working on the gloves and tam in Adorn Anew in hot pink for my niece and a shrug for my Mom. BarbJay on Ravelry.

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  49. Only a little behind...2 pair of kids mittens as far as knitting goes.

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  50. I can't decide if I am behind or on target. In any case I love Latus and Miss Babs yarn is beautiful.

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  51. I haven't even started my holiday crafting! I think I'm in denial.

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  52. I think I'm behind, but I hope to catch up. This could be a lovely gift for my mother-in-law!

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  53. Ok, so most of my Holiday crafts are sewn, not knitted. Does that still count? I have almost finished the ornaments for our group's Christmas Ornament exchange and have one Christmas gift left to finish (well let's be really honest here - I haven't started that one yet). The latus scarf is beautiful. In blue it would be just perfect for my best friend. In pink it would suit my Mum. Now that I have completed my Trapeze, I am trying to decide which one of Laura's patterns to knit next. Tough choice.

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  54. I love that little scarf. It's so cute. And I'm a huge fan of Miss Babs. She is one of the nicest people you could hope to meet and her staff that goes to shows with her is amazing as well. A few years ago I picked up some Yowza in Plum, a monochrome, for a sweater at SAFF. I needed one more skein. I emailed Miss Babs and asked her if she had any on hand that she would be bringing to SAFF the following year. She pulled all her Plum for me and held it so I could match the skein to the ones I already had. Above and beyond! She's amazing.



    As far as holiday knitting, I'm making two small things this year. Matching socks for my three year old son and my husband. Because my little guy wants to be just like his Dada! I couldn't more proud that he wants to be like my husband. I'm a lucky woman.

    I'm DeeDeeKnits on Ravelry.

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  55. Am almost done with the crafting bits. Need to put a few buttons and bead on things, it is the pulling everything together that is the nightmare. And wrapping is a giant pain.

    Hopefully everyone will appreciate the personal touches though. If not, I'm getting my stuff back.

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  56. I am really far behind! I actually don't have any officially done. I have some partially done that need the finishing touches and many I haven't even started yet and having trouble deciding on patterns!

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  57. I have so many projects I want to o and not enough to finish them all, but I could do this pattern and give to a friend for her birthday.

    DancingLeaf06

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  58. Hi, my gift knitting started some time ago, and now I'm knitting on a cardigan for my sister, which is not going to be don in time for the celebrations, but it doesn't really matter, she'll love it when it's don.

    If I'm the lucky winner, I'd prefer the blueish set. It's so beautiful.
    Ninnilina on Ravelry

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  59. My next holiday crafting is going to be to create a "tree" for my very small apt. out of tree branches and decorate it with homemade ornaments using birch bark, acorns, pinecones, twigs woven into stars. I would like to place it in front of my window with a couple of salt lights, one on either side, to light it up at night.

    Julie Andrea
    sundayschild1966(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  60. Well, I re-caught my knitting bug just last January and told myself I was making gifts for next Christmas. I made socks, scarves, hats, and then I signed up for your Lace Shawl classes. I loved them so much, I kept them for myself. I made TWO trapeze MKALs which will both be gifted, but they also raised the bar. I can't just give plain old knitting as gifts now. I have to have beads! So, after several Adorn Anew projects, I am close to having my Christmas list complete. Seems I am STILLl furiously knitting with less than 3 weeks to go! Yikes, where did the entire year go? Latus would be a wonderful addition to my stash of presents for all my family .... for NEXT Christmas!

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  61. Love the latus especially with the touch of matching beads. Would love to add this to my collection. Miss Babs yarns is a luxury to work with.

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  62. I am making your Butin necklace and old fashioned Christmas stockings. Would love this giveaway. Kathy
    Longkathy27@yahoo.com

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  63. Hi Laura,
    I have been admiring the latus to add to my small projects menu. I have have busy knitting ruffled scarves, shawlettes and fingerless mits and enjoying them all. Thanks for all of your great designs and for the way you keep in touch.

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  64. My goal this year is to knit everyone in the family something for Christmas. Ambitious but I think I'm going to finish on time!!! Would love to knit the Latus for my sister's birthday in February. She works in NYC one week/month and I enjoy it when she wears my gifts to the big city!

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  65. The pattern is unique and the beads make it pop! Thank you for sharing!

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  66. Exciting--such a beautiful pattern! I'm working like mad on a ten-stitch blanket for my husband. It would be a miracle if it gets done in time :-)

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  68. Your designs are such fun! Got my fingers crossed on this one! pjgolenzer@yahoo.com

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  69. Just have to make a pair of fingerless mitts for my mom, and I'll be done. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  70. I just bought Adorn Andew, and I plan to gift a few Mudra necklaces for my mom and sister (and me). I've made my MIL a pair of crocheted slipper and am thinking about making a hat for my BIL. I find that men are the hardest ones to gift with crafts.

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  71. Latus is beautiful and thanks to your beading class I should be able to make it. I would love to try with Yummy Toes. Thank you.
    My Christmas knitting is coming along - I knit every chance I get. My spare bed is becoming covered with finished projects. The hard part is choosing which to give to whom (and which to keep hee hee).

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  72. My goal was to knit 2 gifts for my 2 knitting buddies, that's it. I knew this since beginning of September. Doesn't sound too bad, does it? My only problem is that, back then, Christmas was sounding so far away and time flew by even faster I could realize and suddenly, I've got 20 days to knit 2 projects... And I didn't start yet (this week-end, I swear!). I'm not in panic mode yet, but it's coming ;)
    This little Latus is very pretty and I'd love to have it (for myself, sorry: so pretty that I need it. Once I've got mine, maybe I can knit a second for someone else!)

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  73. I've got a few presents knitted and now I am making a cross stitch christmas ornament for a secret someone :-)
    -donaldsg on Rav

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  74. So pretty! Have a bunch - hats, cowls, knitted toys, baby gifts, kitchen mitered towels and need to finish several more - Latus is a beautiful pattern that I will eventually knit giveaway winner or not. Thanks!
    hirsheybolt on Rav

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  75. Hey Laura!

    What a cute beaded lovely! I have been knitting for several gifts and It's funny how once you start you don't want to stop gift giving, especially while knitting I dream up what else could be made from my stash. I spun up a chunky single and plied with some thread for a cowl the other night on a whim and I keep plugging away at a kitty pi bed and a hand-dyed and spun triangle scarf. Still sorting out who to give what based on the results.
    I'm snowvixen on Ravelry

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  76. How's my holiday knitting going? Great! Just started on some amazing Christmas socks. For me! I'm doodler01 on Ravelry.

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  77. how is my holiday knitting going? Well my husband had Heart valve replacement on Nov. 14th causing us to cancel for the second time our Dec.1 vacation to see our 2 children and six grandchildren. So I have been working on some ear flap hats that my daughter requested. Then I saw this great cable kuff and of course I wanted it. I think my daughter and daughter in law and Goth granddaughter here in Tampa would love one in Black. How about my step daughter? We of course have pared down our gift list to nothing-- trying to make ends meet-- this is the second hospitalizion in six months. I am doing my best to add a little 'home made' cheer. It also is my Birthday today, and I always put out my St. Nicholas boot as a child! Happy holidays to all!!



























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  78. Well, I finished my (adult) son's sweater so that was the major achievement. I also broke my ankle just before Thanksgiving so I've had a bit more time to knit. The store looks great! Wish I could visit it.

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  79. So much knitting, so little time. Per usualy, I'm so far behind and freakin' out....

    jhoops99(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  80. I am hiding from the holiday crafting!
    Lovely yarn!
    -Jessica, rav id: MonkeyButtBabies

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  81. Such a wonderful idea for a gift, with lovely yarn choices too. No real holiday knitting but I am knitting two baby blankets for new additions to the family.

    rav id: katbrown

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  82. My holiday crafting is going great. I have made several hats, mitts, tea cozy, jam, and dog treats. I only have a couple items left to do and should be on track to get everything completed in time for christmas. This is the first year I have done a knitted gift for everyone on my list and I know next year I will start the knitting about a month earlier than I did this year.

    Rav: tinygeekcrafter

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  83. I'm crafting away. Finished a Scarf, cowl and have a shawl on needles. Also quilted a few things. The yarns you chose are yummy looking, I wanted to reach into my screen and pet them.

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  84. I guess I'd say my holiday crafting is about half done. I have to put the finishing touches on hats I'm making for my two roommates (it's hard to knit gifts for people you live with without them seeing...). I have to start and finish the hat I'm making for my sister, and I have to finish the ornaments I'm making for my step-mother.

    If I win one of the kits, I'll make it for my mom. :)

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  85. I'm not doing a whole lot of holiday crafting since most of my family and friends live in very warm climates, but I have gotten onto a shawl kick. I'm knitting one shawl for my mother (who doesn't celebrate Christmas but does love shawls) and one for my grandmother.

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  86. I love Fibre Space, it's my LYS. I'm new to knitting and just amazed . . . I think knitting is "magic"! I'm making my first lace scarf and will be doing a cable blanket (first cable) next week! I'm hooked!

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  87. Holiday knitting... well, suffice it to say there is always next year :)

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  88. I don't really do Holiday knitting but I am knitting my daughter a pair of boot knee socks that must be finished by the end of the month. She needs them for the rest of the winter.

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  89. I am almoat done with my holiday knitting which includes Mudra for my MIL. I love your patterns.

    Angethespaz @ gmail dot com

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  90. girls leg warmers! which could always use some BEADS!! ahkraus @ hotmail dot com

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  91. I completed my holiday gift knitting - 4 berets for my nieces. I'd love to knit something quick for me!

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  92. Beautiful! My holiday knitting is done, but not my holiday crafting! All the kids in my family are recieving cute animals made of felt.

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  93. I'm working on a top-secret scarf in Kawasaki green (like lime green on speed) to match a spouse's winter coat, which also matched said spouse's motorcycle that was sold last year to help pay for my master's classes. I figure it's the least I can do since I can't replace the motorcycle.

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  94. I am having great fun this year! I am way behind, but found spending time with my recently returned from overseas son and his wife more important. My friends and family may just have to accept IOUs this year. The first gift is already sent to my high school friend in Stockholm. Everyone else can be patient!

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  95. Mine is moving along slowely, mainly because I'm waiting on my Mum to give me my Dad's measurements for his handspun sweater.

    What is the colourway of the pinky yarn? It's lovely.

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  96. I actually opted to not do a lot of holiday crafting this year since in previous years I always made HUGE lists and ended up accomplishing next to nothing. I finished up a slouch hat for my mom that took a year to complete and I cast on for a pair of fingerless gloves to match recently. I plan on giving her that for Christmas for sure. Other than that, I'm just going to make things as usual and if I finish before Christmas and think it'll make a good gift, I'll give it! (:

    chelsknits at hotmail dot com

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  97. I haven't really started holiday crafting, but I have plenty of projects planned and a bunch of vacation days coming up. Hopefully, it will all come together...

    wil4ds on Ravelry

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  98. I'm knitting a sweater for my sister for Christmas. It won't be done in time...so I think I'll just wrap it up at whatever point it is at Christmas...then take it back to finish it.

    That yarn and beads looks wonderful...

    knittinmoe on Ravelry.

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  99. I just finished a shawlette! Now starting on a cowl. I'm not sure if I'll finish all my gift knitting on time (there is a lot more in my head than on the needles!).

    cindymen on ravelry

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  100. No holiday knitting this year, I should of started earlier... But I planning to sew something for my boyfriend (shuu it's a secret! ;-) I want him to have the surprise so I must do it while he's not home and that's the tricky part! I estimate I'll have one day to do it, the 21th, wish me luck! :-)

    Beautiful yarn and beads by the way! I would love to knit them! :-)

    I'm Nekoralie on Ravelry, Craftsy and everywhere else!

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  101. Cute scarf !
    Love to win

    Anna

    ksurty@aol.com

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  102. I am knitting an Advent Scarf for the holiday.

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  103. I have been working away at my list of Christmas gifts. I am currently on my last one and would love to make this one for me!

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  104. I have only one christmas gift to knit remaining. a pair of felted slippers-getting the yarn tomorrow

    happycrafter207 on ravelry

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  105. Would love to win this, I never know WHERE to go to get beads that work with knitting.

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  108. I am far behind, as always, but that scarflet is lovely!
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  110. Love those colors (so much that they might not even get given away ; ) )

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  111. Holiday knitting is off to a slow start. I would like to knit something for my daughter-in-law this year. I have the yarn and that's a start...right?!
    Love the scarflette! Love "Yummy Toes". Thanks for the chance to win.
    billandsmoke on ravelry

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  112. Holiday knitting? Depends on how one defines the holidays. I have gifted one, have one to wrap, another to finish, and two on the needles. And one swatching. Maybe I'll make it!
    Kb4plh@gmail.com

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  113. Oooh, I hope I win! :)

    I'm only planning on knitting one hat, so it feels like I have time. I'm sure I'll be panicking soon, though.

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  114. My holiday crafting is going well. I have finished knitting all my holiday gifts, just need to do some finishing. I am excited that I am not knitting through the last second.
    desertmom99@gmail.com

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  115. My holiday crafting is going well. I have finished knitting all my holiday gifts, just need to do some finishing. I am excited that I am not knitting through the last second.
    desertmom99@gmail.com

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  116. Finishing 3 pairs of the fingerless mitts from 3fer for gifting! Even tide just needs blocking!
    Merrittc89@gmail.com

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  117. Merry Christmas! I'm busy making socks for Christmas gifts . I'm tackling a vintage Christmas sock with Santa and candy canes in intarsia. It's a bugger. It will be a surprise for my sister. If I'm lucky enough to win, my contact is: crafty.me@sbcglobal.net

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  118. I have made tons of beaded bracelets and beaded scarves and cowls after taking your Craftsy class. I am hooked (you warned me!)! Also, I am still working on families of teddy bears for little kids. Pretty much under control!
    lepmam4@hotmail.com

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  119. I'm big time into cowls this year. Done some great stash-busting! I even took my Eventide, sewed the ends together and made it into a cowl. ndrew2685@gmail.com

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  120. My Trapeze is mocking me from atop the coffee table! I think that a Latus or two would get me back into the beaded knitting game. I always love the way my Nelkin beaded projects turn out . . . and so do the recipients! I have been cranking out some bulky cowls this holiday season for gifts . . . Quick and easy!
    wake731@gmail.com

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  121. No holiday crafting this year. Christmas shopping for my 4 kids is stress enough! But I love Miss Babs and I might even be convinced to gift this project, just need to win.
    Bbaugus@yahoo.com

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  122. Wow cute gift. I am a beginner knitter so not sure I would get it done for Christmas but Thanks for the giveaway.

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  123. Love the scarf and I know the person who would love it too. I love Miss Babs yarn. Have a skein from Rhinebeck that I used to design a pair of socks.

    Yarngirl52 on Ravelry

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  124. I love Miss Babs yarn. I am currently plugging away on the Undulating Waves Scarf...It's slow going and such a beautiful pattern.

    I tend to not get myself into Holiday gift giving knitting. I try my best to avoid stress.

    Merry Christmas!!

    TennisChick on Ravelry

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  125. I'm working on a Kable Kuff for a niece and just finished a sweater for myself that had been languishing in the UFO pile for quite some time. The only other things I'm trying to complete before the holidays are some ornaments for family members. Enjoy your holiday!

    mishah on Ravelry

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  126. Beautiful scarf! My holiday knitting is at a minimum this year. Life got in the way starting in March & hasn't let up since BUT, I have managed to make a couple of scarves & have a couple more to go. They are for my secret sister & my 3 granddaughters. The grandsons will get cash as they all love to buy their own items - only 7 grandson to worry about there. Can't afford the oldest two that have already graduated from high school
    :-(

    I really hope my children STOP giving me more grandchildren to love - just kidding!!!! They are all precious.

    cwknitnut on Ravelry

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  127. I don,t know if my comments got thru. Would love to make thid
    S for a frien who is going thru some hard medical issues, hopfully in time for Christmas. Thanks for your wonderful patterns

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  128. Almost done with a cowl for my mum, finished a lovely shawl for our son's girlfriend, making a hat for my daughter and hope to do one more cowl for my aunt. This Nelkin project is just like the others - beautiful. I have both sets of patterns that I purchase and that is my goal for next year - beaded projects. I already plan to make the beaded cuffs for my knitting ladies for next year. Happy holidays everyone.
    Kathleen G.

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  129. This would be the perfect gift for my sister as I need to do something spectacular to make up for last years good intentions that were frogged.

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  130. I drool over all your patterns, and I'm slowly working on one. This lovely scarf looks as though it would go much faster. Thanks for the chance!

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    1. Just cast on a hat last night that is for a very good friend. He is not doing well so I am going to send him a little package. Other than that I keep it pretty mellow amd finishing up a few socks that I had started for my daughter.

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  131. Latus is on my to do list, been busy with making Butin earrings and necklaces for Christmas gifts and birthday gifts.

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  132. I am not doing much holiday crafting myself, but do have a shawl and mystery KAL to catch up on when I can find the time!

    mielnazucar@aol.com

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  133. My holiday crafting is going well, since I was very conservative this year and did not try to do a lot. Working on a shawlette, and have to put the finishing touches on a couple of sweaters.
    Inkdarkmoon on Rav

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  134. Kay, nestinknitter on RavelryDecember 9, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Wow, pairing one of your patterns with Miss Babs yarn makes this a very special gift!!! My Christmas gift knitting is coming along but as I am also sorting and packing for a move the first week in Jan....well let's say I am a little behind schedile. ;)

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  135. I just started my Christmas knitting last night. I'm making 4 scarfs and a couple small things for my first nephew. A lot of my stuff has to be shipped since I won't be able to make it to my family this year, so that ups the deadline a bit.

    Kittycatknit on Ravelry.

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  136. Holiday knitting/beading going slower than anticipated - might have something to do with the work/knitting ratio... One shawl finished, one to finish up. Would love to work up some mittens (with beads, of course), and a giraffe, a nechlace, and a pair of socks before Christmas... but the calendar isn't cooperating! :-) LOVE your scarf! But, I love all your designs!
    Happy Holidys to All! Rav id: LannieK

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  137. Not much holiday knitting here i'm afraid, not enough hours in the day....
    love reading your blog and thanks for the discount over on your etsy shop. x

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  138. I am always behind. I have a few things finished but always need time for more. :)
    Dieborl on Ravelry

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  139. I vowed to not let Holiday crafting get me down this year so I have just one goal and it is a selfish one. A beautiful Noro Afghan for my husband and myself. I am enjoying it tremendously. Your scarf is adorable as are all your patterns. I would love to make one of those.

    rosebudscott1(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  140. Kathy, Purplerock on RavelryDecember 9, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Laura, I'm becoming a Nelkin pattern aficionado, and the Latus pattern, yarn and beads will be a great addition to my growing collection! Skywalker, Clarus, Mudra, Ribband, and now Latus! I don't like making plain scarves -- this is a nice clean and pretty twist on the traditional scarf and I would love to win it! Happy Hanukah and Merry Christmas! Kathy

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  141. Wow! I love this pattern AND the yarn! I'm not doing much holiday crafting this year... just making one necklace for my mom. But I am doing a TON of baking compared to other years!

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  142. Had to cut way back this year. This would be it if I win. If not a good long gossipy visit would be nice, too.

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  143. Creativity is at a standstill while preparing to move-i am having withdrawal symptoms because yarn and needles hiding in a packed box can no longer help calm the tension and lighten the spirit. I need the sound of clicking needles and the warm touch of beautiful yarn.

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  144. Would love to make for Christmas gift. And still have time :))

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  145. I finished a scarf for the wonderful woman who cleans my house. I also finished my first Mosaic cowl from the Interweave Knits Holiday issue which I just love and am gifting to myself. I'm working on a hat for my charity knitting which should be done in the next day or two. I would love to win the yarn, beads, and pattern for the Latus because it looks spectacular and I'm loving making things with beads right now.

    dazie4468@yahoo.com

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  146. As I began holiday knitting a while back, I'm progressing quite nicely -- several projects done, a few still in process, some in planning stage despite timing! I had to laugh about your sock gift story -- last year I began a pair of socks for my father for Christmas... they needed to be mailed... they weren't done... I took a photo of them (at that point I was trying to knit 2 at a time, to avoid the dreaded "one more to do" syndrome) and I enclosed a note saying they'd come soon. Well... I did mail them off last summer, after having switched to knitting one at a time! And of course, throughout, I was continuing to work on "a million" other projects at the same time -- both the fun and the challenge of this knitting obsession! Happy Holidays!
    (akita11@mac.com)

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  147. I am very lucky to be an at-home-mom ( full time !) so I've got a pretty good schedule , I can knit and spin a lot during the day and even be a night owl once in awhile. I need to finish a sweater for my son, finger-less gloves for daughter , and an alpaca scarf for my husband .i am also gifting some of my handspun to friends, I am not stressed,, in fact I feel vert lucky to be able to do what I do. Love love love your patterns Laura, keep up the great work !

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  148. I am very lucky to be an at-home-mom ( full time !) so I've got a pretty good schedule , I can knit and spin a lot during the day and even be a night owl once in awhile. I need to finish a sweater for my son, finger-less gloves for daughter , and an alpaca scarf for my husband .i am also gifting some of my handspun to friends, I am not stressed,, in fact I feel vert lucky to be able to do what I do. Love love love your patterns Laura, keep up the great work !

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  149. With all the knitters above, I don't stand a chance but I love everything Nelkin, have purchased beads in the past that were not functional for knitting and would dearly love, love, love to be selected for a freebie!
    I am patiently waiting for your book!
    (jtsaja@yahoo.com)

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  150. I am stuck on knitting a pair of boot socks for my husband using alpaca fiber. I can't wait. He is looking forward to it also and didn't even grimace at the alpaca (would you?). I am really into knitting with beads too, but I doubt that will go over with my husband and his socks. Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. (mlmellick@aol.com)

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  151. The Latus is beautiful..it would go great with my collection of Nelkin patterns! hee hee.....

    I finished a beret for my mother..lacey on top..out of camel/wool blend yarn from yore...been saving that softy for years. It's beautiful. Daughter asked for a beanie out of some "ugly" yarn...I knit out of one of my cashmere blends..BIG MISTAKE..why are daughters so fussy??? she wants the yarn with no color ..ugghh.

    It would be nice if I finished hubby's and son's socks! ok..I would rather knit sparkly, beaded things...

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  152. I'm finishing a pair of boot socks for my SNL and I just have a pair of boot toppers for my daughter. All other is completed!
    I totally enjoy your patterns.
    Have a fabulous Holiday Season!
    email; cswitzer@rochester.rr.com

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  153. Just received the latest addition to Adorn Anew and love the Kable Kuff. It's on my to do list! Laura, I'm a big fan of your designs and online workshops.

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  154. Would love to win this, it would be a great gift for me! It could possibly become a gift for someone, my mother possibly. I'm knitting and crocheting a few hats this year as well as wristwarmers, but am not doing great progress yet. Once school is out, I'll be able to really concentrate.

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  155. Wish that I could have been in the class to see all the fun. Hay next time video blog the giggles and chat so everyone can enjoy that bit with you too. This holiday knitting has been all about fingerless mitts for the teachers, hockey coaches, friends and gifts to mail. I love how fast they work up and can get the colors that "will match everything". I'd love to give Latus a try. All your patterns are so very pretty. I'm THRILLEd your writting a book and can't wait to see it done; Is it done yet? Is it done now? Thank you so much for sharing all the fun of your adventures in beads.

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  156. Have been knitting for the holidays since July and have some great hats, scarves, toddler blankets, layetts, cowls (some with beads added)and lace wt bias scarves to pass along to family and friends. I gifted the shawls I made in the Craftsy class to friends and am getting ready to start my first lace shawl on my own next week after all the prezzies have been mailed off...now that I have had a moment to look at your pattern I think I am in love with next years gift to give!!

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  157. I'm in bad shape for holiday knitting this year - just a couple of stockings my sister has been asking for for years! :) Latus is gorgeous!

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  158. Knitting like mad and trying to get everything done but would definitely make time for Latus if I am lucky enough to win. What a beautiful accessory! (Judy7 on Rav)

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  159. This year I am crocheting stuffed animals for my neighbor's three boys. So far so good.

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  160. I may be finishing my sister's gift instead of sleeping Christmas Eve!

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  161. I've got a few projects finished - cowls - and still have a pair of candleholders and a hat to finish up! :)

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  162. Who knows how much I will accomplish before the "Magic Night?" Fingers working like crazy, and loving every minute of it!

    ymiles@sympatico.ca

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  163. I've finished a man's scarf, 3 cowls, a shawlette, and a hat so far. I have one more scarf (and maybe a set of coasters) to go for my gifts, then I can shift back to other knitting for me (Stellanti is probably first up).

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  164. I'm really starting to feel the gift knitting pressure. I'm going to have to kick it in to high gear to finish by Christmas. This feeling always makes me swear I'm going to start in January next year. But by January I'm burned out and just want to knit for me. LOL

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  165. Gift crafting is going very slow....

    naomil1@verizon.net

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  166. Just finished a couple gifts last week, two more to go!

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  167. Despite a bout of Carpal Tunnel/tendonitis it seems beading is all I can do at the moment. I am currently working on the Ribband and loving it! If I won this, I think I would make it for my mom or Aunt. I am thankful that I don't have much on the needles that are gifts, otherwise I'd be paying people to knit for me...LOL! Just a hat to finish for my DH stocking and I have been knitting that in secret.

    I am so thrilled to have gotten to meet you and take your class. It was a blast and it added a whole other dimension to my knitting! YAY!

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  169. Love your designs and would be thrilled to win this kit?

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