11.20.2015

What's on The Needles? (and a Seven Sisters Yarn Giveaway!)

TGIF Y'all! What a week since the last giveaway.... all has felt quite unbalanced as of late, and as usual I am coping by knitting ALOT. I've finished a new mitten pattern, a shawl, knit alot of swatches AND I've got some fun stuff on the needles!

Remember those socks I told my honey were in his future... I'm almost done with the toe (on the first one). I still don't think I like knitting socks!
I'm working on another Adornament design as I am teaching them in a few weeks and I know a few of my students have already knit Stello, Stellita and Astellar. This way they'll have something new to try!
I got 2 skeins of Nona from Spirit Trail Fiberworks last weekend at KRR, and I have cast on the last sweater in the Novus Collection. I'm almost done with the sleeve which means I need to do some math before I can cast on for the front and back!
An obvious solution was also to order yarn to make Max a sweater. I haven't knit one for him in a long time. I know he wants a heavily cabled number, and that is still in his future, but for now I am knitting him Rift in Green Mountain Spinnery's Mewesic. It will be great "background" knitting on the cruise as the body and sleeves are knit in the round with simple shaping. I can handle that while chatting away! I don't have a deadline for this... it's fine if it takes a year, but in the end I will love knitting it and he'll end up with a new sweater (which he totes deserves!) I'm pretty sure this will be done before the stupid socks...
Oh, and did I tell you I'm trying something new and participating in the Indie Design Gift-A-Long in Ravelry this year?   I've got 15 patterns on sale for 25% off until November 27, 2015 at 11:59 pm (23:59) US-EST... just use the coupon code giftalong2015 at checkout. There are many different threads to enter your finished gift-knitting in to win prizes... you can enter with any of my designs or those of participating designers, and they don't have to be ones that you purchased on sale!

SO GO FORTH MY DEAR NELKINITES AND SPREAD THE WORD… this would be a great opportunity for you to get some gift knitting done and share my designs with people who don’t know them :)!

Finally, I wanted to update you on Knitting for Munich! So far we have shipped 502 hats to Munich from Canada and the US... there are even more waiting to be boxed up and sent out (I wait until I have a very full box for each shipment). The last date to send donations is Nov 30th. After that Andrea will let us know if they need more. I want to make sure the hats all get to where they are needed first. Thankyou so very very very much!

Time for a giveaway... 
Karen from Seven Sisters Arts was at KRR... it was lovely to meet her! Karen used to be one half of String Theory Fiber Arts (the dyer I worked with on Skywalker) and she and I had many interactions/emails over the year but had never met in real life. She likes boots as much as I do, so clearly she is A-OK!
I kept drooling in Karen's both on her yarn, especially her gradient kits, I couldn't quite bring myself to get one as I didn't have a plan for it....  (and I'm a girl who likes a plan). BUT Karen gave me one to give to you! What do you think of that?  I chose this insanely stunning gold/earthy combo in Meridian called Seaweed ... if you don't want it, I'm happy to keep it! Can you imagine a Magmatic Boom in it? Or a Clarus?

So, what's on your needles? Has the gift knitting started in earnest? Leave a comment below by 12pm (EST) on Nov 24th.  I will randomly choose a winner and announce them in next week's Friday post!

Last week's winner...
Congrats to ....  Carolm7323 Get in touch so I can get you your arm knitting kit! You lucky winner! I promise this will make your arms buff!

144 comments:

  1. I am only knitting socks for my FIL, no other gift knitting planned and I want to get them done, so I can cast on the yearly mystery KAL shawl for myself that Crocodile Barbara has designed for the Funnies group on Ravelry. Just one more foot to knit, totally doable.

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  2. I just finished a scarf as a gift for someone only to find out they're travelling until January. So now I must debate keeping it and making her another later ;)

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  3. So many beautiful things to knit! Thanks for the gorgeous giveaway!

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  4. Gift knitting has started...late, as usual. I knit new hats for my hubby and two kids every year. I hate sock knitting, but everyone loves my socks...whenever I get around to making them a pair. That yarn is gorgeous. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  5. I'm not doing much gift knitting this year. But I do have a cowl on the needles for my mother's friend from work.

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  6. Oh my gosh what a beautiful colorway! I am gift knitting like crazy! Almost done with a shawl for my oldest Sissy and a pair of socks for the other sister. Not sure yet what to knit for my Mom. Something with my handspun because I know she'll treasure that. Hubby just got a sweater for Rhinebeck so he may have to wait until next year for another hand knit treasure. My daughter is going to school in Orlando Florida. I don't think she needs anything handknit down there. IF I have time maybe a pair of socks for my son.

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  7. Yes, gift knitting is well underway. I've knitted four Magmatics, a Lapso hat, some Beaded Wave Cuffs and a few other things. I am going to try Ribband for the GAL, am currently working on Cable Charms Cap and want to start an Artichoke French in the worst way! Would lovingly take that beautiful gradient set off your hands and knit something to make you proud! Hugs, Kelly (lautakel)

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  8. I don't usually knit gifts for specific people, but this year has been the year of the cowl. I don't think I can wear them all, so I think several of them may become gifts, for birthdays if not for Christmas. I LOVE Seaweed!

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  9. I have several things going at once. A hat, a shawl, and Zuzu's Petals. You made a beautiful choice in colors for the giveaway! This would be a great gift for me, as I'm also about to finish up my Masters! YAY! More knitting time in my future!
    ravid: mamacass

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  10. I finished my last planned gift knitting last night: a pair of toe-up socks with a gusseted, short-row heel. Before that, I'd finished Biplex cowl, Circo, Woodburne (Carol Feller pattern), and a pair of lacy socks, all for gifting. On my needles currently is Liathite (Feller) and tomorrow I'm starting another Gusto plus I have a second Cruzado planned along with Las Cruces. And....I'd love those gorgeous skeins of wool for a yet-to-be-named project. Great give-away!!

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  11. I'm actually doing four of your designs for the Gift Along! I just started on the Cha-Ching mitts, then I'm doing Astellar, Stellita, and Ribband.

    I plan to gift them to myself, of course. :D

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  12. I haven't started gift knitting yet. Last year, I somehow managed 5 bandana cowls in december. That's replicatable, right?

    Cathy (showbiz on Rav)

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  13. I'm just starting a gradient shawl for myself to overcome the snowstorm on the way tonight. I decided all my teacher gifts will be your bracelets. It's so fun coming up with yarn/bead combos!

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  14. I'm not working on to many gifts this year.... currently working on a shawl. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  15. For Christmas either on or off my needles: Camo fingerless mitts, socks, wine bag that still needs to be felted, dish scrubbies made from netting and lastly, dishcloths/potholders/trivets and hand towels. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. Would love to try these beautiful gradient yarn so on a shawl!
    RavID : Moonmaid7

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  17. working on a cowl at present as a present for my MIL. Love your designs!

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  18. Your color selection is awesome! Deansgirl on rav......

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  19. Trying desperately to finish up a long on the needles and well travelled sweater for me. Next up will be a Lopi Lite sweater and socks for one of my daughters.

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  20. As usual I have too many projects going at the same time but that seems to be how I roll. Fortunately most are very near completion, the 2nd sock of a pair started two years ago, a hat, the edging on Skywalker, please with how that turned out and a major new project, Miss Grace, a shawl that is from a very unique pattern. I love the color scheme you picked Laura.

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  21. Your blog is such a treat. I love reading it; and the pictures .... I have too much on the needles right now, it's a bit overwhelming! Kids all clamoring for sweaters now that it's gotten cold and might SNOW this afternoon!

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  22. I have too many projects that just need one more step, Kitchenering, blocking, sewing together. If I could just get them done.
    thecatisfelting

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  23. Mmmm...gradient! Beautiful colors, how very generous of you! Right now I'm just finishing up a steeked yoke sweater and I'm playing yarn chicken to see if I have enough :( Bluegrove on Ravelry

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  24. Just finished a few of your star ornaments! Love them! And now I am knitting a chemo cap for a very young woman going through breast cancer....

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  25. That yarn looks lovely. I just saw a pattern calling for small bits. I am working on gifts from your book Knockout Knits.
    nafoster on Ravelry

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  26. The rich depth of color on those skeins had me wishing I could reach thru the monitor and fondle them. I am currently working on a shawl to wear on the cruise with you in Dec.

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  27. I'm working on a bamboo tunic (that will never ennnnnnnd) for a customer, and need to whip up three pairs of mitts for my son's preschool teachers. They deserve sweaters for the work they do, but that is way outside the limits of my knitting time! Eboo3 on Rav.

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  28. I have been on a cowl kick lately, so I have some ready for gifts
    paknitter on ravelry

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  29. I'm almost finished knitting a cabled sweater named Rigging by Norah Gaughan. Just picked up stitches along the front edges and am on the button hole row. So I am looking for a new project and this yarn could be it.

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  30. Knitting a second Circo as a Christmas gift for my sister-in-law! (Cassiopaeia on Ravelry!)

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  31. Beautiful gradient set! Finishing up some Smittens garland for myself, a snuggly blanket for my husband's cousin's son, and always, always socks on the needles. They are my zen. :-)

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  32. Christmas knitting... why do I put it off every year? Hats, scarves and mitts galore and not enough time to do it all! That gradient kit would make a lovely cowl for me.... Ravelry ID osuknitgal

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  33. I started my Christmas knitting early! I have knit Hot Flash for my Mom, Smitten Mittens for my niece, kitten mittens for my other niece, McHenry for my nephew and Stellitas for my friends. I have Biplex on my needles (one more repeat to go!) and getting ready for a sweater test knit.

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  34. Beautiful gradient yarn! I'm hanging out to get Crucero on my needles! Just finished a hat.

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  35. Beautiful yarn! Right now I am working on Christmas for the "babes" 😍 3 doll cradle purses, 3 knitted baby dolls, 4 ninjas, and two sets of magical creature charms for bracelets. Scarves and/or cowls for the moms. I love Christmas knitting 🌲😍🌲

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  36. I have four more placemats to get off the loom and I should be done. But I have to have everything ready for Thanksgiving weekend so when the cruise comes it will be all relaxing knitting !

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  37. So far I have a cowl and 2 shawls done. I have two shawls and a pair of socks on the needles and I'm with you on the "not sure I like knitting socks" idea.

    Redbelles on Ravelry. :)

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  38. I am knitting socks for my father. He is very knit worthy. He tells me all the time how much he loves his hand knitted socks!

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  40. You sure are working on lots of projects! I'm busy with the edge of my Life Cycle (work on the fourth edge starts tomorrow - yaaaay!), halfway through some vanilla socks for DD, have one fingerless mitt made for refugee knitting, and am anxiously waiting for the release of Custom Fit for men so I can make sweaters for my DH and DS, Hopefully I'll be working on one of the sweaters while we're on the cruise.

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  41. My main project at the moment is Majuga by Joji Locatelli. It is for me! It should be perfect for cold winter here. I have several gifts on needles out of your KnockOut Knits books but those are secrets. Yarn is beautiful! Karencreates on Rav.

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  42. I am knitting my baby sister a pair of socks for Christmas. Have finished one and started the other one.
    sparky136 on Ravelry

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  43. Just finished hats for the nieces. That will be it for holiday knitting. But I do need to finish a Craftsy color work class and then start a new lace shawl by Knitspot.

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  44. I have a hat and a shawl on my needles. Gift knitting is done, just needs to be wrapped. The last item that I knitted was.....LAPSO! Loved it...want to make more. SweetLorraine on Ravelry

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  45. Thanks Laura. I am thrilled to win the arm knitting kit. Right now I am getting ready to cruise with you and work on my Crucero. See you soon.
    Carolm7323 on Ravelry.

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  46. Love the colorway... perfect for a Magmatic boom! Just finished a scarf, planning several star ornaments, working on baby cap that I donate to local hospital and Lace from Inside Out baby blanket for great niece expected in February... lots of WIP.

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  47. Making a white blanket for a baby to be in May

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  48. Making a white blanket for a baby to be in May

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  49. Making my little boy the Peanut vest from tincanknits. jkim77 on Ravelry.

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  50. Actually one of Karen's gradient kits is what is on my needles right now---her metallic kit is providing the grays for Inara Wrap by designer Ambah O'Brien! I LOVE her gradient kits and would always love a new one! dmallen.

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  51. I love knitting sweaters so I have two sweaters on needle. But they're both firsts for me. First yoke and color work sweater (Sheep Go Round) and first aran sweater (Cross Country Aran). But those are put away while I work feverishly on gifts and other things with a deadline. I'm making Spatterdash mitts for people who are giving a gift to the Yarn Mission (http://theyarnmission.com), and am making phone pockets that I designed for the Yarn Mission store (with a Thanksgiving deadline). I'm making ornaments as gifts (Arne & Carlos), and hats for the Minnesota Knitting Guild's service project. We're giving knit items to women's shelters (they need everything). I have a hat and skirt waiting to be blocked, as well as all the Spatterdash mitts I've finished. And buttons (so many--28 buttons per pair) to add to the mitts. I have other things in my head just dying to get onto needles. But I've sworn to NOT put them on needles until I get more finished!

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  52. That's just stunning. You crack me up with the socks! You can so do it if you devote two days and just get them done. Put on Netflix and GO! I'm knitting gauge swatches now for upcoming gifts and starting a new pair of socks now as I'm still working on my year of socks and need Nov and Dec. you already know my hubby is getting a sweater for Christmas and my youngest already got a hat. I've made a sweater with matching socks and a scarf for my mom for Christmas and her birthday. Now need to make something for my older daughter and my Dad.
    Lkgervitz

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  53. Most of the gifts I make are for myself, lol. But I do plan on making a new set of gloves for my niece.

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  54. Working on a linen stitch scarf in Malabrigo Arroyo for an old college friend. Will probably be finished in time to pop it into a Christmas box for her.

    carolsumie on Ravelry

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  55. I have more projects for Christmas than I can keep track of. I think I have about 6 hats to make along with some toys and gloves and scarves. I shouldn't even be typing this ... I should be knitting, lol. The yarn is gorgeous! It would certainly cheer up my knitting queue!

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  56. I have GOT to get Hot Flash done before the cruise, so I may have some monogamous knitting for the next week. Gasp! But I am constantly pulled away by my knit/lab MKAL and painting with yarn. But other things in my line-up Westknits MKAL, a scarf for a friend, Magmatic Scarf for a class sample, Joji's Spring Showers, etc. ;) @JanHicks

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  57. I'm 3/4 of my way through an assymetric shawl, and then I'll knit some more mitts for winter walking....

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  58. Currently working on another Circo for myself and Westknit MKAL.

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  59. Love love love those colors! I just finished a cowl and am about to cast on for a hat, so technically my needles are empty :)

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  60. KnitFoolDeirdre (on Rav)November 20, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    I'm so focused on the upcoming cruise that I'm not sure what I'm gift knitting this year ... But this weekend, I expect to be knitting my sweater ...

    It's fun to get the updates!!

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  61. I finished one of the mitts kits I recently bought from your etsy store and still have another to make for a gift. It was a very enjoyable knit. Then there is an Adornament kit in white for some star ornament gifts as well. All will be entered into the indie gift along.
    But there is always room for some exceptional yarn.

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  62. Dana (DanaRae19 on Ravelry)November 20, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    I have a cowl on the needles after finishing two pairs of mittens, and I'm planning my projects for the Indie Giftalong, it was so fun last year,lots of contests and prizes. :)Thanks for the chance to win, such a lovely gradient!

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  63. I am knitting howlcals for the boys, a Pink vest for Adriana, maybe a bag for my oldest DD and starting my DH's rift sweater. Gorgeous gradient!

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  64. So many projects so many gifts- so little time! Docjulie on ravelry

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  65. on my needles now is a simple cuff down socks on den's. They are only a back up project because I'm concentrating on a long over due cross stitch Xmas stocking.

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  66. I kind of knit for gifts thru the year. Right now though I have a cable throw that I have been trying to get done for some time but I always have a few other projects going too. In addition I have a sweater and a shawl on needles.

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  67. My needles have only ancient WIPs. Alas!
    I resist putting pressure on myself at this time and rather do random knit gifts throughout the year.
    But I think I could manage something with that Seven Sisters yarn........yum!
    Rav: SFGiantsfan12

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  68. Working on a scarf for my sister-in-law, then one for my dad. Still trying to figure out what to knit for my mom.

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  69. I have a heap of Christmas knitting to do and right now I am obsessing about hats..........committed to The 12 Hats of Christmas KAL and am keeping up so far, plus 2 others that are finished and one more to go for a total of 15 hats in 12 weeks. I also have 5 pairs of slippers to do and a top for Christmas gifts. Some may not get done this year but they will be off to their recipients as soon as they are done.
    I am sure I could fit the Seven Sister's yarn into the mix.
    Rav ID: stitchalong

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  70. I am working on Las Cruces in the NoroTaiyo....and also doing a swatch for Caulfield, a lace cardigan. That yarn is very pretty!

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  71. Working on a couple of shawls, and a couple of hats for gifting! Would love to do a boom with that yarn!

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  72. Only 1 gift being knit this year (I committed to way too many last year)

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  73. I love those colors together. I am currently working on Ballyfaron, the cowl, which is taking forever as there are so many cables and I prefer to use a cable needle as I am holding two K1C2 cria lace together which does not bode well for cabling without a needle. I completely understand about socks and wanting them but not necessarily enjoying the knitting process. I must have 4 or 5 pairs started in various stages and too much sock yarn to count.

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  74. Love it! I've been working on holiday & b-day gifts... must knit faster! Want to try your ornaments kit :-) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  75. I've finished making hats for everyone on my Christmas list. I'm working on a sweater for myself right now.

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  76. Love this giveaway! Thank so much Laura for your blog, patterns, and great tutorials on your blog. I won't be able to see you in Sarasota , Fl- what a fun yarn store! hefb1 on Rav.

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  77. At this point, what isn't on my needles! I've got some hats that will be holiday gifts, and with Chanukah being somewhat early, I'd better get moving. I have some test socks on needles, an almost completed shawl and the Westknits mystery shawl. Finally, since your Nautical knitting cruise is coming up, I have some homework to do too. But with all that, would love to cast on something out of these GORGEOUS yarns!

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  78. On my needles: sweater for my son-in-law for Christmas, a shawl for me, a shawl for my daughter and two pairs of socks for me. Finished your Biplex cowl for my daughter's Christmas gift.

    Ranelry ID: brooklyn-knitter

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  79. I am knitting on a foolproof cowl out of beautiful handspun from my dear friend Kristen. I have the sweater itch as well but am also having analysis paralysis. These colors would make a brilliant sweater yoke!

    Ravelry ID: Meliabella

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  80. I'm plugging away on Meta. It's coming along slowly, but I'm sure I'll finish it soon enough. Though I may have to cast on Circo before then.

    Ravelry ID: LizzieBeans

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  81. What a generous giveaway! Nothing on my needles right now. I just finished a cardigan and a hat, trying to decide what's next.

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  82. I'm really hoping to finish up a button band and ills on Couronne and to knit 4 hats for my kids and hubby by Christmas, I think I can do it! Those gradient colors are beautiful! Love your photos! Rav name: seussy

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  83. I actually just frogged my main project because the lace pattern was not working with fuzziness of the yarn I selected. I plan to dive through my stash and see if I have another yarn that would work better, but I also keep looking at all my yarn that wouldn't work and dreaming of different projects. First snow today though, so I will cast on for something in celebration! I think I might want to knit some mittens rather than a lacy scarf now...

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  84. Too many things are on my needles. Mostly Christmas knitting and socks are what I am working on the most. I'm looking forward to making a Susan B Anderson doll with clothes for my granddaughter. And I am crocheting an adult size shark blanket for my daughter to give as a gift to someone else- I'm a very good mom! Rav: bizeknitting

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  85. I have four pairs of mittens on my needle. I have won twice in different giveaways this autumn, so I'm hoping all good things are three, because those colours are sooo beautiful!!

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  86. I'm a bad girl! I'm currently working on socks for me, socks for my husband, a shawl for my grandmother-in-law, a sock yarn blanket, and about to cast on a sweater for my son...

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  87. Gift knitting began back in October! I've been on a learning expedition all year to try patterns with new skills and throw down money for higher quality yarn than I'm used to. I gave bamboo silk a shot and have a gorgeous real lace scarf on the blocks for my family gift exchange. I just completed a commission from my mom for a pullover for my cousin/her neice which introduced me to my biggest needles yet (size 13). My current project is a giraffe toy in fisherman's wool. Hoping it comes out looking like something from Pottery Barn. I've been eyeing some patterns that require multiple colors so this giveaway set is perfect!

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  88. Adornaments are gorgeous. I'm knitting a Supernatural themed mystery circular shawl.

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  89. I have too many things on my needles to list! I am focusing on my fingerless gloves and a sweater. The weather is colder. I've started a Magmatic Boom though and am enjoying it. The giveaway is my favourite of the gradients and would make another awesome Boom. Enter me, please!

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  90. Working on a cowl, then some tote bags to sew. Joust read your interview in Vogue Knitting! What a surprise when I finally began to leaf through the issue. (Ravelry id lynne5600)

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  91. I am knitting hats, hats hats, but also a sweater for me. The sweater is awsome in Tosk Blue Jean Baby. One more sleeve to begin and a ribbed shawl collar. A nice Celtic cable across shoulder back and the center back. Really cool. But my hubby and I need really warm hats out here on the range. We feed our horses in single digit weather. The wind goes through most hats I knit, so I am trying the hat bands hand sewn to th inside of stocking hats I am knitting in Noro Kuyean. At least we will be styling. I am also going to try Jeanne's Sugar Skull pattern (Jimmy Beans) for a hat gift to my son. I need a massage for my shoulders! By the way, I love those colors!

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  92. There's gift socks on my needles, yarn in the mail for a squishy scarf but two commissions need my undivided attention atm.

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  93. I have a baby blanket for my new niece and need to start some gloves for my husband's friend at work. She's an "mom age" to him and has done a lot recently to help him advance his career. So when he saw her wearing store bought fingerless gloves at work, he said, "my wife makes nice ones, I'll see what she charges." She was willing to pay full price for my knitting with out batting an eye, good woman. My husband decided he appreciates her enough that he is going to buy them from me as a Christmas gift for her. It's all gotten very silly. But everyone will be happy.

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  94. I'm knitting two pairs of socks - one coloworjed, and one in Hermione's Everyday sock. Rav: andreatl

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  95. I`m knitting stocking stuffers for family this year....hats, mitts, and scarves:) Having loads of fun knitting them:)
    Rav: pinkshabbyroses

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  96. My usual non-knitting gift recipients have requested NO MORE KNITS this year, as they're all a bunch of meanies. Instead I'm going to give them all yarn and needles, and let them know if they don't like their gifts, I know someone who will.

    Happily there is still one person I can knit for - myself! It's been about 3 years since I've made a sweater for myself, so there's one in the works right now. Won't they all be jealous? Yep, that's the Holiday Spirit as it manifests itself to the guy know as KittenWhiplash on Rav.

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  97. I am working on Adornment lights right now and then stars. Knitting for my home and the family will enjoy them too.

    knitter5319 on ravelry

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  98. I never knit Christmas ornaments until I took your Adornment class...but now I am hooked. I got all sentimental after last week and am currently knitting 3 French hens for all of my true loves.

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  99. I never knit Christmas ornaments until I took your Adornment class...but now I am hooked. I got all sentimental after last week and am currently knitting 3 French hens for all of my true loves.

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  100. What gorgeous yarn! I am deep in the throes of Christmas knitting- finishing a cardigan for my grandson, then a stripey dress for my granddaughter, mittens for my son and socks for my daughter's partner. After that? Maybe something for me?

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  101. I can't stop making beaded waves bracelets, they are so fun to make. That yarn is luscious!

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  102. I'm planning on doing some of your adornments to attach to gifts this year. They will brighten up an otherwise boring gift bag.

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  103. I love the colors of Seaweed!!!! I am making fingerless mitts for my three daughters and three of my five grandaughters and simple basketweave cowls. The mitts are requested gifts and I may become creative and make a basketweave pattern for the backs if I can't find a pattern on Ravelry,
    Thanks for the opportunity to win gorgeous yarns.

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  104. This time of year is definitely a busy time for my needles. I need to get several projects off of them so that I can start on new ones. The adornaments are one of many things that I plan to add to my holiday knitting this year as well!

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  105. Socks socks socks. Though work life has been tough - 15 hour days. I am so sleep deprived that I had to promise myself that as soon as I clean up the apartment and do the laundry - I get to cast on for a sweater!!!

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  106. I started knitting and sewing gifts in August. I thought that this year that would give me enough time. Haha, I still feel like there are a ton of projects to still work on! Plus the cool projects that strike my fancy, like Adornament.

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  107. I'm so glad you don't like knititng socks... I have had a pair on my needles for about a year and I just can't get into it! I have mittens, a baby blanket, and a cabled poncho to knit right now... but I love your shawls, so I can't wait to look at the 25% off patterns - thank you!!

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  108. I am a newbee and I am trying mitts on the dpns. not going too bad but you can see where my increases and decreases are so i am still praticiing to get good enough to do socks.

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  109. I am quilting for my neice and knitting angora loveliness for my grandbaby. Oh, the stress !

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  110. on the needles: 1st ever human sized top down sweater in cotton for summer; other gift making endeavours include colourful embroidered felt fish ornaments for the xmas tree & sewing a lining for a little bag which was knitted, has been felted & then embroidered :) piri127 on Rav

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  111. I am still knitting charity hats for a local school. I feel kinda of bad that I only knit 33 for them so far this year. I know that they need far more.

    skaro964 on raverly

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  112. I'm doing my first Stephen West KAL "The Doodler". It's lots of fun but I miss my lace and beads!

    Crazylace54

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  113. I'm working on the Doodler MKAL, Garter Goodness, and some kitten mittens for a friend. They might all be Christmas presents, I might keep the shawls. LOL OMG! I get to take a class with you at DFW Fiberfest! So excited!
    Rav ID: Knittingvoodoo

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  114. Westknits 2015 MKAL - the longest short rows I've ever done - that's what's on my needles. marfeder@gmail.com

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  115. Lovely yarn giveaway! I try to work on a variety of knitted gifts throughout the year, but am working on a pair of Mary Jane Mucklestone's Fish Mitts, as well as a Woodstacking cowl made in North Light Fibers Water Street (saw you perusing this yarn at VKL in Chicago!) Next up: a Magmatic Scarf in JDMS Rifton.

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  116. I'm not working on holiday gifts (I never make the deadlines for knitting, so I just bake cookies). Right now I'm working on a couple of pairs of socks which I'm not sure if I'll be giving away or not. There are also a couple of baby gifts which I should start soon.

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  117. I just started a Westbourne sweater and trying desperately to finish before Christmas. A couple of gifts are done already. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.
    asteride on Ravelry

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  118. I have way too many projects going. All the lovely yarn out there. I would love to win this yarn, it is beautiful.

    Ravelry ID brhuth

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  119. I've been doing socks for all the ladies in my family and I'm making myself a cardigan and a cowl.

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  120. I have finally given into the color affection craze, and am about 75% done. Sooo excited to finish it. It is turning out beautifully!!!

    LOVE the seven sisters gradient set. stunning color combo

    red0506 on ravelry

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  121. Lovely gradient set! I'm knitting a Stillhouse Vest by Baby Cocktails for my mom for Christmas. Bulky yarn makes a fast knit!!

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  122. I have a pair of go-to-meeting socks on the needles, as always, a pair of gloves because it's getting chilly and I don't have enough gloves, and a scarf for an Xmas present.

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  123. I have an MKAL on the needles, and it is the last clue. Next will be some of all the beautiful beaded mits for xmas presents.

    Rav id: piaheuerandersen

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  124. These yarns are beautiful! I currently have a pair of socks as well as a KAL shawl!

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  125. The only gift I'm knitting this year is for a between bag exchange at the yarn shop where I work. I'm also working on a Tunisian crochet shawl and a knit shawl for store samples, a shawl design I hope to have online soon, and aa CustomFit sweater for myself

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  126. The only gift I'm knitting this year is for a between bag exchange at the yarn shop where I work. I'm also working on a Tunisian crochet shawl and a knit shawl for store samples, a shawl design I hope to have online soon, and aa CustomFit sweater for myself

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  127. I have 3 shawls and 2 cowls on my needles now. Next week I will be casting on 2 different lace Advent scarves. I am hoping to have the 2 cowls finished by then.

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  128. Currently knitting a "Chimaira" shawl with a beautiful shimmery yarn.
    Ravelry Id: RisingPhoenix23

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  129. I just finished a Baby Sophisticate for a wedding shower, and I cast on for a pair of fingerless gloves for me last night (Fetching, because I've knit them a million times and basically know it by heart). Once I finish those, I have two Christmas gifts to knit - I'll be doing a headwrap (probably Turban(d)) for my work Secret Santa, then another smallish knit yet to be determined for my book club Secret Santa.

    Ravelry ID: RachelKnits

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  130. Knitting hats for charity and baby hats for gifts. Have a shawl on the needles and hope to start a sweater soon.

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  131. I'm usually a monogamous knitter, but I find myself with 2 sweaters in progress (for me), Mermaid by Hannah Falkenberg that I've been working on for over 2 years; a Crazy Stripes Tee that I'm not liking the neck increases I've done and it will probably be frogged and started over. But I'm going to make my 2 sisters the Corkscrew hat in Green & Gold (Packer colors) - finished the band on one. Plus I'm doing very simple fingerless mitts for 4 close friends. Lots to do before Christmas!

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  132. I'm usually a monogamous knitter, but I find myself with 2 sweaters in progress (for me), Mermaid by Hannah Falkenberg that I've been working on for over 2 years; a Crazy Stripes Tee that I'm not liking the neck increases I've done and it will probably be frogged and started over. But I'm going to make my 2 sisters the Corkscrew hat in Green & Gold (Packer colors) - finished the band on one. Plus I'm doing very simple fingerless mitts for 4 close friends. Lots to do before Christmas!

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  133. I have finished a cowl and shawl. Would love to make three hats, too! The yarn is beautiful.

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  134. What a lovely bunch of colors.Very nice giveaway.Wool is my favorite.
    I just finished a pair of fingerless gloves and scarf made of Llama and cotton blend,and I have a fox wrap ,A giraffe stuffed animal , two small change purses all made from merino wool.
    On my needles is some alpaca black,fingerless gloves.and on my others needles a extra small cardigan using cotton.I started most of these in August.I have yet to make for my mother and grandmother gloves and hats .This yarn is gorgeous for that.

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  135. Have a hooded scarf in process, as well as fingerless gloves for the "commuting" project. Several pairs of fingerless gloves already complete and cowls. Think the end is in sight!
    Ravelry KnittingWabbit

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  136. I am knitting an Islandic sweater for my dad for his 70th birthday on New Years.

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