11.26.2017

AQUICOWL (a new Craftsy kit!) and a yarn GIVEAWAY!

I've been waiting to tell you about this lovely cowl, AQUICOWL, for quite a while.... I finished it up this summer, with the goal of giving it to my father-in-law for the holidays. I am pretty sure he is going to love wearing this while walking the dog this winter!
http://shrsl.com/n6xc
AQUICOWL is worked in the round with a two-color mosaic stitch. This fun stitch incorporates elongated slipped stitches into an easily memorizable pattern! The stitch is very similar to what I used in Aquifer, the 3rd design in 2017's M Club.
http://shrsl.com/n6xc
Combining this stitch with a gradient yarn set makes for some awfully amusing knitting! I used a Cloudborn Merino Superwash Sock Twist Mini set, which was the perfect match for it.
http://shrsl.com/n6xc
The AQUICOWL pattern is only available in a kit through Craftsy.... but lucky for you you can see that it is DEEPLY discounted as they are having some major Holiday Sales. You may want to check out my other kits with Craftsy at the same time : )!

To celebrate releasing AQUICOWL I have a set of Cloudborn Merino Superwash Sock Twist Mini's in Blue Warbler!  WHO WANTS IT? 
http://shrsl.com/nroo  Just leave a comment below letting me know how your week was... I'd love to hear from you! Don't forget to leave a way to get in touch with you... I'll keep comments open through November 30th.  I'm going to announce the winner on December 1st in a Facebook Live event I am going to do FROM THE STUDIOS OF CRAFTSY! (more on this next week... just follow my Facebook Page for details!) Never a dull moment around here!

Winner Announced! Congrats BeeGi!!!

Oh, and want to hear who won last week's skein of Freia Fibers Ombre Worsted for Brioche Topper? Congrats MimiFan, get in touch to claim your yarn!

147 comments:

  1. I just love those colors!! susiripple on rav

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  2. Beautiful pattern! Can't wait for its release! Of course if I win the yarn, I won't have to... :))
    Kelly (lautakel)

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  3. Beautiful! I would LOVE to win.

    How was my week? Wednesday was my birthday, and Thursday Thanksgiving, Friday my daughter arrived for the weekend and Saturday we had belated birthday/Thanksgiving celebration. Need I say more?

    Rav id: purple

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    1. Wonderful week filled with family and friends. We celebrated two birthdays and had our family Thanksgiving celebration on Saturday. My church serves a Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving and they served 350 meals, 4 meals went to shut-ins, and 60 meals (estimated leftovers) went to Stop the Violence Ministry.

      Rav ID: Spin2day

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  4. Now that my family is gone from an awesome Thanksgiving weekend (first time hosting!), I'm taking some time for myself. Found this gorgeous post! With the weather just changing, I'm looking for a cowl pattern to keep me warm - this looks just perfect.

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  5. How was my week?!? I got to knit and sew for three days straight!

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  6. It has been a mixed week for me - lots of time to knit over the holiday weekend but only because for the first time in decades I am spending the holiday weekend away from family and home. I am on a business trip in Florida - hoping to be home in time for Christmas!

    This is a gorgeous cowl and would love to have it waiting for me to start on when I get home

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  7. My week was awesome - I spent the first half with my boyfriend and his family in California, then flew home to the east coast for more celebrations with my family.

    Everything about the pattern and yarn looks awesome.

    I'm Rachel-o on Ravelry

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  8. My week has been one of baking pies, eating turkey, and doing a lot of Christmas knitting with more still to do. The cowl is beautiful.

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  9. This week has been chaos! Family at my house with sick kids, now they are gone but the 3 of us are now sick. I turned 40 on Thursday so I am feeling conflicted there. I am just gonna sit in my quiet house today & knit! ;)
    Ravelry: JacindasMom

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  10. My week was busy with household chores, going to the gym, looking after grandkids and dinner with their parents, getting together with friends and, of course, lots of knitting.

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  11. We have had a wonderful week spent with family. This is a beautiful cowl! My Ravelry name is: rheaume

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  12. Hey, Laura. My week was interesting. The holidays are always messy for those of us in emergency mental health. Today I knit, because it's MY therapy! Hope you are well. suewoo on rav

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  13. Wish I could have knit more this holiday! Our ice maker broke and the day before thanksgiving our septic tank backed up. Cancelled dinner and since the septic companies nearby all let their crews go deer hunting Hubby and I dug up the lid, found the filter, and cleaned it out. I REALLY need a new knitting kit and an adult beverage!

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  14. My husband travels a lot for work,so we're,are enjoying some long need d time together. Sheilakay on Ravelry

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  15. This is lovely! Traveled the Southeast to visit family for Thanksgiving.
    EmeraldEyes on Ravelry

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  16. What a beautiful cowl--I have several but wear them often and can never have too many! I had a wonderful week with my family--delicious food, good company, some shopping, 2 days off from work and even a little time for knitting...what more could I ask for?

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  17. It has been a good week. Spent Thanksgiving with family and now am enjoying the long weekend at home getting ready for a craft fair. I hope you had a good week!

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  18. I adore this , want to make !!!

    Donna 1504 on Rav

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  19. I love gradients!! It’ll be tough making a color choice!

    As far as the week was, pretty low key. We aren’t Black Friday shoppers and no traveling! I call that prime knitting time!

    Ravelry: lilaroche

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  20. what a nice new pattern. I could really use this giveaway as I tore my right meniscus Tuesday, and have no idea how long I'll be out of commission :(

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  21. My week was a mess! We don't celebrate thanksgiving where I live, so I spent the week deep-cleaning the house in order to be ready for Xmas (which is indeed the big holiday in my neck of the woods). I still managed to knit in the evenings :) I hate cleaning but the house looks so good now! LOL

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  22. I can't wait to make this! It has been a great holiday week both with both biological family and work family. I finished two cowls for gifts...aquicowl will probably be for me to keep (at least the first one)

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  23. My son and his beautiful family visited for the whole week. What a treat to spend time with my four granddaughters! The house is now quiet, and my mind is back to knitting and planning. This cowl would be perfect to add to my to do list �� Happy Holiday knitting to all!

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  24. This was one of the best Thanksgivings. I traveled to another state to celebrate with my younger son and his extended family. I haven’t seen him for over a year so this was truly a thankful holiday.
    Rav = DesertGirlKnits

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  25. I have a a wonderful week full of family. Now it’s time for knitting for Christmas, love the colors and pattern. Your work is beautiful and I love to support local artists like your self and Craftsy. Would love to win a prize.
    Carole, Ravelry Ladycj1

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  26. I have a a wonderful week full of family. Now it’s time for knitting for Christmas, love the colors and pattern. Your work is beautiful and I love to support local artists like your self and Craftsy. Would love to win a prize.
    Carole, Ravelry Ladycj1

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  27. One day volunteering, one day working at my LYS, a day eating turkey with family, and working on new jewelry designs.....and evenings knitting! A good week. But can always use yummy new yarn to start a new project!
    Figment49 on Ravelry

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  28. It was a wonderful Thanksgiving and the icing on the cake was teaching my cousin to knit for the first time! Love spreading the joy of knitting.
    Rav: margarete2000

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  29. I spend the weekend with our Swiss/American friends celebrating Thanksgiving. So it was a great week.
    Ginabears on Raverly

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  31. Love this cowl, love those colors! My week, I must confess, was more than a little crazy. Spent Thanksgiving with my mother-in-law who, unfortunately, is now living in a nursing home, due to dementia. So we picked her up, took her to her ranch and celebrated with a turkey and all the sides.
    ravelry: laineyhf (sorry, I deleted my first post because I forgot to leave my id)

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  32. How was my week? I can only say it was TOO SHORT! Excellent Thanksgiving, excellent rest after Thanksgiving, excellent (freaky) weather allowing for outdoor walking and shopping, but sadly it must all come to an end. How I wish I like Mondays, but I don't and it's just around the corner. Love the cowl and mosaic, by the way and would certainly enjoy making it. If I could just convince my husband that some men DO wear cowls...

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  33. I had an awesome week with my two sons and my daughter-in-law spending a few days with us to celebrate the holiday. We had fun talking, laughing, cooking, eating, and playing board games. I'd love the yarn!
    dswgr6 on ravelry

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  34. Omg this pattern is absolutely stunning!!!

    My week was unusual lol. I went out on Black Friday for the first time in over 15 years and it was super stressful! I made Thanksgiving dinner for my family which was awesome but at the moment I’m currently dealing with a pain in the butt sinus infection. I’m hoping next week is a bit more relaxing haha.

    Ravelry - AngelicEmbers or instagram -@angelicembers

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  35. Got alot accomplished this week know what I am making or buying for everyone on my list. The Cowl is beautiful and would make a nice gift for me. Ravelry: Sandee8908

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  36. My week went very well. We ate a great meal at Celadon in Napa on Thanksgiving Day. I’m getting many projects completed before knee surgery on December 18.

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  37. This week has been the best of times and the worst of times. It was soooo crazy trying to navigate all the people and schedules, but it was wonderful getting to spend time with all those I love best! I am juliannahey on Ravelry.

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  38. I honestly do not need a cowl as I am in Mexico (where the temperature drops to single digits at night). Really! I mean, who needs a cowl in Mexico (pick me, pick me). Now, I shall meditate in that (Om, om). Namaste, Laura. All kidding aside, I really do love the cowl pattern. Gorgeous! Ravelry: ShoeLover1950

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  39. Beautiful cowl and gorgeous colorway. Had a fabulous week with some family and 1 of our grandchidren. Not much knitting, but always fun to spend the holidays with family and friends. Hope you had a fabulous week too.

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  40. Great week and full of turkey and ready to knit! Love your new pattern! Thanks for the giveaway! DMyers764 on Ravelry.

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  41. Love the design and I am so happy I found you on KS2.0:)
    How was this week....well it was challenging but I made the most of it and got through it by knitting. I had to get port put in just over a week ago to help me with my infusions. I have been getting them monthly for almost 3 years and my veins are pretty much gone. The site is finally hurting less and that is a good thing!!! My older brother who used to host our family's Thanksgiving gathering has moved away and my 85 year old father was not up to traveling so my husband and I had Thanksgiving brunch at his independent living home. Nothing like a full turkey dinner at 11:00 AM;) Just chilled with the two most important men in my life watching football on tv as I furiously knitted my second sleeve on my sweater so I can clear the cue for your Lace Mash Up in January:)I was up at the crak of dawn to support my LYS for the Small Business Saturday. I was there at 7:00 am for the event. You received an additional discount if you wore pj's so it was like a big slumber party:) I was really happy yesterday when some friends came over to help my husband and I get the Christmas decorations out of the attic. I have a muscle disease so I can no longer do it. Afterwards we enjoyed a nice dinner of shrimp scampi over angel hair pasta and homemade pumpkin pie and then watched the Notre Dame Stanford football game. Life is good when you have good friends and beautiful yarn to fill your time! rosemaryclark111@yahoo.com

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    1. Glad your port is patent and pain free. I saw Laura on Knit
      stars 2. too! Really loved all the teaching. I am going to try lace soon. Cheers!

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    2. I wanted to add that one of the reasons this Thanksgiving was so special for me and I am grateful is that over a year ago we were given the news that my Dad's colon cancer had spread and he had 6-12 months to live. Well he is still here:) I stopped by quite a few stores to find him a Mince pie....well I found the last one at the supermarket by his residence and he was so excited to see it. I hope to have many more turkey dinners with him , but making the most of the time we have now. Never take any moment for granted and live every day to the fullest!!!

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  42. Hello Laura, hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving.
    ,y week was a regular one, no holiday here.
    Isabel-Julie on Ravelry.

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  43. Love, love, love! My week was busy, but at least I got to knit and nap on Thanksgiving :).
    Ravelry ID Lilpixie124

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  44. I definitely ate too much but enjoyed spending time with family. My son even "upgraded" to being a teenager on Thanksgiving - S. O. S. Lol jk love the new designs. I also tried to do my part to rid your etsy of adornaments kits :) hope that you had a great weekend too.
    Ravelry id: Tobias4lyph

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  45. Beautiful cowl, love the colorway.
    Revelry id:usimard

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  46. Stunning week in Vermont with snow on Thanksgiving :) Got to celebrate my grandson's First Thanksgiving with extended family and he loved butternut squash soup! Plan on both Brioche Topper and Aquicowl in very near future. Rav ID: sabews

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  47. Beautiful pattern, so perfect in the Blue Warbler set. My week was calm with lots of good food, and shopping at my LYS on Shop Small Saturday.

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  48. Good relaxing week which sadly comes to an end today! Have made loads of progress on my Las Cruces--should be done with both sides (if not more) tonight!
    -lizsto on Ravelry

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  49. I have had a fantastic week... Between Thanksgiving and knitting with my friend, I definitely have no complaints!

    kellimullin1 on Ravelry...

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  51. Had a nice Thanksgiving and the weather was beautiful.
    sparky136 on Ravelry

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  52. Pretty cowl! My week was wonderful! I was able to see lots of family and especially my daughter who was home from college:) mamagiff on Ravelry

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  53. Hi Laura! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving - hope you did too! My stepson and his wife are expecting a little girl in February and her parents joined us for the festivities - we had such a great time! Miraculously my turkey came out juicy and all the sides were yummy (whoo hoo!). After we gobbled down the feast, the baby was very active and I got to feel her kick! Soooo exciting...hopefully she liked my cooking. I have been having a blast knitting baby booties, sweaters and bonnets :-). Love the design of your Aquicowl - perfect timing since it is starting to get cold in the Northeast. Fingers crossed that I win the kit! Can't wait to see your live event on Facebook from the Craftsy Studios.
    Judy xo
    judybon22@yahoo.com
    magicallylooped on Ravelry

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  54. Had a wonderful week preparing for family and then enjoying their company! Spent some knitting time as well with my future daughter-in-law! Love this new cowl pattern too! Wrenknits on Rav

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  55. Got a lot of knitting done - maybe free up some time for a cowl.
    Dyeing2weave on Rav

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  56. My week or should I say starting with Thursday, we had to have a Thanksgiving brunch as I had to be at work at 1pm since we opened at 2. Got home about 11, did a row or two in my mittens. Back to work on Black Friday, & then worked Saturday. I’m tired running around & my feet hurt, but at least I get today off, not sure how that happened, but it makes me happy. Now to do some laundry.
    My rav name: SidraG

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  57. A mostly typical week. Lots of knitting with intermittent craziness as I deal with the issues that arise from an aging parent. It is a good thing I have my friends who help me keep life in perspective. :-)
    Great cowl, love the gradient colour and the texture.

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  58. Mixed week--always missing family not with us.
    yarnbasket on Rav

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  59. My week wasn’t that good. We didn’t get invited to Thanksgiving. Plus I was sick.

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  60. Loving this cowl and the colors. My week has been a bit crazier than usual, but getting through with the love of my family.

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  61. Hi Laura. I enjoyed my week with friends and family. A special friend popped in one day and brought pumpkin bread she’d made that morning. My sister prepared a beautiful, delicious feast for family and friends Thanksgiving. After dinner, she taught us how to make a Christmas wreath. Each was different and lovely. We had a great time.
    Your cowl is deliciously beautiful. Love the colors. I would be thrilled to win this!
    Bebeg46@gmail.com or Bebeg46 on Ravelry.

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  62. I love Th is color way! My week was great. Connected with old friends, laughed and enjoyed. Work in the schools, so was great to have time to knit. Finished a couple of wip, yeah.
    Your designs continue to impress!
    Kris Brown. brownkr817@gmail.com

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  63. My week was great. Family and thanksgiving are a great combo. Didn't get much knitting done with 2 kids but that's ok. There will be time for that later. Boberger on ravelry.

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  64. Busy, busy... very busy for the last three months. Yes, they are all done. Thanks God! It is time to take a break. If I win, it will be a reward for my hard working. :)

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  65. Thanksgiving joy abounds in my mind as I have traveled back home. My knitting turned toward wash cloths for Christmas stocking stuffers as our family spent time together. The cowl is gorgeous and I accidentally bought some Cloudborn sock twist in a mini set earlier this year by accident while purchasing a class. So much for remembering you had something in your cart! So, now for the pattern to use this in! I cannot wait and will gladly knit with your special colorway.

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  66. Had a nice week with lots of lazy knitting time. Love the cowl, and the gradient set. SheilaOKeefe on ravelry.

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  67. My week was great! Time spent with my 94 year old father, including getting to sit on the porch in the sunshine--not something that often happens in WV at Thanksgiving. Got his house decorated for Christmas, went to one of my brothers for Thanksgiving supper, and even squeezed in some knitting time. I've already ordered the kit and an extra yarn color, but neither was this one so I'd love to have it too.

    For some reason, this reply box is posting me as "commenting as unknown? NOt sure why. Contact bizabetk@gmail.com

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  68. My thanksgiving week was ok. I was sick with the cold flu. My daughter had stomach flu (a lot of vomits, oh dear) I just found out that my dad has lung and liver cancer. Yeah i know. oh well. my little family went to my parents' for thanksgiving dinner. It will be nice to have this for my dad. He told me that he lost his interesting to do things and lost his flavor of foods. My fav is mommyknitter208 thanks.

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  69. I had a good week all in all.
    I did have to work three days of what was a full week off for everyone else in my department, but it was quiet with no students and that's always nice. And hey, I did get three days off so I'm NOT complaining!
    A lovely dinner hosted by my husband's niece, which was very nice (I like my in-laws) although I regret not having any leftovers around the house.
    But best of all... some sweet, and all too rare, time off together with my husband.
    I didn't get too much knitting time, but I did do some Ravelry browsing and yarn stash shuffling which gave me plenty to dream about. And now one more... this cowl pattern is going in my queue!
    My rav name is KathleenC.

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  70. MOSAIC STITCHES!!! And in my favorite greys and grey-blues! Yowza!

    Nice week, filled with yummy pie-making (ginger-pumpkin and apple/currant/cranberry) and a lovely large gathering of 16 people from several nations and age groups. What better way to celebrate?

    Cheers,
    Beth (RavID BeeGi)

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  71. I've been sick, but 4 day weekend, so still not a bad week. Thank you for the lovely giveaway! Rav ID: katgat

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  72. Had a great week visiting with family and friends. Had the chance to purchase yarn for your new mitt pattern. So looking forward to making for myself and as gifts. My rav name sevenunderpar

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  73. Happy Turkey Time, Americans!
    Ours is in October, of course. And if you are a non meat eater..Happy Tofu Turkey! I have been slaving away on a stranded pullover. Almost done, Yay!!!
    I learned mosaic knitting flat on a few dish towels. Turned out great, but I am intrigued by your pattern in the round. Secrets to share on how, Laura? Cheers!

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  74. My week has been pretty good. We normally go to a friend's house for Thanksgiving, but not this year. Hubby did the Thanksgiving cooking at home and it's the first time in about 12 years. He even did 95% of the cleanup! I'd say that's something to be happy about!

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  75. Super pattern. Very versatile. Would love to try with some handspun. Week wise I was super productive. Cast off a sweater from yarn bought this Sept. Cast on another wit Rhinebeck purchase (yarn with stinging nettles fiber!) and sewed two tunic tops. All our family is not around so we laid low and did projects. A great Holiday weekend.

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  76. HIvetender above also on Ravelry as hivetender. Forgot!

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  77. Turkey. Corned beef. Apple pie. Thor Ragnarok. Dim sum. Lace knitting. Scrabble. New puppy. And family with all the above ��
    Gin Gin (aka Snoopy25 on Ravelry)

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  78. I would love to win this kit. It is another winner from you. You have the most beautiful patterns. I am PAC300 on Ravelry.

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  79. Lovely week with our daughter home from college, and lots of good cooking. Hope yours was great too!

    carolsumie on Ravelry

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  80. What a beautiful pattern! I had a great week making Christmas goodies and care packages to send to my kids!
    Born2sew40 on Ravelry

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  81. I have had a fabulous week. We just got home after spending the last 2 days away visiting with 2 separate groups of friends. We discussed on the way home how blessed we are to have such good friends, a warm house to come home to and wonderful hobbies to use our time wisely. Great pattern as always Laura. Thanks for being such a fabulous designer I've learned so much from your previous craftsy classes.

    Arlene
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  82. Last week was stressful, hoping for an easier week coming. Bubbysjody on ravelry

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  83. Great thanksgiving with family, tree up earlier than ever before, and three days of knitting. Feeling productive!

    Sisafritz on ravelry

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  84. Just knitting, knitting and watching the rain falling

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  85. Lots of family, lots of friends, lots of food and lots of knitting, including starting the right side panel of La Jefa!

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  86. Just finished a lovely Thanksgiving. Cooked all day Wednesday and took the food two hours away to my 92 year old mother-in-law's house. We picked her up from assisted living and enjoyed dinner at her home. Lots of food and love.
    Not much knitting, but maybe this week as I bought some yarn on Black Friday!
    KnitMoreWorkLess a/k/a ramsaurh@bellsouth.net

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  88. What a beautiful cowl and I love the collection of mini-skeins! My week was okay. The dog isn't feeling well, so that's a bummer, but I got a lot of knitting done while hanging out with him.

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  89. Hi! It was a normal week for us. We celebrate Thanksgiving a little earlier up here, so it was just a lazy, run errands weekend for us with two sick kids.

    Your cowl is lovely, and it would be great to make it. My Rav name is PeacefullKnitter

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  90. It was a wonderful week filled with love, family and food. I love the holidays! I always make sure there's time for knitting. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  91. We had such a great Thanksgiving. My daughter and her husband hosted for the first time and we had the entire family together. First time in a very long time. It was wonderful and I am so thankful! And thank YOU for the chance to win such beautiful yarn.

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  92. Great weekend with family and football and knitting! Started getting organized and also cast on 2 new sweaters! Love your design!! lizfox@cmu.edu

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  93. Relaxing weekend with a bit of knitting mixed in there. Love this! fishervig@gmail.com.

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  94. Having 4 days off of work was truly lovely. I didn't knit, but I enjoyed precious time with my family and loved ones. This is a lovely pattern and cowl through and through. Perhaps, I'll win it. austinjillana@gmail.com

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  95. Five day visit from my sister and her 3 grown granddaughters! Luckily she is a great cook and made a wonderful potato soup from leftover ham, a dutch apple pie and a regular apple pie! barbaragambrell@yahoo.com

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  96. love grey and love the variety of shades that have come out by designers. love contest too. Blue is my all-time favorite color, bright electric blue, tropical water blue, crisp summer day sky blue... dark royal blue...love them all... my week has been filled with finishing the many xmas gifts i have started earlier in the year. sewing in ends, washing and blocking and wrapping. love anything yarn related! kep@nbnet.nb.ca

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  97. Last week found most of the family gathered at my brother's home in New Orleans, celebrating Thanksgiving AND my sister's birthday. I took advantage of the time in the air to knit and listen to a recorded book! Love having this kind of uninterrupted time! I've been eyeing the Aquicowl promotion on Craftsy almost as soon as it was revealed and just haven't been able to stop thinking about it. I guess that means I need it, however I couldn't decide on which colorway to pick. I LOVE Blue Warbler, but I was also curious as to how the red gradient would knit up. So the plan last night was to win Blue Warbler and buy Scarlet Ibis. But two tries to post this comment yesterday failed, so I gave up. Then this morning Craftsy extended the promotion for one more day and sweetened the deal with a free gift. Who can resist that? Now it was a no brainer... and then it occurred to me that I could buy additional gradient sets and make multiple Aquicowls for gifts!!! I ended up purchasing the kit in Blue Warbler and added in Scarlet Ibis AND Clarks Nutcracker gradient sets!
    Mommykins1354 on Ravelry

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  98. it's been a relatively mellow week - lots of time for knitting in front of the tv, binge watching...
    I'm almost ready for a new project - love your beautiful cowl!
    Mather on Ravelry

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  99. What a delightful pattern and kit! Of course, I am sure I would have to look at your tutorials because it looks daunting for me! Would love a try at this though! Thank you for your giveaway and good luck to the winner!

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  100. Let's see how was my week. First I got my KS2 yarns so Happy dance for me, but I was sick, sinus infection and double ear infection, so that was not good. I also had LOTS of people staying in my house for the week so not as much knitting time as I wanted. I will be glad to go home from work tonight and not have to cook for a houseful.

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  101. ohh, this is so beautiful! Nice Thanksgiving break here in KS. Kimt8511 on Ravelry!

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  102. What a beautiful cowl. We had a nice Thanksgiving with my brother and his wife. We went out to Thrnksgiving dinner. ElaineB on Ravelry

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  103. Beautiful pattern !Weekend with family
    ksurty@aol.com

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  104. Last week was wonderful! Had lots of family time and went and got our Christmas tree!
    Rav id jbenecke

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  105. Wonderful week spending Thanksgiving with my family, my hometown college teams winning and lots of knitting!

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  106. I love this design and would love to knit it! Laura T @ LBTknits on Rav

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  107. I had a great week. I got to spend time with family and friends that live out of state. I hadn't seen them in a long time, so it was really nice to catch up with them.

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  108. Fantastic week! Family, food, friends!! What more could you ask for?

    Rav ID: txlady129

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  109. Wonderful week filled with family and friends. We celebrated two birthdays and had our family Thanksgiving celebration on Saturday. My church serves a Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving and they served 350 meals, 4 meals went to shut-ins, and 60 meals (estimated leftovers) went to Stop the Violence Ministry.

    I posted this again under main comments because it was first posted accidentally as a reply to another comment.
    Rav ID: Spin2day

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  110. I spent Black Friday knitting. I love the cowl.
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  111. Just finished a pair of Prolix mitts in fuscia -- they will make my sister happy for xmas!

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  112. Loud, hectic, wonderful! Grandkids running crazy, adults laughing, Turkey fried, pies devoured. I love huge family dinners♡♡
    This yarn looks amazing.
    Blondie1hd@yahoo.com

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  113. Busy knitting and playing with my yarn, getting ready for a long road trip so deciding what to take knitting wise and books too. What to make with the small ham we got for Thanksgiving with lots still left.

    On Ravelry as katbrown

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  114. I'm sad that my kids have all left home after the holiday. A big hole in my heart. It is so hard when they grow up and leave home. I know I can knit, but I still miss them whether I have the needles or not.

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  115. my week has been awesome ! we caught up family, finished all the prep & palaver associated with hanging an exhibition & the 3rd, & last, exhibition which includes my work opened yesterday :D I am pretty much exhausted & ready to relax & just knit til 2017 ends. It's been a biggie but a goodie. Rav ID: piri127

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  116. My week was absolutely amazing! We celebrated Thanksgiving with my oldest daughter and her family. Then Saturday morning we received the call that my youngest daughter was in labor! We got in the car and drove down to NJ and arrived in time for the birth of our daughter’s first child and our sixth grandchild! They came home today and the baby was wearing the one piece outfit that I fondly call “the coming home outfit” that I have knitted for each of my grandchildren to wear home from the hospital! All in all it has been a terrific week!

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  117. This is one great design, Laura.
    My week has been pretty non-eventful. We have the house on the market and I can't really do anything in case someone needs to come through for a viewing. I can't even block my Navigatrix shawl :( There was one bright light; Woolfeast. I'm sure you can figure out what was for sale there. It's a great chance to check out some of New Zealand's best specialty yarn producers in one place.

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  118. Great design! My week was good since it include yarn purchases on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. :)

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  119. We had an awesome thanksgiving with 15 from both sides of the family. My daughter came come from Cornell, freshman year! So happy to have everyone around. And my Jimmy Beans advent calendar arrived!

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  120. I had a great Thanksgiving with my sister, my youngest nephew and his family. I finished putting out all of the Christmas decorations and have the tree up. I also finished all of my Christmas shopping. Love the colors.
    Rav id: knittingdancer

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  121. Hi Laura! My week was so busy because of the Thanksgiving holiday and traveling. I visited my parents in Binghamton, NY. My dad is not feeling well so I did not bring my children-I just went up alone, which turned out to be very nice. I would love to win this kit. Taracronk on Ravelry.

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  122. Such a beautiful cowl. Hope to be the lucky winner. The Blue Warbler set is so pretty. My week was spent knitting mittens for my dear daughter. Being Canadian we had Thanksgiving back in October. I love watching the Macy's parade and drooling over the pictures of turkey and stuffing and pie posted all over.

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  124. Oh my goodness! I just found your blog and LOVE your taste in yarn and patterns! I would love to win the Cloudborn Merino Superwash Sock Twist Mini's in Blue Warbler, heck I would love to win any of your giveaways. I am just sorry I missed the last one for the Brioche Topper hat because that is how I discovered your site!

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  125. Hello Laura, My Thanksgiving was low key but on Saturday we watched a dazzling fireworks display. Love this Aquicowl and the blue warbler colorway are my colors.

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  126. Hi Laura! My week was crazy, as we celebrate Thanksgiving three times in three different places. I was able to get some much needed knitting time in though! We also got our Christmas tree, my son saw Santa, and my daughter went hunting with her dad for the first time! All in all, we are very blessed.
    ravelryid: mamacass

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  127. love this pattern - my week is going well - hope yours is too. smarti on rav

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  128. Week was awesome! Fun with the granddaughters!!!
    ravelryid: synergy6

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  129. We had a busy week, visiting grands and NYC, so awesome. And I got 2 more Christmas gifts knitted! Love the yarn and the pattern.
    Rav name - spalcic

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  130. I want it! Week was good, lots of knitting. Skywren on rav

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  131. Week was tops you turvy, but full of joy, cause sickly me got to have Thanksgiving with the extended family! Got wrists measured for knitting lots of Laura/Lola cuffs for all the gals. Getting back on the knitting track, picked yarn for Taughannock, and my hand-dyed yarn for Caragh is on the way here! Plus the Transitus yarn. Did lots of browsing all the beauties done by the Nelkinites, so plenty of inspiration about šŸ˜ So I'll be busy and would love the blue warbler beauties.

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  132. This week was not too much of a hassle surprisingly. As it gets toward the end of the year, my job usually gets more hectic. I know it's coming, though, so I'm making every week better by taking Fridays off!

    wil4ds on Ravelry

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  133. Ho! Lala! Joli!!!! This week in uk the winter is starting to show off its true cold.!!
    Knitting away on Navigatrix and getting brioche booster longer!!!
    Rav: Emmasher!

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  134. The week has been slooow for me. But I spend the time looking up crafty things to do at home. raverly:maryisbusy

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