Thursday, August 05, 2010

Vacationing and a Contest!

Yep, I'm leaving on vacation tomorrow. DF and I are heading to Bali where we intend to be beach bums for about a week. I've got plenty of knitting packed for the plane and the down time on the beach, so look for a big update in a week or so.

I did finish another project yesterday though, so now the only thing on my needles for the next week will be plain vanilla socks, unless I decide to jazz the socks up somehow if I get bored. I decided to make the Pretty Thing cowl by the Yarn Harlot after picking up the pattern the other day through Ravelry. It's a super fast, easy knit, and it makes a lovely cowl when it's all said and done:And now, to celebrate my imminent return Stateside, I'm going to have a give away. Do you like this cowl? If you do, you could win the yarn and the pattern in order to make your own. Just leave me a comment on here and I'll enter you in for a chance to win the pattern (gifted through Ravelry, so if you're not signed up, you'll probably want to be so I can buy it and send it to you through there. If not, we'll work something out) and the same yarn I used for my cowl:That is one full ball, plus my little bit of leftovers so you have a cushion in case you need to make the cowl a little bit bigger. Mosco is a rayon, mohair, viscose blend that is super soft and does produce a nice little halo because of the mohair. There are 137 yards in a ball, and I used up a little over 3/4 of the ball to make the cowl.

Want to win it? Just leave a comment on here before August 20 at midnight eastern time and I'll choose a winner from a random number generator. The pattern will be a PDF file that I will either gift through Ravelry or purchase and then forward to you. I want to make sure the Yarn Harlot gets all her money from the pattern, so I'm not just going to forward you my own copy. You get your own.

See you all in a couple of weeks! Happy knitting!

Knit on...

10 comments:

MizDee said...

me me me ! it is a lovely pattern and already in my favs. and yarn too? heaven

AndiCat said...

Oh, that turned out lovely! It sounds wonderfully soft, too. I certainly would enjoy making and wearing it.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Beautiful pattern and the yarn is a great shade of green. Please enter me, and Thanks for the giveaway.

One Sheep said...

Lovely yarn, and your cowl turned out beautifully. Thanks for offering a chance to make one like it, though even I had the same yarn, I don't have your skill yet.

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asterpurl said...

How pretty! Hope you two have a great vacation! Bali sounds amazing and I hope you'll post some pics!

Tim, Lisa, Trenton, and Grant said...

Awesome blog. Come leave me a flag from S. Korea, please.

Tim

slipped2 said...

I never made a cowl before, but I think this would be a beautiful way to start>>>It is 81 degrees here already at 6:30 am but winter is coming and I wouldn't mind knitting this in the air conditioning. Beautiful yarn.\=
slipped2 on ravelry

Anonymous said...

An early welcome back to the US and congrats on completing that lovely cowl. I'd love to win and make its twin!

Now off to peruse your blog a bit more.......

Eek, I have to post as Anonymous as I cannot remember my Google account info. I'm SnailRacer on Ravelry.

Regards,
Marjon

cherylwest67 said...

Have a wonderful safe trip!