Monday, July 26, 2010

Spin your shawl kit giveaway!




I dare you to say "Miranda's Sea Shawl by the Seashore" 3 times fast! July, Garilynn came up with a beautiful and versatile shawl pattern- I think this pattern will become quite popular in the next few months when the weather begins to turn cooler and folks need a little something extra about them. I love the idea of spinning your own shawl and Garilynn has included fiber from WCMercantile for you to try in this kit.

In this pattern, Garilynn talks about how she notices that in Waterhouse's depiction of Miranda, she's not wearing any sort of shawl though the weather is obviously violent- see above picture from www.jwwaterhouse.com and I think it's very cool that she would notice this! Maybe it was intentional- showing how vulnerable the Miranda character is when the shipwreck occurs?

At any rate, this is an easy and versatile pattern and I think you'll thoroughly enjoy it!
Visit Garilynn today, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be giving away this kit to a lucky commenter this week- you can gain extra entries by twittering, facebooking, plurking etc! Just remember to let us know you did ;)

59 comments:

ashley0607 said...

Well, I really LOVE the "sea shawl by the sea shore" Shawl. : )

Stacey said...

Honestly, I LOVELOVELOVE her elastic stitch markers. Brilliant idea!

Red said...

I also really love the elastic stitch markers. Such a wonderful idea!

jessecreations said...

I think her skein snake is a great idea!

Jess

Anne-Line said...

The skein snake looks great for washing multiple skeins!

Spinnergirl said...

The Knit Stitch graph paper may get me to actually take the leap to new stitch patterns!

elendir said...

Miranda's Sea Shawl by the Seashore's wonderful, but I choose Elementary 'cause it's too much fun :-)

Leslie said...

Can't beat that lovely Sea Shawl! RT'd @mitoticspindle

trh said...

I used to use a lot of knitter's graph paper. I really like her little gray hare pattern and I love the idea of the spin your own shawl kit - too bad she doesn't have those in her shop!

Tara said...

The Miranda's Sea Shawl looks very pretty!

Knottiegirl said...

I like the Flower Scour Power patterns.

Knottiegirl said...

I also twittered about Garilyn!

Pam ~ CraftyQsPlace said...

I still love that skein snake

ZombieCat said...

Love the Sea Shawl, the graph pattern paper is pretty cool too. As someone whose made my own, I know how difficult/annoying it can be.

Quilting Pansy said...

I like the sea shawl and the
Hyacinth Bucket Hat

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I love the " Miranda's sea shawl by the sea shore" pattern. I also like "Bernard in Garter"--English Ivy Driving Jeff Flat Cap pattern.

c-rok said...

I looove the 'Sea Shawl by the Sea Shore'.

A Rose said...

Hyacinth Bucket Hat. I've spent many an evening watching that sweet but stuck up lady and her ever suffering lovable husband and neighbors with my husband.

burnt rain said...

I totally want the snake skein for washing skeins in. Such a neat idea.

Magan said...

Miranda's Sea Shawl by the Seashore is a really pretty pattern- very versatile!

marianne said...

ooh, this fiber looks lovely! I also like the Bernard hat pattern. thanks for this giveaway!

Lilm4105 said...

I really love the shawl kit and what an awesome giveaway!
Emily S.
Serendipity
www.lilm4105.etsy.com

Kristin said...

I like the Hyacinth Bucket Hat pattern and the sea shawl is awesome!

Kristin said...

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Rachael said...

Miranda's Sea Shawl by the Sea Shore - KNITTING PATTERN - Shawl, Scarf is by far my favorite. BEAUTIFUL!

Zombie Queen said...

I really love the "Miranda's Sea Shawl by the Sea Shore" shawl. I really like the idea of a "spin your own shawl" kit, too.

Stacy said...

Wow -- the thing that I love the most is the Sea Shawl that's the giveaway. :) Beautiful!

Cheshire Bunny Crafts said...

The skein snakes are very clever!

InJuneau said...

The Deerstalker hat pattern is great!

Twisted Knot Creations said...

I love the "Miranda by the Sea Shawl". I'm relatively new to spinning and this would be a great opportunity to practice and wear what I've spun.

butterflyears said...

I really love the shawl kit!

Kristen said...

My favorite item is the Miranda's Sea Shawl by the Sea Shore - KNITTING PATTERN - Shawl, Scarf.

SovereignCrux said...

Oh gosh, that would be such a fun project to complete! Add me to the giveaway, please.

I went to the shop, and immediately I was drawn to their Knit Stitch Graph Paper. I got into fair isle knitting a few months ago and spent umptine hours creating graphs.. And knit stitches are not square! This really looks like a better way to graph fair isle and I just might have to break down and buy myself some.


Sheri
unhallowedashes@comcast.net

Karen(faeryl) said...

I love her skien snakes - what an awesome and helpful idea! :-)

rumplestiltskin82 said...

I think the Bernard in Garter pattern is pretty cool. Also, I think the elastic stitch markers would be really handy if I didn't always lose mine! Anyways, I think this is a perfect project for me since my name is Miranda as well!

TuttleDB said...

I've gotta choose the Hyacinth Bucket Hat - Knitting Pattern. Love Keeping Up Appearances!

@TuttleDB

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Turtle said...

wow how generous! Love the sea shore shawl, but deer hunter is cute too, lol!

Annette said...

I too love the offering, sea shawl by the sea shore! stunning!

Jan L said...

I think the Elementary - Deerstalker Knitting Pattern would be perfect for winters here in New England.

EVA SB said...

The Bernard flat cap would be perfect for my Dad.

Heather said...

Bernard in Garter looks great.

Silver said...

Holy crappity, I do love the shawl knitting pattern the most, even if it IS part of the giveaway. ;)

Tia said...

I need to make that Elementary hat, I believe.

Khaterene said...

I love the skein snake. It's not something I would have thought of and it sounds very useful.

(khat on ravelry)

Kat said...

Besides the shawl, I love the Flower Scour Power. I also have the Little Gray Hare pattern that I hope to make this week. She is a clever lady.

Dagny said...

The Bucket Hat is cute too!

Dagny said...

Tweeted about Garilyn!

One Sheep said...

Hyacinth Bucket Hat = a great tribute to a wonderful comedy character.

Snaps said...

Elementary-deer stalking hat...Love it! It totally reminds me of sherlock holmes

leah said...

The sea shore pattern looks pretty versatile!

sokeripupu said...

i'm on a sherlock holmes kick lately so i have to say the deerstalker pattern! i may actually buy it.

PenelopeRose said...

What a fun giveaway! I really like the "Bernard in Garter - English Ivy Driving Jeff Flat Cap -Knitting PATTERN"!

Kim R. said...

Love the Miranda's Sea Shawl by the Sea Shore - KNITTING PATTERN :)
Thanks!

KILLDxM said...

I really want to knit(if I could. HAh) myself an Elementary cap.

helenlam said...

I'm liking the Hyacinth Bucket Hat - Knitting Pattern

jennifer said...

I have been a fan of the Bernard in Garter for awhile. Must move it up on my queue.

desertgarden

KJo said...

I love the Sherlock hat pattern and the Hyacinth Bucket pattern. I really want those actually...

KJo said...

I tweeted about this giveaway!

I'm TheRealKJo on twitter

De-De said...

Not only do I love the giveaway pattern, but that skein snake has to be one of the most clever inventions I've ever seen!