Wednesday, July 10, 2013

TA-DA! Tuesday Handmade Giveaway!


Tuesday Handmade Giveaway

This week's handmade giveaway is a single skein of Malabrigo Sock Yarn in the colorway Light of Love which I have overdyed with red, orange, purple and garnet for a rich variegated yarn. 

I purchased this yarn during the 2012 local YarnQuest hosted by several yarn shops throughout Michigan. I originally thought I only had one skein of this yarn, but I actually had 2 skeins in my stash. 

During a trip to my LYS A Grand Skein on July 3rd, I happened to see a sample knit of the Rondelay shawl by Jennifer Dassau on display and once I read that it took a single skein of Malabrigo Sock and was created using short rows (one of my favorite techniques) I just knew I had to knit one. 

The next step was to dig up my skiens of Malabrigo Sock. The original color Light of Love which is a kettle dyed pink just didn't seem to be the right choice for this project. 

 I had read in the pattern that the Rondelay was the perfect knit to show off hand dyed and variegated yarns. So the obvious option was to overdye the skein. I am super delighted with the final results.
While at A Grand Skein that day picking up needles for another project the shop purchased the Rondelay pattern thru Ravelry on my behalf and I purchased a pair of US 6 40" ChaioGoo Knit Red Lace needles for the project. 

It wasn't until I returned home later that day that I realized that not only did I have 2 skeins of Malabrigo Sock, but I also already had a pair of US 6 40" ChaioGoo needles in my stash. 

So this week one winner will receive a single skein of Light of Love overdyed Malabrigo Sock yarn as well as a pair of US 6 40" Knit Red Lace ChaioGoo circular needles. 

To enter the drawing simply leave a comment on this blog post. For additional entries you can follow me on Instagram, my username is Michiganspinning, and like my IG post for this giveaway so I can track your entries. And you can also LIKE my Facebook page for Michigan Spinning Company and comment on my post there for this giveaway. That's 3 chances to win! 

Entries for this giveaway will run until Saturday July 13th at midnight EST. Winners will be posted on Sunday July 14th. 

Here's a little peek at my Rondelay which I am knitting with one skein of the overdyed Light of Love  Malabrigo Sock Yarn.
Remember, you can still enter for last weeks 4th of July TA-DA! Tuesday Giveaway as well until Friday July 12th EST. Winners for that drawing will be announced on Saturday July 13th. 

Good Luck my friends!
Debi :-)


Friday, July 5, 2013

TA-DA! Tuesday Handmade Giveaway..... on Thursday :)


Tuesday Handmade Giveaway

I realize its not Tuesday anymore, but since this weeks giveaways were inspired by our Independence Day holiday it seems only fitting that the Handmade Giveaway debut today. 

Due to the late date entries will be accepted from now until July12th at 12 midnight EST. Just post a comment on this blog post to be entered into the drawing. If you follow me on Instagram where I am michiganspinning, or like our facebook page Michigan Spinning Company you will have extra chances to get your name in the drawing more than once thus increasing your odds of winning :) 2 winners will be drawn randomly and announced on Saturday July 13th. 

This weeks handmade items are winner's choice of a crochet hook roll up or a DPN roll up (needles and hooks not included). These roll ups were handmade using quality linen fabric and embellished with sari silk ribbons. They will feature a button and ribbon closure. (picture was taken prior to adding the closures)

The second part of the giveaway is a luscious Fiber blend inspired by the colors of the American Flag and is aptly named Lady Liberty. It is a blend of merino wool, tussah silk, tencel, flax (linen),  tussah silk noil, silk waste, and red and blue silk threads Each winner will receive a 1oz hand pulled roving

 (the sample skein was spun using the remnants left on the carder after pulling the rovings.)

Thanks for stopping by,  I hope you enjoy my weekly giveaways. As always I would love to see what you make with this lovely blend of fibers.

Debi :)