Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Goodbye, Hexipuff + A Contest!

Sock Yarn Mini-Skeins: Mysteries & Mayhem
Two blog posts in one day?! WHAT??  This news flash just couldn't wait til tomorrow: I've marked down the last 5 sets of miniskeins in my shop - each one is ten bucks a pop, get 'em while they're hot!  


Click here to start shoppin'!

I'm not sure if I'll be doing more miniskein sets in the new year - while it was fun and thoroughly addictive - almost addictive as hexipuffing is! -  I think 2012 is going to be incredibly busy in other aspects of my life, and I don't want to let my faithful hexipuffers down with spotty customer service.

At any rate:  once these sets are gone, they're GONE.  I'll be using the same shop address to destash extraneous craft supplies for the remainder of this year - yarn, buttons, beads, etc.  So please bookmark it and check back, or follow me on Twitter - the best way to get shop updates & tomfoolery. 

On a slightly unrelated note, I've been orchestrating so many contests and giveaways for my clients this month that I want in on the fun!  Leave a comment on this post telling me the first project you intend to make for yourself in the new year!  On Friday, I'll randomly select 3 people to win a hard copy of my Bonfire Fingerless Mitts 1 of the 3 selected will also receive a skein of Kitchen Sink Dyeworks Sock Yarn - this amazing hand-dyer recently closed up shop in pursuit of other knitterly arenas.  If you missed out on her huge sale last month, now is your chance to snap up a skein of lovely, lovely yarn, all for the price of a comment!
Kitchen Sink Dyeworks' Merino Fine Sock Yarn in 'Eric'

41 comments:

  1. Oh, I've still yet to find the right yarn for my Mr. Nubbins. I've got yarn from Sanguine Gryphon that's waiting to be made into a Practical Procrastination Pullover, a 198 yd shawl, and something else.

    I also need to find yarn for a Lovelace cardigan.

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  2. I am planning to make myself a Gnarled Oak Cardigan from Coastal Knits. Not sure it's the first thing I'll make for myself next year, but it's definitely in the plans. I bought yarn for it from my friend who's my LYSO and dyed the yarn.

    I also have a couple of other patterns and yarn floating around though, so who knows what will hit the needles first. I suppose I should finish my husband's sweater first!

    (InJuneau on Ravelry too)

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  3. My first project in the new year will be to spin up four different kinds of plant-based fibers (I bought as a sampler pack at SAFONA last month), then crochet them into a shawl. I spin on my drop spindle in public, and people always ask about it, so I figure, why not be educational as well as entertaining? ;-)

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  4. My first project in 2012 is going to be a Gansey sweater for myself. Currently looking for some lovely soft yarn for the project.

    Adane59 on Ravelry

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  5. My first project for January is: The Portuguese Fisherwomans Shawl...It is pretty.

    Your pattern is awesome and I'm thinking I can use the extra length here in cold New Hampshire.

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com
    nhsarab on Ravelry

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  6. I'm going to make a hat first thing in the new year to go with the DiC September Dream Club yarn cowl that I already have.

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  7. Every January I dedicate to knitting for me and only me, as I find myself designing patterns and knitting for everyone else all year long. This year I'm going to knit Catkin, a pair or two of socks, and I hope to start a drape front cardi.
    I'm jesseknits on Ravelry

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  8. The first thing I would like to make for myself in the New year is a shawlette. I've never made one for me but would like to!

    I'm raindrop1963 on Rav

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  9. That's hard, I rarely make stuff for myself. A hat or cowl perhaps?
    Kenyetta on Ravelry

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  10. I have yarn set aside for the Rivulet sweater by Shannon Okey and I just got the pattern for the Pena shawl by Ines Sousa. I have some beautiful lace yarn waiting to become a shawl...

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  11. I'm going to make a knitted/crocheted lucky cat to use as a desk ornament.

    I'm Knittinggirl13 on rav.

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  12. I am going to make a pair of fingerless mitts so the pattern would be perfect timing! I have a lovely pair made for me by a dear friend but they are short...I want a longer length pair to keep the brisk central New York wind from blowing up my coat sleeves.

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  13. The first project that I am goign to make next year for myself is either my sweater in a blue wool/bamboo mix. I'm still deciding on the style either top down and very roomy or a cardigan knit sideways. I'm Closeacademy on ravelry.

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  14. cguard (on ravelry)December 14, 2011 at 6:55 AM

    For myself is the challenge as all my knitting seems to be for others BUT I have wanted to knit socks for years and 2012 is the year and my feet are FIRST!

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  15. My first project in 2012 will be the water and stone cardigan with some gorgeous box jellyfish bugga I just scored.
    I'm squiggi on ravelry

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  16. I'm making myself a "Gretal" hat (Ysolda Teague) out of Wool Dispensary, Greater Poison (worsted). I can't wait!

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  17. My first project of the new year will be a sweater, I have been wanting to knt myself one for months now, I know Father Christmas is bringing me some rather scrumptious yarn for one too:)
    rosebob on ravelry

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  18. I plan on making myself a make-it-up-as-I-go-along fine gauge shawl, BUT as I got a big gift certificate for my LYS recently, I'm thinking I just might make a fair isle sweater. Unfortunately, I keep thinking about the unfinished projects in a certain closet. . .maybe it's time to finish them? On the other hand, I could rip 'em all out. . .

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  19. The yarn looks lovely! Consider this my contest entry :) emjozwiak on Ravelry

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  20. The first thing I plan to make for myself after Christmas is the Hazy Blue Lace Scarf (LB pattern) made with some silk mohair yarn.

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  21. The first thing on my list for 2012 is to design a pair of socks - this is one of my New Years Resolutions :)

    I am econnerd onRav

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  22. I plan for my first project of the year is going to be the Helmet Hat from the Vogue Knitting Holiday Issue. I'm obsessed it!

    I'm Beingaknitwit on Rav :)

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  23. I've got so many projects in my queue, I'm not sure which one I'll do next! (Never mind the UFO's - LOL). Debbie H

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  24. I think I'll probably work on the Stephen West Sharktooth shawl in the new year.

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  25. I plan to start the Mini Mochi Shawlette. I have 2 skeins of Jungle (greens, blues, and purples).

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  26. I intend to finish a short-sleeved sweater I started for myself a couple of years ago. If I start in Jan, maybe I'll have it done by summer!

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  27. My first project in January will be a Smock Top Sweater. At least that's the plan .... as of today. I have everything I need right now, except time!

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  28. I'm finally going to make myself a fancy lace shawl...I'm thinking Pea Vines: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pea-vines

    (zilliah on rav)

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  29. My first projects for January will be hats for charity. Now that I have my presents all made, I can get cranking out the charity projects.

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  30. I plan to knit the lacy baktus in January patsycoats@bellsouth.net

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  31. I will be starting on the Owls sweater by Kate Davies

    (bookwormdjibouti on rav)

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  32. Well if I win, I'll be making those bonfire mitts...if not well I have some lovely skeins that I have just wound and I'm waiting for them to speak to me...

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  33. I will be starting the Roacky Coast cardigan by Hannah Fettig. I can't wait!

    knitterlydesigns on Ravelry

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  34. I want to finish all the wip´s I have lying around which I don´t have the time to knit now becuase of christmas knitting - among these are two pairs overknee legwarmers and a woolen tee (can you tell I am freezing all the time...)

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  35. I just finished the Citron Shawl and thinking..... what is next????

    Your yarn colors amazing!

    mimiscreations on Ravelry

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  36. yay! the project that im starting for myself first thing in the new year is spinning..i bought a spindle and some roving and after the holidays ill have plenty of time to start that adventure :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  37. Socks!! Probably one of my own stitch pattern combinations, with an EOP heel. Nothing spectacular - just want to get my sock mojo back!

    quinn on rav

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  38. I will be making myself a seamless vest (from the seamless book) in some pretty tweedy yarn that someone gave me years and years ago! Just hoping I have enough!!

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  39. I was gifted the pattern Lintilla (shawl) and the Wollmeise yarn in a gorgeous color to make it with. That definitely will be the first item I make for myself.

    Zowmom on Ravelry

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  40. Please enter me in your contest. I can't get enough fingerless mitts and I'd love to knit your pattern up. Happy Holidays to you and your family as well!

    Fidgement on ravelry

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  41. I will be starting the Leaving sweater by Anne Hanson for my birthday, Jan 2!!

    I, like you are understandably upset by the closing of KSD!

    I love your pattern and would love it if you would include me in your contest.

    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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