Malabrigo March Giveaway!

Yes, it is the end of February! Last week was my birthday and I was gifted lots of cash because no one “knows what to get me”. Really, I am not that hard to shop for. The main complaint is that I only wanted “knitting” things. That’s not entirely true. I also want a Nook Color. But, no one got me one ūüôā I also had plenty of “regular” items on my wish list. But, apparently they were hard to find. I’ve been told I like obscure things. Again, I disagree. At any rate, I did order some yarn and none of it is here yet. But, it should start arriving soon. Happy Birthday to me. Last week I did order this from a friend:

How could I NOT order it? It screamed to me. I LOVE that yellow green. It’s sooo lovely and it’s a BFL Silk blend. It is absolutely scrumptious. You have to check out her¬†lovelies! Riverpoet (Tracey) dyes the absolute loveliest colors. I just knit my daughter a pair of socks out of some yarn that she dyed¬†specifically¬†to my daughter’s color choices.

So, onto Malabrigo March. I had a couple of patterns up for nomination for KALs. Unfortunately, none of them made it. I am considering doing a KAL on my brand spanking new RAVELRY GROUP! Yes folks, I started my own group. Why? Well, mostly I was growing weary posting test requests and then hunting all the different requests and then emailing and checking all my threads all over ravelry. I thought now when I post them, I can just direct them to my group and there ya go, we’ll take it from there. So, I don’t have to run all over ravelry trying to remember where I posted what and so on and so forth. Also, I like to do giveaways and stuff like that. So, I thought it would be perfect! My first giveaway will deal with just that, my ravelry group. Anyone who joins my group and posts in the Welcome thread will be entered into a drawing for a skein of yarn and a free copy of one of my patterns. ¬†So, which skein of yarn, you ask. Well, there are three choices:

First there is a skein of rosado dos:

Then, there is a skein of  caribeno dos (the blue and purple on the far end):

and last (for now) but not least a skein of Orchid worsted:

If you are victorious, you will get to choose one of those skeins and one of my patterns. I will announce the winner in my group at the beginning of next week and then I will likely have another contest. Or, maybe I’ll post a KAL and have a prize for that thread. I don’t know yet. The¬†possibilities¬†are ENDLESS! Make sure you stop by and say hi!


Yes, I know I have once again dropped the ball on the blog. I was going to post last week. But, then my week fell apart when one by one, we all got sick (except the toddler.) Then this weekend, my dear significant other got food poisoning! Seriously, I am tired of being around a bunch of sick people, myself included!! Here’s hoping we all get better soon.

On to good news. I posted last time that I was thinking up a giveaway. I got a little behind on that due to my nurse duties. But, I think I will have a giveaway the end of February, right before Malabrigo March on the Malabrigo Junkies board on Ravelry. ¬†If you don’t know what Mal March is, you are missing something important from your life. There are lots of contests and prizes. Malabrigo is always so generous. It’s lots of fun!

Also this week, I managed to get a new design off to testers and tech editor. I am really excited about this design. The sample I knit out of Manzanilla Olive Malabrigo Silky Merino is SO wonderful. The finished fabric is just the most wonderful thing. everyone should have a Silky Merino sweater. We have the photos and everything done already. Pattern is in the hands of test knitters! I am so excited! I hope to release it by the end of March! I will let you see this one picture too:

If this looks familiar, it should! It’s the upsized version of ¬†my Little Momo pattern. I absolutely love it!

I also finished a “secret” project sample and will be starting another new one very soon. There are some exciting things happening this year!